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A ‘Man’s Parliament’ Striving For An Inclusive India

Context In 1952, when the Indian Republic held its first Parliamentary session, 39 strong, intelligent, and passionate women leaders sat in the hallowed halls of power, challenging a centuries old tide of men’s dominance over the polity. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their […]

Agnipath – A Fire That Could Singe India

Context Agnipath scheme for recruitment of short-term contracted soldiers was announced. The driving factor for this U turn — from ‘One Rank One Pension’ to ‘No Rank No Pension’ might be economic. Relevance GS-II: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. Dimensions of the […]

What is Polio?

What is Polio?

Context: Recently, Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus (VDPV) was recently found in sewage samples from Kolkata, Bengal, during environmental surveillance. A VDPV is a weakened poliovirus strain that was initially included in OPV (Oral Poliovirus Vaccines) but has since evolved to act more like the wild or naturally occurring virus. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article: […]

About I2U2 Initiative

I2U2 Initiative

Context: As part of I2U2 initiatives, India, Israel, UAE, and the US will hold its first virtual summit in July 2022. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About I2U2 Initiative Significance About I2U2 Initiative: Following the Abraham Accords between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, I2U2 was founded in October 2021 to address […]

World Competitiveness Index 2022

Context: Recently, the annual World Competitiveness Index was released by the Institute for Management Development (IMD). IMD is a Swiss foundation, based in Switzerland, dedicated to the development of international business executives at each stage of their careers Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) Highlights of the Index India’s […]

What Are Microplastics?

Context: For the first time, microplastics have been found in freshly fallen snow in Antarctica. The pollutant, scientists argue, poses a growing threat to the region’s ecosystem and could increase the melting of ice and snow. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What are microplastics? Health hazard of microplastics How did […]

Agnipath Scheme – Extension of Entry Age

Agnipath Scheme

Context: Consequent to the commencement of the AGNIPATH scheme, the entry age for all new recruits in the Armed Forces has been fixed as 17 ½  – 21 years of age. Cognizant of the fact that it has not been possible to undertake the recruitment during the last two years, the Government has decided that […]

Inter-State Council

Context: Recently, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister wrote to Prime Minister, asking that at least three meetings of the Inter-State Council should be held every year to “strengthen the spirit of cooperative federalism”. He also suggested that bills of national importance should be placed before the Council before being tabled in Parliament. He said this was […]

PIB Summaries 18 June 2022

CONTENTS Press Council of India Press Council of India Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance Why in News? The Government of India has nominated Smt. Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai as Chairperson of Press Council of India. Smt Justice Desai is a retired Judge of Supreme Court of India. About Press Council of India: The PCI […]