Current Affairs

IR and Diplomacy
African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA)

The 18th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2012, adopted a decision to establish a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by an indicative date of 2017.

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Reports and indices
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Report-Annual Review

According to the report, over one crore people employed in RE sector around the world.

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Programs and Policies
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was started in May 2016 through which cash assistance is given to the beneficiaries to get a deposit-free new connection of LPG.

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IR and Diplomacy
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a collection of infrastructure projects worth around $46 billion meant to deepen economic ties between China and Pakistan.

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Ecology & Environment
Strengthening ‘SAWEN’

The first ever meeting of SAWEN – the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network – was held in India from May 8-10.

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Science & Techonolgy
ISRO is Going Green

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has reported that it is developing a new propellant to be used in powering its satellites and spacecraft

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Programs and Policies
Funds Secured for NNM

India is moving ahead with its goal of reducing child stunting in the country. To support the first phase of National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan) the government has signed an agreement with the World Bank for a loan of $200-million.

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Programs and Policies
Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat, also known as the National Health Protection Scheme, has twin missions

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Programs and Policies
The National Digital Communications Policy, 2018

The National Digital Communications Policy, 2018 seeks to unlock the transformative power of digital communications networks - to achieve the goal of digital empowerment and well being of the people of India

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