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National Affairs

New Chairman of GAIL

Sandeep Kumar Gupta is appointed as new chairman of GAIL.
Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL is the nation’s largest gas company.
He will have a term till Feb 2026.
It is India’s largest gas transmission and gas marketing company, with a 14,502km gas pipeline network.
Its natural gas pipeline network covers 21 states.
GAIL holds around 70% share of the gas-transmission network and more than 50% share of natural gas sales in India.

India’s economic growth to decline to 5.7% in 2022: UNCTAD report

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Report 2022, India’s economic growth is expected to decline to 5.7% in 2022 from 8.2% in 2021.
India’s GDP will further decline to 4.7% growth in 2023, as per UNCTAD’s report.

Matadata Junction Awareness Program

The Election Commission of India has launched Matadata Junction, a year-long voter awareness program on All India Radio.
This programme will be broadcast in 23 languages across the country.

Collegium System

Collegium is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that has evolved through judgments of the SC.
The SC collegium: Headed by the CJI and comprises four other senior most judges of the court.
HC Collegium: Comprises of Chief Justice and two other senior most judges of that court.

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