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Representation of Women in the New Indian Cabinet

Context: Of the 30 Union ministers in the newly formed Indian cabinet, only two are women. Overall, the number of ministers in the central council has reduced from 10 in the previous government to seven. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About the Report: Findings: -Source: Down To Earth

About Nagarahole Tiger Reserve

Context: An elephant that was part of the historic Mysuru Dasara celebrations died of electrocution near Karnataka’s Nagarahole Tiger Reserve recently. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology About Nagarahole Tiger Reserve: -Source: Indian Express

About Kala Azar

Context: In the wake of the rising public health threat caused by the parasitic infection visceral leishmaniasis (VL),(kala-azar), the WHO launched a new framework to guide health authorities, policymakers and other stakeholders to eradicate the disease in eastern Africa. Relevance: GS III- Health, Prelims Dimensions of the Article: About Kala Azar There are three types of […]

New Non-Permanent Members of UNSC

Context: Recently, Pakistan, Somalia, Denmark, Greece, and Panama have been chosen as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC), serving a 2-year term from 1st January 2025 to 31st December 2026. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: How are new members elected to the UNSC? United Nations Security Council Membership Functions […]

Rising Nitrous Oxide Emissions

Context: According to a new study by the Global Carbon Project (GCP) titled “Global Nitrous Oxide Budget (1980-2020),” nitrous oxide emissions have been rising continuously between 1980 and 2020. The study found that in 2021 and 2022, nitrous oxide was released into the air faster than ever before, despite the need to cut greenhouse gases […]

Satnami Community Protest Escalates in Chhattisgarh

Context: A huge mob from the Satnami community torched dozens of vehicles, pelted police personnel with stones, and set afire the Superintendent of Police office building in Chhattisgarh’s Baloda Bazar district. The protesters were dissatisfied with the police’s handling of a case involving the desecration of a ‘Jaitkhamb’, a structure of sacred importance to the […]

Enhanced Oceanographic Research Needed to Address Ocean Crises

Context: Recently, the UNESCO State of Ocean Report 2024 highlighted the need for enhanced oceanographic research and data collection to address escalating ocean crises, including warming, acidification, deoxygenation, and rising sea levels. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Key Findings of the State of Ocean Report 2024: Data and Research Gap: […]

Government Must Reboot its ‘Neighbourhood First’ Policy

Context: The presence of leaders from nearby nations and the Indian Ocean region at the Indian Prime Minister’s third-term inauguration underscores the importance New Delhi places on these relationships. The government of the day must prioritize efforts to reclaim neighboring countries that have aligned more closely with China. Relevance: GS2- Mains Question: The government’s top priorities should […]

Populism Cripples Revival of Discoms

Context: The Central Government is planning to introduce another scheme aimed at helping public sector power distribution utilities (discoms) reduce technical losses through “transition financing” for the necessary capital expenditure. Discoms, which are primarily owned and managed by State Governments, play a crucial role in the power supply and distribution network. Relevance: Mains Question: What are […]

About the Consumer Food Price Index

Context: Consumer Price Index numbers on base 2012=100 for rural, urban and combined for May 2024. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About the Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI):