Tackling The Crisis of Rising Global Food Prices

Context This increase in global food prices which manifested itself in the three food price crises since the 1960s offers some pertinent lessons for global food systems and the international community. Relevance GS-III: Issues of Buffer Stocks and Food Security Dimensions of the Article Managing year-to-year volatility Vs. periodic spikes in food prices History of […]

The Way Forward on 5G

Context The near-death of competition signalled by the incipient exit of Vi late last year pushed the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to announce steps to prevent the premature exit of a sagging operator. Relevance GS-III: Science and Technology- Developments and their Applications and Effects in Everyday Life. Dimensions of the Article About 5G India’s Telecom […]

National Apprenticeship Mela 2022

National Apprenticeship Mela 2022

Focus: GS III- Growth and Development Why in News? With an aim to connect the youth with more opportunities of on-ground training within corporates and further a chance to get employment , the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will be organising the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela every month now on. About Apprenticeship Mela […]

What are Zonal Councils?

What are Zonal Councils?

Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance Why in News? Recently, the Minister of Home Affairs chaired the 25th meeting of the Western Zonal Council at Diu. Issues discussed in the Meeting Improvement of banking services in rural areas. Surveillance of rape and sexual assault cases involving women and children, as well as the establishment of Fast Track Courts for such […]

Chelonoidis Phantasticus

Chelonoidis Phantasticus

Context: Chelonoidis phantasticus is a giant tortoise species believed to be extinct for more than a century. Now, a surviving member has been identified. Relevance: GS III- Environment And Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Chelonoidis phantasticus: Habitat and Distribution  IUCN Status  About Chelonoidis phantasticus: A giant tortoise, found alive in 2019, has been confirmed […]

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

Context: Recently, the Indian Council of Medical Research (IMCR) released guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management for type-1 diabetes. This is the first time the ICMR has issued guidelines specifically for type 1 diabetes, which is rarer than type 2 — only 2% of all hospital cases of diabetes in the country are type […]

New Policy on Air Sports in India

Context: Recently, The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation released a new policy on air sports in India. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About NASP 2022 Key Objectives of NASP 2022 What impact is the policy expected to have? About NASP 2022: NASP 2022 lays out the vision of making […]

What is Web 5.0?

Context: Former Twitter CEO recently announced his vision for a new decentralized web platform that is being called Web 5.0 and is being built with an aim to return “ownership of data and identity to individuals”. Relevance GS III-  Awareness In The Fields Of It, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology, Bio-Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Web 1 […]

What is Retail Inflation? 

Context: India’s retail inflation eased marginally to 7.04% in May from the nearly eight-year high of 7.79% in April, reflecting a persistent uptick of over 6% in prices paid by consumers for the fifth successive month. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Fiscal Policy, Taxation) Dimensions of the Article: What is […]