Rajasthan First State to Implement Biofuel Policy: (GS-II(Policies) & GS-III(Environment))
Theme: Biofuel Policy
Rajasthan has become the first State in the country to implement the national policy on biofuels unveiled by the Centre in May 2018.
The desert State
Friends or Seoul-mates?
Theme: India-South Korea Bilateral Relations( GS-II)
With the U.S. and China playing power politics, South Korea looks to India as a viable alternative partner, Mr. Moon launched a foreign initiative called New Southern Policy last year that he had decided to st
National and Political Issues
1) Cabinet Clears Bill to restore the provisions of SC/ST Act:
Theme: SC/ST Act (GS-II)
The Supreme court had introduced the provision of anticipatory bail by reading down the Section 18 of Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrociti
Data Localisation is no solution
Theme: Data Protection: Right to Privacy and National Security [GS-II(Governance) & GS-II(Cyber security)]
Calls for data are not new. It has been a mainstream of Indian policymakers demands from foreign technology companies.
1) TRAI calls for zero telecom equipment imports by 2022
Theme: Indigenous telecommunication equipment manufacturing
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has called for imposition of import duties on telecom products outside the ambit of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA-1) and
Drones to monitor tiger reserve
Theme: E-bird Project:
The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) in Uttar Pradesh will soon be under complete drone camera surveillance
The surveillance programme is called e-bird project.
A pilot was conducted on International Tiger Day, July 29
1) Centre pushes for quota in promotion for SCs/STs
Theme: Quota in Promotion for SCs/STs
Citing historical deprivation the Centre called the Supreme Court to revisit 2006 Nagaraj ruling.
The government began its push for providing “accelerated promotion with consequenti
1. Latin America seeks more missions
Theme: India relations with Latin America
India had made a promise in 2010 that it will open three new embassies in Latin American nations
Shashi Tharoor Minister of State for External Affairs in the UPA Ministry, announced in the Dominican
Reservations in India: (GS paper-III & Essay)
We live in a free country and this freedom is a gift of democracy to us. Our constitution gives us the right to freedom and most importantly to exercise this freedom in an equitable manner. At the same time it is incumbent on t
1) U.S.-China trade war can make Indian products competitive, says CII report
Theme: Trade War
With the U.S. imposing an additional 25% duty on imports worth $34 billion from China, certain Indian products may become more competitive. India can focus on several goods for expandi
Daily News Updates for 1st July 2019
From the columns of The Hindu:
Trump and Kim met for the third time in an year and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks
Nagaland will initiate its own version of NRC, Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN)