The International Booker Prize

Context: Author Geetanjali Shree’s translated Hindi novel, Tomb of Sand, became the first Indian language book to win the International Booker Prize. Relevance: GS I- Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: What is the Booker Prize? What about the International Booker Prize? Why is it called the ‘Booker’? Who have been some prominent winners? […]

System of Rice Intensification Method

Context: According to experts in Punjab, the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Technique is as good as the Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) Technique for the land, environment, and farmers. Relevance: GS III- Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: About System of Rice Intensification method: How does it take place in the field and in which […]

Community Forest Rights

Context: The Chhattisgarh government has become only the second state in the country to recognise Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights of a village inside a national park. The CFR rights of tribals living in Gudiyapadar, a hamlet inside the Kanger Ghati National Park in Bastar district,  giving the community power to formulate rules for forest use. Relevance: GS III- Environment and […]

National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021

National Achievement Survey 2021

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Education released the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 report. The Triennial Survey was conducted in November 2021. Relevance: GS II- Education Dimensions of the Article: About National Achievement Survey – 2021 Key Highlights of the NAS 2021 Performance of the States About National Achievement Survey – 2021 National Achievement Survey […]

PM-KUSUM Scheme

PM-KUSUM Scheme

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme, under which subsidy is provided for setting up of standalone solar pumps and for the solarization of agricultural pumps. In addition to fraudulent websites, WhatsApp and other […]

AKRUTI Program

Focus: GS II- Government policies and  Interventions Why in News? The AKRUTI initiative will be launched by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited in the villages surrounding the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP). AKRUTI Program AKRUTI is a programme run by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited to help unemployed youth living near […]

Supreme Court Recognizes Sex Work as a ‘Profession’

Context In a significant order recognizing sex work as a “profession”, the Supreme Court has directed that police should neither interfere nor take criminal action against adult and consenting sex workers. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Social Empowerment, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues Dimensions of the Article What did […]

A New Road for India’s Fiscal Federalism

Context On May 19, in Union of India vs Mohit Minerals, the Supreme Court of India delivered a ruling which is likely to have an impact far wider than what the Centre might have imagined when it brought the case up on appeal. Relevance GS-II: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Issues and Challenges Pertaining […]

Current Affairs 28 May 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 Community forest rights System of Rice Intensification Method The Booker Prize National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 Context: Recently, the Ministry of Education released the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 report. The Triennial Survey was conducted in November 2021. Relevance: GS II- Education Dimensions of the Article: About National Achievement Survey – 2021 Key Highlights […]