Digital Banking Brings Banks To The Poor

Context Prime Minister Modi used video conferencing to dedicate 75 Digital Banking Units (DBU) across 75 districts to the nation. Relevance GS Paper – 3 : Mobilization of Resources, Growth & Development, Banking Sector & NBFCs, Inclusive Growth Mains Question The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is required to bring the unbanked into the fold […]

Better International Policing in the Internet Age

Context With the blurring of geographical boundaries, crime is generally networked today, and the article emphasised the need to combat the global threat of child abuse in a coordinated manner. Relevance GS Paper 2: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, […]

Hindi Imposition and Its Discontents

Context: The reported recommendation of the Parliamentary Committee on Official Language to use Hindi as the medium of instruction in Central institutions of higher education in Hindi-speaking States and regional languages in other States has once again ignited a controversy over, what is called by critics of the BJP, an attempt to impose Hindi on […]

NHAI’s Infra Investment Bonds

Context: Road Transport and Highways Minister tweeted a video about the National Highways Infra Trust (NHAI InvIT) bonds, which he said will offer an effective return of 8.05% per annum. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is NHAI’s InvIT? What are InvITs? What is NHAI’s InvIT? NHAI InvIT is the infrastructure […]

About Neelakurinji

Context: As visitors keep pouring in to witness the blooming of neelakurinji on a vast area on the Kallippara hills at Santhanpara in Idukki, Kerala, an expert team has identified six varieties of the plant across the region. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: About Neelakurinji Threats About Neelakurinji In the shola forests […]

Mangalyaan Mission

Context: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) confirmed that the Mars Orbiter craft has lost communication and is non-recoverable and the Mangalyaan mission has attained end-of-life. Relevance: GS II: Science and technology Dimensions of the Article: About Mars Orbiter Mission Objectives About Mars Orbiter Mission : The PSLV-C25 rocket carrying the Rs 450 crore Mars […]

Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

Context: About 41.5 crore people exited poverty in India during the 15-year period between 2005-06 and 2019-21, out of which two-third exited in the first 10 years, and one-third in the next five years, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development) Dimensions of the article: What […]

East Asia Summit

Focus: GS II: International Relations Why in News? Recently, India participated in the 6th East Asia Summit Education Minister’s Meeting held in Hanoi, Vietnam. About: East Asia Summit It was established in 2005. It is a forum of 18 regional leaders for strategic dialogue and cooperation on the key political, security, and economic challenges facing the Indo-Pacific […]

Digital Banking Units

Focus: GS III: Indian Economy Why in News? Recently, the Prime Minister of India has dedicated 75 Digital Banking Units (DBU) across 75 districts to the nation. About Digital Banking Units A digital banking unit is a specialized fixed point business unit or hub, housing a certain minimum digital infrastructure for delivering digital banking products […]