India’s First Private Rocket Enters a Government-Dominated Field

Context Relevance GS Paper 3: Science and technology,Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology, Awareness in the fields of Space Mains Question To reap the greatest benefits, it is necessary to increase private participation and nudge India toward a scientific pursuit of space exploration motivated by economic goals. Discuss. (250 words) Concerning recent developments The launch’s […]

Great Nicobar Development and Environmental Issues

Context The ambitious Rs 72,000 crore development project on the strategically important Great Nicobar Island has received environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change. Over the next 30 years, the project will be implemented in three phases. Relevance GS Paper 3: Internal security, Ecology, Environment protection & EIA Mains Question India has […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 23 November 2022

UPSC Newsticles November For 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 23 November 2022 Contents Great Nicobar Development and Environmental Issues Context The ambitious Rs 72,000 crore development project on the strategically important Great Nicobar Island has received environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change. Over the next 30 years, the project will be implemented in three phases. […]

Climate Change Performance Index 2023

Focus: GS III: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation Why in News? India jumps 2 spots higher, and  now ranks 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023) About Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI): India’s Performance:

Honey Mission Programme

Focus: GS III: Agriculture Why in News? Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has taken a giant leap towards “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” by creating local employment to unemployed youth through its flagship “Honey Mission” programme. Honey Mission National Bee Board (NBB) The Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmer’s Welfare established the National Bee […]

What is a loan Write-Off?

Context: Banks wrote off more than Rs 10 lakh crore in loans over the last five years, according to RBI data obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is a loan write-off? Why do banks resort to write-offs? -Source: Indian Express

Biodiversity Heritage Site

Context: The Tamil Nadu government issued a notification declaring Arittapatti and Meenakshipuram villages in Madurai district the first biodiversity heritage site in the State. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Arittapatti and Meenakshipuram villages: About Biodiversity heritage site As per Section 37 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, State Biodiversity Boards […]

What is CITES Agreement?

Context: India’s decision not to vote against a proposal to re-open the international trade in ivory at the ongoing conference of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) surprised many. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Details: CITES agreement Tussle over ivory India and ivory trade […]

Birth Anniversary of Tipu Sultan

Birth Anniversary of Tipu Sultan

Context: The birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan was observed recently, bringing his contested legacy to the forefront of political discourse once again. Relevance: GS I: Modern History Dimensions of the Article: About Tipu Sultan Was Tipu Sultan a tyrant and a religious bigot? Some of the reforms Tipu Sultan introduced Tipu’s fascination with European culture: […]

Development of Great Nicobar

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change gave environmental clearance for the ambitious Rs 72,000 crore development project on the strategically important Great Nicobar Island. Relevance: GS III: Environmental Pollution & Degradation Dimensions of the Article: About the proposal About Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Purpose of the development project: Concerns -Source: The Hindu