Minority Status of Religious, linguistic Communities is State-Dependent

Context The Supreme Court stated that it is a settled position that a community’s religious and linguistic minority status is to be determined state-by-state based on state population. Relevance GS Paper 2: Structure, organisation and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and the […]

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Context External Affairs Minister introduced the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022, which amends the 2005 Act. Relevance GS Paper 2: Laws, Institutions & Bodies Constituted For The Vulnerable Sections Mains Question Examine the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) […]

NAMASTE Scheme

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? The Government has formulated a National Action Plan for Mechanized Sanitation Ecosystem- NAMASTE scheme for cleaning of sewers and septic tank. NAMASTE Scheme The scheme is a joint venture of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry […]

Mangal Pandey Birth Anniversary

Mangal Pandey Birth Anniversary

Focus: GS I- History Why in News? Prime Minister has paid tributes to freedom fighter, Mangal Pandey on his birth anniversary. About Mangal Pandey : He was born on July 19, 1827, in a town near Faizabad, what is now eastern Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, although some give his birthplace as a small village near Lalitpur (in present-day southwestern Uttar […]

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Government has restructured the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) as Revamped RGSA for implementation at a total cost of ₹5911 crore including Central Share of ₹3700 crore and State share of ₹2211 crore. About Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) Nodal : Ministry of Panchayati […]

About FAME-II

Focus: GS III- Indian Economy (Infrastructure) Why in News? The Ministry of Heavy Industries has sanctioned 2,877 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in 68 cities across 25 States/UTs under Phase-II of FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India). About FAME-II FAME India is a part of the National Electric Mobility […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 20 July 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 20 July 2022 Contents Weapons of Mass Destruction Minority status of religious, linguistic communities is State-dependent Weapons of Mass Destruction Context External Affairs Minister introduced the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022, which amends the 2005 Act. Relevance GS Paper 2: Laws, […]

What is Minimum Support Price? 

Context: The Centre has finally constituted a committee headed by former Union Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agrawal here to look into the issues of Minimum Support Price (MSP), as promised to protestant farmers after the repeal of three farm laws. Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes) Dimensions of the Article: What is […]

Fast Radio Bursts (FRB)

Context: A strange radio signal (called Fast Radio Bursts) has been detected in a galaxy several billion light-years from Earth, a recent study claimed. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is an FRB? Why are they significant? What is an FRB? Since the first FRB was spotted in 2007, researchers […]