Controversy Over NAAC’s System

Context: The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which carries out quality checks or assessments of Indian Higher-level Educational Institutions (HEIs), courted controversy recently over the rating of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and allegations of bribery in the process. Relevance: GS II: Education, Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: What is […]

A Economically Weaker Sections Quota

Context: The 10% quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) of society does not erode the rights of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes or the Other Backward Classes, Attorney-General of India submitted before a Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: EWS quota: […]

Ramakrishna Mission’s Awakening Programme

Focus: Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, the Union Minister for Education launched Ramakrishna Mission’s ‘Awakening’ Programme for school students. About the Awakening Programme It is an initiative to ensure a child’s whole personality development in keeping with the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020’s guiding principles. It is intended for students in grades I through […]

Strengthening The Patent Ecosystem

Context There is a surge in start-ups and unicorns in India, and an efficient IPR system is a necessary prerequisite for a healthy startup ecosystem. As a result, the report emphasises the importance of a strong patent system for a knowledge economy and the advancement of technological innovations. Relevance GS Paper – 2 Government Policies & […]

What is Operation Gear Box?

Focus: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) launched operation ‘Gear Box’ to stop heroin smuggling, seizes 39.5 kg of contraband from Kolkata port. The heroin was examined and seized under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. What is Operation Gear Box? Operation Gear Box is […]

 15th President of India

 15th President of India

Context: Former Jharkhand Governor and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Droupadi Murmu was elected the 15th President of India, the first tribal woman to be appointed to the position and the youngest as well. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: How is the President elected? Qualifications for Election as President What […]

Agnipath – A Fire That Could Singe India

Context Agnipath scheme for recruitment of short-term contracted soldiers was announced. The driving factor for this U turn — from ‘One Rank One Pension’ to ‘No Rank No Pension’ might be economic. Relevance GS-II: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. Dimensions of the […]

Lessons From the Ukraine Crisis Price Shock

Context The Russia-Ukraine conflict, now more than three months old, will cause major, long-term shifts in the global energy and commodity trade. Relevance GS-II: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora. Dimensions of the Article Factors responsible for High Prices Future Trends Way Forward Factors responsible for […]

Issues With Frivolous PIL Petitions

Context A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petitioner in the Supreme Court barely escaped having to pay ₹18 lakh for indulging in a “luxury litigation”. A Supreme Court Bench of Justice B.R. Gavai and Hima Kohli initially asked the litigant to pay ₹18 lakh, that is, ₹1 lakh for every one of the 18 minutes the […]

Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP)

Focus: Government Policies and Interventions Why in News? The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has approved the extension of the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) for five years till FY26. The PMEGP has now been approved for continuation over the 15th Finance Commission Cycle for five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with an outlay of Rs 13,554.42 […]