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50 Years of Project Tiger

Context: Launched in 1973, Project Tiger introduced India’s Tiger Reserves – which have since rapidly ascended in status. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Project Tiger Introduction: Objectives: Implementation: Success and Challenges: Current Status: Post Project Tiger Launch Developments: Formation of Tiger Task Force (2005): Amendment of WLPA (2006): Enactment of […]

Climate Highlights of 2023

Context: 2023 emerges as the warmest year on record, surpassing the 2016 record, with significant implications for global climate patterns and extreme weather events. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Climate Highlights of 2023: -Source: Indian Express

About INS Kabra

Context: Indian warship, INS Kabra, an indigenous fast attack craft, docked at the Colombo port in a move aimed at fostering bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About INS Kabra: Naming and Origin: Class and Manufacturer: Series Position: Purpose and Design: Island Naming Convention: Propulsion and Speed: -Source: Times of […]

Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve

Context: The Karnataka Forest Department recently started collecting green tax, Rs 10 from two-wheelers and Rs 20 from four-wheelers, entering BR Hills through BRT Tiger Reserve. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology About Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve: Location: Name Origin: Bio-geographical Significance: Vegetation: Flora: Fauna:

Eucalyptus Snout Beetle

Context: Scientists have found a natural remedy to protect eucalyptus forest plantations from a pest, eucalyptus snout beetle, which is known to cause serious damage to eucalypts. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the article: About Eucalyptus Snout Beetle (Eucalyptus Weevil): Identification and Behavior: Feeding Habits and Damage: Control Measures: Recent Research: -Source: […]

Challenges in the Indian Examination System

Context: The effectiveness of the Indian examination system is under scrutiny due to recurring scandals, inconsistent standards, and a predominant emphasis on rote memorization, posing concerns in the dynamic education landscape. Relevance: GS II: Education Dimensions of the Article: Concerns Regarding the Current Examination System in India Impact on Credibility: Rote Learning and Short-Term Memorization: […]

Law Against Hit-and-Run

Context: The recent nationwide protests by transporters and commercial drivers, particularly in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, and Punjab, have highlighted the controversy surrounding Section 106 (2) of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023 (BNS). This section, imposing severe penalties for hit-and-run incidents, has sparked discontent among the driving community. The countrywide truckers’ strike has now been […]

Does The Centre has Control over Subsidies?

Context: The government’s anticipated total expenditure on the three major subsidies – fertilizer, food, and cooking gas – in the current financial year is likely to be around Rs 400,000 crore, compared to the Rs 549,000 crore spent in the previous fiscal year (FY 2022-23). While it might seem that the government has made significant […]

India – Maldives Ties

Context: The swift deterioration of relations between India and the Maldives, occurring just a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with the newly elected Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu, is cause for concern. The catalyst for this decline emerged from tweets by three Maldivian Ministers who criticized Mr. Modi for promoting the Lakshadweep islands during […]

Overview of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister of India extended greetings on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Overview of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas