Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2024

Jan 22, 2024

Current Affair 1:
First ever survey of Snow Leopard



The Snow Leopard Population Assessment in India (SPAI) began in 2019 and involves the World-Wide Fund for Nature-India and the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru, along with the WII.

India has an estimated 718 snow leopards in the wild, according to a first-of-its kind, four-year long estimation exercise.

The maximum number of cats were estimated to be in Ladakh (477), followed by Uttarakhand (124), Himachal Pradesh (51), Arunachal Pradesh (36), Sikkim (21), and Jammu and Kashmir (9).

The snow leopard is classified as ‘vulnerable’ by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and faces threats such from free ranging dogs, human wildlife conflicts, and poaching.

Current Affair 2:
All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2021-2022



The Ministry of Education, Government of India releases All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2021-2022.

The Ministry has been conducting AISHE since 2011, covering all Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in the country registered with AISHE collecting detailed information on different parameters such as student enrollment, teachers, infrastructural information, etc.

It’s a big and boring report. Everything has increased as you will see below. Just go through once. You can just use in mains.

Important reports:

  1. The total enrolment in higher education has increased.
  2. The Female enrolment has increased
  3. The enrolment of SC students has increased.
  4. The enrolment of SC Female students has increased.
  5. The enrolment of ST students has increased.
  6. The enrolment of OBC students has also increased.
  7. In case of OBC Female students, enrolment has increased to 78.19 lakh in 2021-22
  8. The Minority Student enrolment has increased.
  9. Female Minority Student enrolment has increased to 15.2 lakh in 2021-22
  10. The total Student Enrolment in North East States is 12.02 lakh in 2021-22 as compared to 9.36.
  11. GER has increased to 28.4 in 2021-22 from 23.7 in 2014-15 [as per 2011 population projections.
  12. Female GER has increased to 28.5 in 2021-22 from 22.9 in 2014-15.
  13. Gender Parity Index (GPI), the ratio of female GER to male GER is 1.01 in 2021-22.
  14. GPI has continued to be above 1 since 2017-18i.e., female GER continues to be more than male GER for fifth consecutive year.
  15. Ph.D. enrolment has increased by 81.2% to 2.12 lakh in 2021-22 compared to 1.17 lakh in 2014-

Current Affair 3:
Free Movement Regime: Indian- Myanmar



The FMR allows people living on either side of the border to travel up to 16 km inside each other’s country without a visa. A border resident needs to have a border pass, valid for a year, to stay in the other country for about two weeks per visit.

The FMR also envisaged the promotion of localised border trade through customs stations and designated markets apart from helping the people of Myanmar access better education and healthcare facilities on the Indian side of the border.

Why is the FMR being reconsidered?

The ease of cross-border movement, even before the FMR was in place, was often flagged for inward trafficking of drugs and outward trafficking of wildlife body parts. The trigger for the rethink on the FMR was the conflict that broke out between the majority Meitei and the tribal Kuki-Zo communities in Manipur on May 3, 2023.

Current Affair 4:
About INSAT-3D


It is an exclusive meteorological satellite with the primary objective of providing continuity of services to the existing in-orbit INSAT-3D and 3DR satellites, significantly enhancing the capabilities of the INSAT system.

The three meteorological satellites of India – KALPANA-1, INSAT-3A, and INSAT-3D – have been operational in geostationary orbit for the past decade.

INSAT-3D has added a new dimension to weather monitoring through its Atmospheric Sounding System, which provides vertical profiling of atmospheric temperature, humidity, and integrated ozone from the surface to the top of the atmosphere.

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