Mid-term review of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Rajasthan

Focus:  GS 2 ;  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  Why in News? The Ministry of Jal Shakti has been working with the States/ UTs to implement Union Government’s flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission, which envisages provision of 55 litres of potable water per person […]

15th Finance Commission interacts with Chairmen of previous Finance Commissions.

Focus:  GS 3;Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.  Why in News? Towards the end of their deliberations, the Chairman Shri N.K Singh and Members of the 15th Finance Commission today held a virtual meeting with the Chairmen of previous Finance Commissions, Dr C. Rangarajan, Chairman 12th Finance Commission and Dr. Vijay Kelkar, […]

India hosts meeting of SCO Ministers handling economy and foreign trade.

Focus:  GS 2 ; Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Why in News? India  hosted the 19th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Ministers responsible for Foreign Economy and Foreign Trade Activities.  The Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal said that the current crisis due to Covid-19 is a […]

India, Central Asian countries on terror safe havens

Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? The Central Asian republics joined India in demanding destruction of “safe havens” of terrorism.  The second meeting of the India-Central Asia Dialogue jointly expressed support for the peace negotiations in Afghanistan which is expected to usher in a new age for the war-torn country. Details Among the key […]

Parliamentary panel asks Twitter for affidavit on geo-tagging glitch

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? The Joint Committee of Parliament on the Data Protection Bill Sought an affidavit from Twitter inc, the US based parent company of the social media platform asking them as to why it showed Ladakh as a part of China. Geotagging Geotagging is the process of adding geographical […]

U.K. to partner for developing GIFT City, funding infra pipeline

Focus: GSII International Relations Why in news? The United Kingdom has entered into a strategic partnership to develop India’s fledgling international financial services centre GIFT city, and agreed to set up a new Fund of Funds to be managed by state bank of India group in order to route U.K.’s future capital investments into India. […]

ISRO to launch Earth Observation Satellite EOS-01

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? India would launch its latest earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine international customer spacecraft onboard its PSLV-C49 rocket from spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November of 2020. Details This is the first launch by India Space Research Organization since the COVID 19 induced lockdown. ISRO […]

Victim’s account may be more conclusive than medical finding

Context: The alleged gang rape of a woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, in September brought forth an important issue concerning the relevance of forensic evidence of the victim of rape, i.e., about the signs of recent sexual intercourse and struggle. Relevance: GS Paper 1: Role of women and women’s organisation. GS Paper 2: Welfare Schemes […]