Namami Gange Programme

Namami Gange Programme

Context: Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government said that Dolphins have started coming back to the Ganga with improvement in the quality of the river water made possible by the Namami Gange programme. Relevance: GS III- Environment (Species in News) Dimensions of the Article: About Namami Gange programme Ganges River Dolphins Threats to Gangetic River dolphin […]

Anti-Superstition laws in India

Context: The brutal murders of two women as part of “ritualistic human sacrifices” in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala have left the country in shock. Chilling details of the killings have sparked a debate about the prevalence of superstitious beliefs, black magic and sorcery in Kerala. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the […]

UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2022

Context: Recently, The Emissions Gap Report 2022: The Closing Window – Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies was released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Conservation of Environment and Ecology, Important International Institutions and their reports) Dimensions of the Article: About Emissions Gap Report […]

Uniform Civil Code in Gujarat

Context Recently, Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi on Saturday (October 29) announced the formation of a committee to implement a uniform civil code (UCC) in the state. Relevance: GS II- Polity Dimensions of the Article: What is Uniform Civil Code (UCC)? Positive aspects of Uniform Civil Code include Challenges in Implementing Uniform Civil Code Include […]

What is Anti-Microbial Resistance?

What is Anti-Microbial Resistance?

Context: Recent studies have found the emergence of resistant Salmonella tphimurium DT104 that causes infections in humans and cattle. Relevance: GS-III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Details What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)? Concerns regarding Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Way forward Details: The rapid and unselective use of traditional antibiotics gives rise to the emergence […]

About IMT TRILAT

Focus: GS III: Security challenges Why in News? The first edition of India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise (IMT TRILAT), a joint maritime exercise among the Indian, Mozambique and Tanzanian navies commenced at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. About IMT TRILAT The exercise has three broad objectives: capability development to address common threats through training and sharing of best […]

Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF)

Focus: GS II: Welfare schemes for vulnerable Sections Why in News? The Prime Minister, has announced an ex-gratia from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the victims of the mishap in Morbi. About Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund(PMNRF) Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) in India is the fund raised to provide support […]

Election Commission of India

Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance Why in News? The Election Commission of India is hosting a two day international conference on the theme ‘Role, Framework & Capacity of Election Management Bodies’ at New Delhi. About Election Commission of India The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering Union and State election […]

UN Counter-Terror Meet

Context The UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) meeting ended with the adoption of the Delhi Declaration. India hosted the meeting this year. This was the first UNSC-CTC meeting in India since its inception in 2001. The meeting began with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai’s 26/11 Memorial. The second day of […]

InvITs Function and Generate Returns

Context The recent bond offering from the National Highway Infrastructure Trust (NHIT) has sparked a lot of interest in Infrastructure Investment Trusts, or InvITs. Relevance GS Paper 3: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Mains Question Infrastructure is the foundation of the Indian economy. Discuss the government’s recent Budget measures to boost infrastructure development. […]