A Year of important Reforms for Ministry of Textiles -2021

Context: 2021 was a year of game changing reforms for the Ministry of Textiles as the Government approved Setting up of 7 Pradhan Mantri Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (MITRA) Parks, announced Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles and more in the year 2021. Relevance: GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure (Textile Industry, Government Policies […]

Arunachal Apatani textile: GI Tag sought

Context: An application seeking Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the Arunachal Pradesh Apatani textile product has been filed by a firm. Relevance: Prelims, GS-I: Art and Culture, GS-III: Intellectual Property Rights Dimensions of the Article: Apatani Textile Geographical indication in textile industry GI Tag Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) Apatani Textile The Apatani weave comes from […]

Centre notifies Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021

Context: Central Government in exercise of the powers by the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 has notified the Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy, GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Initiatives) Dimensions of the Article: About the Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021 What is Electronic Commerce (e-commerce)? E-commerce in India About the […]

Defence Ministry notifies positive indigenisation list of subsystems

Context: Following the two positive indigenisation lists barring import of 209 major platforms and systems, the Defence Ministry notified a list of another 2,500 subsystems and components and 351 more imported items to be made locally in the next three years. Relevance: GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure, GS-III: Indian Economy (Foreign Trade), GS-III: Science and Technology […]

PIB – 30 December 2021

CONTENTS PM KISAN ATAL INNOVATION MISSION FLEX FUEL VEHICLES   PM KISAN Focus: GS II- Welfare Schemes Why in News? In line with the continued commitment and resolve to empower grassroot level farmers, Prime Minister will release the 10th instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on 1st January, 2022 […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 29 December 2021

Contents Vying for influence over Kabul: OIC and Central Asian states What are the head and tailwinds in the economy? Vying for influence over Kabul: OIC and Central Asian states Context: December 2021, Pakistan hosted a special session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to address the crisis in Afghanistan. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations […]

What are the head and tailwinds in the economy?

Context: For India, the year 2021 that went by has been about rebuilding from the ravages of 2020 amid the COVID-19 storm which had pushed the already slowing economy into contraction mode. The pandemic-related lockdowns sent the stalling economy into free fall, causing output to shrink by 24.4% and 7.4% in the first two quarters […]

Vying for influence over Kabul: OIC and Central Asian states

Context: December 2021, Pakistan hosted a special session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to address the crisis in Afghanistan. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Why is there so much interest on Afghanistan? About the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Developments between Islamic nations on Afghanistan 2015 Strains in the Saudi […]