About The Snow Leopard

Context: The first-ever recording of the snow leopard from the Baltal-Zojila region has renewed hopes for the elusive predator in the higher altitudes of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About the Snow leopard Snow Leopards in India and their conservation -Source: The Hindu

Delhi-NCR Air Quality Index

Context: Over the past few days, as the problem of air pollution in Delhi-NCR and surrounding areas has made its annual November-December appearance in policy debates and public discussion, the Air Quality Index (AQI) has been mentioned repeatedly. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Air Quality Index About National Ambient […]

About National Pension System

Context The National Pension System is a disaster for retiring employees, says an apex body of various government unions; pension under existing scheme just 15% of that under earlier one. Relevance: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About National Pension System The other eligibility criteria for opening an NPS account: NPS […]

Uniform Civil Code In BJP Ruled States

Context Ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections, Gujarat joined the list of BJP-ruled States that have called for implementing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC). Relevance: GS II- Polity Dimensions of the Article: What is Uniform Civil Code (UCC)? Article 44 is one of the Directive Principles of State Policy. These, as defined in Article 37, are […]

First Amendment to Constitution

Context: The Supreme Court agreed to examine a plea challenging the expansion of restrictions to the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression that was made by the first amendment to the Constitution. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: First amendment to the Constitution What exactly is the constitutional position […]

Central Consumer Protection Authority

Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance Why in News? The Central Consumer Protection Authority has passed order against Cloudtail India Pvt. Ltd. for violation of consumer rights and unfair trade practice by selling domestic pressure cookers in violation to mandatory standards prescribed as per Domestic Pressure Cooker (Quality Control) Order, 2020. About Central Consumer Protection Authority Composition: Objective: […]

Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Focus: GS I- Personalities in News Why in News? Recently, A two-day vibrant performance of dance based on life of Raja Rammohun Roy at Kartavya Path concluded. About Raja Ram Mohan Roy: Early Life Roy, the first among liberals Abolition of Sati, educational and religious reforms Perils of non-conformism

India’s Plan to Stop the Child Marriage

Context The steering committee of a global programme to stop child marriage is in India to see how state actions have helped cut down on the number of child marriages. The Covid-19 pandemic is the reason for this visit. It is thought that the number of child marriages will rise because of the pandemic. Relevance […]

The TN Governor Issue

Context The leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), TR Baalu, urged all like-minded MPs to support a proposal to remove the governor of Tamil Nadu, R N Ravi. Governors in several non-BJP-ruled states, including Kerala and Punjab, have expressed disagreements with the government on various issues, prompting the DMK to call for their removal. […]