Uttar Pradesh PSC (UPPSC)

Aspirational Blocks Programme: Building Blocks of Viksit Bharat : Daily Current Affairs

Date: 25/01/2023

Relevance: GS-2: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

Key Phrases: Aspirational Blocks Programme, Governance, Underdeveloped Blocks, Aspirational Districts, Health, Nutrition, Financial Inclusion, Skill Development.

Dropout Rate Increases Among Girls After Closure of NCLP Schools : Daily Current Affairs

Date: 25/01/2023

Relevance: GS-2: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.

Key Phrases: National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Schools, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Vocational training, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), child labour, Special Training Centres, Project Societies.

A New Approach to Data Protection for Minors : Daily Current Affairs

Date: 25/01/2023

Relevance: GS-2: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation; Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022.

Key Phrases: Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022, Minor, Data Principal, Parental Consent, Youngest youth Demographics, Safety tools and Features, Societal cooperation, Public discourse.

Info-paedia : Global Internet Shutdowns

Why in News?

  • A recent ‘Cost of Internet Shutdowns Report’ by UK-based Top10VPN revealed that intentional Internet shutdowns affected 710 million people and led to an economic loss of about $ 24 billion across the globe in 2022.

Indian Scenario

  • 34 major shutdowns in 2022; most by any country.
  • Total cost of internet restrictions was $184.3 mn.
  • Rajasthan and J&K witnessed major internet outages.

A reminder of the flaws in India’s urbanization policies : Daily Current Affairs

Date: 24/01/2023

Relevance: GS-1: Urbanization and Related issues, Funding of Urban Infrastructure.

Key Phrases: Urban development, World Bank, 74th constitutional Amendment, Sustainable Housing, Funding Gap, Private Investment, City Governance, Policy paralysis from the Top, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (IDA).

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