Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Jul 14, 2023

Current Affair 1:
National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)


Read from introduction.


The national MPI model retains the ten indicators of the global MPI model, staying closely aligned to the global methodology. It also adds two indicators, viz., Maternal Health and Bank Accounts in line with national priorities.

First see the indicators of GLOBAL MPI?

Like the global MPI, India’s national MPI has three equally weighted dimensions – Health, Education, and Standard of living – which are represented by 12 indicators. These are depicted by the following graphic:


For Prelims, you don’t need to go into report details of each state, neither for MAINS.

Also see this small paragraph:

One thing here, if you want to know how MPI is calculated:

Current Affair 2:
Compliance Reports of Technology Platforms


The Information Technology Rules 2011 were replaced with, Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021) in an effort to ensure greater transparency from the big technology platforms, referred to as Social Media Intermediaries (SMIs) in these rules.

The IT Rules, 2021 are primarily aimed at placing additional obligations on these Social Media Platforms, referred to as Social Media Intermediaries (SMIs) to ensure an open, safe, and trusted internet.

SMI is defined as an intermediary which primarily or solely enables online interaction between two or more users and allows them to create, upload, share, disseminate, modify, or access information using its services.

Two important components of IT Rules, 2021 are:

  1. Due diligence by an intermediary
  2. Grievance redressal mechanism 

The IT Rules, 2021 lay out clear guidelines on the due diligence to be followed while discharging their duties, including – prominently publishing user agreements, privacy policies, etc. on their website, not displaying or hosting objectionable or defamatory content, copyright or trademark infringes, etc.  These rules required the intermediary to have a Grievance redressal mechanism in place.

Any complaint relating to the content on the social media platform can be lodged and the same needs to be acknowledged within 24 hours and disposed within 15 days

Another important aspect of IT Rules 2021 is the condition of additional due diligence to be performed by SSMIs or Significant Social Media Intermediaries. Any SMI with more than 50 lakh registered users in India is considered an SSMI.

One of the important rules as part of this additional due diligence performed by SSMIs is Rule 4(1). SSMIs are required to publish a monthly compliance report which includes the details of complaints from users via grievance mechanism and action taken on them, as well as information related to any proactive monitoring efforts under the IT Rules.

There are 7 SSMIs that publish these monthly reports – WhatsApp, Google, Twitter, Meta, Snapchat, ShareChat, & Koo. Reports published by Meta include information for both Facebook and Instagram.

We will here just see the example of WhatsApp:

10-fold increase in the number of reports received by WhatsApp.

Most of the reports received were related to the ‘Appeal of Account Ban’. In May 2023, 89% of the grievances were Ban related to Appeals.

Current Affair 3:
Bhoomi Samman” 2023 awards


Recently, the President of India presented the Bhoomi Samman awards to nine state secretaries and 68 district collectors for their achievements in the implementation of the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP).


The National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP), approved in 2008 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, has since been revamped as the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) as a Central Sector Scheme with hundred per cent Central funding with effect from 01st April 2016.

Objective of DILRMP:


Current Affair 4:
Ultra-processed foods


Ultra-processed foods are industrial formulations made entirely or mostly from substances extracted from foods (oils, fats, sugar, starch, and proteins), derived from food constituents (hydrogenated fats and modified starch), or synthesized in laboratories from food substrates or other organic sources (flavour enhancers, color, and several food additives used to make the product hyper-palatable). Manufacturing techniques include extrusion, moulding and pre-processing by frying.

Ultra-processed food products include many soft drinks, biscuits, processed meats, instant noodles, frozen meals, flavoured yoghurts and bread products. Consumption of ultra-processed food has been linked to health and environmental harms.





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