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About BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

Context: Recently, India delivered BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines. India is looking at further expanding defense ties with the Philippines against the backdrop of growing global concerns over China’s increasing military assertiveness in the South China Sea. Relevance  GS-III Internal Security Challenges, Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About BrahMos supersonic cruise missile About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) […]

What is Kashmir’s Magic Carpet?

Context: Recently, the famous Hazratbal Dargah in Srinagar is attracting locals for a rare spectacle of the washing and clipping of the largest carpet woven in Kashmir so far. Relevance: GS I: Culture Dimensions of the Article: What is Kashmir’s Magic Carpet? Creation and Challenges Handling and Maintenance Destination and Competition Kashan Style: Features and Origin Origin and Appeal Characteristics Historical […]

Sunita Kejriwal Appointed as AAP’s ‘Star Campaigner’ for Gujarat Elections

Context: Sunita Kejriwal, the wife of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has been appointed as a ‘star campaigner’ by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for its campaign in Gujarat. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Legal Provisions for Star Campaigners Section 77 of the Representation of the People Act 1951 (RP […]

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

Context: While releasing its election manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, a prominent political party promised to expand its Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance scheme to cover senior citizens. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) Key Features of AB-PMJAY Need for Ayushman Bharat for […]

India Loses 2.33 Million Hectares of Tree Cover Since 2000

Context: Recent data from the Global Forest Watch (GFW) monitoring project shows that India has experienced a loss of 2.33 million hectares of tree cover since the year 2000. This decline represents a 6% reduction in tree cover over this period. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Key Findings of Global […]

India’s General Elections 2024 

Context: Amid India’s General Elections 2024, there’s renewed attention on past electoral reforms, ranging from the establishment of the Election Commission to the introduction of Electronic Voting Machines and recent modifications in the appointment procedure for election commissioners. These reforms signify the ongoing evolution and strengthening of India’s electoral system, embodying the spirit of democratic […]

How is India Planning to Boost EV Production?

Context: On March 15, the Union government sanctioned a pivotal policy aimed at positioning India as a manufacturing powerhouse for Electric Vehicles (EVs), with a minimum investment threshold set at ₹4,150 crore. This policy heralds a new era, paving the way for renowned global EV manufacturers such as Tesla and Chinese giant BYD to venture into the […]

Insuring the Future

Context: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), as the principal overseer of insurance products, has issued a directive aimed at fostering inclusivity within health insurance coverage, particularly emphasizing the need to extend benefits to a broader spectrum of citizens. Relevance: GS3- Mains Question: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has […]

Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi Scheme Overview

Context: Recently, the Delhi High Court instituted a case with respect to the grant of financial assistance under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) scheme and said threshold income to claim benefit was prima facie “extremely low”. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Intervention Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi Scheme Overview Objective Components of the Umbrella Scheme Rashtriya […]