EU Palm Oil Alternatives

Context Indonesia and Malaysia claim the EU’s palm oil restrictions are unfair and “discriminatory,” and they are hoping for a WTO resolution. Meanwhile, the EU has imposed new restrictions on the use of palm oil as a fuel. Relevance GS Paper 2: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests GS […]

Weak Insolvency Regime?

Context The Supreme Court recently ruled that Section 7(5) (a) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) grants the adjudicating authority, i.e. the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), discretionary power to admit an application under the Code by a financial creditor for the initiation of a corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP). With its aforementioned finding, […]

Jawaharlal Nehru Port

Focus: GS I- Geography Why in News? Recently, Jawaharlal Nehru Port became the first major port of the country to become a 100% Landlord port of India having all berths being operated on PPP model. About Jawaharlal Nehru Port  Navi Mumbai, where it is located, is India’s top port for handling containers, handling around half […]

Private Member’s Bill

Context: Opposition members protested against the introduction of a private member’s Bill on the repeal of The Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991, in the Rajya Sabha. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Private Member’s Bill Difference between private and government Bills What is the Places of Worship Act? Private […]

Environmental Impact Assessment

Context: The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has notified amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Rules, making several exemptions to gaining environmental clearance. In order to analyse (and subsequently mitigate) a project or activity’s possible negative consequences on the ecology of a region, the MoEFCC promulgated a new EIA Notification in […]

Direct Seeding of Rice

Context: Punjab is not only a long way away from its target of Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) for this year (as it could only achieve 6.7% of the total target) but also the state has seen 85.7% decline in DSR area from the last season. Relevance: GS III- Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: What […]

Indian Antarctic Bill 2022

Context: Recently, Lok Sabha passed the Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 amid clamour from the Opposition to have more discussion. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: What is the Antarctica Bill? What is the Antarctica Treaty? What are the main provisions of the Bill? What are the prohibitions? What is the […]

Current Affairs 23 July 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Indian Antarctic Bill Direct Seeding of Rice Environmental Impact Assessment Private Member’s Bill Indian Antarctic Bill 2022 Context: Recently, Lok Sabha passed the Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 amid clamour from the Opposition to have more discussion. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: What is the Antarctica Bill? What is […]

PIB Summaries 23 July 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS Jawaharlal Nehru Port Jal Jeevan Mission Jawaharlal Nehru Port Focus: GS I- Geography Why in News? Recently, Jawaharlal Nehru Port became the first major port of the country to become a 100% Landlord port of India having all berths being operated on PPP model. About Jawaharlal Nehru Port  Navi Mumbai, where it is located, is […]