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About The Anak Krakatau Volcano

Context: Recently, Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano has erupted, spewing ash as high as 3 kilometres into the air. Relevance: GS I: Geography, Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: About Anak Krakatau Volcano: Key facts about the Sunda Strait -Source: Indian Express

About The Ishad Mango

Context: Recently, the delicious Ishad mango from Uttara Kannada (Karnataka) has earned its much-awaited geological indicator (GI) tag. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About Ishad Mango: Geographical Indications (GI) Tag Definition and Importance: Administration and Registration: Significance and Examples: Ownership and Proprietorship: Location of the Geographical Indications Registry: -Source: Times of […]

About Wilful Defaulter

Context: As per a recent circular by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Wilful defaulters and companies involved in fraud can go for a compromise settlement or technical write-offs by banks and finance companies. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About Wilful Defaulter: Criteria for Wilful Default: According to the RBI, a […]

PM Street Vendor’s Atmanitbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi)

Context: About 41% of the beneficiaries of the government’s loan scheme for street vendors – PM SVANidhi (PM Street Vendors’ AtmaNirbhar Nidhi) – are women, but southern states fare much better than those in the north.  Relevance: GS II- Government policies and interventions Dimensions of the Article: PM Street Vendor’s Atmanitbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) The […]

About The Jal Jeevan Mission

Context: Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its study, it highlighted the potential impact of the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) including significant health and socio-economic benefits. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Key highlights of the study: About Jal Jeevan Mission: Nodal: Ministry of Jal Shakti Implications  Challenges JJM’s Performance […]

Global Slavery Index 2023

Context: According to the recently published ‘Global Slavery Index 2023’ by the Walk Free Foundation, there has been a significant rise in the global prevalence of modern slavery. The report reveals that the number of individuals living in these exploitative conditions has reached 50 million, marking a concerning increase of 25% over the past five years. […]

Proposal for NRIs’ Postal Voting: Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballots

Context: The Chief Election Commissioner recently underscored the importance of enabling postal voting for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). The Election Commission has proposed the implementation of Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballots (ETPBs) specifically designed for NRIs. This proposal is currently awaiting approval from the government. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Electronically Transmitted […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 13 June 2023

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 13 June 2023 Contents MSP Hike: Effect on Farmers and Reform Calls Context The government has announced an increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for this year’s summer (kharif) season crops in an effort to guarantee farmers fair pricing and promote crop diversification. However, there is still a need for […]

About Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

Focus: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Women and Health, Government Initiatives and Policies, Welfare Schemes) Why in News? The Prime Minister has lauded the new initiative of celebrating ‘Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana’ as ‘God Bharai’ ceremony in Dausa, Rajasthan. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) Concerns with PMMVY