What is Uniform Civil Code?

Context The Ministry of Law and Justice has told the Supreme Court that the court cannot direct Parliament to frame any law and it sought dismissal of PILs (Public Interest Litigation) seeking a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country. Relevance: GS II- Polity Dimensions of the Article: What is Uniform Civil Code (UCC)? Positive […]

Cyclone Sitrang

Context: Recently, IMD officials said the cyclonic storm set to develop in east-central Bay of Bengal will reach close to the coasts of West Bengal – Bangladesh by October 25. The name Sitrang (read Si-trang) has been given by Thailand. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Physical geography – Climatology, Important Geophysical phenomena), GS-III: Disaster Management Dimensions of […]

Mission LiFE (Lifestyle For Environment)

Context: Prime Minister, in the presence of U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, launched ‘Mission LiFE’ (Lifestyle For Environment), a new initiative for sustainable and healthy lifestyle at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Details About LiFE-Movement Vision and Mission of LiFE What can be done to […]

TN Bans Online Games of Chance and Gambling

Context: Online gambling and online games of chance have been banned in Tamil Nadu. At the same time, the other online games will be regulated. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Types of online gaming available in India: The requirement for a central law: How big is the online gaming market […]

Polio Programme In India

Context: Recently, global leaders confirmed USD 2.6 billion in funding toward the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s (GPEI) 2022-2026 Strategy to end polio at the World Health Summit in Berlin. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article: What is Polio? Polio in India India’s Pulse Polio Programme Steps taken by the Government to maintain polio […]

Single Use Plastic

Focus: GS III- Environment and Ecology Why in News? The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued notification banning production, sale, stocking & distribution, import and usage of identified Single Use Plastic (SUP) items including cutlery items, thin packaging films, candy & ice-cream sticks. About Single use plastic Single-use plastics, often also referred […]

Competition Commission of India

Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance (Government Interventions) Why in News? The Competition Commission of India (Commission) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 1,337.76 crore on Google for abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in the Android Mobile device ecosystem, apart from issuing cease and desist order. The CCI also directed Google to modify […]

Election Commission Strategy of Naming and Shaming Voters

Context The Election Commission recently signed Memorandums of Understanding with over 1,000 corporate entities to monitor “electoral participation of their workforce” and publish those who do not vote on their websites and notice boards. According to ECI, the MoUs are only for voter education and facilitation, not for forcing people to vote or for “naming […]

The Pandemic’s Impact On Wages

Context India plays an important role in the global economic growth and structural transformation story. However, asymmetries continue to abound (exist in large numbers) in the country’s labour market. A commensurate improvement in its labour market outcomes, as well as a more equitable distribution of the fruits of economic progress, will spur further economic growth […]