Ex Vajra Prahar 2022

Focus: GS III- Security Challenges Why in News? The 13th Edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise “Ex Vajra Prahar 2022” commenced at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS), Bakloh (HP). About Ex Vajra Prahar 2022: The US contingent is represented by personnel from the 1st Special Forces Group (SFG) and Special Tactics Squadron (STS) of US […]

Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) Initiative

Focus: GS III- Defence Why in News? Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework was launched by the Government with the aim to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace Sector by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia and promote self-reliance. Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) Innovations for Defence […]

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Context: Senior electrochemical scientist Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has become the first woman director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About  CSIR Structure of the Organisation Objectives About CSIR The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting edge R&D knowledge base […]

Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act 

Context: Recently, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader declared a six-point “guarantee” for tribals in Gujarat’s Chhota Udepur district, including the “strict implementation” of The Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA Act). Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About PESA Act: Objectives of the Act Why are rules under PESA […]

Recalling ‘Quit India’

Context: On August 8, 1942 — the people of India launched the decisive final phase of the struggle for independence. It was a mass upsurge against colonial rule on a scale not seen earlier, and it sent out the unmistakable message that the sun was about to set on the British Empire in India. Relevance: […]

Manipur’s NRC Exercise

Context: Recently, the 60-member Manipur Assembly resolved to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and establish a State Population Commission (SPC). Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is National Register of Citizens (NRC)? Why is Manipur pushing for NRC? Has Manipur had protective mechanisms? Are Myanmar nationals the only […]

Current Affairs 09 August 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Manipur’s NRC exercise Recalling ‘Quit India’ PESA Act Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Manipur’s NRC Exercise Context: Recently, the 60-member Manipur Assembly resolved to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and establish a State Population Commission (SPC). Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is National Register of […]

PIB Summaries 09 August 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS iDEX initiative Ex Vajra Prahar 2022 iDEX Initiative Focus: GS III- Defence Why in News? Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework was launched by the Government with the aim to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace Sector by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia and promote […]

Combined Maritime Forces

Context India has officially begun working with the Bahrain-based multilateral partnership, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). India announced its intention to join the CMF as an Associate Partner at the India-US 2+2 in April. According to official sources, the modalities of the exact nature of cooperation are being worked out. The modalities will specify how many […]