Superbug Infection

Context A year-long study of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) across the country paints a bleak picture of superbugs (or drug-resistant microorganisms) triumphing over medications. Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance-India, a newly formed organisation, conducted the survey. Relevance GS Paper 2: Health Mains Question The superbug crisis in India is a global public health issue. Discuss the factors […]

G7 Agreed To Impose a Price Cap on Russian Oil

Context Finance Ministers from all G7 countries and the European Union announced a plan to impose a price cap on Russian oil exports. Relevance GS Paper 2: Bilateral, regional and global grouping. Mains Question India can no longer avoid the conclusion that China is the greatest impediment to India’s global ambitions. Discuss the possibility of […]

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

Context: Recently, Juul Inc, a dominant player in the e-cigarette or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) market, agreed to pay $438.5 million to settle claims by 34 US states and territories which said its marketing led to an increase in teenage vaping.Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: What are electronic […]

Why Forecasting Cloudbursts is a challenge?

Context: Cloudbursts — violent and voluminous amounts of rain pouring down in a short duration over a small area — have been reported since the mid-19th century. Yet, the characteristics of these events remain elusive, and our efforts in monitoring and forecasting them is at an embryonic stage. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Physical Geography, Climatology, Important […]

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Context: Recently speaking at a press conference after the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) Ministerial meeting in Los Angeles in the US, Minister of Commerce & Industry said , India has agreed to three pillars relating to supply chains: tax, anti-corruption and clean energy, but the fourth pillar on data and privacy is yet to be […]

Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: The Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme has rolled out in Rajasthan with the objective of providing economic support to the poor and needy families living in the cities through work to be provided on demand for 100 days in a year. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Who […]

Adoption Procedure in India

Context: Recently, District Magistrates (DM) have been empowered to give adoption orders instead of courts. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 What do the amended rules say? Concern over the revised rules Adoption procedure in India What are the challenges? Juvenile […]

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

Focus: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) accomplishes  its successful second anniversary. About Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) was launched in 2020 to bring about Blue Revolution through the sustainable development of the fisheries sector over a period of five years (2020-2025). […]

PLI Scheme for Large-Scale Electronics Manufacturing

Focus: GS III: Indian Economy Why in News? Recently, the first-ever disbursement has been approved by the empowered Committee in Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for mobile manufacturing under ‘Large-Scale Electronics Manufacturing’ sector. About  PLI scheme for Large-Scale Electronics Manufacturing It is mapped to the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY). The PLI scheme […]