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The World Largest Grain Storage Plan

Context Relevance:  GS Paper 2: Government Policies and Intervention Mains Question “Explain the goals and major highlights of the cooperative sector’s largest grain storage plan in the world. Describe how this project can help India overcome its problems with food security, crop loss, and distressed sales. Additionally, consider how the strategy would affect the agricultural […]

India’s Strategic Oil Reserve

Context The Rajasthani salt caverns are being investigated by a government-owned engineering business to see if strategic petroleum reserves can be created there. Relevance – GS Paper 1 – Geography – Natural resources, GS Paper 3 – Energy Mains Question What does “strategic petroleum reserve” mean to you? Why do nations keep these oil reserves? Talkon […]

Petroleum Coke (Pet Coke)

Context: Recently, the Union government of India permitted the import of pet coke for making graphite anode material for lithium-ion batteries. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: About Petroleum Coke: Key Points: Grades Applications

GAGAN Satellite Technology

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister of India lauded Asia’s first demonstration of Performance-Based Navigation for helicopters for a flight from Juhu to Pune using GAGAN satellite technology. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: GAGAN Satellite Technology: GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation Functionality: Space-Based Augmentation Systems: Performance-Based Navigation (PBN): -Source: The Hindu

About The Suez Canal

Context: Recently, a tanker transporting crude oil broke down in a single-lane part of Egypt’s Suez Canal, briefly disrupting traffic in the global waterway. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Suez Canal Geographical Location: History: Importance: International Trade: Energy Security: Egypt’s Economy: India’s Trade and Energy Security: -Source: The Hindu

About The Kavach System

Context: The railways recently confirmed that there was no ‘Kavach’ system installed on the trains involved in the accident in Odisha’s Balasore district. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Kavach System: An Indigenously Developed Automatic Train Protection (ATP) System Components and Communication: Field Tests: Applications: -Source: The Hindu

About The Adverse Possession

Context: The 22nd Law Commission has said in its recent report that there is no justification for introducing any change in the law relating to adverse possession. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Adverse Possession Concept of Adverse Possession: Rationale behind Adverse Possession: Support from Legal Maxim: Historical Basis and Development: […]

Appointment of Vice-Chancellors

Context: A tussle between the Chief Minister of West Bengal and Governor came to the fore over the appointment of 10 senior professors as interim Vice-Chancellors (VC) of state-run universities. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Role of Governor (Chancellor) in State Universities: Role of President (Visitor) in Central Universities: Hierarchy […]

World’s Largest Grain Storage Plan in the Cooperative Sector

Context: The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the establishment of the “world’s largest grain storage plan in the cooperative sector” with an outlay of around Rs 1 lakh crore. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Major Highlights Related to Grain Storage Plan: Objectives: Focus on Agricultural Infrastructure: Convergence of Schemes: […]

Govt. Bans 14 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC)

Context: The Union Health Ministry has published a gazette notification banning 14 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs citing lack of therapeutic justification and an expert committee’s recommendation for their prohibition. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) Drugs: Acceptability of Fixed Ratio Combination Products Popularity in […]