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Triple Test Survey

Context: After the Allahabad High Court ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to hold urban local body elections without reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) because the ‘triple test’ requirement for the quota had not been fulfilled, the state set up a commission for this purpose. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: […]

Videocon-Chanda Kochhar Case

Context: Recently, the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI)arrested private lender ICICI Bank’s former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD &CEO)Chanda Kochhar along with her husband, Deepak Kochhar. The CBI also arrested Videocon promoter Venugopal Dhoot. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is the case about? What is their defence? Central […]

Ethylene Glycol in Cough Syrups

Context: The Health Ministry of Uzbekistan has reported the death of 18 children (with acute respiratory disease) from taking excessive doses of a cough syrup – Doc-1 Max manufactured by an Indian firm. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Details: Diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol: Why are the syrups not sold in India? […]

BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

Context: Recently, The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully fired the extended range (ER) version of BrahMos and air-launched the supersonic cruise missile against a ship target from a SU-30MKI fighter aircraft. Relevance  GS-III Internal Security Challenges, Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About BrahMos supersonic cruise missile About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) […]

The Karnataka-Maharashtra border row

Context: Belagavi (also known as Belgaum) has been at the centre of a long-standing territorial dispute between the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Details: The 2022 resolution Belagavi is transferred from Bombay state to Mysore state Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti State Reorganisation Act, 1956 Karnataka affirms […]

Current Account Deficit

Context:    India’s current account balance recorded a deficit of $36.4 billion — or a nine-year high of 4.4% of GDP — in the second quarter ended September, rising from $18.2 billion (2.2% of GDP) in the previous quarter, according to Reserve Bank data. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy (Growth and Development) Dimensions of the Article: […]

Closing Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana

Context Relevance: GS Paper-3: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security. Mains Question Why is the government correct not to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana scheme? Comment (150 words) Highlights include: The Decision’s Justification: […]

The Second US-Africa Summit 

Context The second US-Africa summit was recently held in Washington. From Africa, leaders from 49 countries and the African Union (AU) chair attended. Relevance: GS Paper-2: Bilateral, Regional, and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Mains Question “In order to advance the African agenda, India, as the global south’s voice, must understand […]

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Focus: GS I- History Why in News? The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on the sacred occasion of Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.  About Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji About Guru Gobind Singh Ji Contributions

 India-Australia Trade Agreement

Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in News? The Prime Minister has expressed happiness as India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (IndAus ECTA) comes into force. India-Australia ECTA Main features: What are the rules of origin included in the agreement? The rules of origin are based on the principle that they should be “wholly obtained or […]