The IMF’s Economic Report

Context The International Monetary Fund’s most recent World Economic Outlook report reduced India’s economic growth forecast for 2022 to 6.8%. This is a significant decrease from its previous forecast of 7.4% issued in July 2022. Relevance GS Paper 2: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. Mains Question What are the main criticisms of […]

The Problem With The Court’s Collegium

Context The Chief Justice of India, U.U. Lalit, set in motion the procedure for the collegium of the Supreme Court to appoint new judges to the Supreme Court, despite his brief tenure. Relevance GS Paper 2:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal […]

Bijoe Emmanuel Case

Context: The Supreme Court delivered a split verdict in the Karnataka hijab ban case, directing the matter to be placed before the Chief Justice of India for appropriate directions. While Justice Hemant Gupta dismissed the appeals challenging the Karnataka High Court order, Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia allowed them. In his judgment, Justice Dhulia referred to the […]

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: In a first providing empirical evidence, a study conducted on the impact of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the wages earned under the Act helped people compensate between 20% and 80% of the income loss incurred because of the lockdown. The report also […]

Next-Gen Launch Vehicle

Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing a Next-Gen Launch Vehicle (NGLV), which will one day replace operational systems like the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Next-Gen Launch Vehicle What are the launch vehicles used by ISRO? About Next-Gen Launch Vehicle In […]

Section 66A of IT Act

Context: Recently, the Supreme C0urt directed that no person should be prosecuted under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, which has been struck down. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Details About Section 66A of IT Act Objections to Section 66A What is the IT Act? Amendment to the […]

SC Delivers Split Verdict On Karnataka Hijab Ban

Context: The Supreme Court delivered a split verdict on whether Muslim students should shed their hijabs at their school gates. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Split verdict Earlier cases with a split verdict How is religious freedom protected under the Constitution? How have courts ruled so far on the […]

What is Purple Revolution (Under Aroma Mission)?

Focus: Prelims, GS-III: Agriculture (Technological advancements related to Agriculture) Why in News? Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Science and Technology said that the ‘Purple Revolution’ originating from Jammu & Kashmir offers attractive StartUp avenues and those who have entered the lavender sector are making a fortune out of it ,but what is […]

What is IBSAMAR VII?

Focus: GS III: Security challenges Why in News? INS Tarkash reached Port Gqeberha (also known as Port Elizabeth), South Africa to participate in the seventh edition of India-Brazil-South Africa Maritime (IBSAMAR) i.e., IBSAMAR VII. What is IBSAMAR VII? IBSAMAR is an important part of IBSA trilateral defence cooperation. It is a joint Multinational Maritime Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South […]