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What are Urban Cooperative Banks?

Context: Recently, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) addressed concerns regarding Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs) and emphasized the need to bolster their governance. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Banking) Dimensions of the Article: What are Cooperative Banks? Important Details with respect to Cooperative Banks Structure of co-operative banks in India Overview of Urban […]

About Vibrio Vulnificus

Context: Recently, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a national health alert to warn doctors and clinicians to be on the lookout for people infected with the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About Vibrio vulnificus -Source: The Hindu

About DIKSHA Platform

Context: The National eGovernance Division (NeGD) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is set to integrate Personalised Adaptive Learning (PAL) into its existing Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing (DIKSHA) platform. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About DIKSHA Platform Features About National e-Governance Division (NeGD) -Source: The Hindu

About The Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (UIDF)

Context: Officials from the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry recently said the first tranche of loans to fund ongoing projects in tier-2 and tier-3 cities – under the Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (UIDF) will likely be disbursed soon. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (UIDF) Classification of […]

Inheritance Rights of Children from Void Marriages Under Mitakshara Law

Context: The Supreme Court has ruled that children born of void or voidable marriages can inherit their parent’s share in a joint Hindu family property under the Mitakshara Law. However, they won’t have rights to property belonging to other family members. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Void or Voidable marriage […]

New Covid-19 Variant: Pirola

Context: An article published in the Yale Medicine Review on August 31 has noted the rise of Covid-19 infections in multiple countries, driven by a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 called BA.2.86, which is informally being termed ‘Pirola’.Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About SARS-CoV-2 Virus Mutation Process About Pirola Variant Covid-19 […]

One Nation One Election Plan

Context: The Centre has recently formed an eight-member committee, led by former President Ram Nath Kovind and including Union Home Minister, to examine the feasibility of implementing the “one nation, one election” idea. This committee, outlined with seven terms of reference, will consider whether a constitutional amendment is required and if states need to ratify […]

When Technology Runs Faster Than the Processes

Context: Although we are actively advancing technology and striving for digitization, significant deficiencies exist in terms of completing tasks thoroughly. The current approach often focuses on achieving unique accomplishments that haven’t been achieved elsewhere in the world, but it frequently overlooks the subsequent steps required to enhance individual convenience, which should be the foremost objective. […]

Emerging Countries Need Women-led Climate Action

Context: In 2021, the OECD said-“ Gender equality and environmental goals are mutually reinforcing and create a virtuous circle that will help accelerate the achievement of the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals]”. Additionally, a study by the International Labour Organization in 2019 projected that by 2030, high temperatures would lead to a global loss of 2.2 percent of total working hours, equivalent to 80 million full-time jobs. Relevance: Mains Question: Emerging countries need women-led climate action. Elucidate. (15 marks, 250 words). Impact […]

About Koraput Kalajeera Rice

Context: Recently, Koraput Kalajeera Rice,’ an aromatic rice, has got Geographical Indications status. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About Koraput Kalajeera Rice Geographical Indications (GI) Tag Definition and Importance: Administration and Registration: Significance and Examples: Ownership and Proprietorship: Location of the Geographical Indications Registry: