Mahaparinirvan Diwas

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister paid homage to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on Mahaparinirvan Diwas and recalled his exemplary service to our nation. Relevance: GS II- History Dimensions of the Article: What is Mahaparinirvan Diwas? About B R Ambedkar Contributions Election Shift to Buddhism He authored several books and essays, some of them are as follows;- […]

Scheduled Castes Quota Benefits for Dalit Converts

Context: The Supreme Court said it would examine the question whether the court should wait for the report of the Justice K.G. Balakrishnan Commission or go ahead and hear a series of petitions seeking Scheduled Castes quota benefits for Dalit converts to other religions, primarily Christianity. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of […]

What Are Conjugal Rights?

Context: The State of Punjab has furthered the cause of right to life and personal liberty of prisoners by allowing conjugal visits for inmates. It is expected that this initiative will lead to strengthening of matrimonial bonds and also ensure good conduct of prisoners. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What […]

About Cyclone Mandous

Context: Recently, it has been reported that a cyclone may impact the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts from 8th December 2022 onwards. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Physical geography – Climatology, Important Geophysical phenomena), GS-III: Disaster Management Dimensions of the Article: What is Cyclone Mandous? What are Tropical Cyclones? Tropical Cyclones in India Conditions for cyclone formation: […]

RBI Hikes Key Interest Rate By 35 BPS

Context: Signalling a further rise in lending and deposit rates, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday (December 7) hiked the key policy rate, the repo rate or the rate at which the RBI lends funds to banks, by 35 basis points to 6.25 per cent in a bid […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 08 December 2022

CONTENTS: The Perils of Undoing the Framework of Reservation Context: The recent Supreme Court Judgement that upheld the validity of 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act has led to an emergent consensus for a social policy framed on the universal basis of deprivation stemming from economic backwardness. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the […]

What is NaviC System?

Focus: GS III- Science and technology Why in News? The Centre informed that the usage of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (NaviC system) has increased in India. What is NavIC? How does NavIC compare? Why is India promoting NavIC?

About One District One Product Initiative

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? ODOP initiative is operationally merged with ‘Districts as Export Hub (DEH)’ initiative of the DGFT, Department of Commerce, with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) as a major stakeholder. About One District, One Product Nodal: Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI).  Objectives of the scheme: […]

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Under the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan scheme, Rs 1,538.32 crore has been released to States/ UTs during the last three years About Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) Nodal : Ministry of Panchayati Raj Objectives: Financial implications: The total financial outlay of the scheme is Rs.5911 crore with […]

About RoDTEP scheme

Focus: GS III- Indian Economy Why in News? Taking a major step to boost exports, Centre further expanded the scope of RoDTEP Scheme (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products) by including the exports made from the Chemical sector, Pharmaceuticals sector and exports of articles of iron & steel About RoDTEP scheme: Need for the RoDTEP […]