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BRO Achieves Breakthrough in Crucial Tunnel Work

Context: A highly skilled and motivated team of engineers from the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has achieved a significant milestone in the ongoing Project Sampark on National Highway 144A (NH144A) from Akhnoor to Poonch. Relevance: GS3- Internal Security Dimensions of the article: More on the achievement About BRO: About Project Sampark: The Project Sampark, initiated […]

20 Vital Signs of Earth

Context: A global team of scientists has issued a warning in a study published in the journal BioScience, stating that twenty of the 35 critical indicators of the Earth’s health have deteriorated to an unprecedented extent, endangering life on our planet. Relevance: GS3- Environment Dimensions of the article: More on the study results Analysis of […]

About The Asian Development Bank

Context: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $400 million loan to assist the government in implementing its urban reform program. This policy-based loan is intended to bolster the government’s efforts to incorporate reforms focused on enhancing infrastructure and promoting well-planned urban development within a regulated framework. Relevance: GS2- Dimensions of the article: About […]

Pulses to Buck Rise in Kharif Output

Context: Initial independent crop estimates suggest that the production of pulses, certain coarse cereals, and groundnuts is likely to reach a three-year low. However, there is optimism for the overall output to increase by 1.5% to 4% in this season, primarily driven by higher yields of rice and cereals. Despite this, retail inflation in pulses […]

About International Solar Alliance

Context:           The International Solar Alliance (ISA) will soon publish its inaugural ‘global solar stocktake report.’ This initiative is inspired by the first-ever ‘Global Stocktake’ conducted by the United Nations Conference of Parties, scheduled to take place in Dubai later this year. Relevance: GS3- Environment Dimensions of the article: About the Report: […]

Centre Approves Subsidy on Key Fertilizers

Context: On Wednesday, the government unveiled a subsidy of ₹22,303 crore for phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilizers during the current rabi season. It was announced that farmers would continue to have access to the crucial soil nutrient DAP (di-ammonium phosphate) at the existing price of ₹1,350 per 50 kg bag. Relevance: GS3- Issues related to […]

Global Biofuels Alliance: Securing a Green Future

Context: The formation of the Global Biofuels Alliance (GBA), with founding members including the United States, Brazil, and India, represents a significant global effort to encourage the use of clean fuel. This alliance, centered around ethanol, has the potential to effectively combat climate change and mitigate its severe global consequences. Relevance: GS Paper- 3 Mains Question: […]

Right to Work: A Far Cry for Women

Context: In 2016, an opinion poll conducted by the ILO and Gallup across 142 countries and territories found that a majority of both women (70%) and men (66%) expressed a preference for women to engage in paid work, even including women who were not part of the workforce. This preference was widespread globally, including in […]

43rd PRAGATI Interaction

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister presided over the 43rd edition of PRAGATI, an ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving both Central and State governments. Relevance: GS2- Governance- Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency and Accountability, E-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; Citizens Charters, Transparency & Accountability and institutional and other measures. Outcome of the meeting: […]