Civil Services Chronicle May 2021

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Persons in News

Justice NV Ramana Justice NV Ramana has been appointed as the 48th CJI (48th) by the President with effect from April 24, 2021, and will retire on August 26, 2022. Samia Suluhu Hassan Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has become the first female president of Tanzania. After the recent death of President John .... Read More
On the Hot Seat

Tirath Singh Rawat Tirath Singh Rawat has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand after the resignation of Trivendra Singh Rawat. Kuldiep Singh On 17th March, 2021 Kuldiep Singh has been appointed as the director general (DG) of CRPF after incumbent chief A P Maheshwari’s retirement. MA Ganapathy On 18th March, Indian Police .... Read More
Faces only in Memory

Walter Anthony Gustavo Pinto Lieutenant General Walter Anthony Gustavo Pinto has passed away on 25 March 2021. He last served as the 8th General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Command. As a major general, he led the 54th Infantry Division on the western front in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, for which .... Read More
States in News

Jharkhand Govt. launches SAAMAR Campaign The Govt. of Jharkhand has launched SAAMAR (Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anemia Reduction) campaign to tackle malnutrition. The campaign aims to identify anemic women and malnourished children; and to converge various departments to effectively deal with the problem in a state where malnutrition has .... Read More
Defence

‘Shantir Ogroshena -2021’ Indian Army will participate in a multinational military exercise namely SHANTIR OGROSHENA -2021 in Bangladesh along with contingents of Bhutan, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh Armies. The nine days exercise will start on the 4th April 2021 to commemorate the birth centenary Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and mark glorious 50 .... Read More
Art/Culture/Heritage

Foundation Laid for Conservation of Singorgarh Fort The President of India laid the foundation stone for the conservation works of Singorgarh Fort in Singrampur village of Damoh district in Madhya Pradesh. It was a fort and a residence of Rajgond rulers of Gondwana Kingdom in Central India. Before coming in hand of .... Read More
Survey/Study/Report

Global Gender Gap Report 2021 India has slipped 28 places to rank 140 among 156 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2021. In 2020, India ranked 112th among 153 countries. Iceland has topped the index as the most gender-equal country in the world. Afghanistan is the worst-performing country in the report. India .... Read More
Miscellaneous

Carnivak-Cov Russia has registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals. Called Carnivak-Cov, the vaccine was developed by scientists at the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, also known as Rosselkhoznadzor. ‘Operation Thiruvallur’ Troops from Pune-headquartered Southern Command of the Indian Army have launched ‘Operation Thiruvallur’ in Tamil Nadu for the safe disposal .... Read More
World of Awards

Gandhi Peace Prize The Gandhi Peace Prize for the past two years (2019 and 2020) were conferred on late Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said and Bangladeshi leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman respectively. Late Sultan Qaboos is being recognised for his “unparalleled vision and leadership” in strengthening India-Oman relations and his efforts .... Read More
World of Sports

News Makers Virat Kohli: He became the first batsman to reach 3,000 runs in T20 internationals. Bhavani Devi: She is India’s first ever fencer to qualify for the Olympics (Tokyo 2021). Smriti Mandhana: The left-handed Indian batswoman has become the first-ever cricketer, male or female, to smash 10 consecutive scores of 50 or .... Read More
Quad 2.0: Non-Alignment, Asian-NATO or Trade Alliance?

The security landscape in the Indo-Pacific region has experienced significant changes in the last few decades. The increasing assertiveness of China in the South and East China Sea, border standoff with India in the Eastern Ladakh along with the nuclear missile experiments conducted by North Korea, has generated great concern .... Read More
Public Health & Federalism

In India’s fight against the pandemic, the Centre-States relations have witnessed/witnessing frictions regarding vital decisions.Political scuffle over key issues like declaration of the nationwide lockdown without the consultation of the States, the irregular supply of essential medical equipment, the plight of the migrant workers and the tackling of the crisis .... Read More
​Marine Ecosystems Challenges and Opportunities

Marine Ecosystems are aquatic environments with high levels of dissolved salt in contrast to freshwater ecosystem. Marine ecosystems are found near the shores and not on land. Marine ecosystems are defined by their unique biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) factors. Biotic factors include plants, animals, and microbes while important abiotic .... Read More
Ecology & Environment Class Notes Special- 4

National Forest Policy India’s forests are currently governed by the National Forest Policy, 1988. The principal aim of National Forest Policy, 1988 is to ensure environmental stability and maintenance of ecological balance including atmospheric equilibrium which are vital for sustenance of all life forms, human, animal and plant. Objectives of National Forest Policy Maintenance .... Read More
Climate Change

National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) In June 2008, India announced its National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). Climate change is one of the most critical global challenges of our times. Recent events have emphatically demonstrated our growing vulnerability to climate change. Climate change impacts will range from affecting agriculture .... Read More
EIA and Allied Measures to Counter Global Warming

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process of evaluating the likely environmental impacts of a proposed project or development, taking into account inter-related socio-economic, cultural and human-health impacts, both beneficial and adverse. UNEP defines Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as a tool used to identify the environmental, social and .... Read More
Biodiversity

Biological Diversity Act 2002 The Biodiversity Act - 2002 primarily addresses issues of conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of biological resources in the country, issue related to access to genetic resources and associated knowledge and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from utilization of biological resources to the country .... Read More
Sustainable Development

The term sustainability was first used in 1987 in Brundtland Commission (World Commission on Environment and Development) report- Our Common Future. Sustainable development is defined as the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It calls for concerted .... Read More
Environmental Pollution and Degradation

Water Pollution The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that polluted water is water whose composition has been changed to the extent that it is unusable. In other words, it is toxic water that cannot be drunk or used for essential purposes like agriculture, and which also causes diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, .... Read More
Disaster Management

Disaster Management is a strategic planning and procedure that is administered and employed to protect critical infrastructures or critical assets from severe damage when natural or human made calamities and catastrophic event occur. The International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies defines disaster management as the organisation and management .... Read More