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The Choice Is Narrowing The Circle or Widening It

Context An editorial comment recently opined ‘India is witnessing the progressive normalization of minority baiting’. Recent happenings within the country and their reactions in lands far and near tend to pose the problem. Relevance GS-I: Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism. Dimensions of the Article Neighbourhood Impact An emerging disquiet Furtherance of hate Indic versus […]

A Case Of The Court Straying Into The Legislative Sphere

Context Recently, the Allahabad High Court, while allowing two criminal revisions pertaining to a dowry case, took cognisance of the misuse of Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), proposed certain safeguards and directed the State authorities of Uttar Pradesh to take the necessary steps for their implementation in a given time period. Relevance […]

About G20

About G20

Focus: GS-II: International Relations (Important International Groupings and Agreements, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Why in News? Union Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizer virtually addressed the inaugural session at the G20 Health Ministers meeting at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia has hosted two Health Working Group Meetings in Yogyakarta and Lombok wherein priority issues of ‘Harmonizing Global Health […]

National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman Workers

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, launched an innovative project for skill training of construction workers called ‘NIPUN’ i.e. National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers. About NIPUN: The project NIPUN is an initiative of the Ministry […]

Black Swan Event

Context: A study by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has spoken about the possibility of capital outflows to the tune of $100 billion (around Rs 7,80,000 crore) from India in case of a major global risk scenario or a “black swan” event. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is a […]

Amrit Sarovar Mission

Context: The Union government has asked the Ministry of Railways and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to use the soil/silt excavated from ponds/tanks in all districts across the country under the Amrit Sarovar Mission for their infrastructure projects. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Intervention Dimensions of the Article: About Amrit Sarovar Mission […]

Aspirational District Programme

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister has expressed his desire to extend the Aspirational District Programme to block and city levels. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About Aspirational Districts Programme Objectives Challenges Associated with ADP About Aspirational Districts Programme It was launched in 2018 which aims to transform districts that have shown […]

What Is Lightning?

What Is Lightning?

Context: Seventeen people have been killed by lightning over the last two days in various parts of Bihar Of all the atmospheric phenomena, lightning perhaps is the most dangerous and mysterious. In India, lightning kills about 2,000-2,500 people every year. Relevance: GS I- Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is Lightning? More about Clouds that […]

About Single Use Plastic

Context: The Centre has banned the use of ‘single-use plastic’ from July 1. The Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change had issued a gazette notification last year announcing the ban, and has now defined a list of items that will be banned from next month. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the […]