Great G20 power comes with greater responsibility

Context The world is watching India and its upcoming presidency of key global forums in 2023, which will put India on the global stage and allow it to place its priorities and narratives on the global agenda. As the country prepares to host the G20 and SCO summits next year, the coming months will be […]

India Confronts Sri Lanka over Tamils at UNHRC

Context India chastised Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for failing to meet its commitments to find a political solution to the ethnic Tamil minority issue. Relevance GS Paper – 2: Effect of Policies & Politics of Countries on India’s Interests, India and its Neighbourhood Mains Question “Despite deep ties, India […]

GPS-Based Toll System to Replace FASTag

Context: The government plans to start a GPS-based toll system in place of FASTag to ensure seamless payment and vehicle movement on national highways. The move would end the role of toll plazas across the country. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: How will a GPS-based tolling system work? About FASTag […]

What is the Collegium System?

Context: The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) U.U. Lalit has recommended eight names for appointment to the Bombay High Court. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Indian Judiciary) Dimensions of the Article: What is the Collegium System? Working of the Collegium System and NJAC Appointment procedure of HC Judges […]

Windfall Tax By The Government

Context: Recently, Finance Minister defended the windfall tax imposed by the Centre on domestic crude oil producers, saying that it was not an ad hoc move but was done after full consultation with the industry. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is a windfall tax? Why are countries levying windfall taxes […]

Economically Weaker Sections Quota

Context: A Constitution Bench, hearing petitions against the 10% quota for Economically Weaker Sections in government jobs and admissions, will examine whether the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, by which it was introduced, violates the basic structure of the Constitution. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: EWS quota: What are the […]

 CRISPR Technology

Context: Over the last 3 years, the gene-editing technology with near unlimited potential has produced flawless results in clinical trials. India has approved a 5-year project to develop CRISPR to cure sickle cell anaemia. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is CRISPR technology? Technology in action What are the possibilities […]

Exercise Pitch Black 2022

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? The Indian Air Force contingent participating in Exercise Pitch Black 22 in Australia has returned after successful participation in the multinational exercise. About Exercise Pitch Black 2022 Exercise Pitch Black 22 was hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force at its Darwin Air Base. Spanning over a duration […]

Japan India Maritime Exercise 2022

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? The sixth edition of Japan India Maritime Exercise 2022 (JIMEX 22) hosted by Indian Navy commenced in the Bay of Bengal on 11 Sep 22. About Jimex 2022: The Indian Navy is being represented by three indigenously designed and built warships; Sahyadri, a multi-purpose stealth frigate and Anti-Submarine […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 14 September 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 14 September 2022 Contents India confronts Sri Lanka over Tamils at UNHRC Great G20 power comes with greater responsibility Context India chastised Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for failing to meet its commitments to find a political solution to the ethnic Tamil minority issue. Relevance GS […]