Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Context: Pakistan is expected to be taken off the Financial Action Task Force grey list at the global watchdog body’s plenary session in Paris this week, although it will be asked to update members on its actions to counter terror financing and money laundering on a regular basis, in a decision that India will monitor […]

Geographical Indication (GI) Tag

Context: The Embassy of Japan, New Delhi, has filed an application seeking Geographical Indication (GI) tag for nihonshu/Japanese sake, an alcoholic beverage. It is learnt that this is the first time a product from Japan has filed for a tag at the Geographical Indication Registry in Chennai. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: […]

Minimum Support Price (MSP)

Context: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all mandated Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24. Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes) Dimensions of the Article: What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)? Why is there a […]

50th Chief Justice of India

Context: Justice Dhanajaya Yeshwant Chandrachud was appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India (CJI) succeeding the 49th CJI Uday Umesh Lalit. Justice Chandrachud will have a relatively longer tenure of two years and is due to retire on 10th November, 2024. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Appointment of the CJI Administrative Powers of […]

What are Green Crackers?

Context: According to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), green crackers are permitted only in cities and towns where air quality is moderate or poor. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What are Green Crackers? What are the toxic metals that traditional crackers release? Health Impact: SC on Firecrackers in the past […]

Iranian Kamikaze Drones

Context According to Ukrainian officials, the capital region of Ukraine was recently struck by Iranian-made kamikaze drones. Ukraine claims Russia imported the drones, known as Shahed-136 in Iran. Tehran officials, for their part, deny supplying Russia with the weapons. Relevance GS Paper 2: International relations GS Paper 3: Security challenges and their management in border […]

The HDI Report From Fact Lens

Context According to the most recent Human Development Index (HDI) reading released by UNDP, India is ranked 132. The article examines the flaws in the HDI number computation methodology and suggests future corrections. Relevance GS Paper 3: Economy: Human Development Mains Question Despite consistent high growth, India continues to have the lowest indicators of human development. […]

About International Solar Alliance

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in News? The Fifth Assembly of the International Solar Alliance was inaugurated by Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, India in his capacity as the President, International Solar Alliance. About International Solar Alliance (ISA) The International Solar Alliance is an alliance of 121 countries initiated by India, […]

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Focus: GS II- Health Why in News? National Health Authority (NHA) joined hands with  National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) – a constituent board of Quality Council of India (QCI) to expedite implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) About Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will help connect […]

Everything About Interpol

Focus: GS II: International Relations Why in News? The Prime Minister, addressed the 90th Interpol General Assembly in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. About Interpol The International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO), commonly known as INTERPOL, is an international organization that facilitates worldwide police cooperation and crime control. Headquartered in Lyon, it has seven regional bureaus worldwide and […]