Civil Services Chronicle January 2021

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Girish Chandra Murmu The Comptroller & Auditor General of India Girish Chandra Murmu has been elected as External Auditor of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) for three years. The IPU is the global organization of national parliaments headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Shashi Shekhar Vempati The CEO of Prasar Bharti, Shashi Shekhar Vempati has been .... Read More
Faces Only in Memory

Soumitra Chatterjee Winner of Dadasaheb Phalke award (2012), Padma Bhushan (2004), Soumitra Chatterjee has passed away. He was the first Indian film personality to be conferred with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s highest award for artists established by Napoleon Bonaparte. ‘Apur Sansar’ was the first film of Soumitra Chatterjee .... Read More
States in News

Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Goa - Best governed States: PAI The Public Affairs Index-2020 report was released on 30th October 2020 by a Bengaluru-based not-for-profit organisation Public Affairs Centre. The annual report on governance considers three broad parameters — equity, growth and sustainability. Former ISRO chairman, Dr K Kasturirangan, is the chairman of .... Read More
Places in News

Tristan da Cunha It is an isolated UK Overseas Territory, which is home to the world's most remote human settlement, has been declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the South Atlantic Ocean. Vijayanagara Vijayanagara will be the 31st district of Karnataka. Recently, the Karnataka cabinet has approved this proposal which will be .... Read More

Arunachal records Best Sex Ratio at Birth: CRS Data Arunachal Pradesh recorded the Highest Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) in the country with 1,084 females born per thousand males according to a recent release by the office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India - ‘Vital Statistics on India .... Read More

Vagir: India’s 5th Stealth Submarine The Indian Navy has launched Scorpene class submarine Vagir. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vagir is the fifth among the six Kalvari-class submarines being constructed by the public sector shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) in Mumbai. The other vessels in the class are INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi, INS Karanj, .... Read More

Asean Summit The 37th ASEAN Summit was organised through video-conference during November 12 to 15, 2020. Viet Nam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired ASEAN 2020. Brunei Darussalam will assume the ASEAN Chairmanship for 2021. About ASEAN ASEAN is a regional grouping that promotes economic, political, and security cooperation. It was founded in Bangkok, .... Read More

Nyay Kaushal It is India’s first-ever e-resource centre that has been inaugurated at Judicial Officers Training Institute in Maharashtra’s Nagpur. It will facilitate e-filling of cases in Supreme Court, any High court and district courts across the country. 100 years of All India Trade Union Congress The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) was .... Read More
World of Awards

Booker Prize for Fiction Scottish writer Douglas Stuart has won the Booker Prize for Fiction for his first novel ‘Shuggie Bain’. In 2019, Margaret Atwood won this award for her novel ‘The Testaments’. The Booker Prize for Fiction, formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize (1969–2001) and the Man Booker Prize (2002–2019), is a .... Read More
World of Sports

Diego Maradona One of the greatest footballers of all time, Diego Maradona has passed away. He was the captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Maradona along with Pele won the FIFA Player of the Century award created by FIFA to decide the greatest football player of the 20th .... Read More
Gilgit-Baltistan Dispute and Impact on India

Introduction On November 1, observed as Independence Day in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan’s Prime Minister announced his government’s plan to grant provisional provincial status to the region, in turn making it the fifth province of Pakistan despite India’s contentions and claim over the territory. Gilgit-Baltistan is an autonomous region and part of .... Read More
Manual Scavengers-India’s Not So Hidden Workers

Sometimes, certain things are so common that people do not flinch a bit even if the law of the land says the act is illegal. People go about their daily routine all too oblivious of the harsh reality of our country, that still thousands of people go to work as .... Read More
Bioterrorism and Related Concerns for India

Covid-19 pandemic has impacted several people across the globe.Some intelligence agencies initially proclaimed that coronavirus occurred naturally from bats but later on, they claimed that the pandemic might have begun from the Wuhan lab in China after the researchers were probably able to figure out how bat coronaviruses could mutate .... Read More
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Data Protection Framework of India

The 21st century has witnessed such an explosive rise in the number of ways in which we use information, that it is widely referred to as 'the information age'. It is believed that by 2020, the global volume of digital data we create is expected to reach 44 zettabytes. Much .... Read More
Agritech in India: Challenges and Opportunities

India’s digital ecosystem is witnessing healthy tailwinds such as affordability and availability of high speed internet and maturing digital content ecosystem. The confluence of these factors presents an exciting opportunity for innovation in agricultural ecosystem, wherein market players can leverage next generation technology such as data digitization and data platforms, .... Read More
Social Capitalin the Times of Pandemic

Novel coronavirus is one of the greatest healthcare and economic crises of our time that is affecting the lives, health outcomes, and livelihoods of people around the globe. Policymakers and health experts around the world have asked their populations to limit social contacts and follow strict hygiene and distance recommendations, .... Read More
Socio-economic Impact of Recent Scientific Technologies

A.Block Chain Technology Blockchain is a new data structure that is secure, cryptography-based, and distributed across a network. The technology supports crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, and the transfer of any data or digital asset. Blockchain is the basis of bitcoins, it is a digital public ledger that records every transaction. It removes .... Read More
Status of Digital Payments in India

In India's journey towards becoming a cashless economy, two words and their impact played a significant role, 'demonetization' and 'COVID-19'. One laid out the foundation of digital payments and another became the main source to build up the digital payments ecosystem. As per the recent forecasting done by Accenture and released .... Read More
Government Missions and their Achievements

Health Sector National Digital Health Mission On the eve of 74th Independence Day (15th August 2020), Indian Prime Minister launched the National Digital Health Mission(NDHM). Need Less Record Keeping: The health records situation in India is as fragmented as its healthcare market. Public and private hospitals often have varying technological capacity. The issue .... Read More
Gig Economy in India

The gig economy is part of a crucial transformation occurring in India’s work landscape, and ride-hailing companies are examples of platforms on which “gigs” can be found. The Indian ride-hailing market was projected to grow by 15.5 percent until 2023; the COVID-19 pandemic, however, has disrupted the trajectory. Gig Economy Gig economy .... Read More