Current Affairs

Strengthening of Rupee Against All its Odds

Indian scenario India has 0.5% of the oil and gas resources of the world and 15% of the world’s population. This makes India heavily dependent on the import of the crude oil and natural gas. India is the fourth-largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) importer...

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Fake News and Voting Behavior

Incidents On Twitter, researchers discovered evidence of political parties using bots to boost their follower counts, or to retweet, like, or share content that supported their campaigns. Automated accounts allow you to reach more audiences, and if you can...

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Rural Electrification

Rural electrification in India Rural electrification is considered to be the backbone of the rural economy. The electricity generation capacity in India is the fifth largest in the world. India is the sixth largest consumer of electricity and accounts for...

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G20 Summit and its Contemporary Relevance

Structure functions The G20 (Group of 20) is an international forum which includes 19 of the world’s largest economies and the European Union. It came in the aftermath of Asian financial crisis of 1999 and is a forum of governments and central bank...

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Water Deficit in India

Reasons Agriculture Excessive use of groundwater for agriculture has also caused a strain in the resource. Eg:- ineffective techniques used for irrigation aligned with mismanagement Between 85 and 90 per cent of all water consumed in India is used by the...

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RCEP and Recent Development: India

Background Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the...

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Sentinelese Issue and other PVTG Related Issues

Sentinelese The Sentinelese, a negrito tribe who live on the North Sentinel Island of the Andamans, have not faced incursions and remain hostile to outsiders. The inhabitants are connected to the Jarawa on the basis of physical, as well as linguistic...

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International Tourism Mart: Tourism Industry in India

Tourism industry Tourism in India is important for the country’s economy and is growing rapidly. The World Travel and Tourism Council calculated that tourism 9.4% of India’s GDP in 2017 and supported 8% of its total employment. According to “Travel Tourism...

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Strengthening The Election Commission

Election Commission of India Election Commission of India (ECI) is a constitutional body under Article-324 vested with the responsibilities of superintendence, direction and control of conduct of elections. It consists of a Chief Election Commissioner and...

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State-Sponsored Insurance and Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat: Government funded healthcare program India takes a giant leap towards providing accessible and affordable healthcare to the common man with the launch of Ayushman Bharat -Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) Ayushman Bharat –...

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Judicial Activism: Judges Legislate

Supreme Court duty is not to Legislate Laws Making laws is the function of the legislature. As observed in Union of India v. Deoki Nandan Aggarwal (1991), “The power to legislate has not been conferred on the courts.” In Suresh Seth v. Commissioner, Indore...

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Cooperative Federalism

Evolution of cooperative federal structure in India from a centralised administration In 1974, when the Supreme Court commented on the Constitution envisaging a cooperative federal structure, federalism has come a long way in India. In relation to the...

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Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

Recent developments Russia has raised the possibility of withdrawing from the INF Treaty. Moscow contends that the treaty unfairly prevents it from possessing weapons that its neighbours, such as China, who are developing and fielding. Russia also has...

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Tragic Encounter of Avni

Why are tigers important Tigers are an “umbrella species” – meaning their conservation also conserves many other species in the same area. They have great cultural and historical significance. They are also crucial for the ecosystems in which they live. As...

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Bid to Revive Insurgency in Punjab

History of Insurgency The insurgency in Punjab originated in the late 1970s, was a threat to the unity and integrity of India due to the militant Sikh ethno-nationalism known as Khalistan movement. In the 1980s the movement had developed into a...

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Special Status of States

Special Status for states The concept of a special category state was first introduced in 1969 when the 5th Finance Commission sought to provide certain disadvantaged states with preferential treatment in the form of central assistance and tax breaks....

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MSME: Loan for MSME in 59 Minutes

Background information MSME accounts for more than 45% of total manufacturing output of the country, contributes around 9% to GDP and accounts for more than 40% of total exports of the country. There are total around more than 40 million such enterprises...

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India Iran Relations

Fate of Chabahar port Iran’s Chabahar port is located on the Gulf of Oman and is the only oceanic port of the country. The port gives access to the energy-rich Persian Gulf nations’ southern coast and India can bypass Pakistan with the Chabahar port...

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India’s Nuclear Triad

Significance This places India in the league of the few countries that can design, construct and operate ship submersible ballistic nuclear (SSBN). Given India’s stated position of ‘No-First-Use’ (NFU) in launching nuclear weapons, the ship submersible...

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Public Credit Registry (PCR)

Public Credit Registry The PCR will be an extensive database of credit information for India that is accessible to all stakeholders. The idea is to capture all relevant information in one large database on the borrower and, in particular, the borrower’s...

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