UPSC Prelims Bits Today (21-09-2022)

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


Chhello Show


Why in news?

The Film Federation of India has announced India’s official entry to the 95th Academy Awards. It has been selected in the Best International Feature Film category.

Key Points

  • Chhello Show, which is titled Last Film Show in English, had its world premiere as the opening film at Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival and has won multiple awards across various international film festivals.
  • Chhello Show is a coming-of-age drama, which revolves around a 9-year-old boy who resides in a remote village in India and his love affair with cinema.
  • The film shows how the little boy spends a summer watching films from the projection booth.



Government e-Marketplace


Why in news?

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) vendors shared their experiences in GeM Seller Samvad held in Mumbai on September 19, 2022.

What is it?

  • GeM is a short form of one stop Government e-Market Place hosted by DGS&D where common user goods and services can be procured.
  • GeM is dynamic, self sustaining and user friendly portal for making procurement by Government officers.
  • Public procurement forms a very important part of Government activity and reform in Public Procurement is one of the top priorities of the present Government.


  • Government e-Marketplace owes its genesis to the recommendations of two Groups of Secretaries made to the Prime Minister in January 2016.
  • They recommended setting up of a dedicated e-market for different goods & services procured or sold by Government/PSUs besides reforming DGS&D.
  • Subsequently, the Finance Minister in his Budget speech for FY 2016-17, announced setting up of a technology driven platform to facilitate procurement of goods and services by various Ministries and agencies of the Government.


Super Typhoon Nanmadol


Why in news?

Nine million people told to evacuate as super typhoon Nanmadol hits.

Why it is called a super typhoon?

  • Nanmadol has been categorised as a super typhoon by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), a term applied to storms with sustained wind speeds of 240km/h (150mph) or more. It is the equivalent of a category four or five hurricane.

Rising Risks

  • Scientists have predicted a very active hurricane season this year, influenced by a natural phenomenon known as La Niña.
  • Warmer sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic and Caribbean as a result of climate change may also have an impact.
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said intense tropical cyclones will likely increase on a global scale.

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