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About Andrographis Theniensis

Context: A new plant species has been discovered in Theni district of Tamil Nadu in the Western Ghats by a research student from Wanaparthy. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Andrographis theniensis: Newly Discovered Plant in Theni Botanical Discovery: Genus Overview: Traditional Uses: -Source: The Times of India  

Madhika Language and Chakaliya Community

Context: In the remote colony of Kookanam, near Karivellur grama panchayat in Kerala, the Chakaliya community is grappling with the imminent loss of its unique language Madhika. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Madhika Language and Chakaliya Community Madhika Language: Chakaliya Community: Government Initiative to Preserve Languages: -Source: The Hindu

RoDTEP Scheme

Context: The Centre has no plans of re-working the popular Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme for exporters, despite the US government imposing anti-subsidy duties against it. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Taxation) Dimensions of the Article: Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) […]

Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition Programme

Context: Rs 17,490 crore has been set aside for the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) programme, to bolster domestic electrolyser manufacturing, green hydrogen production. Relevance: GS III: Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) Programme Financial Incentives: Evolution of Incentive Schemes: Implementation: What is the National Green Hydrogen […]

About the Great Indian Bustard

Context: The Supreme Court recently directed the Centre to come clean on its plans to save the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Species in News, Conservation of Biodiversity) Dimensions of the Article: About the Great Indian Bustard About the Habitat of Great Indian Bustard On the brink of extinction […]

India-Bangladesh Relation

Context: Recently, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina returned to power in Bangladesh for a historic fourth straight term. India was among the first countries to congratulate, illustrating the close bilateral relationship between the two countries. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Flourishing Ties Between India and Bangladesh Historical Foundation: Periods of Strain: Revival under […]

Inaugural Meeting of Social Audit Advisory Body (SAAB) in New Delhi

Context: The inaugural meeting of the Social Audit Advisory Body (SAAB) occurred at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. SAAB, established as a pioneering advisory body, holds the objective of providing guidance to the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. The primary focus is on the systematic institutionalization of social audits across the […]

The Need to Overhaul a Semiconductor Scheme

Context: The imminent mid-term assessment of the Semiconductor Design-Linked Incentive (DLI) scheme prompts a crucial moment for reflection. Despite its initial announcement, the DLI scheme has granted approval to only seven start-ups, significantly falling short of its ambitious target of supporting 100 start-ups over a five-year period. This impact evaluation offers policymakers a valuable opportunity to […]

The Truth About India’s Booming Toy Exports

Context: India’s toy industry, though small in scale, has been a significant topic in policy discussions spanning the era of the “permit license raj” to the current ‘Make in India’ initiative. According to a recent official press release, between 2014-15 and 2022-23, toy exports surged by 239%, while imports saw a decline of 52%, transforming India […]

About The Arogya Maitri Cube

Context: Recently, Arogya Maitri Disaster Management Cube has been deployed in Ayodhya to bolster medical readiness and response capabilities during the upcoming ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Arogya Maitri Cube Project BHISHM: Key Features: Advanced Medical Equipment: Versatility in Deployment: Overall Impact: