PM Gati Shakti

PM Gati Shakti

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles said that the world will emulate the example of PM Gati Shakti in the coming years.  About PM Gati Shakti: It will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like […]

National Air Sport Policy 2022

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? The Minister of Civil Aviation launched National Air Sport Policy 2022 (NASP 2022). About NASP 2022: NASP 2022 lays out the vision of making India as one of the top sports nations by 2030, by providing a safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable and sustainable air sports […]

World Summit of Information Society 2022

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? The Minister of Communications recently attended the opening ceremony of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland, where India demonstrated its telecom prowess in multilateral and bilateral engagements. Details: India’s participation coincides with its re-election to the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Council for the […]

Why India Must Engage Taliban

Context It is good that India has extended humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan at this time through international agencies and not let its unhappiness with the Taliban’s policies come in the way. Relevance GS-II: India and its Neighborhood- Relations Dimensions of the Article India’s  recent engagement with Afghanistan Why Afghanistan matters to India’s Security So, what […]

The Problem With Putting the Civil Services on a Pedestal

Context Recently, two IAS officers were the subject of widespread public derision for misuse of power. A week later, the media and the public feted those who had successfully cracked the UPSC examination in order to become bureaucrats of the future. Relevance GS-II: Role of Civil Services in a Democracy Dimensions of the Article About […]

What Are Green Jobs?

Context: At an event to mark World Environment Day recently, Prime Minister spoke about India’s consistent efforts to combat climate change. During his speech, he also mentioned India’s efforts to create green jobs Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What are ‘green jobs’? India and ‘green jobs’ Scenario across the world […]

What Are Carbon Bombs?

Context: A group of environmentalists, lawyers, and activists have come together to identify and ‘defuse carbon bombs’– coal, oil and gas projects that have the potential to contribute significantly to global warming. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What are carbon bombs? What is the plan for ‘defusing’ carbon bombs? What […]

Accessible India Campaign

Context: The Central Advisory Board (CAB) on Disability, which is mandated to meet every six months under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, has not been reconstituted since the previous Board’s three-year term ended in November 2020 Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions of the Article: About Accessible India Campaign About the Rights […]

What are Bad Banks?

Context: Recently, Finance Minister announced that the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARCL) along with the India Debt Resolution Company (IDRCL) will take over the first set of bad loans from banks and try to resolve them.  Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, NPAs, Banking) Dimensions of the Article: NPA stress in […]

State Food Safety Index

State Food Safety Index

Context: In an effort to galvanize States/UTs to work towards ensuring safe food for citizens, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare released Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)’s 4th State Food Safety Index (SFSI) to measure the performance of States across five parameters of food safety.  Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related […]