Recently, the Ministry of Rural development has released a standard operating procedure (SOP) to increase its surveillance of worksites under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme.
About the SOP:
What is e-governance?
Need of Technological interventions in Governance:
Recently, the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2023, has been passed by Parliament and has got the assent of the President of India.
The registration hierarchy is the responsibility of State governments, with the Registrar General of India having only the role of coordination and unification of the registration system
Highlights of Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2023:
The Law Commission (2018) recommended the inclusion of marriage registration in the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969.
As per the report released by Lokniti-CSDS recently, suggest that the youth identify challenges relating to the economy as the most significant facing the nation.
The Lokniti programme for comparative democracy:
Key points of the Report:
Recently, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends the Global Conference on Traditional Medicine as part of the G-20’s Health Ministers’ meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
What is Traditional Medicine?
Role of India in Traditional Medicines:
The Sowa-Rigpa system is practised mainly in Leh-Ladakh and Himalayan regions such as Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Darjeeling, Lahaul & Spiti.
WHO’s strategy for Traditional medicines:
Initiatives by India:
Recently, the Republic of Suriname recognised Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IP).
Researchers from Germany, the United States and Peru have named a recently discovered species of snake ‘Tachymenoides harrisonfordi’ after actor Harrison Ford.
About the species:
Science and Technology
President Droupadi Murmu launched INS Vindhyagiri, an advanced stealth frigate, at the GRSE facility on the banks of the River Hooghly in Kolkata.
About INS Vindhyagiri:
Project 17A Frigates are the follow-on class of the Project 17 (Shivalik Class) Frigates, with improved stealth features, advanced weapons & sensors and platform management systems.
WHO has classified the EG.5 as a Variant of Interest (VOI).
Amid torrential rain in the upstream territories of Himachal Pradesh, the Bhakra and Pong Dams are flowing above their capacity.
About Pong Dam:
The Supreme Court (SC) of India has taken an important step by releasing guidelines to take on harmful gender stereotypes that perpetuate inequalities and laid down a set of dos and don’ts for judicial decision-making via writing, the Handbook on Combating Gender Stereotypes.
Changes introduced through ‘Handbook’:
Breaking Stereotypes against Women:
Need to address Issues for women in Indian society:
Recently, Ahmedabad hosted the Urban 20 (U20) summit. In the history of G20 meetings, the Summit was the sixth of its kind.
What is U20?
Communiqué published by the U20 meet:
Why was Ahmedabad chosen for this summit?
The visit of the India’s three former Defence service Chiefs to Taiwan is going to be a path breaking event in an era in which more than physical standoffs will be in the grey zone & the cognitive domain and psychological targeting which will take the upper hand.
About the visit:
Significance of Armed forces cooperation:
India’s enhanced engagement and presence:
Verifying, please be patient.