AspirantWorld One liners : 19th December

• India overcame Pakistan 3-1 in the men’s round-robin match on Friday to seal their place in the Asian Champions Trophy Hockey semifinals. Harmanpreet Singh scored a brace. On 17 Dec 2021, India defeated joint-defending champions Pakistan 3-1 in the…

Mediation Bill

• The Centre will table the much awaited Mediation Bill in the Rajya Sabha. About: • The Bill provides for establishment of the Mediation Council of India and for community mediation. The Bill intends to institutionalise the process of mediation…

Goa Liberation Day

• Every year on 19 December, Goa Liberation Day is celebrated in the state as Goa was liberated from Portuguese rule on that day in 1961. Goa was a Portuguese colony for 451 years. About: • Goa was taken over…

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

• The Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI), in collaboration with the Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI), which comprises more than 12,000 private hospitals, has launched an accreditation programme that will enable hospitals to get a “breastfeeding-friendly” tag.…

Order of the Druk Gyalpo

• The King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, conferred its highest civilian award, the Order of the Druk Gyalpo, on Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on the occasion of the country’s National Day. About: • This would…

International Development Association

• The World Bank’s fund to help the world’s poorest nations got a $93 billion injection of cash to help scale up aid for pandemic recovery and other programs, the institution announced. About: • It was the biggest replenishment ever…

[Editorial Analysis] Shielding the State

Mains Paper 2: Governance Prelims level: Personal Data Protection Bill’s report Mains level: Issues related to data Privacy Context: • After rigorous sittings and deliberations, the Joint Committee of Parliament on the Personal Data Protection Bill recently tabled its report…

[Editorial Analysis] When the chips are down

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level: Semiconductor Mains level: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology Context: • The Union Cabinet has approved a 76,000 crore scheme to boost the country’s semiconductor and display manufacturing. • The scheme would provide…

AspirantWorld One liners : 17th December

• Every year on December 15, International Tea Day is honored. Every year on December 15, countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India, and Tanzania commemorate International Tea Day. After water, it is…