PM Mega Investment Textiles Parks (PM MITRA) Scheme

Context: A proposal to set up a mega textile park in Punjab’s industrial hub, Ludhiana, has been red-flagged by locals, environmentalists and even some political leaders. Relevance: GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure (Textile Industry, Government Policies and Initiatives, Industrial Policy) Dimensions of the Article: About PM Mega Investment Textiles Parks (PM MITRA) scheme Aims and Significance […]

What is Ethanol Fuel?

What is Ethanol Fuel

Focus: GS III- Environment and Ecology, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Why in News? Recently, India has achieved the target of 10 percent ethanol blending, 5 months ahead of schedule What is Ethanol fuel? Ethanol fuel is ethyl alcohol, the same type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, used as fuel. It is most often used […]

Bedti-Varada Interlinking Project

Bedti-Varada Interlinking Project

Context: Environmental groups in Karnataka have criticised the project to link the Bedti and Varada rivers in Karnataka, calling it ‘unscientific’ and a ‘waste of public money’. Relevance: GS III- Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Bedti-Varada Interlinking Project Why is the project distasteful to activists? Interlinking of Rivers Bedti-Varada Interlinking Project The country’s major rivers […]

Bharat Gaurav Scheme

Context: The ‘Bharat Gaurav’ train service from Coimbatore to Shirdi, a first of its kind in the country, was inaugurated at the Coimbatore North Railway Station. Relevance: GS III- Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: About Bharat Gaurav Scheme Benefits of the Scheme About Bharat Gaurav Scheme It was launched in November 2021, The main objective […]

Avoiding The Coal Scarcity Trap

Context The recent power crisis due to the coal shortage in India underscores the need for measures to avoid a repeat of episodes in the future. Relevance GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Dimensions of the Article Factors contributing to Power Crisis What were the measures taken by the Government ? Issues with […]

Ethanol Blending

Focus: GS III- Environment and Ecology, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Why in News? India has achieved the target of 10 percent ethanol blending, 5 months ahead of schedule What is Ethanol fuel? Ethanol fuel is ethyl alcohol, the same type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, used as fuel. It is most often used as […]

Sagarmala Programme

Focus: GS III- Infrastructure Why in News? The National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC) met recently at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, and was chaired by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW). The meeting explored the holistic development of coastal communities through a new project called “Sagartat Samriddhi Yojana.” Sagartat Samriddhi Yojana During the launching […]

Why The World Is Short of Computer Chips?

Context: An abrupt and cascading shortage of semiconductors has caused  car manufactures and premium bike makers curtail production across categories. Relevance: GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure (Industrial Policy and Indigenization of Production and Technology, Government policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: Why are semiconductor chips important? Why are there shortages? What is the impact of […]

Anniversary of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency

Context: As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, POWERGRIID is commemorating landmark achievement of completion of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: More about India’s Power grid About maintaining one frequency (One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency) More about India’s Power grid The Indian Power system for planning […]

A Year of important Reforms for Ministry of Textiles -2021

Context: 2021 was a year of game changing reforms for the Ministry of Textiles as the Government approved Setting up of 7 Pradhan Mantri Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (MITRA) Parks, announced Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles and more in the year 2021. Relevance: GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure (Textile Industry, Government Policies […]