About Ram Setu

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court gave the Centre four weeks’ time to file a response clarifying its stand on a plea seeking national heritage status for the ‘Ram Setu’. Relevance: GS III: Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: About Ram Setu Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project (SSCP) -Source: The Hindu  

Similarities Between Semiconductor and Petroleum Industries

Context Relevance GS Paper 3: Industries and Indian economy Mains Question If India makes natural gas the “next stop” on its energy journey, it will have a better chance of arriving at the goal of a predominantly clean system. Discuss. (250 Words) Common structural denominators in the chip industry and the petroleum sector An overview of […]

Ethanol Blended Petrol Programme (EBP)

Focus: GS III- Environment and Ecology, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Why in News? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister has approved higher ethanol price derived from different sugarcane based raw materials under the EBP Programme for the forthcoming sugar season 2022-23  What is Ethanol fuel? Ethanol Blended Petrol Programme (EBP) Roadmap […]

InvITs Function and Generate Returns

Context The recent bond offering from the National Highway Infrastructure Trust (NHIT) has sparked a lot of interest in Infrastructure Investment Trusts, or InvITs. Relevance GS Paper 3: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Mains Question Infrastructure is the foundation of the Indian economy. Discuss the government’s recent Budget measures to boost infrastructure development. […]

A Renewable Energy Revolution With Agricultural Roots

Context A private company’s first bio-energy plant has recently begun commercial operations in the Punjab district of Sangrur. The plant will convert agricultural waste into wealth by producing compressed bio gas (CBG) from paddy straw, indicating the beginnings of a renewable energy revolution rooted in agriculture. Relevance GS Paper 3: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, […]

India’s Under-Utilized Coal Mines

Context According to Global Energy Monitor (GEM), a company that tracks global fuel-source utilisation, India’s coal mines use only two-thirds of their capacity on average, with some large mines using only 1%. This means that 99 of India’s coal mine projects, which are expected to produce 427 MTPA (million tonnes per annum), are superfluous. This […]

Creating Robust Mineral Supply Chains

Context Prime Minister Modi encouraged the country to pursue Aatmanirbharta in energy by focusing on clean energy technologies in his Independence Day address. The article emphasises the importance of securing access to key minerals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and rare earth metals, among others, in order to build resilient and indigenous supply chains for […]

About National Logistics Policy (NLP) In India

Context India recently unveiled its National Logistics Policy (NLP), with the goal of streamlining shipping, lowering logistics costs, achieving “quick last-mile delivery,” and eliminating transportation-related challenges. It was first announced in Budget 2020 to ensure faster last-mile connectivity. Relevance GS Paper 3: Infrastructure Mains Question A modern economy with a complex supply chain requires better […]

India As A Trademark Destination

Context Recently, state tourism ministers convened in Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) for the first time to discuss, debate, and deliberate on modes and mechanisms for developing tourism in India. The three-day National Conference of State Tourism Ministers concluded with the creation of ‘The Dharamshala Declaration,’ which was co-created. Relevance GS Paper – 3: Growth & Development […]

Why Do Fishermen Oppose Vizhinjam Port?

Context Vizhinjam, near Thiruvananthapuram, is on fire from both sea and land due to the under-construction Vizhinjam Port Project. The Vizhinjam International Transhipment Deep-water Multipurpose Seaport is an ambitious project undertaken by the Government of Kerala. It is primarily intended for container transhipment, as well as multi-purpose and break bulk cargo. The port is currently […]