Aspirational Districts Programme

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News?  As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, NITI Aayog held a day-long conference on the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP). About Aspirational Districts Programme Aspirational Districts are those districts in India, that are affected by poor socio-economic indicators. These are aspirational in the context, that […]

PIB Summaries 29 April 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS Aspirational Districts Programme MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification Scheme Aspirational Districts Programme Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, NITI Aayog held a day-long conference on the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP). About Aspirational Districts Programme Aspirational Districts are those districts in India, that are […]

State of (un)employment in India

Context Data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) shows that India’s Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) has fallen to just 40% from an already low 47% in 2016. Relevance GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment. Dimensions of the Article What is LFPR? What is the significance […]

The Post-Pandemic World Needs Better Public Schools

Context The pandemic has thrown a harsh light on the vulnerabilities and challenges faced by the world in education. There is an immense learning gap due to existing inequalities. Relevance GS-II: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Dimensions of the Article Need for Investment in Learning […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 29 April 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 29 April 2022 Contents The post-pandemic world needs better public schools State of (un)employment in India The post-pandemic world needs better public schools Context The pandemic has thrown a harsh light on the vulnerabilities and challenges faced by the world in education. There is an immense learning gap due to existing […]

Gahirmatha witnesses Arribada

Focus: GS-III: Environment and Biodiversity Context 2.45 lakh Olive Ridley sea turtles crawled ashore on the Nasi-II beach of the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary along the Odisha coast for laying eggs, marking one of the largest opening day arrivals of turtles at the site. Olive Ridley Turtles The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), also known […]

‘Mission Antyodaya’ Should Not Fall By The Side

Context This article argues that given the right momentum, the ‘Mission Antyodaya’ project bears great promise to eradicate poverty in its multiple dimensions among rural households. Relevance GS-II: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation Dimensions of the Article Background of Mission Antyodaya Infrastructural […]

PDS Has Had a Spectacular Run. That May Not Last

Context 2020-21 was one of Indian agriculture’s finest moments, as memorable as 1967-68 that inaugurated the Green Revolution. Agriculture was the only sector to grow 3.3 per cent in 2020-21, even as the economy overall contracted by 4.8 per cent. Relevance GS-III: Issues related to Direct and Indirect Farm Subsidies and Minimum Support Prices; Public […]