Is Rhino and Elephant Conservation a Success?

Context Relevance GS Paper 3: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Disaster and disaster management Mains Question Project Tiger’s success may result in human-animal conflict if habitat conservation is not prioritised. Discuss. (250 words) Kaziranga National Park Rhino protection Elephant protection

Cross Border Drones From Pak Rangers Outposts

Context The Amritsar sector of the Border Security Force (BSF) has seen the most cases of international border violations by drones originating in Pakistan in the last year. This was revealed by data obtained from Indian security agencies by a leading news outlet. Relevance GS Paper 3: Internal Security Mains Question What exactly are suicide […]

Social Hostilities & Government Restrictions Index

Context: In 2020, India has been ranked first in the Social Hostilities Index (SHI) released by US think-tank Pew Research Center. Relevance: GS I: Communalism, Secularism, Regionalism Dimensions of the Article: About Social Hostilities Index (SHI) India: Government Restrictions Index (GRI) -Source: Live Mint

What Are The Electoral Bonds?

Context: The government has opened yet another week-long window for electoral bond sales starting December 5. 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 Electoral Bonds scheme -Source: The Hindu

UPI Market Cap Deadline

Context: The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has extended by two years the deadline to comply with its 30 per cent cap on the market share of platforms operating on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is Unified Payments Interface (UPI)? Why did NPCI extend […]

Indian Railways Management Service (IRMS)

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Railways announced that from 2023 onwards, recruitment to the Indian Railways Management Service (IRMS) will be done through a specially designed examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is the new Railway Services exam like? How is […]

China Indian Ocean Region Forum

Context: Recently, China’s top development aid agency convened the first “China-Indian Ocean Region Forum” in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About China Indian Ocean Region forum: Which countries have backed the forum? India’s stand What are China’s plans for the IOR? -Source: The Hindu

Dr Rajendra Prasad Birth Anniversary

Dr Rajendra Prasad Birth Anniversary

Focus: GS I: History Why in News? President of India Pays Homage to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his Birth Anniversary. About Dr Rajendra Prasad Ji A list of the books written by Dr. Rajendra Prasad are given below:  

Graded Response Action Plan

Focus: GS III: Environment and Ecology Why in News? Stage III of revised Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) invoked in Delhi-NCR with immediate effect. What is the Graded Response Action Plan? Other Details: How is the GRAP different this year? Who will implement and enforce the GRAP? What are the measures that will be enforced? […]