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Status of Indian Agriculture

Status of Indian Agriculture Growth: The Agriculture and Allied activities clocked a growth of 3.4%. As per the Provisional Estimates of National Income released by Central Statistical Organization in May,…

Fisheries Sector

Fisheries Sector Fishing is one of the oldest occupations of man. Fish provides protein rich food and is also a big source of vitamins…

G-SAP 1.0

G-SAP 1.0 RBI in it's April 2021 monetary policy continues with the accommodative stance as long as necessary to sustain growth on a durable basis…

Tuberculosis in India

Tuberculosis in India Key Points India accounts for more than a quarter of the global TB burden. India also has the largest burden of multi-drug-resistant…

Forex Reserves of India

Forex Reserves of India Why in News? The country's foreign exchange reserves declined by USD 4.255 billion to USD 580.299 billion, fall in reserves was…

Investments in India

Investments in India Why in News India has attracted total FDI inflow of US$ 72.12 billion during April to January, 2021. It is the highest…

Major Committees – Indian Banking system

Major Committees – Indian Banking system Committee Purpose Banking and Financial Sector Reforms Basel Committee Banking Supervision Bimal Jalan For New Bank Licenses Raghuram…

India’s Banking Sector a brief Timeline – UPSC PRELIMS

India’s Banking Sector a brief Timeline – UPSC PRELIMS GS Paper-3 Banking system – Prelims and Personality test Banking is considered to be the “Backbone…

Indian Banking system & Related Terms - UPSC

Indian Banking system & Related Terms - UPSC GS-PAPER-3 Economics-Banking and associated terms Rates Base Rate – This is the minimum rate at which a…

Water pollution

Water pollution Water pollution is the addition/presence of undesirable substances to/in water such as organic, inorganic, biological, radiological, heat, which degrades the quality of water…

Water borne Diseases

Water borne Diseases Waterborne diseases are conditions caused by pathogenic micro-organisms that are transmitted in water. These diseases can be spread while bathing, washing, drinking…

Renewable Energy in India – Facts and Future prospect

Renewable Energy in India – Facts and Future prospect GS-Paper-3 Renewable Energy – Infrastructure development- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: Renewable energy is the most…

Solar Power Park in India- UPSC FACTS

Solar Power Park in India- UPSC FACTS GS-Paper-3 Renewable Energy – Infrastructure development- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: Renewable energy mainly solar energy is the…

Wind Energy in India- Renewable Energy

Wind Energy in India- Renewable Energy GS-Paper-3 Renewable Energy – Infrastructure development- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: Renewable energy mainly-Wind energy is the most important…

India Energy Outlook Report, 2021

India Energy Outlook Report, 2021 GS-Paper-3 Energy security – Infrastructure development- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recently released the…

Tiger Reserves and Tiger Census- UPSC

Tiger Reserves and Tiger Census Tigers are at the top of the food chain and are sometimes referred to as “umbrella…

Environment Related Important Dates

Environment Related Important Dates GS-Paper-ENVIRONMENT DATES- Prelims Context: Environmentally important dates are highly important for PRELIMS in the UPSC examination and also a student can…

Sacred groves of India

Sacred groves of India GS-Paper-Forest conservation- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: Forest conservation with the help of the LOCAL Community is very important for sustainable…

Ramsar sites- Wetlands in India – Quick facts

Ramsar sites- Wetlands in India – Quick facts GS-Paper-Forest and Biodiversity conservation- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: A wetland is a place where the land…

Biosphere Reserves and their significance- UPSC Exam

Biosphere Reserves and Significance- UPSC Exam This topic helps you to cover: Biosphere reserves (BSR) in detail. Understand UPSC pattern of Questionnaire. Get a mental map…

Animals of India - UPSC

Animals of India India has some of the world's most Biodiverse regions, encompassing a wide range of biomes–desert, high mountains, highlands, tropical and temperate forests,…

Revival in Lockdown-caused-contraction in GDP

Revival in Lockdown-caused-contraction in GDP Advance Estimates of National Income project 8% Contraction in GDP. For the fiscal year 2020-21, GDP contraction is estimated at…

Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights As per the Census 2011, there are 4,87,803 persons under the category called ‘Other’. Among all the states, top four states with high…

Vacancies in Judiciary

Vacancies in Judiciary Over 60% of the sanctioned strength of judges was vacant at Patna High Court. High Courts with highest vacancy was in Patna(60%)…

Core infrastructure Sector

Core infrastructure Sector Year on Year Gro Core infrastructure Sector Year on Year Growth rate of 8 Core Industries vis-à-vis COVID. Core industries has been…

Water Resources

Water Resources About 71% of our earth is covered by water and hence our earth is called watery planet. 97% of the earth's water is…

Crops

Major Crops Recent developments in Crops- Economic Survey Food Grains Among total imports of food grains, the % share of different crops shows that- cereals are highest…

Data on Soils of India

Data on Indian Soils Alluvial Black Red Forest Laterite Arid/ Desert/ Sandy Alkaline Usar/reh Marshy/ Kari of Kerala % Spread 45.6…

Data on Indian Defence

Brahmos is the first supersonic cruise missile to enter service.Capable of attaining a speed ofMach 2.8 (almost three times thespeed of sound), it has a…

Data on Renewable energy

WorldEnergy Transitions Outlook report Brought out by the International Renewable EnergyAgency (IRENA).s Estimatedthat by2050, 90% of total electricityneeds would be supplied by renewables, followed by…

Data related to USA and INDIA

Trade between India and USA I-USA Bilateral trade in goods and services desired goal is $500 billion. In the five years to 2019, bilateral trade grew at aCAGRof 7.7% per year to $146 billion. If the same rate of…

Data on Higher Education in Marginalised Communities

Pallid state of reservation in some of India’s elite institutions. Some of the striking data show 62% unfilled vacancies for SC in the IIMs and…

Data on Artificial Intelligence

Data on Artificial Intelligence AI has helped increase crop yields , raised businessproductivity, improved access tocredit and made cancer detectionfaster and more precise. Itcould contribute more than $15 trillionto the world economy by 2030,adding14%to global GDP. Google hasidentified over 2,600 use cases of“AI for good” worldwide. A study published in Naturereviewing the impact of AI on the SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs) findsthat AI may act as an enabler on134 — or 79%—of all SDG targets. We are on the cusp of unprecedented technological breakthroughs that promise to positively transform our world in waysdeeper and more profound thananything that has come before.Yet, the study in Naturealsofinds that AI can actively hinder 59—or 35%— of SDG targets.

Data on Forest Resources

India State of Forest Report, 2019 ISFR is an assessment of country’s forest resources every two years by Forest Survey of India. Starting in 1987,…

World Air Quality Report: Delhi is the most polluted city in the World

World Air Quality Report: Delhi is the most polluted city in the World World Air Quality Report is given by IQAir Visual and Greenpeace. The…

Data on Indian Defence

Data on Indian Defence Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) Report India’s arms imports fell 33 % between 2011-15 and 2016-20, country has taken a…

Data on Employment

Data On Employment Employment during COVID-19 According to ILO, of the 535M labour force in 2019, 398 M will have poor quality jobs. National Rural…

Data on CPI

Data on Inflation Feb-2021 Retail inflation, measured by the CPI, accelerated to a three-month high of 5.03% in February, data released by the National Statistical…

Data on Climate Change

Data on Climate Vulnerability Ranking by various organizations of India’s Climate Vulnerability Status: HSBC ranking(2018) Placed India at TOP among 67 nations in Climate vulnerability.…

Rights Based Issues

Freedom In the World: Democracy Under siege Report By USA think tank Freedom House. China’s Score: Dropped from 10 to 9. Its 0ne of the…

Data on Diabetes

Data on Diabetes India has second highest number of diabetes patients aged 20-79 yrs as of 2019- WHO. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated the…

Data on Special Economic Zones

Data on Special Economic Zones(SEZ) The Special Economic Zones (SEZs) policy was launched in April, 2000. The Special Economic Zones Act, was enacted in 2005.…

External Sector

External Trade COVID-19 pandemic led to a sharp decline in global trade, lower commodity prices and tighter external financing conditions with implications for current account…

Data on Cyber Crime

Data on Cyber Crime The data according to National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal, since its inception in Aug 2019,a total of 3,17,439 cybercrime incidents and…

Data on UAPA Cases

Data on UAPA Cases from 2015 to 2020 There is 72% increase in the number of persons arrested under the UAPA (Unlawful Activities [Prevention] Act…

SPACE RELATED FACTS AND DATA

Space Related Facts and Data Indian Space Program Started in 2ndFive Year Plan. Vikram Sarabhai is the architect of INDIAN SPACE PROGRAM. Space program is…

Contraction in GDP due to Lockdown

Contraction in GDP due to Lockdown Advance Estimates of National Income project 8% Contraction in GDP. NSO revised 1stquarter GDP shrinkage to 24.4% from 23.9%…

Data on Sectoral Deployment of Bank Credit in 2020-21

Data on Sectoral Deployment of Bank Credit in 2020-21 Year-on-Year Growth of outstanding bank loans are on decelerating pace. It slowed down to lowest in…

BUDGET DATA

BUDGET 2021-22 DATA Prominent Themes of Budget 2020-21 Budget 2020-21 is woven around three prominent themes: Aspirational India in which all sections of the society seek…

Data on petrol cess and other cesses.

Data on petrol cess and other cesses. Cesses are collected for a specific purpose, and they need not be shared with the States, as they…

Data on Higher education in marginalised communities.

Data on Higher education in marginalised communities. RTI data showed that SC students constituted only 7.6% and STs were just 1.2%. The reservation policy requires…

Data on COVID19 Impact on Health Services.

Data on COVID19 Impact on Health Services. The novel coronavirus pandemic, health-care providers have been reassigned from other specialties to COVID-19, restricting high quality care…

Data on Disability

Disability Less than 7% of public buses in the country were fully accessible to wheelchair users as of December 2020, with the target of 25%…

Low Emission Technologies

Low-Emissions Technologies Widespread global deployment of technologies like hydrogen, carbon capture use and storage, soil carbon, energy storage to backup renewables and decarbonise transport, and…

Data on Agriculture

Data on Agriculture Contribution to GDP The share of agriculture in GDP increased to 19.9 per cent in 2020-21 from 17.8 per cent in 2019-20.…

Data on Mineral Resources of India

Data on Minerals Types of mining: Open Cast and Underground mining Highlights World’s largest producer of mica blocks and mica splitting. World’s 2nd largest producer…

Health Care Data

Health Care Annual health care expenditure 2000-2015 Annual health care expenditure of the country is 4% of GDP Of which, 0.9 –1.07% is Govt Expenditure and 3.0-3.6% is…

Economic Data

The Hindu Data 09 to 11 Feb Digital Exclusion Digitally excluded Indian stand at greater than 50% among which 40% are phones with no internet…

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