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About Election Seizure Management System

Context: Recently, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has conducted a training programme in virtual mode on the recently introduced Election Seizure Management System (ESMS) for the officers concerned from Andhra Pradesh. Relevance: GS  II: Polity and Governance About Election Seizure Management System: Key Features: Operational Mechanism: -Source: The Hindu

About Insat-3DS

Context: Indian Space Research Organisation has completed all key tests on Insat-3DS satellite before the final review which will be followed by its shipping to the spaceport in Srihari Kota, Andhra Pradesh. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About Insat-3DS: GSLV-F14 Overview: Key Facts about INSAT-3DR: -Source: The Hindu

Design-Linked Incentive Scheme Overview

Context: Since announcement, the Design-Linked Incentive scheme (DLI) scheme has approved only seven start-ups, markedly short of its target of supporting 100 over five years. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Design-Linked Incentive Scheme Overview: The scheme is geared towards providing financial incentives and design infrastructure support throughout the development and deployment phases of semiconductor designs, […]

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act FCRA

Context: The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA) registration of two prominent NGOs — Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and World Vision India (WVI) have been cancelled this month. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies & Interventions, Non-Governmental Organisations -NGOs), GS-III: Indian Economy (External Sector, Mobilization of Resources) Dimensions of the Article: What is […]

About National Monetisation Pipeline

Context: Recently, the Centre has decided to conduct an Asset Recycling Drive under the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP), aiming to generate resources for new investments in infrastructure. Relevance: GS III: Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP): Scope and Inclusions: Expansion Plans: Strategic Alignment: Need and Significance of National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP): Need for NMP: Significance of […]

Impact of Winter Storms in the US

Context: The recent winter storms in the United States have brought about a series of challenges, impacting multiple states with sub-freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, and icy conditions. The adverse weather conditions have led to a significant toll, resulting in at least 72 deaths across the country in January 2024. The fatalities are primarily attributed to […]

About Police Reform in India

Context: The Supreme Court recently observed that the 2022 incident of 4 Gujarat Police officers publicly flogging Muslim men after tying them to a pole in Kheda district for allegedly disrupting a garba event amounted to an “atrocity”. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: SC Observations on Kheda Flogging Incident: Upholding […]

Decline in Snowfall in the Himalayas

Context: Snowfall brings joy to residents of Himalayan states, contributing to the local economy through tourism. However, this year, several Himalayan regions that typically experience snowfall from December to January have witnessed a lack of snow. Popular tourist destinations like Shimla, Manali, and Gulmarg have seen a significant decline in snowfall, leading to a reduction in […]

Providing Clean Water to All

Context: In the mountainous village of Kyarkuli Bhatta in Uttarakhand, there is no longer a trend of mass migration. The tribal settlement of Kusumdih in Jharkhand has witnessed a decline in conflicts between humans and animals. Additionally, in Chandpur village, Maharashtra, elaborate wedding celebrations have resumed. This positive transformation is attributed to the availability of tap […]

About National Girl Child Day 2024

Focus: GS II- Vulnerable sections. Why in News? Nation Celebrates National Girl Child Day every year on 24th of January. About National Girl Child Day: Objective: Aim: