Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 17 February 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 17 February 2022 Contents: A case for a more federal judiciary Signs of peace A case for a more federal judiciary Context: The existing imbalance between the Supreme Court and the High Court needs to be addressed to preserve the Federal character of the Indian Constitution. Relevance: GS-II: Judiciary Dimensions of […]

Current Affairs 17 February 2022

CONTENTS SC: Tribunal appointments being taken lightly Initial public offering Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Scheme India lacks solar waste handling policy SC: Tribunal Appointments Being Taken Lightly Context: The Supreme Court said its judicial intervention saw the government make abrupt efforts to fill vacancies in tribunals some time back and nothing after that. Earlier, […]

PIB Summaries 17 February 2022

CONTENTS National Food Security Mission (NFSM) Devika River project  National Food Security Mission (NFSM) Focus: GS-II: Social Justice, Polity and Governance Why in News? To achieve the objective of “harkhetkopani” & “Per Drop More Crop”, more than 2.5 lakh pump sets, 1.2 lakh sprinklers and around 764 lakh metres of water carrying pipes were distributed […]

Yojana Summary January 2022

Chapter 1.   India as a Space Power Starting From Scratch INCOSPAR (Indian National Committee for Space Research): The Indian Space Programme began in 1962 with the formation of INCOSPAR. It was the consequence of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, the creator of the Indian Space Programme, having a vision. He was influential in the establishment of dedicated […]

SC: Tribunal Appointments Being Taken Lightly

Context: The Supreme Court said its judicial intervention saw the government make abrupt efforts to fill vacancies in tribunals some time back and nothing after that. Earlier, The Supreme Court accused the Centre of “cherry-picking” names for appointments to tribunals groaning under backlog and left almost defunct by long-pending vacancies. Relevance: GS-II: Governance (Government Policies […]

Initial Public Offering

Context: Recently, the government-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) for its mega Initial Public Offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). LIC is fully owned by the government. It was set up in 1956. It has the biggest share in India’s insurance business. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy (Capital Market) […]

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Scheme

Context: Recently, Maharashtra has signaled that it may opt out of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Scheme. Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Telangana, Bihar, Gujarat, Punjab and West Bengal – all predominantly agriculture states – have already opted out of the scheme. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions of the Article: About Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Risks covered […]

India Lacks Solar Waste Handling Policy

Context: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) estimated that the global photovoltaic waste will touch 78 million tonnes by 2050, with India expected to be one of the top five generators of such waste. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology, GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the article: Details Solar waste management by […]