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About NIRMAN Portal

Context: Union Minister for Coal and Mines launched the portal “Noble Initiative for Rewarding Mains Aspirants of National Civil Services Examination (NIRMAN)” in New Delhi. Relevance: GS II: Education About NIRMAN: This CSR scheme by Coal India Limited aligns with the vision of “Mission Karmayogi” set forth by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It aims to […]

Public Examinations Prevention Of Unfair Means Act 2024

Context: Public Examinations (Prevention Of Unfair Means) Act aims to prevent unfair means in the public examinations system. Relevance: GS II: Education Dimensions of the Article: Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Act Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centre Coordinator Public Examination Which Exams Are Covered by the Law? Use of Unfair Means What Constitutes the Use […]

Demographic Shifts in India’s Religious Composition

Context: A recent analysis by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PM-EAC) reveals that between 1950 and 2015, the percentage of Hindus in India has decreased by 7.82%. Conversely, the percentages of Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs have shown an upward trend during the same period, highlighting significant demographic shifts in India’s religious composition […]

Understanding Bridge Fuel

Context: Natural gas has been called a ‘bridge fuel’ for countries looking to transition away from coal and oil dependency, and as they pursue a pathway towards renewables and electrification. Relevance: GS III: Energy Dimensions of the Article: Understanding Bridge Fuel Definition: Debate and Considerations: Key Aspects of Natural Gas Nature and Composition: Formation Process: […]

Measuring Internet Freedom in India in the Last 10 Years

Context: Over the past five years, India has consistently ranked first globally for imposing internet bans, accounting for approximately 60% of all recorded blackouts worldwide between 2016 and 2022. State-initiated shutdowns in the last decade have typically cited reasons of national security and concerns over public order. However, rights organizations argue that these shutdowns often contravene […]

About School Soil Health Programme

Context: Recently, the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Union Minister for Rural Development inaugurated School Soil Health Programme, New Delhi. Relevance: GS II: Education Dimensions of the Article: School Soil Health Programme: Key Features: Pilot Project Implementation: Study Modules and Training: Customized Mobile Application: Scaling Up to 1000 Schools: Lab Setup by […]

Indian Emigrants in War Zones

Context: In its inaugural acknowledgment of such incidents, the government has officially recognized that individuals of Indian origin have been enlisted by the Russian Army and strategically positioned within the borders of Ukraine, which are currently under Russian control. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has confirmed that a limited number of Indian nationals have enlisted […]

Concerns over Interpol’s Notice System Misuse

Context: Recently, there has been growing apprehension regarding the potential misuse of Interpol’s notice system, particularly focusing on the less scrutinized blue corner notices compared to their red counterparts. The number of blue notices has witnessed a significant increase over the past decade, leading to concerns raised by critics who argue that these notices are […]

SC on Maintenance for Divorced Muslim Woman

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court appointed a senior advocate as the amicus curiae for the matter concerned with the maintenance of Muslim women. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Historical underpinnings & evolution; Features, amendments, significant provisions, basic structure; Comparison of Indian constitutional scheme with other countries’ Dimensions of the Article: What are the Alimony and Maintenance? Alimony […]