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India Ageing Report 2023

Context: The India Ageing Report 2023 was released recently by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS). Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Key highlights of the report Key Data Sources: Projection of Elderly Population: Decadal Growth Rate: Population Aged 80 and Above: Vulnerabilities of […]

About the Vibrio Vulnificus

Context: In recent years, India has faced a growing concern regarding Vibrio vulnificus infections, a dangerous bacterium found in marine environments. However, despite its potential threat, these infections remain significantly underreported in the country. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Vibrio Vulnificus Nature of Bacterium: Common Source of Infection: Primary Routes of Infection: […]

About A International Coffee Organization

Context: International Coffee Organization (ICO), in collaboration with the Coffee Board of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Government of Karnataka is hosting the 5th World Coffee Conference (WCC) at Bengaluru. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: International Coffee Organization (ICO) Establishment and UN Affiliation: Unique Intergovernmental Organization: Global […]

Supreme Court Calls for Enhanced Self-Regulation in TV News Channels

Context: The Supreme Court of India has voiced concerns about the lack of discipline and accountability in TV news channels and called for enhanced self-regulation. It has requested suggestions from representative bodies of TV news channels, News Broadcasters and Digital Association (NBDA) and News Broadcasters Federation (NBF), to strengthen the mechanism for dealing with channels […]

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Context: China has refused to further expand cooperation in the areas of energy, water management, and climate change under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This refusal signals a strain in the ironclad friendship between the two all-weather allies. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Key Points: What is the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)? […]

Parliament Standing Committee’s Report on NEP 2020 Implementation in Higher Education

Context: During a special session of Parliament, the Parliament Standing Committee on Education presented a comprehensive report on the “Implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in Higher Education.” The report assessed the advancements and obstacles encountered in the execution of this substantial policy change within India’s higher education sector. Relevance: GS II: Polity […]

Impact of Rising Temperatures on Milk Production in Indian Regions

Context: A 2022 study in ‘Lancet’ projected that rising temperatures could lead to a 25% reduction in milk production in India’s arid and semi-arid regions by the year 2085. This estimate ranks second highest in India, following Pakistan, which is expected to experience a 28.7% reduction. In humid and sub-humid areas, the projected reduction stands […]

About NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Context: On September 24th, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft released a capsule into Earth’s orbit, allowing it to be drawn down by the planet’s gravitational force. Subsequently, parachutes were deployed, and the capsule gently touched down in Utah, USA. Experts were on standby to recover its precious cargo: approximately 250 grams of rocks and dust collected by OSIRIS-REx from […]

Temple Crisis In Uttarakhand

Context: The year commenced with a disastrous event, as reports surfaced about the temple town of Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district facing a crisis. The town was said to be ‘sinking,’ and signs of structural damage appeared on both residential and commercial buildings. This led to a humanitarian emergency, with people evacuating and seeking shelter in tents […]

About The PRIP Scheme

Context: Recently, the union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India launched the Scheme for promotion of Research and Innovation in Pharma MedTech Sector (PRIP). Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: PRIP Scheme Aim: Benefits: Duration: Components: The PRIP scheme comprises two primary components: Component […]