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Dharavi Redevelopment Project

Context: The Maharashtra government gave the go-ahead for fresh tenders in the Dharavi redevelopment project, almost two decades after it was first proposed. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Dharavi Economic significance of Dharavi What is the Dharavi Redevelopment Project all about? About Dharavi Dharavi, infamous as one of the […]

Live Streaming of SC Proceedings

Context: The Supreme Court in a full court decided to live stream its proceedings in crucial Constitution Bench cases. The decision comes nearly four years after a plea was made in the interest of transparency. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Intervention Dimensions of the Article: Recommended by A-G Live streaming in HCs What happens […]

What is Stubble Burning?

Context: Recently, the Delhi government announced that it would spray Pusa bio-decomposer free of cost over 5,000 acres of paddy fields in the city as this would help in controlling stubble burning and air pollution during winter. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Pusa Bio-Decomposer What is stubble burning? Effects […]

 Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notified the rules governing The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022 What is the use of identification details in criminal trials? Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920: Main highlights and differences in both […]

The ‘Triple Dip’ in LaNina

Context The ongoing La Nina phase of the equatorial Pacific Ocean is expected to last at least another six months, making it one of the longest La nina episodes ever recorded. It is also only the third episode since 1950 to run for a third year in a row. On August 31, the World Meteorological […]

Semiconductor PLI: 50% of Project Cost Cleared

Context Changes to the Rs 76,000-crore semiconductor Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme were recently approved by the Union Cabinet. The PLI scheme incentivizes businesses to improve their domestic manufacturing. The PLI schemes are carried out by the relevant Ministries/Departments. PLI Schemes for 13 industries were announced in the Union Budget 2021-22. Later, the textile industry […]

About SPARSH Initiative

Focus: GS II: Government policies and Intervention Why in News? The Defence Accounts Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with Bank of Baroda and HDFC Bank, to onboard them as Service Centres under the System for Pension Administration (Raksha) (SPARSH) initiative, across more than 14,000 branches throughout India.  About SPARSH SPARSH is an initiative […]

Convergence Module Between AIF, PMFME & PMKSY

Focus: GS II: Government policies and Intervention Why in News? As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Union Ministers launched the convergence module between the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) scheme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Pradhan Mantri Micro Food Enterprises Upgradation Scheme (PMFME) and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) of the […]

About PM CARES Fund 

Focus: GS II: Government policies and Intervention Why in News? Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the PM CARES Fund  About PM CARES – Fund The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) was created on 28 March 2020, following the COVID-19 pandemic in […]