IAS Current affairs - PSLV C52 Mission

PSLV C52 mission

PSLV C52 mission Context: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Indian space scientists on the successful launch of PSLV C52 mission. India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C52 injected Earth Observation Satellite EOS-04, into an intended sun synchronous polar orbit of 529 km altitude […]

UPSC Current affairs - National Scheme of Welfare of Fishermen

National Scheme of Welfare of Fishermen

National Scheme of Welfare of Fishermen   About: The Centrally Sponsored ‘National Scheme of Welfare of Fishermen’ provides financial assistance to fishersfor the construction of house among other things. This Scheme is a component of the Scheme ‘Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries’.   […]

IAS Current affairs - SEZ

SEZ (Special Economic Zones)

SEZ (Special Economic Zones) Context: Presently, there are 425 formally approved Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the country. As on date, 376 SEZs are notified and 268 SEZs are operational. SEZs are primarily private investment driven initiatives. The delay in setting up of and operationalizing […]

UPSC Current affairs - Smile Scheme

SMILE Scheme

SMILE Scheme   Context: Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar launched the Central Sector scheme “SMILE: Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise today at BHIM Auditorium, Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, 15, Janpath    Road, New Delhi. This umbrella scheme, designed […]

Editorial Analysis for IAS - Central Deputation Reserve

Central Deputation Reserve (CDR)

Central Deputation Reserve (CDR)   Context: The amendments proposed to Rule 6(1) of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) (Cadre) Rules of 1954, which seek to empower the Central government to unilaterally order the Central deputation of IAS officers without the consent of the State governments […]

Editorial Analysis for UPSC - India's Geospatial Sector

India’s geospatial sector

India’s geospatial sector   Context:   New guidelines took effect to completely de-regulate the geospatial sector for Indians. As we celebrate the first anniversary of this moment, it is time to look back and assess its impact and identify the bottlenecks so that the full […]

Editorial Analysis for Civil Services - Language - Domicile Protest in Jharkhand

Language-Domicile Protest in Jharkhand

Language-Domicile Protest in Jharkhand   Context: Several parts of Jharkhand are seeing massive protests against the inclusion of Bhojpuri and Magahi as “regional languages” in district-level competitive examinations for government jobs. Hundreds of protesters, including women, have been marching with placards, raising slogans against the government […]