Who Are The Cheetah Mitras?

Context: With the arrival of African cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park has begun the process of their re-introduction, around 70 years after they went extinct in India. Concerns have been raised about whether the big cats can settle in and survive in the Indian landscape. One way the government is trying to smoothen […]

Asian Palm Oil Alliance (APOA)

Context: Edible oil trade associations from five palm oil importing countries in South Asia – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal – announced the setting up of Asian Palm Oil Alliance (APOA). Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What is Palm oil? How important is palm oil to global supply chains? […]

Attorney General for India

Context: Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi has declined the government’s offer to be Attorney General (A-G) for India after “second thoughts”. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Who is the Attorney General for India? Who can become Attorney General for India? Functions and duties Powers of AG Limitations to his powers Who is […]

NavIC Navigation System

Context: The Indian government is pushing smartphone makers to enable support for its NavIC navigation system in new devices sold in the country from next year, a move that has spooked the industry due to additional costs and tight time frame. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What is NavIC? How […]

About Semiconductor Industry

Context: In a bid to make India’s $10 billion chip-making initiative more attractive to investors, the Centre, approved changes to the scheme for the development of a semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About Semiconductor industry What are the changes to India’s chip-making scheme? What are the […]

About Ambedkar Circuit

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? Recently, the Central government announced a special tourist circuit named Ambedkar circuit, which encompasses five key sites associated with Dr B.R. Ambedkar. About Ambedkar Circuit: The government had first proposed the Ambedkar Circuit, or Panchteerth, in 2016, but the conceptualisation of the plan could be held recently. The five […]

About JALDOOT App

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, will launch the “JALDOOT App”. About JALDOOT App Ministry of Rural Development has developed “JALDOOT App” that will be used across the country to capture the water level of selected wells in a village. The Jaldoot app will enable Gram Rojgar […]

A Strategy For India’s Reformed Multilateralism

Context Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s recent visit to the United States has laid the groundwork for India to engage in a wide range of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. The visit is unique in that it aims to achieve a wide range of goals, including the Indian delegation’s participation in the High-Level Week at […]

Air Pollution Target For Cities By 2026

Context The Central Government has increased the target for reducing urban air pollution (particulate matter (PM) concentrations) from 20-30% by 2024 to 40% by 2025-26. The revised target may encourage states to raise their ambitions through city-based action plans under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). Relevance GS Paper 3: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, […]

UPSC MAINS 2022 General Studies Question Paper

UPSC MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 1  GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 1 1. How will you explain the medieval Indian temple sculptures represent the social life of those days? (Answer in 150 words) 10 2. Why did the armies of the British East India Company – mostly comprising of Indian soldiers – win consistently against […]