Rich Countries Must Pay For Climate Damage

Context Relevance GS Paper3: Environment (Conservation-related issues) Mains Question Describe the major outcomes of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). What are the commitments made by the India conference? (UPSC 2021) Summary of Recent Events: The Fund’s Background: Will India contribute […]

National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights

Context Relevance GS Paper 2: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Mains Question “Child labour had been progressively waning in recent years as a result of government policies and intervention, but the pandemic has reversed […]

Central Depositories Services India

Context: Certain services at CDSL were disrupted due to a suspected cyber attack over the weekend. Relevance: GS II: Regulatory bodies, Facts for Prelims What is CDSL? -Source: Indian Express  

What Are The Electoral Bonds?

Context: According to an RTI reply, electoral bonds worth ₹10,246 crore have been sold by the State Bank of India (SBI) since the instrument was launched in March 2018. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Governance and Government Policies) Dimensions of the Article: What are Electoral Bonds? Why have they attracted criticism? Government’s response defending the […]

About Election Commission of India

Context: Recently, Arun Goel, a retired IAS officer of the 1985 Punjab cadre, assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Election Commission of India Litigations against EC Structure of the Election Commission Issues with ECI Some Powers: Other powers handled by […]

MP Freedom of Religion Act 2021

Context: In a decision that provided relief to interfaith couples seeking to marry, the Madhya Pradesh High Court on restrained the state government from prosecuting “adult citizens if they solemnise marriage on their own volition” and violate Section 10 of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act (MPFRA), 2021. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions […]

 Old Pension Scheme

Context: Congress has already reverted to the Old Pension Scheme in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and AAP has said it would do the same in Punjab. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Old Pension Scheme Dearness allowance Concerns with the OPS The pension liability remained unfunded: The OPS was also unsustainable: What […]

Kashi Tamil Sangamam

Focus: GS I: History Why in News? Prime Minister of India inaugurated the month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. About Kashi Tamil Sangamam Cultural Significance:

World Fisheries Day 2022

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? Recently, Department of Fisheries celebrated ‘World Fisheries Day’ in Daman. About World Fisheries Day: About India’s Fisheries Sector

Draft National Credit Framework

Focus: GS II: Education Why in News? Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, participated in the stakeholders’ consultation on draft National Credit Framework (NCrF) at IIT Delhi.  What are ‘credits’ in the education system? How does the credit system work? What are credit frameworks? How is the NCrF different from the existing frameworks? […]