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Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative Overview

Context: The National e-Governance Division (NeGD) recently organised the 40th Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) Deep-Dive training programme under the Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative Overview Initiative Launch Goals and Partnerships Operational Framework Educational and Training Components Specialized Training Programme -Source: The Hindu, PIB

About The Pompe Disease

Context: Recently, India’s first patient diagnosed with the Pompe disease died after spending nearly six years in a semi-comatose state. Relevance: GS II: Health Pompe Disease Genetic Causes Enzymatic Function and Malfunction Consequences of Enzyme Deficiency Patterns of Onset Impact on Population Available Treatments -Source: The Hindu

Indian Navy Day 2023

Context: On Indian Navy Day 2023, the Prime Minister announced reforms to shed colonial vestiges in the Navy’s ranks, realigning them with Indian heritage. The PM also commemorated Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by inaugurating his statue at Sindhugarh fort in Maharashtra. Relevance: GS III: Security Challenges Dimensions of the Article: Navy Day Declarations Renewal of Naval […]

Initiative for Snakebite Prevention in Odisha

Context: A UK university team is conducting a pilot study in Burujhari village, Odisha, to decrease snakebite deaths by exploring solutions such as an Early Warning System. With India facing the highest number of snakebite fatalities globally, mostly in rural areas, the WHO has classified Snakebite Envenoming as a critical Neglected Tropical Disease since June […]

CCPA Notified Guidelines on Dark Pattern Mitigation

Context: The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA), India’s top consumer watchdog, has recently notified guidelines for prevention and regulation of Dark Patterns, 2023. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Dark Patterns: Global Efforts to regulate dark patterns: COUNTRY EFFORTS European Union European Data Protection Board has issued guidelines on how to identify and […]

The Global Climate 2011-2020: A Decade of Acceleration

Context: Recently, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has published a report titled- The Global Climate 2011-2020: A Decade of Acceleration, concerning the alarming acceleration of climate change and its multifaceted impacts across the planet. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Insights from the Climate Report Record-Breaking Temperatures Greenhouse Gases Surge Oceans Under Stress Marine […]

About The Panchayat Development Index

Context: Recently, the Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj informed Lok Sabha about the Panchayat Development Index. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Panchayat Development Index Index Composition and Purpose Role in Sustainable Development Thematic Areas of Evaluation Grading System Importance of the Index

About A One District One Product

Context: The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has approved ODOP for 713 districts of 35 States and UTs under Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme on the recommendations of respective States / UTs. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About One District, One Product Objectives of the […]

Is India Losing Sheen for Investors?

Context: India experienced a 7.6% growth in its GDP during the second quarter (July-September) of the year, signalling a positive trend in economic expansion. However, the substantial decrease in foreign direct investment (FDI) raises concerns, particularly given India’s recent emergence as an attractive investment destination and a credible alternative to China. Relevance: GS-2 Government Policies […]

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Reforms

Context: The Goods and Services Tax (GST), now in its six-and-a-half-year milestone this month, has generated nearly ₹3.4 lakh crore during October and November. October witnessed the second-highest monthly collections, and November followed closely as the third highest. Relevance: GS3- Mains Question: Healthier inflows from GST offer policy makers the bandwidth to fix its flaws. Comment in the context of recent GST collection figures. (10 marks, 150 […]