The Persistent Decline In Poverty in India

Context The recent release of NFHS-5 data for 2019-21 enables a detailed analysis of progress in reducing absolute poverty and related determinants such as nutrition. The article examines the relative decline in poverty from 2004 to 2013 and 2014 to 2021, arguing that India’s economic growth was the most inclusive between 2014 and 2019. Relevance […]

The Fruits of Dirty Air

Context The haze and smoke over Delhi has become an annual occurrence during the months of October and November. The current situation has resulted in a temporary halt to construction activities as well as the movement of trucks and diesel four-wheelers that do not meet BS-VI standards. Relevance GS Paper 3: Environment protection Mains Question […]

Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission

Focus: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Welfare Schemes, Government Policies and Interventions) Why in News? Aibawk cluster in the Aizwal district of Mizoram has become the first cluster to be completed under the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM). The need for the Rurban Mission Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission (SPMRM) Rurban Clusters  

 India Infrastructure Project Development Fund Scheme

Focus: GS III: Indian Economy Why in News? The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India, notifies Scheme for Financial Support for Project Development Expenses of PPP Projects – India Infrastructure Project Development Fund Scheme (IIPDF Scheme) About IIPDF Scheme: Details: Objectives:  

Graded Response Action Plan

Context: With the Nation Capital Region’s air quality deteriorating to hazardous levels, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) invoked measures under Stage 4 of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) with immediate effect. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What is the Graded Response Action Plan? Other Details: How is […]

About Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917)

Context: This year, 2022, marks the 130th anniversary of the election, in 1892, of the first person of Indian origin, Dadabhai Naoroji to the House of Commons. Relevance: GS I: History Dimensions of the Article: About Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917) Early work in England Leader of the Indian National Congress Election to the British parliament Drain Theory […]

Powers Under Article 142

Context: The Supreme Court has upheld the Employees’ Pension (Amendment) Scheme, 2014 of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization as “legal and valid” while reading down certain provisions, using its extraordinary powers under Article 142. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Extraordinary powers under Article 142: Pros of Article 142 Cons of […]

International Day for Biosphere Reserves

Context: From 2022 onwards, 3rd November will be celebrated as ‘The International Day for Biosphere Reserves’. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What are Biosphere Reserves? Main functions of Biosphere reserves: Three main zones Status of Biosphere Reserves in India 18 biosphere reserves in India: International Status of Biosphere Reserve Man […]

Current Affairs 05 November 2022

UPSC Current Affairs For November 2022

CONTENTS International Day for Biosphere Reserves Context: From 2022 onwards, 3rd November will be celebrated as ‘The International Day for Biosphere Reserves’. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Article 142   Context: The Supreme Court has upheld the Employees’ Pension (Amendment) Scheme, 2014 of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization as “legal and valid” […]