Suspension of MLAs

Suspension of MLAs   Context: 12 Maharashtra BJP MLAs have gone to the Supreme Court against their year-long suspension from the Assembly. During the recent hearing, the Supreme Court observed that the suspension of MLAs for a full year is prima facie unconstitutional, and “worse than expulsion”. […]

National Start-up day

National Start-up day   Context: In a symbolic boost to India’s growing startup ecosystem, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 16 January will be celebrated as National Startup Day. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, “Purple Revolution” is Jammu & Kashmir’s contribution to “Start-ups India”, […]

Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme

Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme   Context: With an overall vision to create a vibrant ecosystem for Semiconductor Chip Design in the country, the Ministry of Electronics and Information (MeitY) is seeking applications from 100 domestic companies, start-ups and MSMEs under its Design Linked Incentive […]

Chips to Startup (C2S) Programme

Chips to Startup (C2S) Programme MeitY invites applications under the Chips to Startup (C2S) Programme from academia, R&D organisations, startups and MSMEs Context: In line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s plan to transform India into the next semiconductor hub, the Ministry of Electronics and […]


INDIA – SRI LANKA Relations   Context: Recently, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s virtual meeting with Sri Lanka’s Finance minister Basil Rajapaksa with an assurance that India will support Sri Lanka in all possible ways for overcoming the economic and other challenges posed by COVID […]


XENOTRANSPLANTATION   Context: Surgeons in the US have transplanted a pig’s heart inside a human patient in a bold endeavour that represents a remarkable first in the world of medical science. This success could potentially end the years-long backlog of people waiting to receive a healthy […]


REGULATING CRYPTOCURRENCIES   Context:   Notwithstanding the eventual introduction of the Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital bill in Parliament, cryptocurrencies continue to proliferate. At the moment, there is no legislature that covers cryptocurrencies in India. In India, owning cryptocurrencies is still not illegal. In […]


WTO   Context: India this week filed an appeal with the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) disputing a verdict by the WTO’s dispute settlement panel last month on sugar subsidies. The WTO’s dispute settlement panel had ruled that India, by subsidising sugar […]