26 Dec, 2019

  • RBI report - Banking sector - Data Point - Economy
  • Green Bonds - Economy
  • Cancer Study - Social Issues
  • Global gender Gap Report - Economic Development
  • Atal Bhujal Yojana - Environment
  • Practice Questions

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    Study warns of growing cancer burden across India

    According to a new study, incidence of cancer in India is centuries old and not a phenomenon caused by westernization as it is popularly believed. The study also highlights the growing incidence of cancer in India on account of increase in life expectancy, epidemiological transition and better cancer diagnostics.

    • Key Highlights
    • Trends of Cancer Incidence
    • Mortality due to Cancer
    • Distribution
    • Types


    Mind the gap

    In the latest edition of the Global Gender Gap Index 2020 India has slipped to 112th position out of 153 countries from 108 last year.

    • Global Gender Gap Index
    • Gender Gap Index 2020: India’s performance
    • Global Findings


    Data Point Present perfect, but future tense

    The RBI has recently released "Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2018-19". This Report presents the performance of the banking sector during 2018-19 and 2019-20 so far. In this regard, let us look at some important highlights of the Report.

    • Basic Terms to Understand
    • Health of the Banking Sector: Important highlights


    NTPC to invest Rs.50000 cr. For 10 GW solar capacity

    NTPC is planning increase solar energy generation in India by 10 GW by 2022, mainly funded by Green Bonds.



    Modi launches Atal scheme on groundwater

    PM Modi launched the Atal Bhoojal Yojana to strengthen the institutional framework for groundwater management in India.

    • Atal Bhujal Yojana