Cybercrime Investigation Tool

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: A new cybercrime investigation tool has been developed to track cyberattacks that target humans, such as insurance fraud and online matrimonial fraud. This tool, known as the TTP (tactics, techniques, and procedures)-based cybercrime investigation framework, aids in tracking and categorizing cybercrimes. It identifies the chain of evidence required …

One Health Approach for Pandemic Preparedness

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB    Context: The Government of India, in collaboration with the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), organized a multi-sectoral workshop titled “Risk-based management of spillover events in wildlife in India” in Hyderabad. The workshop aimed to strengthen the One Health approach for pandemic preparedness and featured experts from …

Planet Mercury

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE   Context: NASA recently shared a captivating image of Mercury, the solar system’s smallest planet, on Instagram. The picture, taken by MESSENGER, the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, showcases the planet’s tan and blue hues, along with its cratered surface.    About Mercury: NASA provided intriguing details about …

Data-driven innovations in agriculture

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PTI   Context: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has entered into a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in India to co-create data-driven innovations in agriculture and food systems to benefit smallholder farmers. This collaboration aims to enhance the lives and livelihoods of …

Skill India Digital

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has launched Skill India Digital (SID), a comprehensive digital platform designed to transform the skills, education, employment, and entrepreneurship landscape in India. This platform aims to offer industry-relevant skill courses, job opportunities, and entrepreneurship support to enable …

All reported births, and deaths to be digitally registered

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Starting from October 1, all reported births and deaths in India will be digitally registered on the Centre’s portal. This initiative is through the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Act, 2023, which introduces digital birth certificates.    Features: These digital certificates will serve as a single …

Agra: Decentralized garbage processing System

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: DTE Agra has initiated decentralized garbage processing plants to manage organic waste from bulk waste generators (BWGs), effectively utilizing waste from vegetable markets and temples. Three units, including one on a public-private partnership (PPP) model, process organic waste into compost. The compost produced is used in city parks and …

Muthulakshmi Reddy’s efforts to abolish the Devadasi system

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH The Devadasi system was a traditional practice in India where young girls were dedicated or married to deities or temples. However, over time, it degenerated into a system where some Devadasis were forced into a life of prostitution.   Muthulakshmi Reddy was a prominent figure in the Madras …

Examples of Ethics

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Applications of Ethics   Source: TH Example 1: Context: The reports on the death of Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula in Seattle, who was struck by a speeding police patrol car and then her death was laughed at by the officers as having “limited Value”   The incident highlights several ethical issues: …

G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance 2023

GS4/ GS2 Paper   Syllabus: Corporate Ethics/ Corporate Governance    Source: OECD   Context: On September 11th (2023), the OECD launched the revised G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, a set of international standards aimed at promoting corporate sustainability, market confidence, and financial stability.   What is Corporate Governance? Corporate governance essentially involves balancing the interests of a …