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Online Ads: Manipulation and Consumer Protection

ContextThe Union Consumer Affairs Ministry intends to create specific recommendations to prevent “dark patterns” that are frequently found in online marketing. Relevance GS Paper 3 – Issues related to Advertisement and Consumer Protection Mains Question The rise in dark patterns in internet advertising as a result of India’s expanding online market has raised questions regarding […]

Indian Rupee Internationalization: Challenges and Reforms

Context There is potential in the government’s unveiling of a long-term framework for further internationalising the rupee. The Indian rupee was extensively accepted as legal cash in the Gulf region until the establishment of the Gulf Rupee and subsequent depreciation, which contributed to the fall of its dominance. The rupee’s value was significantly weakened by […]

About Peste Des Petits Ruminants (PPR)

Context: An outbreak of a highly contagious animal disease, Peste Des Petits Ruminants, has recently killed 60 sheep and goats and affected around 200 in the highland pastures of the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About Peste Des Petits Ruminants (PPR): Symptoms: Transmission: Prevalence: Impact […]

About The BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

Context: The Philippine Army has started negotiations with India’s BrahMos Corporation to acquire batteries of the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile. 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) Objectives of DRDO Issues with DRDO: -Source: The Hindu

About the World Investment Report 2023

Context: Recently, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published its World Investment Report 2023. Relevance: GS II: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of the report: About the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): Source: The Economic Times

About Internationalisation of The Rupee

Context: India is aiming to make the rupee a global currency. Pushing for a roadmap towards the internationalisation of the rupee, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) inter-departmental group (IDG) said with India remaining one of the fastest-growing countries and showing remarkable resilience in the face of major headwinds, the rupee has the potential to become an […]

About The Small Finance Banks

Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently announced its decision to reject three applications for setting up Small Finance Banks as these applications were found not suitable for granting of in-principle approval to set up SFBs. RBI received approximately a dozen applications under the guidelines for ‘on-tap’ Licensing of Universal Banks and SFBs. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of […]

Scheme for Establishing Protection and Rehabilitation Homes for Trafficking Victims

Context: The Government of India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development has given its approval to a scheme that seeks to offer financial aid to states and Union Territories for the establishment of protection and rehabilitation homes catering to victims of trafficking. The scheme specifically focuses on states located along international borders where incidents of […]

About Exercise SALVEX

Focus: GS III: Security Challenges Why in News? The Seventh edition of Indian Navy – US Navy (IN – USN) Salvage and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) exercise, SALVEX was conducted from 26 Jun – 06 Jul 23 at Kochi.  About Exercise SALVEX Training and Collaboration: Skill Enhancement:

Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Focus: GS I- Personalities in News Why in News? The Prime Minister has remembered contributions of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee and has paid rich tributes to him on his Jayanti.  About Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee