22 Apr 2024: PIB Summary for UPSC

22 Apr 2024 PIB
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1. Padma Awards 2024
2. Siachen
3. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
4. DARPG signs MoU with Ministry of Civil Service, Cambodia
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1. Padma Awards 2024

Syllabus: Miscellaneous

Prelims: Padma Awards 


The President of India presented the Padma Awards for 2024.

You can get the list of the latest Padma award winners from the link.

2. Siachen

Syllabus: GS-3, Defence

Prelims: Siachen Glacier

Mains: Strategic importance of Siachen.


Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh visited Siachen.


  • The Defence Minister visited Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, to carry out a first-hand assessment of the security situation. 
  • The Siachen Glacier is a glacier located in the Karakoram range in the Himalayas.
  • Since 1984’s Operation Meghdoot, India has had complete sovereignty over Siachen Glacier.
  • The extreme conditions have led to more loss of lives due to winter storms, frostbites and avalanches, than bullets.

Read in detail about the Siachen Glacier in the linked article.

3. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

Syllabus: GS-3, Science & Technology

Prelims: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)


The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) implemented a new in-house ‘Accounts Manager Software’ for financial management.


  • CSIR generated its Annual accounts for the financial year 2023-24, well ahead of the General Financial Rules (GFR) deadline of 30 June. 
  • With an intuitive interface designed for ease of use, CSIR’s Accounts Manager Software users can effortlessly input, track, and manage financial data. 
  • It also generates comprehensive financial reports, balance sheets, income & expenditure statements, and other relevant analytics, empowering users with actionable insights for informed decision-making. 
  • The software ensures data security through role-based access.
  • The software allows for real-time monitoring capability enabling timely intervention and better decision-making.
  • Significance: 
    • Helps streamline and manage financial transactions, accounting, and reporting within CSIR with unparalleled efficiency. 
    • Facilitates the handling of financial data and ensures transparency and accuracy in every process. 
    • Standardizing financial practices, improving efficiency and enabling better financial control across CSIR labs.

4. DARPG signs MoU with Ministry of Civil Service, Cambodia

Syllabus: GS-2, IR

Prelims: DARPG


Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Administration and Pensions signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Civil Service, Cambodia on cooperation in the field of Human Resource Development in Civil Service. 


  • The MoU will focus on strengthening and promoting bilateral exchange and cooperation between the two countries in the field of Human Resource Development in Civil Service.
  • It will also facilitate a dialogue between India’s Personnel Administration agencies and the agencies of the Ministry of Civil Service of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
  • This will be achieved through exchange visits focused on administrative reforms, good governance webinars, research publications, institutional exchanges, capacity-building programs and replication of good governance practices.

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