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UPSC Prelims Subject-Wise Weightage

Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) conducts Civil Services Examination which is a nationwide competitive exam conducted every year.   The exam is conducted in three different stages and the Preliminary exam is the first stage. Lakhs of candidates appear for the exam each year and a total of over 10.58 lakh candidates have applied for the […]

Kuki-Chin Refugees and the Refugee Crisis in India

Context According to media reports, several Kuki-Chin refugees were “pushed back” by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at the Indo-Bangladesh border in Mizoram. Relevance: GS Paper -1: Population and associated issues. GS Paper-2: India and its neighborhood- relations; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Mains […]

International Law in Crisis

Context  The year 2023 will put the limits of international law to the test, not only because of Russia’s ongoing illegal war, but also because of a number of other factors that will play out over the next year and beyond. Relevance GS Paper-2: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s […]

Viologen-Unit Grafted Organic-Framework (iVOFm)

Context:   In order to tackle the problem of water contamination and enhance access to clean and drinkable water, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune has introduced a macro/microporous ionic organic framework – iVOFm – to clean polluted water. Relevance Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Viologen-unit grafted organic-framework (iVOFm) Ion-Exchange […]

Uniform Civil Code (UCC)

Context Recently, The Supreme Court held that a State government’s authority under the Constitution to form a committee to examine the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) cannot per se be challenged. Relevance: GS II- Polity Dimensions of the Article: What is Uniform Civil Code (UCC)? Article 44 is one of the Directive Principles of […]

Govt One Rank One Pension Scheme

Context: Recently, The Supreme Court  gave the Union government time till March 15 to comply with its 2022 judgment upholding the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces after the government said that it had already tabulated the pension for 25 lakh ex-service personnel. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions […]

Joshimath land Subsidence

Context: Due to land subsidence, Joshimath – a key transit point for tourists travelling to Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib – developed cracks, causing panic and protests among the local population. Relevance: GS III: Disaster management Dimensions of the Article: What is land subsidence? What are Landslides? Why do Landslides Occur? What can be the reasons […]

Human-Elephant Conflicts

Context: In the latest in a series of wild elephant attacks in Kerala, a daily worker, was attacked by a rouge elephant at Sulthan Bathery town adjacent to the Wayanad wildlife Sanctuary. Relevance: GS II- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Asian Elephants: Protection Status: African Elephants: The Savanna (or bush) elephant and the […]

About Decennial Census

Context: The decennial Census of 2021 has been pushed forward yet again and is unlikely to start till September 2023, at least. Relevance GS I: Population and Related issues Dimensions  of the Article: About the Census Key facts about India’s census What are implications of the delay? -Source: The Hindu

About SPRINT Scheme

Focus: GS III: Defence Why in News? The Indian Navy has recently inked an agreement with Sagar Defence Engineering Pvt. Ltd for acquiring armed autonomous boat swarms under the ‘SPRINT’ initiative. About SPRINT Scheme Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO)