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Shiv Bhojan Thali scheme

Context: One of the most popular initiatives of the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra was the Shiv Bhojan Thali, a form of subsidised meal scheme. With the new Eknath Shinde-led dispensation coming to power in the state, the scheme is under the scanner. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: […]

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Context: Recently, the government announced an extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) for another three months until December 2022. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Eligibility  What are NFSA beneficiaries entitled to? How many persons are covered under the […]

Ban on Popular Front of India

Context: The central government has announced a ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI), the organisation whose leaders and offices were raided by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in states across the country. Following these actions, which were based on allegations that members of the PFI are involved in […]

What Is The IMEI Number, and Its Function?

Context: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has made it mandatory for mobile phone manufacturers to register the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) – the 15-digit numbers that uniquely identify each mobile device – of all handsets made in India with the government. Importers, too, will have to register with the government the IMEI number of […]

What is the Mahakal Corridor?

What is the Mahakal Corridor?

Context: Prime Minister to inaugurate the Mahakaleshwar Corridor, constructed in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain at a cost of Rs 350 crore. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: What is the Mahakal corridor? Significance of Mahakaleshwar temple What is the Mahakal corridor? Mahakal Maharaj Mandir Parisar Vistar Yojna is a plan for the expansion, beautification, […]

What Is A UAPA Tribunal?

Context: The Popular Front of India (PFI), declared an “unlawful association” under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) by the Centre, will now have the option to present its case before a tribunal that must confirm the government notification for the ban to continue. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What […]

National Disaster Management Authority

Focus: GS III- Disaster Management Why in News? The National Disaster Management Authority celebrated its 18th Formation Day in New Delhi. The theme for this year’s Foundation Day was “Volunteerism in Disaster Management”. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) National Disaster Management Authority, abbreviated as NDMA, is an apex Body of Government of India, with a mandate […]

Bhagat Singh Birth Anniversary

Focus: GS I: History Why in News? The Prime Minister has bowed to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary.  Who is Bhagat Singh? Background: In 1907, Bhagat Singh was born into a Sikh family in Lyallpur District, Pakistan. Singh was lured to the Indian independence movement from a young age since his family members […]

Abe’s Vision For An Indo-Pacific

Context Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the state funeral of Shinzo Abe, Japan’s former Prime Minister. Relevance GS Paper – 2: International Treaties & Agreements, Effect of Policies & Politics of Countries on India’s Interests Main Question “While India and Japan share an interest in keeping the Indo-Pacific open and free, bilateral cooperation remains limited.” […]

Empowering India-Nepal Ties Through Hydropower

Context The National Hydro Electric Power Corporation of India (NHPC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Investment Board Nepal (IBN) to develop 750 MW West Seti and 450 MW Seti River (SR6) hydroelectric projects in western Nepal (a total of 1,200 MW). The projects were awarded to India nearly four years after […]