About Kalanamak Rice

Context: Kalanamak, a traditional variety of paddy is all set to get a new look and name. Relevance: GS III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: Kalanamak Rice Health Benefits of Kalanamak Rice: Kalanamak Rice The people of Sravasti are said to have received Kalanamak rice, a paddy with a black husk and a potent smell, […]

National Unity Day 2022

Context: On National Unity Day 2022, the Union Home Minister of India remembered Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 147th birth anniversary saying that the latter realised the dream of a strong and united India with his farsightedness. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: About National Unity Day About Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel About National […]

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: An internal study commissioned by the Ministry of Rural Development has argued for decentralisation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), allowing for more “flexibility” at the ground level. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and […]

Amendments to the IT Rules 2021

Context: Recently, The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has notified amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021) on. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Salient Features of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 Key […]

Current Affairs 01 November 2022

UPSC Current Affairs For November 2022

CONTENTS Amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme National Unity Day 2022 Kalanamak Rice Amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 Context: Recently, The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has notified amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021) on. Relevance: […]

Anti-Superstition Legislation in India

Context Two women were recently discovered murdered as part of a human sacrifice ritual in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district. Following that, the state government emphasised the need for new legislation to combat such superstitious practises and urged strict adherence to existing laws. Relevance GS Paper 2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and […]

Raj Bhavan’s Extra-Constitutional Delusions

Context The article critically examines the Governor’s powers and limitations in light of recent actions by the Governor’s office that have garnered national attention for all the wrong reasons. Relevance GS Paper 2: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure. Mains Question Any office that […]

Everything About Index of Eight Core Industries

Focus: GS III- Indian Economy Why in News? The combined Index of Eight Core Industries increased by 7.9 per cent (provisional) in September 2022 as compared to the Index of September 2021. About Index of Eight Core Industries: The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). […]

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Birth Anniversary

Focus: GS I- Modern History Why in News? The President of India paid homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary.  About Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), popularly known as Sardar Patel, was an Indian politician. He was the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister […]