Current Affair Category: Social Issues

June 15, 2024

Migrant workers: The Invisible workers

Why in News ? In recent fire in Kuwait   around 49 deaths have been reported and at least 50 people have been injured. Among the deceased, 42 were reportedly Indians and 24 of them were from Kerala. The cause of fire is still not confirmed This incident has once again brought attention to the lack […]

June 11, 2024

About the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX):

Why in News ? The Health Ministry and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) are collaborating to launch the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX). About the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX): The National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX) is a digital platform launched by the National Health Authority (NHA) in India. It aims […]

May 15, 2024

Daily Current Affairs-UPSC – 15 May 2024 What is Floor Space Index (FSI)? Urbanization

What is FSI? FSI, or Floor Space Index, also known as Floor Area Ratio (FAR), is a fundamental term in real estate. It emerges during property transactions and holds immense importance. In simple words, FSI represents the maximum allowable floor area a developer can construct on a specific piece of land. It is the ratio […]

May 11, 2024

What is Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)?About the (NDPS) Act, 1985

  Why in news? The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials has recently  arrested a foreign national, who was found smuggling 77 capsules filled with 1.46 kg Cocaine worth Rs 15 crore in his stomach. DRI has arrested him under relevant sections of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. About The Directorate of Revenue […]

May 9, 2024

About the United Provinces Excise Act, 1910:

It was a legislation enacted in British India to regulate the production, distribution, possession, and consumption of intoxicating liquors and drugs within the United Provinces, which roughly corresponds to the present-day state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It defined terms like “excise revenue,” “excise officer,” “liquor,” and “intoxicating drug.” What is Liquor? The Act defines […]

May 9, 2024

Uttar Pradesh Number and Location of Excise Shop Rules, 1968:

Why in news? The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to refrain from renewing the licence of a liquor shop adjacent to a school in Kanpur after a five-year-old LKG student of the school moved court, saying that the distance between the two structures was less than 30 metres. What is the […]

May 8, 2024

History of religion-based reservations in India:

Why in news? In election season, India is debating fundamental constitutional questions around reservation. Can a secular country like India have religion-based reservation? Have Muslims ever been given reservation by reducing the quota for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), or Other Backward Classes (OBCs)? Does reservation for SCs that is limited to only certain […]

May 8, 2024

What is Formal Vs Substantive equality?

The right to equality is a fundamental human right belonging to all human beings. As we learned in my previous article, article 1 of the Declaration of Principles on Equality states that: “The right to equality is the right of all human beings to be equal in dignity, to be treated with respect and consideration […]

May 7, 2024

Expanded Programme on Immunization:

Expanded Programme on Immunization was launched in 1978. It was renamed as Universal Immunization Programme in 1985 when its reach was expanded beyond urban areas. In 1992, it became part of Child Survival and Safe Motherhood Programme and in 1997 it was included in the ambit of National Reproductive and Child Health Programme. Since the […]

May 6, 2024

What is Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)?

Why in News?Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, has recently expressed his commitment to invest billions of dollars towards the development of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). What is AGI? •AGI is a kind of machine or a software that can perform any intellectual task that a human can do. •It can do reasoning, common sense, abstract […]

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