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Current Issues: (BSID)

Published on 31-Aug-2019 -BSID World’s First-Ever Facial Bio-Metric Data-Based Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: India has become the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID), capturing the facial biometric data of seafarers. The shipping sector is seeing major developments in the areas of coastal …

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Economy Issues: (Reviving Economy)

Published on 31-Aug-2019 – Reviving Economy Reviving the Economic slowdown (Reviving Economy) Approx Read Time: 4 minutes Recently, FDI norms had been eased more by the central government to have increased investments in the various sectors to revive and boost the economy. On 30 August, Finance Minister N. Sitharaman announced the merger of 10 PSBs …

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Socio-Environmental Issues: (Water Crisis)

Published on 30-Aug-2019 – Water Crisis Water Crisis in India: Issue of water stress Approx Read Time: 4 minutes Water Crisis: India is 17% of world’s population, but has only 4% of the world’s freshwater resources. Per capita annual availability: 1,544 cubic meter. 5 out of 20 largest cities under water stress are in India. …

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Security Concerns: (Special Forces)

Published on 30-Aug-2019 – The Special Forces The Special Forces of India Approx Read Time: 7 minutes Special Protection Group (SPG) The Special Protection Group (SPG) was raised in 1985 with the intention to provide proximate security cover to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members. Former PMs, their immediate family …

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Science Alerts: (Gaganyaan)

Published on 30-Aug-2019 – Gaganyaan GAGANYAAN Approx Read Time: 4 minutes Russia will select and train four Indian astronauts out of the 12 India will send to the country for intense training in order to prepare them for India’s Gaganyaan mission, scheduled for launch by early 2022. About: Gaganyaan Mission Expenditure: Gaganyaan Mission, will carry …

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