What is Kangaroo Court?

Context: Chief Justice of India said that “rising number of media trials” are proving to be hurdles towards doing justice, and “kangaroo courts” run by the media are causing harm to the health of the democracy. Relevance: Facts for Prelims What is a kangaroo court? Oxford Dictionary defines it as “an unofficial court held by […]

Universal Service Obligation Fund

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved a project for providing 4G mobile services in thousands of villages across the country under the USOF. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Welfare Schemes, Government Initiatives and Policies) Dimensions of the Article: What is the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)? Who are the partners of USOF? What is […]

What is Election Freebies?

Context: Recently, the Supreme court asked the central government whether distributing irrational freebies during election campaigns is financially viable. It also referred to use the expertise of the Finance Commission in curbing the irrational poll freebies. Relevance: GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Interventions, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of policies, Transparency and Accountability) Dimensions […]

Suspension of MPs In Houses of Parliament

Context: Over this week, the two Houses of Parliament have suspended 27 MPs between them, the latest being two AAP MPs and an independent MP from Rajya Sabha . Lok Sabha has suspended four Congress MPs, and Rajya Sabha 23 MPs. The Rajya Sabha suspensions are for the remaining part of this week, and those […]

Current Affairs 29 July 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Suspension of MPs Election freebies Universal Service Obligation Fund Kangaroo court Suspension of MPs Context: Over this week, the two Houses of Parliament have suspended 27 MPs between them, the latest being two AAP MPs and an independent MP from Rajya Sabha . Lok Sabha has suspended four Congress MPs, and Rajya Sabha 23 MPs. The Rajya Sabha suspensions […]

Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme

Focus: GS-III: Indian Economy Why in News? Recently, the central government has released Rs 206 crore to states for the promotion of exports under the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) initiative. Under the TIES, financial assistance for 27 export infrastructure projects have been approved during FY 2019-20 to 2022-23. About Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) […]

Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment

Focus: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, External Sector) Why in News? Singapore (27.01%) and USA (17.94%) have emerged as top 2 sourcing nations in equity flows into India in FY2021-22 followed by   Mauritius (15.98%), Netherland (7.86%) and Switzerland (7.31%). Details: It may be noted that as per the UNCTAD World Investment […]

PIB Summaries 29 July 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS Foreign Direct Investment Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme Foreign Direct Investment Focus: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, External Sector) Why in News? Singapore (27.01%) and USA (17.94%) have emerged as top 2 sourcing nations in equity flows into India in FY2021-22 followed by   Mauritius (15.98%), Netherland (7.86%) and Switzerland (7.31%). […]

The Destiny of the Lions and The History of the Cheetas

Context Beginning in August 2022, four male and four female African cheetahs will be imported from Namibia, and another 12 from South Africa. These cheetahs are intended for soft release in a compartmentalised enclosure (500 hectare) ready at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh (carrying capacity of 21 cheetahs) to reintroduce the cheetah into its […]