Supreme Court Collegium

Context: In a significant step to fill vacancies in the higher judiciary, the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Monday approved and recommended to the Centre the proposal for the elevation of 20 advocates and 15 judicial officers as judges in six High Courts. Relevance: GS-II: Governance, GS-II: Polity and Constitution […]

23th Anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas

Context: India is celebrating the 23th anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26th July 2022. On this day in 1999, the Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, formally came to an end, with Indian soldiers successfully recapturing mountain heights that had been seized by Pakistani intruders. Relevance: GS-I History Background: History of the […]

Human-Elephant Conflicts

Context: As per the data released by the Minister of State for Forest, Environment and Climate Change, between 2018-19 and 2020-21, 222 elephants were killed by electrocution across the country, 45 by trains, 29 by poachers and 11 by poisoning. Among tigers, too, 29 were killed by poaching between 2019 and 2021, while 197 tiger […]

Lumpy Skin Disease

Lumpy Skin Disease

Context: Cattle herders in western Rajasthan have suffered heavy losses due to an outbreak of the contagious Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD). Relevance: GS-II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Key Points About Lumpy Skin Disease Key Points: Hundreds of cattle have died from infection, according to data from the state animal husbandary department. The state’s dairy […]

Current Affairs 26 July 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS: Supreme Court Collegium Kargil Vijay Diwas Human-Elephant Conflicts Lumpy Skin Disease Supreme Court Collegium Context: In a significant step to fill vacancies in the higher judiciary, the Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Monday approved and recommended to the Centre the proposal for the elevation of 20 advocates and 15 […]

Genetically Modified (GM) Crops

Focus: GS-3 Science and Technology Why in News? Clearance of Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is mandatory for the environmental release of Genetically Modified (GM) crops. Key Points: The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is the statutory committee constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. As per the ‘’Rules 1989’’, State/UT Biotechnology Coordination Committees and […]

FDI in Defence Sector

Focus: GS-3 Indian Economy Why in News? The Government of India revised the FDI polic in 2020 and the total FDI inflow reported till May, 2022 is approximately Rs. 494 Crores. The GoI in 2020, has liberalised and allowed FDI under automatic route up to 74% and up to 100% through Government route wherever it […]

Optical Fibers and the 5G Spring

Context India is preparing to auction off airwaves in order to launch 5G services across the country. The infrastructure required for such a rollout necessitates the connection of existing radio towers via optical-fibre cables. Relevance GS Paper: 2 Government Policies & Interventions GS Paper: 3 IT & Computers, Indigenization of Technology, Scientific Innovations & Discoveries Mains Question […]

The Potentials of ICT: E-Governance In India

Context Democratic governance mechanisms are becoming more open to the potentials of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for achieving good governance in their implementation. This use of ICTs for governance falls under the umbrella term of E-governance. India, as one of the largest democratic, demographic, and geographically diverse countries, faces a significant challenge in implementing […]

PIB Summaries 26 July 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS: Genetically Modified (GM) Crops FDI in Defence Sector Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Focus: GS-3 Science and Technology Why in News? Clearance of Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is mandatory for the environmental release of Genetically Modified (GM) crops. Key Points: The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is the statutory committee constituted under the Environment […]