Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Nov 24, 2023

Current Affair 1:
Continuation of Fast Track Special Courts



The Fast Track Special Court (FTSC), a centrally sponsored scheme which was launched in 2019, would now be extended up to March 31, 2026. 

The total cost of running the scheme for the three-year period would be ₹1,952.23 crore out of which ₹1,207.24 crore would be borne by the Centre and ₹744.99 crore by the State. The Centre’s share would be taken from the Nirbhaya Fund.

Implemented by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, the scheme has established fast track courts across the country, ensuring the swift disposal of cases related to rape and those coming under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

A total of 30 States and Union Territories have participated in the scheme, operationalising 761 fast track courts including 414 dedicated POCSO courts, which have together resolved over 1,95,000 cases.

DISCLAIMER: Setting up and functioning of the FTSCs, Family Courts, Special Courts for MP/MLA and Fast Track Courts falls within the domain of State Govt. in consultation with their respective High Courts which are set up as per their need and resources.

If you want see state wise courts, you can visit here: https://dashboard.doj.gov.in/fast-track-special-court/#

For the robust implementation of the Scheme, this Department has created an online monitoring framework for monthly monitoring of case statistics. Regular review meetings with the Registrar Generals of High Courts and State functionaries are being undertaken.

More information from the website:

Current Affair 2:
Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN)



Read introduction:

PM JANMAN focuses on 11 critical interventions through 9 Ministries. These interventions are listed below:


Current Affair 3:
Government announces mandatory blending of Compressed Bio-Gas in CNG





In a major step towards enhancing use and adoption of CBG, the National Biofuels Coordination Committee (NBCC), chaired by Union Petroleum Minister announced the introduction of phase wise mandatory blending of CBG in CNG (Transport) & PNG (Domestic) segments of city gas distribution (CGD) sector.

The key objectives of the CBG Blending Obligation (CBO) are to stimulate demand for CBG in CGD sector, import substitution for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), saving in Forex, promoting circular economy and to assist in achieving the target of net zero emission etc.

It was decided that:

  1. CBO will be voluntary till FY 2024-2025 and mandatory blending obligation would start from FY 2025-26.
  2. CBO shall be kept as 1%, 3% and 4% of total CNG/PNG consumption for FY 2025-26, 2026- 27 and 2027-28 respectively. From 2028-29 onwards CBO will be 5%.
  3. A Central Repository Body (CRB) shall monitor and implement the blending mandate based on the operational guidelines approved by Minister, PNG.

Govt. (National Biofuel Coordination Committee, NBCC) has also set an indicative target of blending of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with Air Turbine Fuel (ATF). 1% in FY 2026-27 and 2% in 2027-28.

Current Affair 4:
Golden Gate Declaration



The 30th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit 2023, held in San Francisco, United States, concluded with the adoption of Golden Gate Declaration.

The APEC 2023 summit's theme is "Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All".

The summit concluded with the adoption of the Golden Gate Declaration.

The declaration underscores the commitment to creating a resilient and sustainable future for all member economies.

About APEC: I have covered in previous magazines. When you will read compilations, you will learn that.

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