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National Mission for Clean Ganga

Focus: GS III- Environment Why in News? The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has organised the 6th Edition of the monthly ‘Webinar with Universities’ series on ‘Igniting Young Minds, Rejuvenating Rivers’. The theme for the webinar was ‘Waste Water Management.’ About National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was registered as a society […]

National Technology Day 2022

Focus: GS III- Science and Technology Why in News? India observes its National Technology Day on 11th May every year. Details: Theme The theme for National Technology Day 2022 is “Integrated Approach in Science and technology for a sustainable future”. The theme of National Technology Day 2021 was “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”. Background: The […]

The Importance of Emigrants

Context Though the phenomenon of Indian-origin executives becoming CEOs of top U.S. companies highlights the contribution of Indian talent to the U.S. economy, the role played by Indian semi-skilled migrant labour in the global economy is no less illustrious. Relevance GS-II: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests, Indian […]

Ukraine Conflict And Indo-Pacific Strategy

Context When Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine at the end of February, it was widely asked in Delhi if the new challenges of European security would result in a dilution of the US’s strategic commitment to the Indo-Pacific. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Dimensions […]

SC Puts ‘Colonial’ Sedition Law on Hold

Context: The Supreme Court suspended pending criminal trials and court proceedings under Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code, while allowing the Union of India to reconsider the British-era law. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights), GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Initiatives) Dimensions of the Article: What did the SC say? […]

Delhi HC Gives Split Verdict on Marital Rape

Context: A two-judge Bench of the Delhi High Court delivered a split verdict in a batch of petitions challenging the exception provided to marital rape in the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to Women, Government Policies and Initiatives), GS-II: Polity and Governance (Important Judgements and Committees) Dimensions of the Article: About […]

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA)

Context: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested four current and two former officials of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) division of the Union Home Ministry, along with eight others, for allegedly facilitating illegal clearances to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the Act, in lieu of bribes. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies & […]

What Is Tomato Flu?

Context: Tamil Nadu has ramped up surveillance at its borders in the wake of “tomato flu” cases being detected in Kerala. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article: What is tomato flu? How can tomato flu be treated? How to take care of it? What is tomato flu? The flu that gets its name […]

Pantanal Wetlands

Context: The world’s largest wetland, the Pantanal in South America, is at the risk of collapse due to legal land-use decisions and proposals. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Pantanal Significance of Pantanal About Pantanal The Pantanal is a natural region encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland area, and the […]