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 […]

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 […]