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India Blocks China-led Investment Facilitation Proposal at WTO

Context: India, along with South Africa, successfully blocked a key proposal led by China at the World Trade Organisation. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About Investment Facilitation Development Agreement (IFD): World Trade Organization (WTO) Functions of WTO What is the WTO’s Ministerial Conference? -Source: The Indian Express, The Hindu, AIR     

Surge in Coal Based Power Generation

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy, Industry and Infrastructure Why in News? The coal based power generation in India has made a commendable progress from April to January 2024 registering a growth of 6.60 % in power generation compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.   What is Coal? What is the extent of India’s […]

Rising Emphasis on Nutrition Security Fuels Surge in Horticulture Farming in India

Context: In recent times, there has been a notable change in dietary preferences in India, emphasizing nutrition security over simple calorie intake. To cater to the changing dietary requirements of a growing population, horticulture farming is witnessing a significant increase nationwide. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Overview of Horticulture Farming: Classifications: […]

Digital Public Infrastructure

Context: Recently, Nasscom and Arthur D. Little have jointly released a report titled-Digital Public Infrastructure of India – Accelerating India’s Digital Inclusion, which stated that India’s Digital Public Infrastructures (DPIs) are likely to propel India towards a USD 1 trillion digital economy by 2030. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article:   Key Highlights of the […]

Challenges in India’s Fintech Landscape

Context: In a recent report presented to Parliament, the Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology raised concerns regarding the dominance of foreign-owned fintech apps in India’s digital payments ecosystem. Fintech is the use of digital platforms to provide financial services. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Key Report Highlights on Digital Payments Regulation: Regulation Emphasis: Market […]

About BharatNet Project

Context: State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has floated around Rs 65,000-crore tender for the implementation of the phase-III BharatNet project. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: BharatNet Project: Transforming Rural Broadband Connectivity in India Features & Benefits: Phases of Implementation: Phase-I: Phase-II: Phase-III: Budget Allocation: Progress, Challenges, and Future Plans of […]

World Bank Webinar on India’s Renewable Energy Landscape

Context: The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) recently participated in an international webinar organized by the World Bank. The session focused on India’s renewable energy scenario, highlighting its ambitious targets to address climate change and ensure energy security. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Key Points from IREDA’s World Bank Webinar […]

RBI Imposes Stringent Restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank Ltd

Context: Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed strict restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL). This move comes after an audit report highlighted persistent non-compliances and supervisory concerns within the bank. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Key Restrictions Imposed on PPBL by RBI Regulatory Authority and Concerns: Compliance […]

About Delhi Chalo Protest

Context: Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh are en route to Delhi in the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest, advocating for legal assurances for the Minimum Support Price (MSP). Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Key Demands of Farmers: MSP Legal Guarantee: Swaminathan Commission’s Recommendations: Additional Demands: Government’s Response: Post Farm Laws Repeal: […]

Joint Inauguration of UPI and RuPay Services

Context: The Prime Minister of India, alongside the President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, and the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Mr. Pravind Jugnauth, jointly inaugurated the launch of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) services in Sri Lanka and Mauritius, along with the introduction of RuPay card services in Mauritius. This collaborative effort signifies a significant […]