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India’s Drug Industry Needs A Major Overhaul

Context: Lack of regulatory oversight in India’s drug industry. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article: Current situation of generic medicine in India: Lack of regulatory oversight: What is a generic medicine? Challenges & issues: Measures by Indian government: Conclusion: The above incidents signify the need to make India’s drugs regulatory systems to be […]

Sikkim Avalanche

Context: Seven tourists dead and several feared trapped as avalanche hit Sikkim’s Nathu La area on Tuesday. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Physical Geography, Climatology, Important Geophysical phenomena), GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Climate Change and its effects), GS-III: Disaster Management Dimensions of the Article: Avalanche Struck Nathu La: Warning mechanism and its compliance: What is an Avalanche? […]

Finland Joined NATO

Context: Recently, Finland joined NATO, marking a definitive shift in Europe’s post World War II alignment and isolating Russia further.  Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Why has Finland joined NATO? What is NATO? What is important about NATO’s collective defence? Article 5 reads: “The Parties agree that an armed attack against one […]

About The Lumpy Skin Disease

Context: The Mumbai Police have ordered the prohibition of cattle transportation in the city to prevent the spread of the lumpy skin disease (LSD). Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: What is the lumpy skin disease? How does it spread? Symptoms: What is the geographical distribution and how did it spread to India? […]

Open-Source Seeds Movement

Context: Farmers have innovated and shared seeds without any intellectual property rights (IPR) for centuries. They also haven’t sought exclusive rights over seeds and germplasm to prevent others from innovating on the seeds. However, with the emergence of the global IPR regime over plant varieties, there was a dire need to ‘open-source’ seeds. Relevance: GS […]

World Energy Transitions Outlook Report

Context: Recently, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released the World Energy Transitions Outlook report. Relevance: GS III: Indian economy Dimensions of the Article: Key highlights of the report: About International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) -Source: Indian Express

NPCI’s New Circular On Levy Charges

Context: The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which governs UPI, in a circular issued directly to banks, intimated that they can now levy charges on merchant transactions made through Prepaid Instrument wallets using UPI. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Details: What are PPIs? What is PPI interoperability? How does PPI […]

About Geographical Indication Tag

Focus: GS III – Intellectual property rights Why in News? The Prime Minister expressed happiness about GI Tag for Ladakh’s Wood Carving, a first of its kind. About GI Tag

Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti

Focus: GS I- Modern History Why in News? The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Babu Jagjivan Ram on his Jayanti. About Jagjivan Ram: Early Life and Education Activism and Political Career Legacy and Recognition

National Maritime Day 2023

Focus: Facts for prelims Why in News? The Prime Minister,  has recalled India’s glorious maritime history on National Maritime Day. Stating importance of maritime sector towards India’s economic growth, he said that in the last 8 years Government of India has focussed on port-led development which is essential for economic growth and building an Aatmanirbhar […]