22 Aug, 2020
13 Min Read
|GS-II||India’s Male Package||International Relations|
|GS-III||National Strategy for Financial Education||Economic Issues|
|PT Pointer||Chora Museum||International Relations|
|Walter Scheidel’s Analysis||Economic Issues|
Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP)
Direct Cargo Ferry Service
Air Travel Bubble Between India and Maldives
Quotas for Supply of Essential Commodities
National Strategy for Financial Education
Gas Field in the Black Sea:
Swachh Survekshan 2020 Context Recently, the Swachh Survekshan 2020 report has been launched by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). It is the 5th edition of the annual cleanliness urban survey conducted by the MoHUA. It is one of the world’s largest sanitatio
A losing proposition Context: The recent announcement by the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister that only those domiciled in the state would be eligible for government jobs in the State. India has been witness to many versions of the ‘sons of the soil’ argument over decades. Some
Technology as an enabler Context: The integration of technology in the teaching-learning process for enhancing teaching-learning outcomes is an important policy prescription of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The NEP emphasises the vital linkage between education and technology.
Shekatkar Committee The Ministry of Defence under the chairmanship of Lt. Gen (Retd) DB Shekatkar had constituted a committee to recommend measures to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the armed forces which submitted its report in December 2016. Recommendatio
Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) It is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Government of India to systematically rank all the major higher education institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dev
Organic Farming in India Context India ranks 1st in the number of organic farmers and 9th in terms of area under organic farming. Indian Scenario Regarding Organic Farming Sikkim became the first State in the world to become fully organic in 2016. North East India has tradition
National Recruitment Agency Context The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has decided to set up a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct a common preliminary examination for various recruitments in the central government. About NRA: The NRA will conduct the Common
Staff Selection Commission The Staff Selection Commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. The Government of India, in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, vide its resolution
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection IBPS is an autonomous body formed in 1984. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and also a Public Trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. It was created to render assistance to organisations in the areas of personnel su
China-Russia ties as a major determinant By, Vijay Gokhale is a former Foreign Secretary of India and a former Ambassador to Germany and to China Context In June 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping described Russian President Vladimir Putin, as “my best friend and colleague”.
Barakah nuclear power plant The Barakah nuclear power plant is the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear power station, the first nuclear power station in the Arabian Peninsula, and the first commercial nuclear power station in the Arab World. It consists of four APR-1400 nuclear reactors
World Bank may forecast steeper India contraction The World Bank on Wednesday indicated that it may further lower its GDP projections for India and said critical reforms in key areas such as health, labour, land, skills and finance were needed to come out stronger from the COVID-19 crisis. T
Privatisation via graded autonomy By, Maya John is an Assistant Professor at Delhi University Context The Indian Cabinet approved the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, despite vehement opposition to several of its provisions that were earlier circulated as a draft policy document.
Need for transparency: On PM CARES Fund Context The Supreme Court has rejected a writ petition calling for a funds diversion from this PM CARES to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) and also denied the petitioners’ demand that the “public charitable trust” be audit
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