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About The Sub-National Climate Fund

Context: A delegation from the World Bank has arrived in Goa for talks with the state govt to set up the first sub-national climate resilient green fund. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Sub-national Climate Fund: Advancing Climate Resilient Solutions Global Blended Finance Initiative: Mission: Financial Model: Structure: Governance: -Source: The Hindu

About Sammakka-Saralamma Jatara

Context: Recently, the union Minister for Tribal Affairs visited the Sammakka- Saralamma Maha Jatara, in Medaram, Mulugu district of Telangana. Relevance: Facts for Prelims Sammakka-Saralamma Jatara: Commemorating Tribal Devotion in Telangana Alternative Name: Tribal Goddess Honoring Festival: Historical Context: Geographical Setting: Frequency and Timing: Rituals: Cultural and Heritage Significance: -Source: The Hindu, PIB

About The Virtual Private Network

Context: Recently, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) passed a rule mandating VPN (virtual private network) providers to record and keep their customers’ logs for 180 days. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology, Cyber Security Dimensions of the Article: What is a VPN ? Why do people use VPN? Why is anonymity or privacy so important […]

Concerns over Interpol’s Notice System Misuse

Context: Recently, there has been growing apprehension regarding the potential misuse of Interpol’s notice system, particularly focusing on the less scrutinized blue corner notices compared to their red counterparts. The number of blue notices has witnessed a significant increase over the past decade, leading to concerns raised by critics who argue that these notices are […]

Rising Emphasis on Nutrition Security Fuels Surge in Horticulture Farming in India

Context: In recent times, there has been a notable change in dietary preferences in India, emphasizing nutrition security over simple calorie intake. To cater to the changing dietary requirements of a growing population, horticulture farming is witnessing a significant increase nationwide. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Overview of Horticulture Farming: Classifications: […]

Digital Public Infrastructure

Context: Recently, Nasscom and Arthur D. Little have jointly released a report titled-Digital Public Infrastructure of India – Accelerating India’s Digital Inclusion, which stated that India’s Digital Public Infrastructures (DPIs) are likely to propel India towards a USD 1 trillion digital economy by 2030. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article:   Key Highlights of the […]

Chinese Occupation of “Xiaokang” Border Defence Villages Raises Concerns

Context: In a recent development, Chinese nationals have started occupying previously vacant “Xiaokang” border defence villages along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China. Constructed by China in 2019, the presence of these villages has sparked concerns within the Indian Army, prompting scrutiny over the occupants’ intentions and the strategic implications for […]

The Raisina Dialogue

Context: At the ninth edition of the annual Raisina Dialogue, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar characterized India as a “bridging power,” emphasizing its commitment to finding common ground through a nuanced “multi-vector” policy. He portrayed India as a global friend, adopting the role of a “Vishwamitra” or a friend of the world, reflecting the nation’s lofty […]

Revamping India’s Intelligence Network

Context: The need for a thorough revamp of India’s intelligence framework becomes evident when considering the presence of 14 intelligence agencies, each with diverse and sometimes overlapping responsibilities. Relevance: GS3- Internal Security Mains Question: Reforms are urgently required in India’s intelligence structure to tackle issues related to coordination deficiencies and lapses in accountability. Analyse. (10 […]

About MakhaBucha

Context: The sacred MakhaBucha (Magh Puja) ceremony, one of the five most revered events for Buddhists in Thailand, was gracefully conducted by the esteemed Somdet and other senior monks of Thailand. Relevance: GS I: Festivals MakhaBucha: Religious Celebration in Theravada Buddhism Significance of MakhaBucha: Etymology and Meaning: Purpose and Practices: Cultural and Regional Celebration: