Bulldozer Injustice to ‘Teach a Lesson’

Context The use of Bulldozers on the accused of various violent incidents in the country has drawn ire from certain sections of the society who believe law shall take such decisions in a civilized society. Relevance GS-II: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States Dimensions of the Article Bulldozer justice When the state […]

The Reasons Behind the Crashing Crypto Market

Context Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies have been crashing since they hit an all-time high late last year. Bitcoin has lost more than two-thirds of its value since it hit a peak of around $69,000 in November last year and is currently trading at around the $22,000 mark. Ethereum, another cryptocurrency popular among investors, has […]

One District One Product

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The government reiterated that it is working towards ‘One District One Product’ which will give impetus to the Handicraft sector as well as the Artisans. About One District, One Product Nodal: Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MOFPI).  The ODOP initiative is aimed at manifesting the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of […]

Soverign Gold Bond Scheme

Focus: GS II- Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Why in News? The Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds in tranches About Soverign Gold Bond Scheme (SGB) The Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme was introduced in […]

About Prithvi-II Missile

About Prithvi-II Missile

Context: Recently, India successfully conducted the night trial of surface-to-surface nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile Prithvi-II. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Prithvi-II Missile About the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) About Prithvi-II Missile The 350-kilometer strike range of the Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile is impressive. It has twin liquid propulsion engines and […]

Bharat Gaurav Scheme

Context: The ‘Bharat Gaurav’ train service from Coimbatore to Shirdi, a first of its kind in the country, was inaugurated at the Coimbatore North Railway Station. Relevance: GS III- Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: About Bharat Gaurav Scheme Benefits of the Scheme About Bharat Gaurav Scheme It was launched in November 2021, The main objective […]

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Context: The Foreign Minister of Myanmar is unlikely to be part of the 24th ASEAN-India Ministerial summit. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ASEAN’s Objectives ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement (AITIGA) ASEAN-India Trade in Services Agreement (AITISA) ASEAN-India Investment Agreement (AIIA) ASEAN-India Free Trade Area […]

Govt’s New Guidelines Banning Surrogate Ads

Context: Sellers of alcoholic beverages have asked the government to provide clarity on ‘surrogate advertisements’, which have been banned under the new guidelines to tackle misleading advertisements. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Details What do the new advertising guidelines say? What is surrogate advertising? Why are advertisers seeking clarity? […]

What Is The Black Death?

Context: Recently, In a study published in the journal Nature, researchers have claimed that the disease originated in modern day northern Kyrgyzstan around 1338-1339 – nearly 7-8 years before it ravaged large parts of the world. Relevance: GS II- Health and Education Dimensions of the Article: What was the Black Death? Why is the new […]