The Ideals of Complete Justice and Personal liberty

Context India’s top court cannot be seen to be helpless when faced with issues of individual liberty. ‘In certain rare situations, the judiciary could still act as a determined umpire who checks the executive’s excesses. Relevance GS Paper 2: Separation of powers between various organs, functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary. Mains Question The functional […]

Draft Norms for Western Ghats

Context The latest draught notification on Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) in the Western Ghats from the Union Environment Ministry is facing stiff opposition in Karnataka. The Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued a draught notification designating large portions of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Maharashtra as eco-sensitive areas. Karnataka, with 20,668 square […]

BIMSTEC Meeting On Cyber Security Cooperation

BIMSTEC Meeting On Cyber Security Cooperation

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in News? The National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India is organizing a two day Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Cyber Security Cooperation. About BIMSTEC The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation of seven nations of South Asia […]

Monkeypox Disease

Focus: GS II- Health Why in News? The first case of monkeypox was confirmed in India on July 14, after a person who had returned to Kerala from abroad developed symptoms of the disease. About Monkeypox: Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease with symptoms similar to smallpox, although with less clinical severity. The CDC’s monkeypox overview says the […]

 Increase in Current Account Deficit

 Increase in Current Account Deficit

Context:    The Finance Ministry has asserted that the current account deficit (CAD) could, however, deteriorate this year mainly due to rising trade deficits. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy (Growth and Development) Dimensions of the Article: What is the Current Account Deficit? What is Balance of Payments? What has been the recent trend? What are the […]

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Context: Recently, the Union Agriculture Ministry announced that Andhra Pradesh has decided to rejoin the crop insurance scheme Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) from the ongoing kharif season. Andhra Pradesh was one of six states that have stopped implementation of the scheme over the last four years. The other five, which remain out, are […]

Reform in Bail Law

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court underlined that “there is a pressing need” for reform in the law related to bail and called on the government to consider framing a special legislation on the lines of the law in the United Kingdom. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions  of the Article: What is the ruling about? […]

Draft Eco-Sensitive Area Norms for Western Ghats

Context: The Union Environment Ministry’s latest draft notification on Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) in the Western Ghats is facing stiff opposition in Karnataka. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) had issued a draft notification, which demarcated large parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and as eco-sensitive areas. Among these states, Karnataka […]

Forest Conservation Rules 2022

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What are the Forest Conservation Rules? What do the updated rules say? Other Provisions of Forest (Conservation) Rules,2022 What are the Forest Conservation Rules? The Forest Conservation […]