India’s Youth Employment Report By ILO

Context The International Labour Organization (ILO) recently published the Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022 report. Relevance GS Paper 3: mobilisation of resources, growth, development and employment. Mains Question Comment on the Indian unemployment problem. What suggestions do you have for increasing job opportunities? (150 Words) ILO The International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded in 1919 […]

17-Year-Olds Can Pre-Register For Voter Lists

Context The Election Commission of India recently announced that those over the age of 17 can now apply in advance to be enrolled in the voters’ list, rather than waiting until they turn 18 on January 1 of each year. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Mains Question The […]

What is Kangaroo Court?

Context: Chief Justice of India said that “rising number of media trials” are proving to be hurdles towards doing justice, and “kangaroo courts” run by the media are causing harm to the health of the democracy. Relevance: Facts for Prelims What is a kangaroo court? Oxford Dictionary defines it as “an unofficial court held by […]

Supreme Court Upholds PMLA Raid and Arrest Powers

Context The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Money Laundering Prevention Act of 2002, as amended from time to time. Relevance GS Paper 3: Money-laundering and its prevention. Mains Question Discuss the role of emerging technologies and globalisation in money laundering. Develop national and international strategies to combat the problem of money laundering. (250 […]

National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022

Context: The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), is yet again the top higher educational institute in the country . This is the seventh consecutive edition of NIRF. Relevance: GS II- Education Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of  National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022: About NIRF Highlights of  National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022: According to […]

United Nations World Population Prospects

Context: The 2022 edition of the United Nations’ World Population Prospects (WPP) was released. India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023. Relevance: GS II- Population & Associated Issues Dimensions of the Article: What is the World Population Prospects? Main takeaways for the global population What is the significance […]

Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukharjee

Syama-Prasad-Mookerjee-Legacy-ias

Focus: GS I- Personalities in News Why in News? The Prime Minister has remembered contributions of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and has paid rich tributes to him on his Jayanti.  About Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was born in a Bengali family on 6th July 1901. His father Ashutosh Mukherjee was a judge […]

International Day of Cooperatives

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? Recently, 100th International Day of Cooperatives was observed. India celebrated the day under the theme “Building a Self-Reliant India and a Better World through Co-operatives”. About International Day of Cooperatives The International Day of Cooperatives was declared by the United Nations General Assembly on 16th December 1992, on the first Saturday of July. The […]

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Focus: GS I- Festivals Why in News? Lakhs of devotees thronged the coastal town of Puri town to witness the annual Rath Yatra with three decorated chariots of sibling deities Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra towed in front of the 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple. About Jagannath Rath Yatra Ratha Jatra, the Festival […]

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Focus: GS III- Diaster Management Why in News? The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the categorization of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as an ‘International Organization’ and signing of the Headquarters Agreement (HQA) with CDRI for granting it the exemptions, immunities and privileges as contemplated under the United Nations (Privileges & Immunities) […]