Serious Frauds Investigation Office

Context: The Serious Frauds Investigation Office (SFIO) has arrested the alleged mastermind of a widespread racket involving the setting up of shell companies with Chinese links and supply of dummy directors. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Serious Fraud Investigation Office Objectives What are the Shell Companies? About Serious Fraud […]

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Context: Recently, Germany launched the world’s first fleet of fully hydrogen-powered trains, these are emissions-free trains that can reach speeds of 140 kilometres per hour and can run about 1,000 km before the tank runs dry.Relevance: GS III: Scientific Innovations & Discoveries Dimensions of the Article: About Hydrogen fuel cells How are they different from […]

Kushiyara River Treaty

Kushiyara River Treaty

Context: For the first time in 26 years, India and Bangladesh agreed to share the waters of a significant transboundary river, the Kushiyara, while negotiations over a long-delayed agreement to share the Teesta River’s waters, which are politically sensitive are still ongoing. Relevance: GS II: India & Its Neighborhood – Relations Dimensions of the Article: […]

 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Context: PM Modi will travel to Samarkand in Uzbekistan to attend the first in-person summit of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) countries since the COVID-19 pandemic. Relevance: GS II- International relations Dimensions of the Article: What is the SCO?  Organizational structure of SCO How is this relevant to India?  Is it about countering the West?  […]

Indian Dairy Sector: Production by Masses

Context The dairy sector in India is distinguished by production by masses rather than mass production, as it employs more than 8 crore families in the country. PM Modi made this statement recently at the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit 2022 in Greater Noida. He also stated that the central government is working hard […]

Make in India – Backside Loop Hole

Context The scope and viability of the Production Linked Incentive scheme are discussed in this article (PLI). The government has set aside Rs 1.97 lakh crore for PLI schemes in various sectors in Budget 2022-23, with an additional allocation of Rs 19,500 crore for PLI for solar PV modules. Relevance GS Paper 2: Growth & […]

Acharya Vinoba Bhave Jayanti

Focus: GS I: History Why in News? Recently, the Prime Minister of India paid tributes to Acharya Vinoba Bhave on his Jayanti, 11th September. Acharya Vinoba Bhave Original name: Vinayak Narahari Bhave Birth: September 11, 1895, in a Chitpavan Brahmin family at Gagoda village of the Konkan area of Maharashtra. Along with reading the texts, he studied […]

What is Operation Gear Box?

Focus: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) launched operation ‘Gear Box’ to stop heroin smuggling, seizes 39.5 kg of contraband from Kolkata port. The heroin was examined and seized under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. What is Operation Gear Box? Operation Gear Box is […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 13 September 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 13 September 2022 Contents Make in India: backside Loop hole Indian Dairy Sector: Production by Masses Make in India: Backside Loop Hole Context The scope and viability of the Production Linked Incentive scheme are discussed in this article (PLI). The government has set aside Rs 1.97 lakh crore for PLI schemes […]