Grievances Appellate Committees

Context: The Centre has notified the formation of three grievance appellate committees that will address users’ complaints against social media and other internet-based platforms, including being empowered to oversee and revoke content moderation-related decisions taken by these platforms. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Composition of Three Grievances Appellate Committees […]

What is e-NAM?

Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Why in news? e-NAM, a flagship initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,  has won the Platinum Award in the Digital Empowerment of Citizens Category in Digital India Awards 2022 held in New Delhi  e-NAM Benefits of e-NAM  Digital India Awards

India Requires A Mindset Shift To Improve Road Safety

Context Relevance GS Paper-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors. GS Paper-3: Infrastructure financing and Capital markets, role of financing institutions. Mains Question The increased cases of road accidents in India call for a dire action plan of addressing road safety issues and accountability fixing at every level. Discuss (250 words) A Quick Look […]

Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act

Context: Recently, The Bill to amend the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002, was introduced in the Lok Sabha. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: What are multi-State cooperatives? Importance of Cooperative Banks The cooperative banking system has to play a critical role in promoting rural finance and is especially […]

PM SVANidhi

Focus: GS II- Government policies and interventions Why in News? The Government of India has extended the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme beyond March, 2022 with the following provisions: PM Street Vendor’s Atmanitbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) The eligible vendors are identified as per following criteria: PM SVANidhi and SIDBI Credit Guarantee Fund […]

Supreme Court And Election Commissioners

Context A 5-judge Supreme Court Constitutional bench recently proposed including the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in the committee that appoints Election Commissioners. Relevance GS Paper 2: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Mains Question […]

The EWS Decision and the Pandora’s Box

Context The recent decision of the Supreme Court of India upholding the constitutional validity of the law granting 10% reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of the upper castes has sparked heated debate. In this context, the article sheds light on previous Supreme Court rulings on reservation and their ramifications in subsequent events across the […]

About National Pension System

Context The National Pension System is a disaster for retiring employees, says an apex body of various government unions; pension under existing scheme just 15% of that under earlier one. Relevance: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About National Pension System The other eligibility criteria for opening an NPS account: NPS […]

New Chief Justice of India

Context: Chief Justice of India U.U. Lalit nominated Justice D.Y. Chandrachud as his successor in a brief meeting held at the Supreme Court judges’ lounge in the presence of all judges of the court. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Appointment of the CJI Administrative Powers of CJI (Master of Roster) […]

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 […]