GST Deepens the Churn in the Tax Regime

Context Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the decisions taken by the GST Council are merely recommendations with “persuasive value” and are not binding. Relevance GS-II: Appointment to various Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Dimensions of the Article GST as an Advisory Body Implications of the Judgement Way Forward GST as […]

Understanding the Nature of US-Taiwan Relations

Context The US President made a controversial statement on whether the US will come to the aid of Taiwan militarily in case of an invasion by China. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Dimensions of the Article What is the Taiwan issue? Game Changer: Cold War […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 27 May 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 27 May 2022 Contents Supreme Court’s ruling on GST deepens the churn in the tax regime Understanding the nature of US-Taiwan Relations Supreme Court’s Ruling on GST Deepens the Churn in the Tax Regime Context Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the decisions taken by the GST Council are merely recommendations with […]

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

Context: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) approved the implementation of the Centre’s flagship Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) for the residents in its area. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions of the Article: About Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) National Health Protection Mission (AB-PMJAY) Health and Wellness Centres (AB-PMJAY) […]

Right to Information Act

Context: Veterans of the Indian Armed Forces have urged PM against exempting defense services from purview of RTI (Right to Information) Act, 2005. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Right to Information (RTI) Act Is RTI a Fundamental Right? Enforcement of RTI Exemptions under RTI Act Central Information Commission (CIC) Right […]

What is E-Waste Management?

Context: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released the draft notification for Electronic Waste Management for public feedback. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Draft Notification for Electronic Waste Management What is e-waste? e-Waste recycling in India Legislation related to e-waste recycling in India About Draft Notification […]

Recognition of Sex Work as a Profession

Context: Recently, in a significant order, Supreme Court has recognised sex work as a “profession” and observed that its practitioners are entitled to dignity and equal protection under law. Relevance: GS II- Social Justice Dimensions of the Article: Details Highlights of the Supreme Court Judgment Challenges faced by Sex worker Details: The court invoked its […]

Green Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future?

Context: At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas said India will emerge as the leader of green hydrogen by taking advantage of the current energy crisis across the globe. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What is green hydrogen? Why is India pursuing green […]

PARAM PORUL

Focus: GS III- Science and Technology Why in News? PARAM PORUL, a state-of-the art Supercomputer at NIT Tiruchirappalli under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) was inaugurated. Features of PARAM PORUL PARAM PORUL system is equipped with a mix of CPU (Central Processing Unit) nodes, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) nodes, High Memory nodes, High throughput storage and high-performance InfiniBand interconnect to cater […]

Digital India BHASHINI

Focus: Government Policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and IT conducted a brainstorming session with Researchers and Start-ups aimed to shape strategy for Digital India BHASHINI [BHASHa INterface for India]. About Digital India BHASHINI Digital India BHASHINI is India’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) led language translation platform. A Bhashini Platform will make Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]