Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Context: The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh has been at the centre of three major wars and multiple clashes for decades. The flare-up began recently after Azerbaijan claimed that it had captured the territory in Karabakh in a retaliatory campaign, after an Armenian attack killed one Azerbaijani soldier. Relevance: Prelims, GS-II: International Relations […]

History of Triple Talaq and Legislation

Context: Five years after the Supreme Court’s five-judge Bench invalidated instant triple talaq in August 2017, the women petitioners continue to live a life of half-divorcees.  No arrests could be made for giving instant triple talaq as the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 came into force long after pronouncement of instant talaq. Relevance: […]

India’s Pulse Polio Programme

India’s Pulse Polio Programme

Context: Polio, a deadly disease that used to paralyze tens of thousands of children every year, is spreading in London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades, spurring catch-up vaccination campaigns. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article: What is Polio? Polio in India India’s Pulse Polio Programme Steps taken by […]

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

Context: In a first, an indigenously developed howitzer gun, ATAG, became part of the 21-gun salute during the Independence Day ceremony at the Red Fort Monday. Developed by the DRDO, the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) was used alongside the traditional British-origin ’25 Pounders’ artillery guns Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology (Indigenization Of […]