India Surpasses UK As The 5th Largest Economy

Context According to Bloomberg’s most recent calculations, India has surpassed the United Kingdom to become the world’s fifth-largest economy in late March 2022. This news came at a time when Prime Minister Modi urged the countrymen to resolve to become a developed country by 2047 during his 2022 Independence Day speech. Relevance GS Paper 3: […]

 India-Bangladesh Relationship

Context Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to arrive in India today for an official visit. The visiting leader is expected to emphasise water sharing, energy cooperation, uninterrupted commercial flow, and increased connectivity. Relevance GS Paper 2: India and its neighborhood- relations. Mains Question India has civilizational, cultural, social, and economic ties with Bangladesh. […]

Ramon Magsaysay Award

Ramon Magsaysay Award

Context: Recently, Former Kerala health minister K K Shailaja has declined her nomination for the 2022 Ramon Magsaysay Award, considered to be Asia’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize.   Relevance: GS I: Personalities in News Dimensions of the Article: Who was Ramon Magsaysay? The Ramon Magsaysay Award Indian winners on the list Who was Ramon Magsaysay? […]

What Is Kurki?

Context: Recently, A 65-year-old farmer, died by suicide outside the office of the Muktsar DC. He had been sitting on a dharna outside the administrative complex against kurki orders for his land based on a court case filed against him by the local moneylender for defaulting on loan payment. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance […]

G-20 Education Ministers Meeting

G-20 Education Ministers Meeting

Context: Recently, the Minister of Education addressed the G-20 Education Ministers’ Meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Key Highlights of the Meeting About G20 Structure and functioning of G20 Key Highlights of the Meeting: Theme: Recovery, Re-imagine and Rebuild Stronger. The G20 presidency is scheduled to move from Indonesia to […]

What Are Coarse Cereals?

Context: Government push to coarse cereals as climate change affects wheat, paddy cultivation. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: What are Coarse Cereals? Significance Why has the Government changed its attention to Coarse Cereals? What are Coarse Cereals? The country’s agroclimatic zones with limited resources have traditionally grown coarse cereals. Agroclimatic zones are […]

IMF Bailout to Sri Lanka

Context: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced a staff-level agreement with Sri Lanka, months after the island nation’s economic crisis intensified this year, following a serious Balance of Payments problem. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What is the staff-level agreement? Is the $2.9-billion a bailout package? About International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

What Are Zonal Councils ?

Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance Why in News? The Union Minister for Home and Cooperation, chaired the 30th Southern Zonal Council meeting in Thiruvananthapuram. What are Zonal Councils? Zonal Councils are advisory councils and are made up of the states of India that have been grouped into five zones to foster cooperation among them. […]

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Focus: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Education informed Lok Sabha that, during 2021-22, more than 3 Lakh women were trained under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is a skill development initiative scheme of the […]