Even though it has been over two months since the Supreme Court of India reiterated its approval of higher pensions, the government has no standing to raise the pensions under the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995.
Judgment by SC in a nutshell:
What was the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995?
|Understanding the Pension Maths:
What changed with the 2014 Amendment?
|Employment Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO):
EPFO is one of the World's largest Social Security Organisations in terms of clientele and the volume of financial transactions undertaken.
At present, it maintains 24.77 crore accounts (Annual Report 2019-20) pertaining to its members. The central board of trustees which administers the EPFO runs three schemes - EPF Scheme 1952, Pension Scheme 1995(EPS) and Insurance Scheme 1976 (EDLI).
The World Economic Forum, a non-governmental lobbying organisation has started annual meetings at Davos, Switzerland for the year 2023.
About the World Economic Forum (WEF):
Why the meeting at Davos is significant?
India and World economic forum:
As heated debates on buffer zones rage across the forest-fringe settlements in Kerala, the confusion on the impact of the buffer zone markings and resettlement reigns supreme among the residents in forest covered village at Gavi.
About the Gavi Forests:
What are Eco-sensitive zones?
Judgements regarding the Eco-sensitive zones:
The issue in Kerala:
According to a report by the American Cancer Society, deaths due to cancer have declined by 33% in the United States since 1991 attributing the success to early detection, lower rates of smoking, and improvements in cancer treatment.
About the Disease:
What is the incidence of cancer and mortality in India currently?
What is the pattern of cancer cases in India?
Cancer Detection and its treatment:
Challenges in India:
Methods to reduce the cancer burden:
Teachers and academicians have expressed concerns over ChatGPT’s impact on written assignments, as have those at risk of running malicious code.
Ethics related to ChatGPT as an AI system:
What is an Artificial Intelligence Ethics?
Why is ethics becomes necessary for AI?
Ethical challenges while using AI:
Characteristics of an ethics-based AI model:
MukarramJah, last Nizam of Hyderabad died at 89
Jah, the successor and grandson of the seventh Nizam Mir Osman AliKhan Bahadur, passed away in Istanbul, Turkey.
Science and Technology (GS-III)
ISRO pushing Venus mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to 2031
In a talk to the SatishDhawan Professor at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and advisor to its space science programme, the organisation is yet to receive approval from the Indian government for the Venus mission and that the mission could as a result be postponed to 2031.
About the mission:
Noise pollution affects dolphins’ ability to communicate
A new study has found that the Noise from large commercial ships, military sonars or offshore drilling can severely impact the well-being of dolphins.
About the study:
Dolphins: The Aquatic animal of India
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