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About The Maitri Setu

Context: India-Bangladesh friendship bridge, the Maitri Setu, is all set to be functional soon. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Maitri Setu: Location and Length: Symbol of Bilateral Relations: Construction and Oversight: Design and Structure: Feni River: Location and Border: Origin and Flow: Length: -Source: The Hindu

Lunar Polar Exploration Mission (LUPEX)

Context: In a joint effort, the space agencies of India and Japan are embarking on the Lunar Polar Exploration Mission (LUPEX). Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Lunar Polar Exploration Mission (LUPEX): Collaborative Venture: Objectives: Partnership and Instruments: Proposed Instruments: Insights and Future Exploration: -Source: Times of India

The Fujiwhara effect

Context: The United States west coast recently witnessed Hurricane Hilary (a sub-tropical storm by the time it hit the US), prompting the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) to issue its first ever tropical storm watch for parts of Southern California. This was the latest incident in a string of unusual weather phenomena in the region. Relevance: […]

About the Bharat NCAP

Context: Recently, the  Ministry of Road Transport and Highways approved the draft GSR notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program). Relevance: GS II- Governance Dimensions of the Article: About Bharat NCAP Feature: Significance -Source: The Hindu

UK’s North Sea Fossil Fuel Drilling Plans

Context: The UK Prime Minister has approved further fossil fuel drilling in the North Sea to bolster energy self-sufficiency, prompting concerns about climate commitments. The North Sea Transition Authority (NTSA) is supervising the 33rd licensing round for offshore oil and gas, raising discussions on the nation’s environmental goals. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of […]

Production Linked Incentive Scheme

Context: Recently, a debate has emerged over the effectiveness of India’s Production-Linked Incentive (PLI), an Electronics Manufacturing scheme, suggesting it generates import-dependent assembly jobs rather than fostering Self-Sufficiency in manufacturing and economic growth. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Promoting Domestic Manufacturing: The Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) Participation and Rewards: Scope […]

Japan’s Controversial Fukushima Water Release

Context: Japan plans to release over 1 million metric tonnes of treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant on August 24. Despite the controversy, the government argues that this move is vital for plant cleanup after the 2011 disaster. Seen as a crucial step in decommissioning the facility and aiding Fukushima prefecture’s […]

ISRO’s Remarkable Space Journey

Context: The Chandrayaan-3 lander, named Vikram, has made a successful soft landing on the surface of the Moon, making India the first country to reach close to the lunar south pole. India has also become the fourth nation in history to land on the lunar surface. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the […]

What is BRICS?

Context: Prime Minister landed in South Africa to take part in the three-day BRICS summit. The 15th BRICS Summit is being hosted by South Africa. This will be the first in-person BRICS summit since 2019; the last three were held online because of the COVID pandemic. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: […]

About Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

Context: Government e-Marketplace surpasses INR 1 lakh crore Gross Merchandise Value milestone in record time Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Intervention About Government e-Marketplace (GeM) Nodal: Ministry of Commerce and Industry The following are the objectives of the online platform: