UPSC Prelims Bits For Today July 16, 2022 | Important Current Affairs in Brief Form For UPSC Prelims


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Namsai Declaration


Namsai Declaration: In News

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu signed the Namsai Declaration for minimising the inter-State boundary dispute involving 123 villages.

Namsai Declaration: Background

  • Namsai is the headquarter of the Namsai district in southern Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The boundary line delineated and signed on 29 topo-sheets by the High-Powered Tripartite Committee as notified boundary in 1960 would be taken as the basis for the realignment of boundary by both the States.
  • Present-day Arunachal Pradesh, which attained Statehood in February 1987, used to be the North East Frontier Tract, administered by the Governor of Assam as an agent of the President of India.
  • It was renamed North East Frontier Agency and brought under the Central government’s control in 1954.

About Namsai Declaration

  • According to the declaration, all border issues between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will be confined to those raised before the local commission in 2007.
  • As per the declaration, both the states will now constitute 12 regional committees, each for the 12 districts where there is a dispute.
  • These committees will jointly verify the concerned villages and thereafter make recommendations to the respective state governments keeping in view the historical perspective, administrative convenience, contiguity and people’s will.
  • The two Chief Ministers agreed in principle that 33 border villages should remain in Arunachal Pradesh and three in Assam although the final decision will be based on the recommendations of the regional committees.


Gender Gap Index 2022


Gender Gap Index 2022: In News

India improved its Ranking in ”The World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index (GGI) report for 2022”

Gender Gap Index 2022: Key Points

  • India has a 662 million female population.
  • This year, India has improved five ranks compared to last year.
  • However, India still ranks 135th in a list of 146 countries and lags those with historically huge gender gaps such as Saudi Arabia and quite a few African nations such as Egypt and Nigeria.
  • The index takes into account four sub-indices—economic participation and opportunity(India ranks 143rd), educational attainment(India ranks 107th), political empowerment(India is ranked the highest at 48), and health and survival.
  • While India’s level of attainment of a rank also depends on regional rankings, the fact that there has only been marginal improvement signals that policymakers must step up their efforts on female-centric incentives.

India Skills Report 2021

  • According to India Skills Report 2021, women (51.44%) are more employable than men in India, yet their participation rate in the workforce is a paltry 33% this year.
  • The report further elaborates that this is due to most women being employed in the informal sector, and that again, scores depend on regional variations.
  • For example, in Pune (the city with the highest amount of employable talent), there are 78.1% employable males.


Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)


Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO): In News

Iran and Belarus are likely to be the two newest additions to the China and Russia-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) grouping.

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO): Key Points

  • China, Russia and four Central Asian states — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan — were the founding members of the SCO, while India and Pakistan joined the grouping in 2017 in its first round of expansion.
  • Last year’s summit in Dushanbe agreed for Iran to join, while Belarus has also begun the membership process.
  • The next SCO summit will be held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in September.
  • China and Russia are looking to frame the grouping as a counter to the West — particularly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • India will host the SCO summit next year, and Varanasi has been selected as the SCO region’s first Tourism and Cultural Capital a title it will hold next year coinciding with India chairing the grouping.



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