Current Affairs

VISION 2030 of Union Budget

Salient features of the Interim Budget 2019 Union Finance Minister has layout the  vision for ten most important dimensions in 2030. The First Dimension - build physical as well as social infrastructure for a $ 10 trillion economy and to provide ease of...

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National Emergency in USA

On February 15, 2019, President of the United States Donald Trump declared a National Emergency concerning the Southern Border of the United States. President Trump, citing an "invasion" of drugs and criminals, declared a national emergency to fund...

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LCA TEJAS gets operational clearance

Indian military aviation regulator Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) has awarded the final operational clearance (FOC) for the country’s first light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas MK I. Authorities handed over the FOC certificate...

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Poshan Abhiyan and Mulnutrition in India

UNICEF Representative in India Yasmin Ali Haque says Poshan Abhiyan is a massive step towards eradicating malnutrition and also serves as an added income for families. It is a central government scheme that focuses on reducing stunting, under-nutrition,...

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Eviction Order of Forest Dwellers

The Supreme Court has suspended the implementation of its controversial order directing states to evict around 2 million forest-dwellers from forests after the tribal affairs ministry pointed out that process of settling their claims and rights left a lot...

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Polar Vortex

A polar vortex is an upper level low-pressure area lying near the Earth's pole. There are two polar vortices in the Earth's atmosphere, which overlie the North, and South Poles. Each polar vortex is a persistent, large-scale, low- pressure zone that...

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NITI Aayog’s Health Index 2019

GS2: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   What is the issue? The second edition of NITI Aayog’s Health Index was recently released in its report titled ‘Healthy States,...

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U.K. Sinha Committee on MSMEs Sector

GS3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources   What is the issue? The RBI-appointed U.K. Sinha-led committee, set up to study the problems faced by MSMEs, submitted its recommendations recently. BACKGROUND MSMEs are the...

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Report Card on Left Wing Extremist Hit States

GS3: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   What is the issue? Government actions on Naxal hit areas have resulted in shrinkage of violence in a great geographical spread. BACKGROUND The term Naxal...

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India as an Innovation Economy

GS3: Indian Economy and issues around it   What is the issue? The gravity of business growth is shifting from capital to creativity, and in this, the market belongs to the most vigorous innovator. In this context, here is an assessment on the challenges...

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NCRB’s Prison Statistics India 2016

GS2: powers, functions and responsibilities of various Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies What is the issue? The Prison Statistics India 2016 report was published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) some time back. The lack of...

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Libyan Crisis and the aftermath

GS2: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora.   What is the issue? The Tripoli based government of Libya has decided to launch a peace initiative. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of the...

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Need for the Simultaneous Election

GS2: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive   What is the issue? The Centre has decided to form a committee to examine the issue of conducting the simultaneous elections. BACKGROUND The “One Nation, One Election” idea envisages a system...

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Agricultural Credit in India and issues around

GS3: agricultural produce and issues and related constraints   What is the issue? Recently, there is an intense discussion on the strategies needed for addressing farmer distress in India. Among others, assured and greater access to institutional credit...

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India’s Foreign Policy Challenges and Prospects

GS2: India’s neighbourhood and bilateral relations.   What is the issue? Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s massive electoral mandate should add to India’s muscle as he strides onto the world stage in his second term. But the world’s a bad-tempered place these...

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