Krishi Mapper

  Source: PIB   Context: At the National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign 2023-24, the Union Agriculture Minister of India launched Krishi MApper.   What is Krishi Mapper? It is an integrated mobile application developed by the Indian government for the agriculture sector. It provides geospatial data and other relevant information to farmers, policymakers, …

Global Report on Food Crises 2023

  Source: WEF         Context: The Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) for 2023 reveals that the number of people suffering from acute food insecurity has increased, with over 258 million people across 58 countries and territories facing acute hunger.   About the Report:

Coal production in India

  Source: PIB  Context:  The Ministry of Coal in India has formulated an ambitious Action Plan for FY 2023-24, aimed at enhancing the production, efficiency, sustainability, and new technologies in the coal sector.   Major points of the Coal Ministry Action Plan 2023-24:  

International Climate Action in Civil Aviation

Source: ET  Context: India will start participating in the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) and the Long-Term Aspirational Goals (LTAG) in 2027. About ICAO The International Civil Aviation Organization (est. 1944; HQ: Montreal, Canada) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that coordinates the principles …

Business Ready Project

Source: World Bank  Context: The World Bank Group has launched its Business Ready project, which will assess the business and investment climate in up to 180 economies annually. It replaces the World Bank Group’s earlier Doing Business project, reflecting a more balanced and transparent approach to evaluating a country’s business and investment climate   Comparison …

Digital twins

  Source: LM  Context:  India may soon join the ranks of cities and countries such as Singapore, Yingtan in China, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, etc. that have built digital twins to enhance their efficiency, coordination and governance.   About digital twins:

Issues in Manipur

  Source: IE  Context: The recent violent clashes in Manipur are due to longstanding tensions between hill and valley people, the Meitei demand for ST (Scheduled Tribe) status, and a recent order by the Manipur High Court.   Summary of the issues:

Rang Ghar

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: HT  Context: The Rang Ghar amphitheatre (large open area surrounded by rows of seats sloping upwards) in Assam’s Sivasagar district has drawn criticism after a laser show projecting “religious symbols” as part of PM’s 100th Man Ki Baat episode celebration.   About Rang Ghar: Rang Ghar is a historical two-story …

Regulation of AI

Source: TH   The regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) is a challenging issue because it is rooted in two problems: the pacing problem and the Collingridge dilemma.   Explanations:

El Niño likely to bring extreme weather across the world

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Important Geophysical Phenomena   Source: HT  Context: According to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the world should prepare for the development of El Niño, which is often associated with increased heat, drought or rainfall in different parts of the world.   Background: La Niña has now ended after persisting for three …