Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Focus: GS-III: Indian Economy (International Institutions), GS-II: International Relations Why in News? Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman attended the 7th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Every year at the Annual Meeting, the Board of Governors meets to take key decisions on important […]

Blue Flag Beaches

Focus: GS Paper – 3: Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? In yet another recognition of India’s commitment to protect and conserve the pristine coastal and marine ecosystems through holistic management of the resources, the globally recognized and the coveted International eco-label “Blue Flag”, has been accorded to two new beaches – Minicoy […]

PIB Summaries 27 October 2022

  Contents: Blue Flag beaches Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Blue Flag Beaches Focus: GS Paper – 3: Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation Why in News? In yet another recognition of India’s commitment to protect and conserve the pristine coastal and marine ecosystems through holistic management of the resources, the globally recognized and the coveted […]

ISRO’s Heaviest Rocket

Context The Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) heaviest rocket Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (LVM3 or GSLV Mark 3) successfully orbited 36 satellites of OneWeb, based in the United Kingdom. It was launched as part of the LVM3-M2 / OneWeb India-1 Mission. LVM3-M2 is New Space India Limited’s dedicated commercial satellite mission (NSIL). NSIL is a […]

A Renewable Energy Revolution With Agricultural Roots

Context A private company’s first bio-energy plant has recently begun commercial operations in the Punjab district of Sangrur. The plant will convert agricultural waste into wealth by producing compressed bio gas (CBG) from paddy straw, indicating the beginnings of a renewable energy revolution rooted in agriculture. Relevance GS Paper 3: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, […]

India China Relations

Context: The External Affairs Minister, in a farewell meeting with Chinese envoy Sun Weidong, emphasised mutual “respect, sensitivity and interest”. Relevance: GS Paper 2: India and its Neighbourhood (relations) Dimensions of the Article: Key Points Indo-China Border Major irritants of India china relations: Cooperation between India and China: India emphasisied that the development of India-China […]

Impact of La Nina on Northeast monsoon

Context: With the  Northeast monsoon onset expected soon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘yellow’ alert over Kerala, Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Rayalaseema and south interior Karnataka, warning of thunderstorms and lightning. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Climatology, Important Geophysical Phenomena), GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Impact of Climate Change) […]

Genetically Modified (GM) Food Crop

Context: The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) under the Union Environment Ministry has approved seed production “prior to commercial release” of India’s first indigenously developed transgenic hybrid mustard. It opens up possibilities for India’s first genetically modified (GM) food crop by farmers. Relevance: GS-3 Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Key Points What are […]