Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2022

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar: 29 Children have been conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar this Year, selected from all regions of the country for their exceptional achievements in Innovation (7), Social Service (4), Scholastic (1), Sports (8), Art & Culture (6) and Bravery (3) categories. There are 15 Boys and 14 Girls among […]

First Female Judge of Pakistan’s Supreme Court

Ayesha Malik: In a historic moment for Pakistan’s judiciary, Lahore High Court’s Justice Ayesha Malik was sworn in as the Supreme Court’s first female judge The swearing in of the first female judge of Pakistan’s highest court – which was established in 1956 – is noteworthy. Compare this to India, where the Supreme Court (established […]

Draft Undergraduate Curriculum Framework 22: Delhi University

Draft Undergraduate Curriculum Framework 22: Delhi University The Delhi University (DU) on Friday released a draft Undergraduate Curriculum Framework 22 (UGCF-2022) keeping in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) and has invited feedback on it from stakeholders till January 30. The new UG curriculum will come into force from next year when the university […]

Lithium Mining: Siberia

Lithium Mining: The Serbia government has revoked the licenses for lithium mining to Rio Tinto, an Anglo-Australian multinational mining organisation, following protests for nearly two months. Serbians have been protesting against Rio Tinto’s plans to mine lithium in the Jadar valley near Lozinca town in the country. Rio Tinto had discovered lithium deposits in the […]

MyCGHS: Central Government Health Scheme

Central Government Health Scheme: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally launched the revamped CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) website and mobile app, “MyCGHS”. The Website has been developed in accordance with GIGW (Guidelines for Indian Government Websites). These standards and guidelines make the website 3U compliant i.e., Usable, User-Centric and Universally Accessible. As […]

Balbir: Bollard Pull Tugs

Balbir: Contract for construction of 50Ton Bollard Pull Tugs was concluded with M/s Hindustan Shipyard Ltd, Visakhapatnam in Feb 2019. The Fourth tug in the series, “Balbir” has been delivered to Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on 24 Jan 2022. These tugs have been designed and built under the classification rules of Indian Register for Shipping (IRS) […]

Criminal Justice Reform: Slow Pace

Criminal Justice Reforms: Experts have expressed “serious concerns over the slow pace of reforms in the criminal justice system to ensure speedy justice”. The delay in disposal of cases was leading to human rights violations of the under-trials and convicts. Despite the Supreme Court’s directions on police reforms, there had been hardly any changes on […]

China-Taiwan Relations

China-Taiwan Relations: China recently flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan in its largest such sortie of the new year, continuing a pattern that the island has answered by scrambling its own jets in response. China often mounts such missions to express displeasure at something Taiwan has done or at shows of international support for the democratically […]