UPSC Prelims Bits For Today (August 18, 2022)

UPSC Prelims Bits For Today” is every day published in the morning between 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and contains selective current affairs articles. ”UPSC Prelims Bits For Today” covers various topics from UPSC Prelims Syllabus and is very helpful and time managing for UPSC Aspirants. The framing of this daily current affairs compilation article is easy to read and understandable also.

In the ”UPSC Prelims Bits For Todayarticle, we focus on UPSC Preliminary exam-oriented current affairs covering various sections from leading National Newspapers, PIB, and other various official sources.


Hyderabad Lac Bangles


Why In News?

Creasent Handicraft Artisans Welfare Association has filed an application for securing GI tag for lac bangles that are manufactured in the city.

About Hyderabad Lac Bangles

They are handcrafted in the homes by an army of workers who use molten lac and shape them into bangles and turn them into speckled shimmering wonders.

Importance of GI Tag

  • The GI tag helps in easy identification of a product based on the area of production.
  • It adds to the marketing muscle of the unique product.
  • Hyderabad Haleem, Warangal Durries, Nirmal Toys and Karimnagar filigree, Pochampally Ikat are some of the other products that have secured the GI in Telangana state.


‘NAMASTE’ Scheme


Why in News?

For the first time, 500 cities across India have declared themselves as ‘SafaiMitra Surakshit Shehar’.

The ‘SafaiMitra Surakshit Shehar’ declaration done by 500 cities aligns with Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban’s longstanding goal of promoting sustainable sanitation practices and acting as a catalyst for the transformation of every ‘manhole’ into a ‘machine hole’.

About NAMASTE Scheme

‘NAMASTE’ (National Action for Mechanized Sanitation Ecosystem) is a Scheme to enhance occupational safety, improved access to safety gears and machines, provide skilled wage opportunities, and focus on continuous capacity building while breaking the intergenerationality of sanitation work.



National Council of Teachers Education (NCTE)


Why in News?

National Council of Teachers Education (NCTE) yesterday celebrated its 28th Foundation Day in New Delhi.

NCTE: Significance

  • The National Council for Teacher Education, in its previous status since 1973, was an advisory body for the Central and State Governments on all matters pertaining to teacher education, with its Secretariat in the Department of Teacher Education of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
  • The National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 and the Programme of Action thereunder, envisaged a National Council for Teacher Education with statutory status and necessary resources as a first step for overhauling the system of teacher education.
  • The National Council for Teacher Education as a statutory body came into existence in pursuance of the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 (No. 73 of 1993) on the 17th August,1995.
  • Sone of the initiatives have been National Professional standards for Teachers, National Mission for Mentoring and 4 Year Integrated Teacher Education Programme.

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