Mother Tongue Survey of India

Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has completed the Mother Tongue Survey of India (MTSI) with field videography of the country’s 576 languages. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is the MTSI? How many “mother tongues” does India have, and what is spoken the most? What is the status […]

G20 Logo Unveiled

G20 Logo Unveiled

Context: Prime Minister unveiled the logo, theme and website of India’s G20 presidency. The logo bears a lotus and the message of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam — One Earth, One Family, One Future’. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Significance of the G20 logo About G20 Structure and functioning of G20 -Source: Indian Express

22nd Law Commission

Context: Recently, The Centre constituted the Law Commission of India with Justice (retd) Rituraj Awasthi, former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, at its head. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Background to the Law Commission in India About the Law Commission of India Functions of the Law commission 22nd Law […]

Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act 2012

Context: Recently, the Dharwad Bench of the Karnataka High Court, while dismissing a case filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, said the Law Commission of India would have to rethink the age criteria, to take into consideration the ground realities. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to Children, Government Interventions […]

National Population Register

Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has recently highlighted the need to update the National Population Register (NPR) database across the country. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is the National Population Register (NPR)? How is the NPR linked to the National Register of Citizens (NRC)? Significance: -Source: The […]

Amendments in Electoral Bond Scheme

Context: Weeks ahead of elections in certain states, the Central Government has amended the Electoral Bond Scheme. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Governance and Government Policies) Dimensions of the Article: Amendments to the Scheme What are Electoral Bonds? Why have they attracted criticism? Government’s response defending the Electoral Bonds scheme -Source: The Hindu

Putin’s Nuclear Bluff and Lessons

Context India’s foreign minister, S Jaishankar, recently paid a bilateral visit to Moscow, which coincided with a heightened global perception of Russia’s nuclear threat. The article discusses possible lessons for India from its hostile neighbour Pakistan in the midst of Putin’s nuclear bluff in the ongoing Ukraine war. Relevance GS Paper 2: Multipolar World, Bilateral, […]

The Requisite To Update the National Population Register

Context In its most recent annual report, the Home Ministry emphasised the importance of updating the National Population Register (NPR) database across the country, with the exception of Assam. This includes changes due to birth, death, and migration, for which demographic and other information about each family and individual will be collected. Relevance GS Paper 2: […]

Air Exercise Garuda-VII in Jodhpur.

Focus: Security challenges Why in News? The chiefs of Indian and French Air Forces joined the Air Exercise Garuda-VII in Jodhpur. About Exercise ‘Garuda VII’

National Bioenergy Programme

Focus: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India has notified the National Bioenergy Programme. Bioenergy: About National Bioenergy Programme: The National Bioenergy Programme will comprises of the following sub-schemes: