Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Feb 01, 2023

Current Affair 1:
Noble’s Helen



Why in news?


Extremely rare Noble's Helen butterfly was recorded for the first time in India from the

Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh.

About Nobles Helen


  • It is aswallowtail butterfly with a wingspan of 100-120 mm.
  • It has an extra white spot in the dorsum of the forewing.
  • Scientific name: Papilio noblei
  • Distribution: They are found in Myanmar, Yunnan, Hubai (China), North Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam.The species is known to be very rare in occurrence in its previously known ranges.

About Namdapha National Park:


  • Namdapha lies in close proximity to the Indo-Myanmar-China trijunction in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is the fourth largest national park in India after the Hemis National Park (Ladakh), Desert National Park (Rajasthan), and Gangotri National Park (Uttarakhand).
  • It is also on the tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India and a biodiversity hotspot.
  • It is the only park in the World to have the four Feline species of big cat:- Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Clouded Leopard.
  • Famous Fauna: Namdapha flying squirrel (Critically Endangered species) and Hoolock Gibbons (the only ‘ape’ species found in India)

Current Affair 2:
All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021



Why in news?


The Ministry of Education has released the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021.


What is All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) ?


  • |tis conducted by the Ministry of Education since 2011.
  • Coverage: It covers all higher educational institutions located in Indian Territory and imparting higher education in the country.


  •  To identify and capture all the institutions of higher learning in the country.
  • Collect the data from all the higher education institutions on various aspects of higher education.
  • Thesurvey collects detailed information on different parameters such as student enrollment, teacher’s data, infrastructural information, financial information etc.

 Key Highlights:


For the first time: HEls have filled data using an entirely online data collection platform through the Web Data Capture Format (DCF) developed by the Department of Higher Education through the National Informatics Centre (NIC).


7.5% increase in student enrolments across the country compared to 2019-20.

 Female enrollment reaches 2 crore mark, an increase of 13 Lakh from 2019-20

all social groups.

How it is measured ?


  • Gross enrollment ratio for primary school is calculated by dividing the number of students enrolled in primary education regardless of age by the population of the age group which Officially corresponds to primary education, and multiplying by 100.
  • The number of Universities has increased by 70, the number of Colleges has increased by 1,453, in 2020-21 over 2019-20
  • Gender Parity Index (GPI) (dividing the female value for the indicator by the male value) has increased from 1 in 2017-18 to 1.05 in 2020-21.
  • The top 6 States in terms of Student Enrolment are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Rajasthan.






Current Affair 3:
Entrenched Inflation



Why in news?


The Economic Survey may have presented an optimistic growth outlook for the next year, but it did highlight the risks of “entrenched inflation’.


What is Entrenched inflation?


Entrenched inflation occurs when consumers’ expectations for inflation rise and price increases hit “sticky” categories like rent or medical services where they aren’t likely to come down soon.

  • It would mean that prices would not come back down and that the new prices we see in the market would be a more permanent fixture.


  • It can lead to a wage-price spiral.


What is the wage-price spiral?


Where workers demand wage increases to preserve their incomes as the cost of living soars. This then increases operational costs for companies, which, in turn, raise their prices to maintain profitability, thereby exacerbating inflation.


Current Affair 4:
World Economic Outlook



Why in news?


The IMF released the January update of its World Economic Outlook, as per which global growth is projected to fall from an estimated 3.4% in 2022 to 2.9% in 2023, and rise to 3.1% in 2024.

What is world economic outlook ?


  • The World Economic Outlook (WEO) is a comprehensive report published twice a year by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  • The WEO is usually published in April and October, followed by the less comprehensive WEO updates in July and January.
  • the report provides output, inflation, employment, fiscal balances, and debt statistics for member countries.
  • The report, best known for its global growth forecasts, summarizes the state of the global economy and highlights the most important recent developments.




  • It is expecting some slowdown in the Indian economy next fiscal year and projected growth at 6.1%.
  • Growth will pick due to resilient domestic demand despite external headwinds.
  • India’s GDP growth rate is expected to be significantly higher than all its comparable economies, especially China (which is set to grow at 5.4% in 2023 and 4.5% in 2024).
  • The global growth, which was estimated at 3.4 percent in 2022, is now projected to fall to 2.9 percent in 2023 before rising to 3.1 percent in 2024.



International Monetary Fund (IMF)


  •  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 190 member countries with the objective of furthering international monetary cooperation, encouraging the expansion of trade and economic growth and discouraging policies that would harm prosperity.
  • The IMF, also known as the Fund, was conceived at a UN conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States, in July 1944.
  •  Any other state, whether or not a member of the UN, may become a member of the IMF.
  •  It also releases the Global financial stability report


Current Affair 5:
Capitals of Andhra Pradesh



Why in news?


Andhra Pradesh government has announced that Visakhapatnam would become the capital of the state soon, even as the matter of developing Amaravati as the capital of Andhra Pradesh lies pending in the Supreme Court.

What is the Capital dispute about?


  •  After the division of Andhra Pradesh, the state initially proposed the creation of a Grand capital in Amravati and enacted the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority Act, 2014.
  • The state government following the recommendations of the High Power Committee passed the Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Act, 2020.
  • The Act said Amaravati would be the “Legislative Capital”, Visakhapatnam the “Executive Capital”, and Kurnool the “Judicial Capital” of the state.
  • Farmers of the Amravati organised themselves under the banner of the Rajdhani Rythu Parirakshana Samithi.
  • A petition was filed in the Andhra HC challenging the Decentralisation decision. Post the HC verdict the state government decided to scrap the decentralisation law.
  • The SC Bench had sought responses trom the Centre, the Andhra Pradesh government, and the Amravati Samiti.



How Sivaramakrishnan committee related to andhra  Pradesh ?



Sivaramakrishnan committee constituted by the Union Government to suggest the place to build the capital city of Andhra Pradesh submitted its report on 27 August 2014 to Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.

  • This committee had also opposed creating a Single ‘Super Capita’ like Amaravati

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