EDEN IAS

April

NEWS IMPULSE | LADAKH IGNITED MINDS PROJECT| 27 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Education Why in News? To provide better educational opportunities for Ladakhi students, the Indian Army has initiated the project Ladakh Ignited Minds: A Centre of Excellence and Wellness. About: The project is aimed at providing better training facilities to disadvantaged Ladakhi students to give them opportunity to study in niche educational institutes. On …

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NEWS IMPULSE | GROUNDWATER DEPLETION MAY REDUCE WINTER CROPPING INTENSITY| 27 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Agriculture Why in News? A new paper noted that with severe groundwater depletion, the cropping intensity or the amount of land planted in the winter season may decrease by up to 20% by 2025. About: The team studied India’s three main irrigation types on winter cropped areas: dug wells, tube wells, canals, and …

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NEWS IMPULSE | WAYS AND MEANS ADVANCES SCHEME OF STATE GOVERNMENTS/ UTs | 24 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Economy Why in News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to continue with the existing interim Ways and Means Advances (WMA) scheme limit of ₹51,560 crore for all States/ UTs shall for six months i.e., up to September 30, given the prevalence of COVID-19. About: Ways and means advances (WMA) is a …

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NEWS IMPULSE | CREW-2 MISSION | 24 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Science and Technology WHY IN NEWS? Four astronauts were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) from Florida as part of a collaboration between NASA and SpaceX under the Commercial Crew Program. About: The mission is called Crew-2 and is the second crew rotation of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the first with …

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NEWS IMPULSE | CSIR-CMERI OXYGEN ENRICHMENT UNIT | 24 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Science and Technology WHY IN NEWS? SIR-CMERI has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for manufacturing CSIR-CMERI Oxygen Enrichment Units through Technology Transfer. ABOUT: As oxygen therapy is suggested for severe illness caused by Coronavirus, the optimised oxygen administering device, CSIR-CMERI Oxygen Enrichment Unit, will help meet the Medical grade oxygen demand. It can be developed …

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NEWS IMPULSE | LEGAL STATUS OF CRYPTOCURRENCY| 24 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Governance WHY IN NEWS? Recently, the uncertainty over the legal status of cryptocurrencies is unnerving Indian investors who hold around $1.5 billion (Rs 10,000 crore) in digital currencies. RBI and Cryptocurrency Law The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021 will prohibit all private cryptocurrencies. It will lay down the regulatory …

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NEWS IMPULSE | SWAMITVA SCHEME| 24 APRIL

SYLLABUS SECTION: Polity and Governance WHY IN NEWS? Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the distribution of e-property cards under the SWAMITVA scheme on National Panchayati Raj Day. ABOUT: 4.09 lakh property owners were given their e-property cards on this occasion, which also marked the rolling out of the SVAMITVA scheme for implementation across the country. …

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NEWS IMPULSE | BOAO FORUMFOR ASIA | 22 APRIL

Syllabus Section:International Relations/Regional Groupings Why in News? The opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2021 was recently held in Boao, south China’s Hainan Province. The BFA, this year, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Theme: A World in Change: Join Hands to Strengthen Global Governance and Advance Belt and Road Cooperation.” About: The forum witnessed more …

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NEWS IMPULSE | EARTH DAY 2021 | 22 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Environment & Ecology Why in News? April 22 is Earth Day, an international event celebrated around the world to pledge support for environmental protection. The year 2021 marks the 51st anniversary of the annual celebrations. Theme:Restore Our Earth Importance of Earth Day Earth Day was first observed in 1970, when 20 million took …

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NEWS IMPULSE | INDIA SHOULD BE A ‘COUNTRY OF PARTICULAR CONCERN’: U.S. PANEL | 22 APRIL

Syllabus Section: Social Issues Why in News? The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), has recommended for the second year in a row that the State Department put India on a list (‘Countries of Particular Concern’ or CPCs) for the worst violations of religious freedoms in 2020. About: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom …

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