From Neutral to NATO: Why Finland Joining the Alliance Matters

Why Finland Joining the Alliance Matters

Context: While countries were thinking about the security dynamics of Europe, Finland’s Prime Minister had insisted that her country was unlikely to join NATO even as Russian troops amassed on the Ukrainian border in February. Three months and one invasion later, Finland is hurtling to join the alliance — a monumental shift for a nation […]

Iron in Tamil Nadu – New Dating and Its significance

Iron in Tamil Nadu

Context: Carbon dating of excavated finds in Tamil Nadu pushes evidence of iron being used in India back to 4,200 years ago, the Tamil Nadu government announced this week on the basis of an archaeological report. Relevance: GS I- Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: Iron being used in India back to 4,200 years […]

About Taj Mahal

About Taj Mahal

Context: Recently, Allahabad High Court dismissed a petition filed by BJP leader asking for a fact-finding panel to establish “the real History of Taj Mahal”, and for more than 20 sealed “rooms” to be opened to look for the possible presence of idols of Hindu gods on the premises of the monument. Relevance: GS II- […]

 Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)

Context: Recently, Prime Minister announced that the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) would be extended to India’s neighbouring countries. Relevance: GS III- Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology, Bio-Technology, Pharma Sector & Health Science Dimensions of the Article: What is INSACOG? Working of INSACOG What is INSACOG? INSACOG was established in […]

Current Affairs 14 May 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS INSACOG Taj Mahal Iron in Tamil Nadu 4,200 years ago: a new dating and its significance From neutral to NATO: Why Finland joining the alliance matters INSACOG Context: Recently, Prime Minister announced that the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) would be extended to India’s neighbouring countries. Relevance: GS III- Awareness In The Fields Of It, […]

Why The Sedition Law Must Go

Context On May 11, the Supreme Court directed the Union government and the states to refrain from using the law of sedition and keep all previous cases under 124A in abeyance till the matter is reconsidered in a comprehensive way. Relevance GS-II: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure. Dimensions of the Article […]

Monetary Policy Alone Won’t Bring Down Inflation

Context The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week raised both policy rates and cut back liquidity in a surprise inter-meeting decision. The forcefulness and urgency of the policy shift have been seen as a signal of the RBI’s renewed commitment to fighting inflation via aggressive monetary tightening in the coming months. Relevance GS-III: Indian […]

National Data & Analytics Platform (NDAP)

Focus: GS II- e-Governance Why in News? NITI Aayog has launched the NDAP for open public use. What is NDAP? The platform aims to democratize access to public government data by making data accessible, interoperable, interactive, and available on a user-friendly platform. It hosts foundational datasets from various government agencies, presents them coherently, and provides […]

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Focus: GS II- Health Why in News? The National Health Authority (NHA) organized an exclusive convention for technology partners of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) at New Delhi. About Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will help connect digital health solutions across the country. All Indians will get a digital health ID under this […]