Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator Technology

Context: Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully tested the Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (IAD) technology that could aid cost-effective recovery of spent rocket stages and safely land payloads on other planets. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is IAD? Significance What is IAD? The IAD is designed, developed […]

Ladakh To Have India’s First Dark Sky Reserve

Ladakh To Have India’s First Dark Sky Reserve

Context: Recently, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Science and Technology, announced that by the end of 2022, India will establish the country’s first Dark Sky Reserve in the cold desert regions of Ladakh. This facility will also promote astronomy-tourism Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is a Dark Sky […]

About Mohenjo-Daro

About Mohenjo-Daro

Context: Pakistan’s Department of Archaeology has said that Mohenjo-daro might be removed from the world heritage list, if urgent attention towards its conservation and restoration is not given. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: About Mohenjo-daro Other Indus Valley sites What next for the site? Losing world heritage tag About Mohenjo-daro Mohenjo-daro, a […]

Sedition Law In India

Context: As per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports, Assam recorded the most number of Sedition cases in the country in the last eight years. Relevance: GS III: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What are the Findings of the NCRB? What is Sedition? About Sedition law Criticism of Sedition What are the Findings […]

About Preventive Detention in India

Context: Preventive detentions in 2021 saw a rise by over 23.7% compared with the year before, with over 1.1 lakh people being placed under preventive detention, according to statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights), GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the […]

Ban On Conversion Therapy For the LGBTQIA+ Community

Context: The National Medical Commission (NMC), the apex regulatory body of medical professionals in India, has written to all State Medical Councils, banning conversion therapy and calling it a “professional misconduct”. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: What is conversion therapy? Role of the Madras High Court in the ban […]

PM SHRI Schools

Focus: Government policies and Interventions Why in News? On the occasion of National Teachers’ Day, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced a new initiative – PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India). About PM SHRI Schools: This will be a new centrally sponsored scheme for upgradation and development of more than 14,500 Schools across the […]

V. O. Chidambaram Pillai

The Prime Minister has remembered freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram Pillai on his Jayanti.

Focus: GS I- Modern History Why in News? The Prime Minister has remembered freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram Pillai on his Jayanti. About Chidambaram Pillai: Chidambaram Pillai was born on 5 September 1872 to Olaganathan Pillai and Paramyee  Ammai in Ottapidaram, District Tirunelveli in modern Tamil Nadu. He was popularly known by his initials, V O.C. also […]

India’s First Dark Sky Reserve For Astronomy Tourism

Context By the end of 2022, India will have established the country’s first Dark Sky Reserve in Ladakh’s cold desert regions. The Minister of State (Independent charge) for Science and Technology recently announced this. A Dark Sky Reserve is public or private land with a distinguished nocturnal environment and starry nights that has been responsibly […]

India and Australia From Divergence To Convergence

Context The fifth round of Track 1.5 Australia-India Leadership Dialogue will take place on September 6, 2022 in New Delhi, bringing together 50 of Australia’s and India’s best and brightest leaders, including Ministers, business leaders, and academics, for an invitation-only forum. Addressing Australia-India bilateral relations in the context of the Indo-Pacific region, the Dialogue provides […]