Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022

Context: In a bid to do away with British-era laws governing the telecom sector, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) issued the draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About draft Telecommunication Bill What are some of the key amendments to existing telecom laws? Address issues being […]

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Conflict

Context: Nearly 100 people have been killed and scores injured in violent border clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan over the last week. A ceasefire was brokered by Russia. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan conflict What is happening now at the border? What led to the current flare-up? Significance of […]

Dvorak Technique

Context: Recently, the American meteorologist Vernon Dvorak passed away at the age of 100 who pioneered the widely used Dvorak Technique. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Who was Vernon Dvorak? What is the Dvorak technique? Why is technique still widely in use? Who was Vernon Dvorak? Dvorak was an American […]

NASA DART Mission

NASA DART Mission

Context: In the first-of-its kind NASA’s DART Mission is about to hit a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. Relevance: GS II: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About NASA’s DART Mission Why Dimorphos? Why such mission? About NASA’s DART Mission The mission’s primary objective is to evaluate recently created technology that would […]

Ebola Virus Disease

Context: An outbreak of Ebola has been declared in Uganda following the confirmation of a relatively rare Sudan strain case. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About Ebola Virus Disease How does it spread? What are the symptoms? How can it be diagnosed? Treatment About Ebola Virus Disease The first instances of the […]

The Draft Telecom Bill

Context The Union government has released a draft of ‘The Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022,’ in which several significant changes are proposed. These modifications include provisions for waiving dues for financially stressed operators and bringing over-the-top platforms (such as WhatsApp, Zoom, and Netflix) under the purview of telecom services. Relevance GS Paper – 2: Government Policies […]

Approach To The Death Penalty

Context The Supreme Court recently referred issues concerning procedural norms for imposing the death penalty to a larger Bench. The intervention is viewed as a significant step toward closing gaps in the way trial courts award the death penalty. This current trajectory of judicial thought will reaffirm the fundamentals of the rarest of rare principles […]

International Day of Peace

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21st September. About International Day of Peace The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The International Day of Peace […]

BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

Focus: GS III- Science and Technology Why in News? Providing further impetus to Aatmanirbharta in defence production, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) signed a contract with M/s BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL) for acquisition of additional dual-role capable Surface to Surface BrahMos missiles  About BrahMos supersonic cruise missile The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic […]