Draft Aircraft Security Rules, 2022

Context: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has notified the draft Aircraft Security Rules, 2022 which enable the aviation security regulator, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) to impose penalties upto ₹1 crore on airports and airlines for violation of security measures. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Draft Aircraft Security […]

Lowering Gas Prices For Fertilisers

Context In response to rising contracted gas prices as a result of the Ukraine war, the Central Government is discussing a mechanism to ensure better prices for fertiliser plants. Relevance GS Paper -2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Mains Question LPG subsidy reduces […]

National Suicide Prevention Strategy

Context: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare unveiled the National Suicide Prevention Strategy — the first-of-its-kind policy formulated by the government to prevent suicides as a public health priority. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About India’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy National Suicide Prevention Strategy: Objectives Stakeholders in implementation […]

National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights

Context Relevance GS Paper 2: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Mains Question “Child labour had been progressively waning in recent years as a result of government policies and intervention, but the pandemic has reversed […]

No Money for Terror Conference 2022

Context: Recently, third ‘No Money for Terror’ (NMFT) Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing was held in New Delhi, India. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About ‘No Money for Terror’ Conference Objectives of the event Significance: It offered a unique platform for participating nations and organisations to deliberate on the effectiveness of the current […]

National Bioenergy Programme

Focus: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy organized seminar on “National Bio Energy Programme” Bioenergy: About National Bioenergy Programme: The National Bioenergy Programme will comprises of the following sub-schemes:

Revised Personal Data Protection Bill

Context The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) recently released a new draught titled the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022. Among the significant changes in the revised Bill are: Relevance GS Paper – 2 – Government Policies & Interventions GS Paper – 3- Cyber Security, IT & Computers Mains Question “Any policy […]

Eklavya Model Residential Schools

Context The Narendra Modi-led government is pushing to set up 740 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) for tribal students — one each in every sub-district that has at least a 20,000-odd Scheduled Tribe population, which must be 50% of the total population in that area. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the […]

New Regulations for Awarding PhDs 

Context: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made sweeping changes in its latest regulations governing the award of PhDs.Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: What are the key changes? The UGC notified the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of PhD Degree) Regulations, 2022. Evaluation and assessment […]

Sealed Cover Jurisprudence

Context: A Bench led by Chief Justice of India last month criticised the practice of “sealed cover” jurisprudence as setting a “dangerous precedent”, which makes “the process of adjudication vague and opaque”. Relevance: GS II- Executive & Judiciary Dimensions of the article:: What is sealed cover jurisprudence?  It also mentions that information can be kept […]