Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Jan 09, 2023

Current Affair 1:
Government Data Roundup


Report 1: First Advance Estimates of National Income, 2022-23

The First Advance Estimates of GDP was introduced in 2016-17 to serve as essential inputs to the Budget exercise. It is based on limited data and compiled using the Benchmark-Indicator Method using the estimates available for the previous year. These are extrapolated using relevant indicators reflecting the performance of the sector.

Key Highlights

  1. The Real GDP in the year 2022-23 is estimated at Rs. 157.60 lakh crore, as against the Provisional Estimate of GDP for the year 2021-22 of Rs. 147.36 lakh crore.
  2. The growth in real GDP during 2022-23 is estimated at 7.0% as compared to 8.7% in 2021-22.
  3. The nominal GDP in the year 2022-23 is estimated at Rs. 273.08 lakh crore, as against the Provisional Estimate of GDP for the year 2021-22 of Rs. 236.65 lakh crore. The growth in nominal GDP during 2022-23 is estimated at 15.4% as compared to 19.5% in 2021-22.


Report 2: Annual Report of Ombudsman Schemes, 2021-22

Brief about the report

The Report is the first after the integration of three erstwhile Ombudsman Schemes i.e., the Banking Ombudsman Scheme, 2006 (BOS), the Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies, 2018 (OSNBFC), and the Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions, 2019 (OSDT) in November 2021. The report also captures major developments during the year and the way forward in the area of consumer protection.

Key Highlights:


  1. The volume of complaints received under the Ombudsman Schemes/Consumer Education and Protection Cells during the year 2021-22 was over 4.18 lakhs marking an increase by 9.39% as compared to the previous year.
  2. Of these, more than 3.04 lakh complaints were handled by the 22 Offices of RBI Ombudsman (ORBIOs), including the complaints received under the three erstwhile Ombudsman Schemes till November 2021, prior to the integration.
  3. Complaints relating to digital modes of payment and transactions were the highest in number, constituting 42.12% of the total complaints received during the year.
  4. Over 63% of the complaints were resolved through mutual settlement/conciliation /mediation.
  5. The rate of disposal of complaints by RBIOs improved to 97.97% in 2021-22 from 96.59% in 2020-21.


Report 3: Twenty Point Programme Progress Report (April 2022- Jun 2022)

Brief about the report

Twenty Point Programme was first initiated in 1975, and it underwent structural changes in 1982, 1986 and 2006. It is a combination of poverty alleviation programs, schemes for health and education, employment generation programs, and schemes impacting the environment and quality of life. The report is compiled based on data received from the Central Nodal Ministries and State Governments/UT Administrations. 14 parameters are taken for the performance analysis.

Key Highlights

  1. In the 6 months between April to September 2022, 1.947 crore job cards were issued generating 135.8 crore person days of employment and Rs. 31,578 crores was paid as wages.
  2. 2.83 lakh SHGs were promoted, and 1.73 lakhs were given Revolving Fund. 97,052 SHGs were provided with Community Investment Fund.
  3. 29.74 lakh houses were constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Grameen, and close to 3.3 lakhs EWS/LIG houses were constructed in urban areas.
  4. The length of roads constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) was 9,753 km.
  5. 7.86 lakh million units of electricity were supplied.
  6. Over 11 lakh hectares were covered under Plantation (Public and Forest Lands).
  7. 8.05 lakh individual houses had latrines constructed.
  8. 70.26 lakh institutional deliveries were recorded.


Report 4: Polluted River Stretches for Restoration of Water Quality- 2022

The study is based on the periodic analysis of water quality data generated. The data is generated by CPCB through the identification of polluted river stretches (PRS) using Bio-Chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) as a criteria parameter. Out of the 603 rivers assessed, there are 311 Polluted stretches in 279 rivers in 30 States & Union Territories. State-wise analysis has also been done in the study. Similar assessments were earlier presented in 2009, 2015 and 2018.

Key Highlights

  1. The number of polluted river stretches has decreased from 351 in the year 2018 to 311 in the year 2022.

  1. The state of Maharashtra had the highest number of polluted river stretches with 55, followed by Madhya Pradesh (19).
  2. The number of polluted river stretches has increased in 13 States/UTs viz. Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Manipur, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.
  3. Marked improvement in previously identified 180 PRS has been observed, and 106 of these PRS no longer remain in the list of PRS.

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