9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – May 8, 2021

Good evening dear reader Here is our 9pm current affairs brief for you today Indian Offshore Model will Dominate Global IT Sector Source: The Hindu Syllabus: GS:3 – Industries and employment Synopsis: The Indian IT industry will dominate the global landscape due to various advantages associated with the offshore model Introduction: According to analysts, India… Continue reading 9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – May 8, 2021

Accessibility and Need of Social Media for Indian Women – An Analysis

Introduction In India, there are around 50 Crore Internet users. It is growing at a rate of 10% per year in the urban areas and 13% per year in the rural areas. Similarly, one-third of internet users in India are women. Today, a person spends an average of 145 minutes every day on social media.… Continue reading Accessibility and Need of Social Media for Indian Women – An Analysis

“World food price index” reaches highest level since May 2014: FAO

What is the News? The Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) has released the World Food Price Index. According to the index, world food prices have increased for the 11th consecutive month in April. Further, the prices also hit their highest level since May 2014. About World Food Price Index: Firstly, the index was introduced in 1996.… Continue reading “World food price index” reaches highest level since May 2014: FAO

RBI’s Economic Measures to Tackle 2nd Wave of Covid-19

What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has announced measures to help India to tackle the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis during the second wave. Measures announced by the RBI: On-Tap Liquidity Facility: RBI has opened a Rs 50,000-crore on-tap liquidity window with a tenor of up to three years. Banks can borrow from this… Continue reading RBI’s Economic Measures to Tackle 2nd Wave of Covid-19

Project MediCAB: Augmentation of Hospital Infrastructure

What is the News? IIT Madras supported start-up Modulus Housing has developed a portable hospital unit called ‘MediCAB’. About Project MediCAB: Project MediCAB is an initiative of the Office of principal scientific advisor and IIT Madras. Purpose: It is a portable hospital unit that has been developed to boost healthcare infrastructure by assisting states to set… Continue reading Project MediCAB: Augmentation of Hospital Infrastructure

Ayush Ministry launches nationwide campaign for “AYUSH 64” & “Kabasura Kudineer”

What is the News? The Ministry of Ayush has launched a massive nationwide campaign to distribute two key products. One is the Ayurvedic drug AYUSH 64. The other is the Sidha drug Kabasura Kudineer. Both will provide benefit to the vast majority of out of hospital Covid-19 patients. About Ayush 64: Firstly, Ayush-64 is a… Continue reading Ayush Ministry launches nationwide campaign for “AYUSH 64” & “Kabasura Kudineer”

Factly :-News Articles For UPSC Prelims | 8 May, 2021

Read Previous Factly articles Article wise list of factly articles SEBI technical group submits report on “Social Stock Exchanges(SSE)” What is the News? A technical group on Social Stock Exchanges (SSEs), constituted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has submitted its report.  About Social Stock Exchange(SSE): Social Stock Exchange(SSE) is a platform… Continue reading Factly :-News Articles For UPSC Prelims | 8 May, 2021

SEBI technical group submits report on “Social Stock Exchanges(SSE)”

What is the News? A technical group on Social Stock Exchanges (SSEs), constituted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has submitted its report.  About Social Stock Exchange(SSE): Social Stock Exchange(SSE) is a platform that allows investors to invest in select social enterprises or social initiatives. Social Enterprise is a revenue-generating business. The… Continue reading SEBI technical group submits report on “Social Stock Exchanges(SSE)”

Interpol’s “ID-Art App” to help protect cultural property

What is the News? INTERPOL has launched an app called ‘ID-Art’ to protect cultural heritage better. About ‘ID-Art’ App: ‘ID-Art’ App aims to help identify the stolen cultural property, and reduce smuggling. The app will also increase the possibility of recovering stolen works and artefacts. Key Features of the App: INTERPOL’s database: The app enables… Continue reading Interpol’s “ID-Art App” to help protect cultural property

COVID-19 hit urban poor more than those in villages: A Report by Hunger watch

What is the News? According to a Report by Hunger watch, COVID-19 has impacted India’s urban poor more than those in villages. Key Findings of the Report by Hunger watch: Impact of Covid-19: Urban respondents reported a 15% point worse condition than their rural counterparts across all important parameters. Poverty: Covid-19 pandemic has made the… Continue reading COVID-19 hit urban poor more than those in villages: A Report by Hunger watch