Ensuring A Sustainable Vaccination Programme

Context COVID-19, which disrupted supply chains across countries and in India too, marks an inflection point in the trajectory of immunization programmes. Relevance GS-II: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Dimensions of the Article UIP: Showcasing India’s strength in managing large scale vaccination Why strong service […]

A War That Is Shrinking India’s Geopolitical Options

Context What was initially assumed in New Delhi to be a quick confrontation between Russia and Ukraine, the war in Europe is now raging on with no end in sight, and with its long-term implications yet unknown. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Dimensions of the […]

Hunar Haat

Focus: GS II- Government Policies and Intervention Why in News? The 41st edition of Hunar Haat, an effective campaign of “Acclamation to Art” and “Splendour to Skill”, is being organised in Agra, Uttar Pradesh About Hunar haat: Nodal: Ministry of Minority affairs Hunar Haat is an effective platform wherein opportunity is given to the exhibition of handicrafts […]

Everything You Should Know About PM Gati Shakti

About PM Gati Shakti

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles said that nearly 400 comprehensive GIS based maps already prepared under PM GatiShakti National Master Plan.  About PM Gati Shakti: It will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like […]

Election Commission of India

Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance Why in News? Recently, the President appointed Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Election Commissioner (25th CEC). About Election Commission of India The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering Union and State election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya […]

Sela Tunnel

Sela Tunnel

Context: The strategically-significant Sela Tunnel project in Arunachal Pradesh is nearing completion. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy (Infrastructure) Dimensions of the Article: About Sela Pass Tunnel Project Why is the project important? Significance of the tunnel About Sela Pass Tunnel Project The Sela Tunnel Project is located West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, the tunnel project […]

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Context: A team of scientists from Australia have found that babies at risk of the mysterious Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, generally have low levels of an enzyme called butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) in their blood. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance (Health and Education) Dimensions of the Article: What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome? What is the […]

National Policy on Biofuels

National Policy on Biofuels

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels, 2018, to advance the date by which fuel companies have to increase the percentage of ethanol in petrol to 20%, from 2030 to 2025. Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: National Policy on Biofuels What is Ethanol fuel? Ethanol […]