TRAI   Context:   The controversy over inclusion of the mmWave band in 5G auctions. Before the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) submits 5G pricing recommendations to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in March, the regulator had sought industries’ views (till January 11) on […]

Rising Inequalities

Rising Inequalities   Context: According to World Inequality Report (2022), India is now among the most unequal countries in the world. In India, the top 10% of the population earns 57% of the national income. Within the top 10%, the very elite top 1% earns […]

Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Target Olympic Podium Scheme   Context: Haryana-based golfer Diksha Dagar and Judoka Yash Ghangas have been included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) in the Core and Development groups respectively. The 21-year-old left-hander Diksha Dagar, who is from Jhajjar in Haryana and is a […]

Indian Naval Exercise

Indian Naval Exercise   Maritime Partnership Exercise between Ships of Indian Navy and JMSDF   Context: Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt undertook Maritime Partnership Exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force(JMSDF) Ships Uraga and Hirado in the Bay of Bengal on 13 Jan 22. Both […]

India UK FTA

India UK FTA   India and UK Launch Free Trade Agreement Negotiations   Proposed FTA expected to help double bilateral trade by 2030   Context: The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal launched the Free […]

Forest Survey Report

Forest Survey Report   Forest Survey report 2021 released; increase of 2,261 sq. km in the total forest and tree cover of the country in last two years.   Stats From the report: Area-wise Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country Maximum increase […]

Fisheries Startup Grand Challenge

Fisheries Startup Grand Challenge   Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Launches Fisheries Startup Grand Challenge   Context: The Department of Fisheries, Government of India in association with Startup India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry inaugurated the “Fisheries Startup Grand Challenge” on 13th January […]