Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Context: Iran and Belarus are likely to be the two newest additions to the China and Russia-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) grouping. Relevance: GS II- International Relations About Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO);- It is a permanent intergovernmental international organization. It’s creation was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic […]

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme

Context: According to recent guidelines issued by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme will be extended to all Districts. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What are the Guidelines? About Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme Criticism of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao What are the […]

Fundamental Duties of the Citizen

Context: The Supreme Court has allowed the Centre’s request for two months’ time to file a reply to a petition seeking the enforcement of fundamental duties of citizens, including patriotism and unity of nation, through “comprehensive, and well-defined laws”. Relevance: GS II- Polity (Indian Constitution) Dimensions of the Article: Details How were the fundamental duties […]

National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022

Context: The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), is yet again the top higher educational institute in the country . This is the seventh consecutive edition of NIRF. Relevance: GS II- Education Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of  National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022: About NIRF Highlights of  National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022: According to […]

Concerns Over Current Account Deficit

Context  In its latest review of the economy the Finance Ministry is sanguine about India’s economic recovery and has asserted that major macro-economic risks have subsided over the past six weeks. The Finance Ministry has asserted that the current account deficit (CAD) could, however, deteriorate this year mainly due to rising trade deficits Relevance GS Paper […]

Major Omission In the Proposed Policy on Disability

Context The Department of Empowerment of Person with Disabilities (DoEPwD) recently released the draft of the national policy for persons with disabilities (“Policy”). Relevance GS Paper 2: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and the States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection […]

Platform of Platforms (POP)

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News?   Recently, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched the Platform of Platforms (PoP) under the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) on the side-lines of the State Agriculture and Horticulture Ministers’ Conference in Bengaluru, Karnataka. About Platform of Platforms (PoP): e-NAM integrates the platform of Service Providers as “Platform […]

Mission Shakti Scheme

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued detailed guidelines for the ‘Mission Shakti’ scheme. About Mission Shakti Over the course of the 15th Finance Commission, from 2021–2022 to 2025–2026, “Mission Shakti” was introduced. As an umbrella programme for the implementation of women’s protection, security, and empowerment, […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 16 July 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 16 July 2022 Contents Concerns over current account deficit The major omission in the proposed policy on disability Concerns Over Current Account Deficit Context  In its latest review of the economy the Finance Ministry is sanguine about India’s economic recovery and has asserted that major macro-economic risks have subsided over the past six […]