As part of the Onam 2023 celebration in Kerala, people across state performed Pulikali (tiger dance).
As the validity of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, which had come into force in May 2014, is going to end in 2024, local students fear to lose reservation limit of 85% of seats in educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh as mentioned under Article 371D of the Constitution.
State Reorganization in India:
About Article 371D:
Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014:
The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, played a crucial role in the peaceful separation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, addressing various administrative, economic, and political aspects of the division.
What is the procedure to extend the Andhra Pradesh Reogranisation Act?
Right to Information Act, 2005 in India, empowered citizens to access government information, exposing delays, flaws in welfare schemes, and decision-making insights for 13 years now. However, the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 puts a total prohibition on disclosure of personal information which can hinder the purpose of RTI.
What is Right to Information?
Right to Information Act 2005:
Constitutional Provisions related to RTI
Hurdles to implement RTI:
Challenges in Online RTIs:
The Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023:
The 6th Minor Irrigation Census (MIC) report has been released recently.
Highlights of the Report:
The National eGovernance Division (NeGD) under MeitY, plans to incorporate Personalised Adaptive Learning (PAL) into DIKSHA, offering individualised learning experience to students.
National eGovernance Division (NeGD):
NeGD has developed and is managing several National Public Digital Platforms such as DigiLocker, UMANG, Rapid Assessment System, OpenForge, API Setu, Poshan Tracker, etc.
Benefits of Personalised Adaptive Learning (PAL):
Challenges of Implementing PAL in DIKSHA:
The pastoral Toda community in the upper Nilgiris is losing its Shola grasslands as threats of invasive species are increasing.
About the community:
Traditional Toda Dress:
The government plans a seaweed park in Tamil Nadu, ignoring the threat that Kappaphycus alvarezii which is widely grown invasive seaweed, poses to corals in the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park running along the state's coastline.
The Gulf of Mannar National park:
As per a study published in Nature Medicine, liquid-biopsy approach that measures DNA-methylation levels in the blood may improve the detection of pregnancies at risk of developing preeclampsia at early stages.
Recent heinous crimes by migrant workers in Kerala have sparked discussions about a new law. It must address social, cultural, and economic insecurities while tackling crime.
Addressing Issues of Migrant Workers
Need for Comprehensive Revisions
Combating major Issues
According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report of 2022, India is home to 224.3 million undernourished people. Although there is need for India-specific hunger index, at the level of States and Union Territories that will help to evaluate the extent of undernourishment at a more localised scale.
Persistent Food Insecurity in India
Alarming State Hunger Index Scores
Challenges in Combating Hunger and Malnutrition
The Agriculture Working Group (AWG) of G20 highlighted priority areas to encourage diversification in agriculture by promoting sustainable agriculture, and channeling financial resources towards environmentally conscious and climate-resilient farming.
India's Achievements and Upcoming G20 Presidency
Addressing Food Security and Climate Change Challenges
Prioritizing Sustainable Agriculture and Global Collaboration
Aditya-L1 gave the Indian space research a big push in terms of global recognition in Space exploration.
India & Space Exploration
Technical Challenges and Data Transmission
The Quest for Scientific Discovery
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