Buddhist Caves in Bandhavgarh Forests

Context: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered Buddhist caves and stupas at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. Relevance: Prelims, GS I: History What are the Findings? Buddhist Caves: 26 Buddhist Caves were discovered dating back to the 2nd and 5th centuries, pertaining to the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. The caves and some of their remains […]

Ranipur Tiger Reserve

Context: The UP cabinet approved the notification of Ranipur Tiger Reserve under Section 38(v) of the Wild life (Protection) Act of 1972. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Ranipur WS About the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) About Ranipur WS Ranipur WS, an attraction in the Chitrakoot region of Uttar […]

Vande Bharat Train

Context: Prime Minister will inaugurate the new Vande Bharat trainset and will travel in it for about half an hour from Gandhinagar to Kalupur in Gujarat. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About Vande Bharat 2.0 What are the major upgrades? Safety features What passengers will experience? Way forward About Vande Bharat […]

Global Innovation Index 2022

Context: The Prime Minister has expressed pride for Indian Innovators as India climbs to the 40th rank in  the Global Innovation Index of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Issues related to Development, Important International Organizations and their reports) Dimensions of the Article: What is Global […]

Abortion law In India

Context: Recently, In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court declared that single women with pregnancies between 20 and 24 weeks are entitled to access the same safe and legal abortion care as married women. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 prohibits unmarried women who are between 20 and 24 weeks’ pregnant to abort […]

Khadi and Village Industries Commission

Focus: GS II: Polity and Governance Why in News? Prime Minister  has given the message of cleanliness to the entire countrymen on many occasions. To fulfill this dream of  Prime Minister, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is engaged with its full capacity and full determination. About Khadi Village Industries Commission: Khadi and Village Industries Commission […]

ICAO Joins International Solar Alliance

Focus: GS II: International Relations Why in News? Recently, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) during the 42nd session of ICAO Assembly in Montreal, Canada. Cochin International Airport in India became the world’s first fully Solar powered airport in the world in 2015. ICAO Memorandum of Understanding with ISA: The MoU […]

Widening (CAD) Current Account Deficit

Context India’s current account deficit (CAD) increased to 2.8% of GDP in the April-June quarter (Q1 FY22), the highest in four years but lower than the 3-3.5% forecast by many economists. Relevance GS Paper 3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilisation of resources, growth, development and employment Mains Question How do you define Current […]

 Equal Abortion Right To Single Women

Context On International Safe Abortion Day, the Supreme Court of India (SC) issued a landmark decision granting unmarried and single women with pregnancies ranging from 20 to 24 weeks access to safe and legal abortion care on par with married women. The Supreme Court loosened the grip of a 51-year-old abortion law, the Medical Termination […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 30 September 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 30 September 2022 Contents Single women get equal abortion rights Widening CAD Single Women Get Equal Abortion Rights Context On International Safe Abortion Day, the Supreme Court of India (SC) issued a landmark decision granting unmarried and single women with pregnancies ranging from 20 to 24 weeks access to safe and […]