INDO-PACIFIC REGIONAL DIALOGUE 2022(IPRD)

Source: The post is based on the article “INDO-PACIFIC REGIONAL DIALOGUE 2022(IPRD)” published in PIB on 23rd November. What is the News? Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) is scheduled to be held from 23 to 25 November 2022. What is Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue(IPRD)? IPRD is an apex-level international annual conference of the Indian Navy. Organized by:… Continue reading INDO-PACIFIC REGIONAL DIALOGUE 2022(IPRD)

India jumps 2 spots higher and now ranks 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023)

Source: The post is based on the article “India jumps 2 spots higher and now ranks 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023)” published in PIB on 22nd November 2022. What is the News? The Climate Change Performance Index 2023 has been released. What is the Climate Change Performance Index? Released by: German… Continue reading India jumps 2 spots higher and now ranks 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023)

Dynamic Groundwater Resources of India 2022: Groundwater report waters down aquifer-level data, say experts

Source: The post is based on the article “Groundwater report waters down aquifer-level data, say experts” published in Business Standard on 22nd November 2022. What is the News? Union Minister of Jal Shakti has released the Dynamic Groundwater Resources of India 2022. What are the key findings of the report? Groundwater: The total annual groundwater… Continue reading Dynamic Groundwater Resources of India 2022: Groundwater report waters down aquifer-level data, say experts

India climbs up six slots and now placed at 61st rank as per Network Readiness Index 2022

Source: The post is based on the article “India climbs up six slots and now placed at 61st rank as per Network Readiness Index 2022” published in PIB on 19th November 2022. What is the News? The Network Readiness Index(NRI) 2022 has been released. What is the Network Readiness Index? Prepared by: Portulans Institute, an… Continue reading India climbs up six slots and now placed at 61st rank as per Network Readiness Index 2022

Moscow Format: India takes part in Moscow talks on forming ‘inclusive government’ in Afghanistan

Source: The post is based on the article “India takes part in Moscow talks on forming ‘inclusive government’ in Afghanistan” published in The Hindu on 17th November 2022 What is the News? India participated in the fourth meeting of the Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan held in Moscow, Russia. What is Moscow Format? Moscow format… Continue reading Moscow Format: India takes part in Moscow talks on forming ‘inclusive government’ in Afghanistan

War causing immense human suffering: G20 declaration

Source: The post is based on the article “War causing immense human suffering: G20 declaration” published in The Hindu on 17th November 2022 What is the News? The G20 Bali Declaration was finally adopted by consensus even though it failed to overcome serious differences over the Russia-Ukraine war. What are the key highlights of the… Continue reading War causing immense human suffering: G20 declaration

India moves two ranks in climate performance index

Source: The post is based on the article “India moves two ranks in climate performance index” published in Indian Express on 16th November 2022 What is the News? The Climate Change Performance Index 2023 has been released by Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute and the Climate Action Network. What is the Climate Change Performance Index?… Continue reading India moves two ranks in climate performance index

World Population Prospects 2022: India’s Population Growth Appears To Be Stabilising: United Nations

Source: The post is based on the following articles “India’s Population Growth Appears To Be Stabilising: United Nations” published in NDTV on 16th November. “World @ 8 billion, India set to be most populous” published in Indian Express on 15th November 2022. What is the News? The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social… Continue reading World Population Prospects 2022: India’s Population Growth Appears To Be Stabilising: United Nations

LeadIT Summit 2022 hosted by India and Sweden at COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Source: The post is based on the article “LeadIT Summit 2022 hosted by India and Sweden at COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt” published in PIB on 15th November 2022 What is the News? India and Sweden hosted the LeadIT Summit on the sidelines of COP27. What is the LeadIT Initiative? Leadership Group for Industry Transition(LeadIT)… Continue reading LeadIT Summit 2022 hosted by India and Sweden at COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

The significance of the Bali G-20 summit

Source: The post is based on the article “The significance of the Bali G-20 summit” published in The Hindu on 15th November 2022 What is the News? The 17th annual summit of G20 countries is being organized at Bali, Indonesia. What is G20? Click Here to read What is the agenda of the 17th G20… Continue reading The significance of the Bali G-20 summit

Financing India’s infrastructure: India has to invest $55 billion p.a. in urban infra to meet needs of growing population: World Bank report

Source: The post is based on the article “India has to invest $55 billion p.a. in urban infra to meet needs of growing population: World Bank report” published in The Hindu on 15th November 2022. What is the News? Recently, the World Bank released a report titled “Financing India’s Infrastructure Needs: Constraints to Commercial Financing and Prospects for… Continue reading Financing India’s infrastructure: India has to invest $55 billion p.a. in urban infra to meet needs of growing population: World Bank report

Vice President leads delegation at the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Cambodia

Source: The post is based on the article “Vice President leads delegation at the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Cambodia” published in PIB on 13th November 2022. What is the News? The Vice President is leading India’s delegation at the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Note: This year marks the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-India… Continue reading Vice President leads delegation at the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Cambodia

Rule of Law Index: India Ranks 77 Out Of 140 Countries, Improves In Order & Security Parameter

Source: The post is based on the article “Rule of Law Index: India Ranks 77 Out Of 140 Countries, Improves In Order & Security Parameter” published in The Quint on 13th November 2022 What is the News? According to the Rule of Law Index 2022, rule of law has declined globally for the fifth consecutive… Continue reading Rule of Law Index: India Ranks 77 Out Of 140 Countries, Improves In Order & Security Parameter

Significant inefficiencies: RBI report on municipal corporations

Source: The post is based on the article “Significant inefficiencies: RBI report on municipal corporations” published in Indian Express on 11th November 2022. What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a document titled “Report on Municipal Finances”. What are the key observations made by the report? On Municipal Corporations (MCs):… Continue reading Significant inefficiencies: RBI report on municipal corporations

2015-22 on track to be the eight warmest years on record: WMO

Source: The post is based on the article “2015-22 on track to be the eight warmest years on record: WMO” published in TOI on 7th November 2022.  What is the News? The State of the Global Climate report 2022 has been released by the World Meteorological Organization(WMO). What are the key findings of the report?… Continue reading 2015-22 on track to be the eight warmest years on record: WMO

Level of groundwater extraction lowest in 18 years, finds study

Source: The post is based on the article “Level of groundwater extraction lowest in 18 years, finds study” published in The Hindu on 10th November 2022. What is the News? Union Minister of Jal Shakti has released the Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report for the entire country for the year 2022. About the Dynamic… Continue reading Level of groundwater extraction lowest in 18 years, finds study

A third of world heritage glaciers under threat, warns UNESCO study

Source: The post is based on the article “A third of world heritage glaciers under threat, warns UNESCO study” published in The Hindu on 6th November 2022.  What is the News? A study conducted by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has found that one-third of the glaciers on the UNESCO World Heritage… Continue reading A third of world heritage glaciers under threat, warns UNESCO study

India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report

Source: The post is based on the article “India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report” published in DTE on 1st November 2022.  What is the News?  According to a report by the Delhi-based non-profit organization Centre for Science(CSE), India saw natural disasters almost every day in the first 9 months of… Continue reading India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022: CSE report

Ministry of Education releases report on Performance Grading Index for States/UTs for the year 2020-21

Source: The post is based on the following articles: “Ministry of Education releases report on Performance Grading Index for States/UTs for the year 2020-21” published in PIB on 3rd November 2022. “PGI 2020-21 for school education: Punjab among top 7 states; outperforms Delhi once again”  published in Indian Express on 4th November 2022. What is… Continue reading Ministry of Education releases report on Performance Grading Index for States/UTs for the year 2020-21

Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report

Source: The post is based on the article “Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report” published in Business Standard on 4th November 2022. What is the News? The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has released the Adaptation Gap Report 2022 titled “Too Little, Too Slow: Climate adaptation failure puts world at risk”. Note:… Continue reading Adaptation target not keeping pace with growing risks: UNEP Report

Ministry of Education released a detailed Report on Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2021-22

Source: The post is based on the following articles: a. “Ministry of Education released a detailed Report on Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2021-22” published in PIB on 3rd November 2022. b. “Decline in pre-primary enrolments continued in 2021-22, says government report”  published in The Hindu on 4th November 2022. What is… Continue reading Ministry of Education released a detailed Report on Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2021-22

Emissions Gap Report 2022: Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels

Source: The post is based on the article “Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels” published in Indian Express on 28th October 2022 What is the News? The ‘Emissions Gap Report 2022’ has been released. What is the Emissions Gap Report 2022? Released by: United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)  This is the 13th edition… Continue reading Emissions Gap Report 2022: Emissions in India, 6 other nations top pre-Covid levels

Global TB report – 2022: 21.4 lakh TB cases notified in India in 2021, 18% higher than 2020: Health Ministry

Source: The post is based on the article “21.4 lakh TB cases notified in India in 2021, 18% higher than 2020: Health Ministry” published in The Hindu on 29th October 2022 What is the News? The World Health Organization(WHO) has released the Global TB report – 2022. What are the key findings of the Global… Continue reading Global TB report – 2022: 21.4 lakh TB cases notified in India in 2021, 18% higher than 2020: Health Ministry

In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet

Source: The post is based on the article “In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet” published in The Hindu on 25th October 2022 What is the News? A report has been released titled “The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: health at… Continue reading In 2020, over 3,30,000 people died in India due to exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel combustion: Lancet

This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report

Source: The post is based on the article “This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report” published in Indian Express on 22nd October 2022. What is the News? The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) in its latest report have said that September was the fifth warmest in 143 years. What are the… Continue reading This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report

Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI): 41.5 crore Indians exited multidimensional poverty since 2005-06

Source: The post is based on the article “41.5 crore Indians exited multidimensional poverty since 2005-06” published in The Hindu on 18th October 2022. What is the News? The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI) 2022 has been released. What is the Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI)? Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI) is jointly produced by UNDP and the Oxford Poverty… Continue reading Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI): 41.5 crore Indians exited multidimensional poverty since 2005-06

Global Hunger Index is out, India in ‘serious’ category at rank 107

Source: The post is based on the article “Global Hunger Index is out, India in ‘serious’ category at rank 107″ published in The Hindu on 15th October 2022. What is the News? This year’s Global Hunger Index, 2022 has been released. What is Global Hunger Index? The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool for comprehensively measuring and… Continue reading Global Hunger Index is out, India in ‘serious’ category at rank 107

IISc retains top position, 8 IITs in overall list: THE World University Rankings

Source: The post is based on the article “IISc retains top position, 8 IITs in overall list: THE World University Rankings” published in the Indian Express on 13th October 2022. What is the News? The Times Higher Education has announced the results of World University Rankings-2023. About THE World University Rankings It is formerly known as… Continue reading IISc retains top position, 8 IITs in overall list: THE World University Rankings

Living Planet Report-Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report

Source: The post is based on the article “Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report” published in the Indian Express on 13th October 2022. What is the News? Recently, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the Living Planet Report. About the Living Planet Report It is a biennial report produced… Continue reading Living Planet Report-Shrinking biodiversity: 69% drop in wildlife populations in nearly 5 decades, shows report

World Bank says 70 million plunged into poverty in 2020: What caused setbacks in India, world

Source: The post is based on the article “World Bank says 70 million plunged into poverty in 2020: What caused setbacks in India, world” published in the Indian Express on 6th October 2022. What is the News? The World Bank has recently released a report, titled “Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2022: Correcting Course.” What are the… Continue reading World Bank says 70 million plunged into poverty in 2020: What caused setbacks in India, world

6th edition of Asia’s largest telecom festival India Mobile Congress draws to end with grand success in Delhi

Source: The post is based on the article “6th edition of Asia’s largest telecom festival India Mobile Congress draws to end with grand success in Delhi” published in PIB on 5th October 2022. What is the News? The 6th edition of Asia’s largest telecom festival, India Mobile Congress 2022 concluded with grand success. About India… Continue reading 6th edition of Asia’s largest telecom festival India Mobile Congress draws to end with grand success in Delhi

President of India Announces Results of Swachh Survekshan 2022

Source: The post is based on the following articles “President of India Announces Results of Swachh Survekshan 2022” published in PIB on 1st October 2022. “Telangana scoops Swachh Survekshan Gramin, 2022 award” published in The Hindu on 3rd October 2022. What is the News? The President of India has announced the Swachh Survekshan, 2022 rankings.… Continue reading President of India Announces Results of Swachh Survekshan 2022

India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of WIPO; a huge leap of 41 places in 7 years

Source: The post is based on the article “India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of WIPO; a huge leap of 41 places in 7 years” published in PIB on 30th September 2022. What is the News? The Global Innovation Index 2022 has been released by the World Intellectual Property Organization… Continue reading India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of WIPO; a huge leap of 41 places in 7 years

Survey shows increase in employment in fourth quarter of last fiscal, manufacturing largest contributor

Source: The post is based on the article “Survey shows increase in employment in fourth quarter of last fiscal, manufacturing largest contributor” published in The Hindu on 28th September 2022 What is the News? The Government has released the results of the fourth round of the Quarterly Employment Survey(QES). Note: QES is part of the… Continue reading Survey shows increase in employment in fourth quarter of last fiscal, manufacturing largest contributor

UNESCO inaugurates 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education

Source: The post is based on the article “UNESCO inaugurates 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education” published in TOI on 21st September 2022 What is the News? United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched its State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education. The… Continue reading UNESCO inaugurates 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education

Indians prefer religious organisations, beggars for making donations: survey

Source: The post is based on the article “Indians prefer religious organisations, beggars for making donations: survey” published in Indian Express on 20th September 2022. What is the News? Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP),Ashoka University has released a  report titled “How India Gives 2020-21’. What are the key findings of the report? Indians… Continue reading Indians prefer religious organisations, beggars for making donations: survey

CDSCO falling short in effectively regulating the medical devices industry: Parliamentary panel

Source: The post is based on the article “CDSCO falling short in effectively regulating the medical devices industry: Parliamentary panel” published in The Hindu on 15th September 2022. What is the News? The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health has submitted a report titled “Medical Devices: Regulations and Control”. What are the key highlights from the… Continue reading CDSCO falling short in effectively regulating the medical devices industry: Parliamentary panel

India Discrimination Report 2022: Tale of women workers: Rapid exit from workforce, sliding earnings

Source: The post is based on the article “Tale of women workers: Rapid exit from workforce, sliding earnings” published in Indian Express on 15th September 2022. What is the News? Oxfam India has released a report titled ‘India Discrimination Report 2022’. The report is based on the data from the Union Ministry of Statistics and… Continue reading India Discrimination Report 2022: Tale of women workers: Rapid exit from workforce, sliding earnings

Gender Snapshot 2022 Report: It will take 3 centuries to close gender gap completely, warns UN

Source: The post is based on the article “Gender Snapshot 2022 Report: It will take 3 centuries to close gender gap completely, warns UN” published in Down To Earth on 8th September 2022. What is the News? The report titled “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022” was released by United… Continue reading Gender Snapshot 2022 Report: It will take 3 centuries to close gender gap completely, warns UN

India ranks 132 in UNDP’s Human Development Index, amid a global fall

Source: The post is based on the article “India ranks 132 in UNDP’s Human Development Index, amid a global fall” published in The Hindu on 9th September 2022. What is the News? India ranks 132 out of 191 countries in the Human Development Index(HDI) 2021. What is the Human Development Index(HDI)? Released by: United Nations… Continue reading India ranks 132 in UNDP’s Human Development Index, amid a global fall

28th edition of Status Report on India’s External Debt 2021-22 released

Source: The post is based on the article “28th edition of Status Report on India’s External Debt 2021-22 released” published in PIB on 5st September 2022 What is the News? External Debt Management Unit(EDMU) in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has released the 28th edition of the Status Report on India’s External… Continue reading 28th edition of Status Report on India’s External Debt 2021-22 released

State of the Climate Report: Greenhouse gas, sea levels reached record highs in 2021: NOAA Report

Source: The post is based on the article “Greenhouse gas, sea levels reached record highs in 2021: NOAA Report” published in Down To Earth on 2nd September 2022. What is the News? The 32nd annual State of the Climate Report has been released. What is the State of the Climate Report? Published by: The report… Continue reading State of the Climate Report: Greenhouse gas, sea levels reached record highs in 2021: NOAA Report

India poised to become next global SaaS capital: Report

Source: The post is based on the article “India poised to become next global SaaS capital: Report” published in Livemint on 27th August 2022. What is the News? The Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) and Ernst & Young Global Limited(EY) have released a study titled “India: The next global SaaS capital”. What is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)? Software-as-a-Service… Continue reading India poised to become next global SaaS capital: Report

India’s battery storage potential to be 600 GWh by 2030: Niti Aayog

Source: The post is based on the article “India’s battery storage potential to be 600 GWh by 2030: Niti Aayog” published in TOI on 25th August 2022. What is the News? NITI Aayog has released a report titled ‘Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Reuse and Recycling Market in India’. What are the key findings of the… Continue reading India’s battery storage potential to be 600 GWh by 2030: Niti Aayog

Wind project addition to peak by 2024, says report

Source: The post is based on the article “Wind project addition to peak by 2024, says report” published in The Hindu on 25th August 2022. What is the News? Global Wind Energy Council(GWEC) and MEC Intelligence have launched a report titled “Renewing wind growth to power the energy transition: India Wind Energy Market Outlook 2026”.… Continue reading Wind project addition to peak by 2024, says report

India’s sex ratio at birth normalises slightly

Source: The post is based on the article “India’s sex ratio at birth normalises slightly” published in The Hindu on 24th August 2022. What is the News? Pew Research Center has released a report titled ‘India’s sex ratio at birth begin to normalise’.  What are the key findings of the report? India’s Sex Ratio: The… Continue reading India’s sex ratio at birth normalises slightly

Global Employment Trends for Youth: Youth employment deteriorated in India: ILO report

Source: The post is based on the article “Youth employment deteriorated in India: ILO report” published in The Hindu on 11th August 2022. What is the News? The International Labour Organisation(ILO) has released the Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022 report. The report provides an update on key youth labour market indicators and trends. What… Continue reading Global Employment Trends for Youth: Youth employment deteriorated in India: ILO report

Over 7% Indians own digital currency; 7th highest in the world

Source: The post is based on the article “Over 7% Indians own digital currency; 7th highest in the world” published in Livemint on 12th August 2022. What is the News? UNCTAD has released three policy briefs focuses on the implications of cryptocurrencies for the stability and security of monetary systems, and financial stability. What are… Continue reading Over 7% Indians own digital currency; 7th highest in the world

Gender gaps in food: 150 million more women went hungry than men in 2021

Source: The post is based on the article “Gender gaps in food: 150 million more women went hungry than men in 2021” published in Down To Earth on 7th August 2022. What is the News? CARE, an international humanitarian organization has released a report titled “Food Security and Gender Equality: A synergistic understudied symphony”. The… Continue reading Gender gaps in food: 150 million more women went hungry than men in 2021

Financial inclusion index inches up, all sub-indices rise: RBI

Source: The post is based on the article “Financial inclusion index inches up, all sub-indices rise: RBI” published in Indian Express on 3rd August 2022. What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has released the Financial Inclusion Index(FI-Index) for the year ending March 31, 2022. What is the Financial Inclusion Index? Released by:… Continue reading Financial inclusion index inches up, all sub-indices rise: RBI