India’s U-turn on Wheat Exports

Context The Union commerce ministry was preparing to send delegations abroad to boost the country’s wheat exports, when the government abruptly banned its exports on 14 May. Relevance GS-III: Public Distribution System – Objectives, Functioning, Limitations, Revamping; Issues of Buffer Stocks and Food Security Dimensions of the Article Why did India ban the export of […]

For a Better South Asian Neighborhood

Context Recent developments — in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan — underline the geographic imperative that binds India to its neighbours in the Subcontinent. Relevance GS-II: India and its Neighborhood- Relations. Dimensions of the Article Need for intensive regional cooperation for managing the new dangers Hope for transcending internal divide between India and Sri Lanka […]

Focusing on Public Health Engineering

Context As we confront the public health challenges emerging out of environmental concerns, expanding the scope of public health/environmental engineering science becomes pivotal. 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 Why does India need a specialized cadre of […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 18 May 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 18 May 2022 Contents Focusing on public health engineering For a better South Asian Neighborhood India’s U-turn on Wheat Exports Focusing on Public Health Engineering Context As we confront the public health challenges emerging out of environmental concerns, expanding the scope of public health/environmental engineering science becomes pivotal. Relevance GS-II: Government […]

Open-RAN (Radio Access Network)

Focus: GS III- Science and Technology Why in News? Recently, The Ministry of Communications has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s VVDN Technologies Private Limited to facilitate registered startups, innovators and MSMEs working in the field of Open RAN (Radio Access Network) to get their product tested at the existing lab of M/s VVDN. Open-RAN […]

National Startup Advisory Council

Focus: GS II- Governance Why in news? The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles chaired the 4th meeting of National Startup Advisory Council (NSAC) in New Delhi.  About  National Startup Advisory Council(NSAC): It was constituted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Objective: This is […]

Vadnagar Buddhism Ties

Vadnagar Buddhism Ties

Context: On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, Prime Minister declared in Lumbini that his birthplace of Vadnagar in Gujarat’s Mehsana district had been a renowned centre for Buddhist learning centuries ago. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the Article: Vadnagar’s ties with Buddhism Places associated with the life of Buddha Vadnagar’s ties with Buddhism The […]

PIB Summaries 18 May 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS National Startup Advisory Council Open-RAN National Startup Advisory Council Focus: GS II- Governance Why in news? The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles chaired the 4th meeting of National Startup Advisory Council (NSAC) in New Delhi.  About  National Startup Advisory Council(NSAC): It was constituted by the Department […]

Ban on Wheat Export

Context: Recently, the government effectively banned the export of wheat. Relevance: GS III- Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: Why were wheat exports banned? What led to the decrease in production? Why were wheat exports banned? The government revised down its wheat production estimates from 111.32 million tonnes (MT) to 105 MT for the crop year […]