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 […]

Association of Renewable Energy of States

Focus: GS III- Infrastructure Why in News? Association of Renewable Energy of States (AREAS) celebrated  8th Foundation Day. About Association of Renewable Energy of States: Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal agency at the central level for promotion of grid-connected and off-grid renewable energy in the country. Ministry’s programmes are implemented […]

The Contactless Passenger Processing System For Airports

Context GMR’s Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) announced the soft launch of the Centre’s DigiYatra initiative, releasing the beta version of its Android app. DigiYatra, a passenger processing system based on facial recognition technology, has been tested at Delhi airport and the necessary infrastructure has been installed at Terminal 3. Relevance GS Paper3: Infrastructure – Energy, […]

Vande Bharat Express

Focus: Indigenization of technology Why in News? Vande Bharat Express trains would be rolled out in all parts of the country, Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw said.  About Vande Bharat Express: The Train18, later named Vande Bharat Express, is an Indian semi-high-speed, intercity, EMU train which was designed and manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at Perambur, Chennai under the […]

Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project

Context: The Supreme Court has ordered status quo on the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) after it was told the Telangana government was increasing the capacity of the project without any environmental clearances. Relevance: GS III- Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: About Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project Lift irrigation Issues with the Project National Green Tribunal […]

India’s Future Economic and Financial Centre

Context Gujarat International Finance Tech-City (GIFT City), which was once barren land along the Sabarmati River, has emerged as the country’s first Greenfield integrated city. It is the country’s first and only International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), where banks, stock exchanges, and financial services firms have established global operations. Relevance GS Paper – 3: Industrial Policy, […]

Orderly Transition From Coal to Renewables

Context Following the Ukraine-Russia war, commodity prices, particularly energy prices, have risen globally, raising concerns about energy security. Additionally, in 2021, India’s thermal power plants had an average of four days’ worth of coal stock against a recommended level of 15-30 days, with a number of states expressing concerns about blackouts due to the coal […]

Open Acreage Licensing Programme

Focus: GS III- Industry and Infrastructure (Industrial Policy, Infrastructure, Government Policies and Interventions) Why in News? Recently, the Government of India has launched the OALP Bid Round-VIII, offering 10 blocks for International Competitive Bidding. Open Acreage Licensing Programme (OALP) The Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP) replacing the erstwhile New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) was […]

National Apprenticeship Mela 2022

National Apprenticeship Mela 2022

Focus: GS III- Growth and Development Why in News? Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela to be conducted in 200 locations across India About Apprenticeship Mela Under the initiative, the aim is to support hiring of more than one lakh apprentices and assist employers in tapping the right talent and develop it further with training and […]