Malnutrition in India is a Worry in a Modern Scenario

Context India’s greatest national treasure is its people — especially women and children — but even after 75 years of independence, a majority of them do not get the required diet to meet their nutritional needs. Relevance GS-II: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Dimensions of […]

The ‘C’ Factor in the Russia Ukraine War

Context Into the second 100 days of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the world is awash with speculation about the reasons for the so-called failure of the Russian armed forces to deal a decisive blow against a much smaller Ukrainian army. Russia is yet to achieve what can be termed a decisive victory in any sector of […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 15 June 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 15 June 2022 Contents The ‘C’ factor in the Russia Ukraine War Malnutrition in India is a worry in a modern scenario The ‘C’ Factor in the Russia Ukraine War Context Into the second 100 days of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the world is awash with speculation about the reasons for the […]

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in News? The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister was apprised about the Agreement signed among the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member states on cooperation in the field of youth work among the authorized bodies of the member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). About the Agreement: The areas […]

India-Indonesia CORPAT

Focus: GS III- Security Challenges Why in News?    The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) is being conducted in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca. About India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol: The two Navies have been carrying out CORPAT along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) since 2002. It highlights the mutual trust, synergy and cooperation between the two friendly Navies. India and Indonesia […]

Jal Jeevan Mission

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, the Centre announced that over 50% of rural households have access to tap water supply. About Jal Jeevan Mission: Nodal: Ministry of Jal Shakti Jal Jeevan Mission, a central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to ensure access of piped water for every […]

Nanhi Pari Programme

Context: The ‘Nanhi Pari’ programme was recently launched by the Northwest Delhi district administration. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About Nanhi Pari Programme Significance of the Programme About Nanhi Pari Programme ‘Nanhi Pari’ is a scheme to provide a one-stop solution to parents, eliminating their need to visit various offices to obtain documents. […]

Special Remission to Prisoners

Context: The Union Home Ministry issued a set of guidelines to the States and the Union Territories on the grant of special remission to prisoners to commemorate the 75th year of Independence. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Details About  the grant of special remission President’s Pardoning Power: Article 72 Governor’s […]

Agnipath Scheme

Agnipath Scheme

Context: Recently, the government unveiled its new Agnipath scheme for recruiting soldiers across the three services. The new defence recruitment reform, which has been cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security, will come into effect immediately, and the soldiers recruited under the scheme will be called Agniveers. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions […]

Periodic Labour Force Survey

Periodic Labour Force Survey

Context: The unemployment rate saw a decrease of 0.6% and fell to 4.2% in 2020-21, compared with 4.8% in 2019-20, according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for 2020-21 released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. This means that only 4.2% of adults who looked for jobs could not get any work […]