Technology And Exhausted Nomads in J&K

Context The nomadic Gujjar and Bakarwal communities of Jammu and Kashmir have been given smart cards and free transportation to help with their biannual migration. Relevance GS Paper 1: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. Mains Question Has religion improved social cohesion in Indian society? Argue (250 Words) Gujjar-Bakarwal Community Information: The nomadic pastoralists of […]

United Nations Mandates for Peacekeeping

Context UN Peacekeeping fatalities due to malicious acts (not illness or accidents), which were previously on the decline, are now on the rise, rising from 13 in 2020 to 25 in 2021 and as many as 26 this year through August. In light of this, UN Peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix has stated that peacekeeping soldiers […]

Election Commission of India

Context: In an interim order passed, the Election Commission of India (ECI) froze the well known ‘bow and arrow’ election symbol of the Shiv Sena until the competing claims for recognition by the two rival factions is decided. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Details How does the ECI decide who […]

Nobel Peace Prize 2022

Context: Recently, the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial, and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: About Nobel Peace Prize Who are the Winners? About Nobel Peace Prize The Prize […]

India-Made Cough Syrups and Deaths in Gambia

Context: Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued an alert about four Indian-manufactured cough syrups that it said could potentially be linked to acute kidney injury in children and 66 deaths in the small West African nation of The Gambia. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: What happened in Gambia? Why are the […]

Direct Tax Collections

ontext: Recently Union Finance Ministry said, India’s net direct tax collections in the financial year 2022-23 have risen to ₹7.45 lakh crore, more than half of the Budget targets. It is an increase of 16.3% over the tax inflows during the corresponding period a year ago. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: […]

Online Gaming In India

Context: An inter-ministerial task force, set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to propose contours of a national-level legislation to regulate online gaming, has proposed the creation of a central regulatory body for the sector, clearly defining what games of skill and chance are, and bringing online gaming under the purview of […]

About Project Mausam

Focus: GS I- Art and Culture Why in News? Recently, ASI organised a two-day National Conference on Project Mausam – Jaladhipurayatra: Exploring Cross- Cultural Linkages along the Indian Ocean Rim Countries. About Project Mausam: In an attempt to understand the Monsoon Winds and other climatic factors and the ways  in which these natural elements impacted, […]

Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Melas

Focus: GS III- Growth and Development Why in News? As a part of Prime Minister Skill India Mission to boost career opportunities and practical training, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is organizing Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Melas (PMNAM) across 280 locations in 28 states and Union Territories. About Apprenticeship Mela Under the […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 10 October 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 10 October 2022 Contents To go after armed groups, UN peacekeepers require ‘robust’ mandates Technology makes life easier for exhausted nomads in J&K To Go After Armed Groups, UN Peacekeepers Require ‘Robust’ Mandates Context UN Peacekeeping fatalities due to malicious acts (not illness or accidents), which were previously on the decline, […]