Rice Shortage In India

Context While overall crop coverage has increased since last year, rice crop coverage has decreased. One of the causes is a lack of rainfall in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. However, adequate stocks and widespread cultivation indicate that there should be no cause for concern. Relevance GS Paper 3: Agriculture– Major cropping patterns in various parts of […]

Relaxing Data Localization Benchmarks

Context The MeitY is investigating the possibility of weakening the data localisation requirements in the current draught of the Personal Data Protection Bill. Relevance GS Paper 2: Government policies and interventions aimed at development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Mains Question Do you believe the Indian government’s intentions regarding […]

Y- 3023 Dunagiri

Focus: GS III- Defence Why in News? Recently, the Defence Minister of India launched Y- 3023 Dunagiri, a Project 17A frigate built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited (GRSE) in Kolkata. About Y-3023 The fourth ship of the Project 17A Frigates is named “Dunagiri.” It bears the name of a mountain range in Uttarakhand. “Dunagiri” is […]

Unified Mobile Application For New Age Governance (UMANG)

Unified Mobile Application For New Age Governance (UMANG)

Focus: GS II- Governance Why in News? Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has taken various initiatives in the recent past to ease the lives of citizens by facilitating online delivery of Government services. To further enhance the initiatives of Digital India Programme, and keeping in view the theme of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, MeitY has […]

Wildfires Intensifying in Europe

Context: Europe is battling intense wildfires with countries like Spain, Greece and France struggling to stamp out fires and contain the damage. Relevance: GS I- Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is wildfire? What causes Wildfire? How dangerous is inhaling wildfire smoke? What is wildfire? A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire that burns in the wildland vegetation, often […]

Great Indian Bustard

Great Indian Bustard

Context: Only four Female Great Indian Bustards (GIB) are left in Gujarat. According to a 2018 count, India has fewer than 150 GIBs, of which 122 are in Rajasthan. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Species in News, Conservation of Biodiversity) Dimensions of the Article: About the Great Indian Bustard About the Habitat of Great Indian […]

About Kala Azar

About Kala Azar

Context: Eleven districts of Bengal reported at least 65 cases of black fever or ‘Kala-Azar disease in the last couple of weeks, a senior official of the health department said, based on state-administered surveillance. Relevance: GS III- Health, Prelims About Kala Azar Kala-azar is a slow progressing indigenous disease caused by a protozoan parasite of […]

Tropical Ozone Hole

Tropical Ozone Hole

Context: A new ozone hole has been detected over the tropics, at latitudes of 30 degrees South to 30 degrees North, a recent study claimed. But some experts are divided over this. Relevance: GS I- Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is Ozone Layer and what are Ozone Holes? Ozone creation and destruction Tropical Ozone […]

 Juvenile Justice Board

Context: Recently, The Supreme Court asked the central government, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) to consider issuing guidelines or directions to assist and facilitate the Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) in making the preliminary assessment for determining whether a child of 16 […]