Supreme Court And Election Commissioners

Context A 5-judge Supreme Court Constitutional bench recently proposed including the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in the committee that appoints Election Commissioners. Relevance GS Paper 2: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Mains Question […]

Lowering Gas Prices For Fertilisers

Context In response to rising contracted gas prices as a result of the Ukraine war, the Central Government is discussing a mechanism to ensure better prices for fertiliser plants. Relevance GS Paper -2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Mains Question LPG subsidy reduces […]

Collegium System

Context: The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud published its resolution recommending the transfer of seven High Court judges. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Indian Judiciary) Dimensions of the Article: What is the Collegium System? Evolution of the Collegium system Third Judges Case, 1998: Working of the Collegium […]

About Ram Setu

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court gave the Centre four weeks’ time to file a response clarifying its stand on a plea seeking national heritage status for the ‘Ram Setu’. Relevance: GS III: Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: About Ram Setu Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project (SSCP) -Source: The Hindu  

Russia’s Nuclear Icebreakers

Context: Recently, Russian President virtually presided over the launch and flag raising ceremony of two nuclear-powered icebreakers at St. Petersburg and said such icebreakers were of “strategic importance”. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Why are the Russian icebreakers significant? Why are countries racing towards the Arctic? India’s stand with respect to […]

Rooftop Solar Installations Fell 29%

Context: Rooftop solar capacity installations in India fell 29% to 320 megawatt (MW) in July-September 2022, according to Mercom Research India.  Relevance: GS III- Environment Dimensions of the Article: What is India’s solar policy? Since 2011, India’s solar sector has grown at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 59% from 0.5GW in 2011 […]

CITES CoP19

Context: The 19th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is being held at Panama City. CoP19 is also known as the World Wildlife Conference. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of the Conference CITES […]

International Year of Millets 2023

Focus: GS III: Indian Economy Why in News? The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister has said the International Year of Millets (IYOM) – 2023 will provide an opportunity to increase global production, efficient processing and better use of crop rotation and promote millets as a major component of the food basket. About International Year […]

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Focus: GS II- Welfare Schemes Why in News? Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is open to taking pro-farmer changes in Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in response to the recent climate crisis and rapid technological advances. About Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Objectives Beneficiaries: All farmers growing notified crops in a notified […]