UPSC Prelims Bits Today (07-September-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.


PM Shri


Why in news?

  • On the occasion of teachers’ day Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 14,500 schools across the country will be upgraded under a new centrally sponsored scheme PM-SHRI (PM Schools for Rising India) to showcase all components of the National Education Policy-2020.
  • The plan was first discussed with the education ministers of states and UTs during a conference organised by the Ministry of Education in June at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

What is PM Shri?

  • Under PM SHRI Schools (PM Schools for Rising India), as many as 14,500 schools across states and Union Territories will be redeveloped to reflect the key features of the NEP, 2020.
  •  PM SHRI schools will also “offer mentorship” to other schools in their vicinity.
  • While there are exemplary schools like Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kendriya Vidyalayas, the PM SHRI will act as “NEP labs”.


Kartavya Path

Why in news?

The Rajpath(Road from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate) is all set to be renamed as Kartavya Path (Path of Duty) today.

Know about Rajpath

  • Rajpath which was called Kingsway during British rule.
  • It was built by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, the architects of New Delhi, in around 1920.
  • Lutyens had conceptualised a modern imperial city centred around a “ceremonial axis”, which they named Kingsway.
  • The name was similar to Kingsway in London, also an arterial road built in 1905 named to honour George V’s father, Edward VII.
  • The road was named Kingsway in honour of the Emperor of India George V, who had visited Delhi during the Durbar of 1911.


Dark Sky Reserve


Why in news?

By the end of 2022, India will establish the country’s first Dark Sky Reserve in the cold desert regions of Ladakh.

What is a Dark Sky Reserve?

  • A Dark Sky Reserve is public or private land with a distinguished nocturnal environment and starry nights that has been developed responsibly to prevent light pollution.
  • According to the International Dark Sky Association (IDSA) website, these reserves “consist of a core area meeting minimum criteria for sky quality and natural darkness, and a peripheral area that supports dark sky preservation in the core.”
  • These reserves are formed through a “partnership of multiple land managers who have recognized the value of the natural nighttime environment through regulations and long-term planning.
  • Individuals or groups can nominate a site for certification to the International Dark Sky Association (IDSA). There are five designated categories, namely International Dark Sky parks, communities, reserves, sanctuaries and Urban Night Sky Places.




Why in news?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India and Bangladesh will soon commence negotiations on a Bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

How CEPA is different from FTA?

  • As the name suggests, CEPA is more comprehensive and ambitious than an FTA in terms of partnership across a wider coverage of areas and the type of commitments.
  • While a traditional FTA focuses mainly on goods; a CEPA is more ambitious in terms of a holistic coverage of many areas like services, investment, IPR, government procurement, disputes etc.
  • Secondly, CEPA looks deeper at the regulatory aspects of trade than an FTA.
  • It is on account of this that it encompasses mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) that covers the regulatory regimes of the partners.
  • An MRA recognises different regulatory regimes of partners on the presumption that they achieve the same end objectives

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