DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND   Demographic Dividend: Definition According to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), demographic dividend means, “the economic growth potential that can result from shifts in a population’s age structure, mainly when the share of the working-age population (15 to 64) is larger than the non-working-age share […]

Special Marriage Act

Special Marriage Act   Context: The law that governs inter-faith marriages in the country, the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954,is being challenged for endangering the lives of young couples who seek refuge under it. More than a year after a writ petition was moved before the […]


TIPU SULTAN   Context: Mysore King Tipu Sultan is at the centre of a controversy in Mumbai with the BJP claiming that Congress leader and Mumbai Suburban Minister Aslam Shaikh is planning to name a playground in the Muslim dominated Malwani locality after the 17th […]


WESTERN NAVAL COMMAND Context: WESTERN NAVAL COMMAND CONDUCTS JOINT MARITIME EXERCISE: PASCHIM LEHAR (XPL-2022) About: A joint maritime exercise Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022) conducted by the Indian Navy off the West Coast was concluded on 25 January 2022.  The exercise was conducted over a duration of 20 […]

Food Processing In India

Food Processing In India   Context: India being one of the largest producers of fruits and vegetables in the world has huge potential in food processing industry. In this context it is important to know about the Production Linked Incentive Scheme which aims to incentivize […]

Kazakhstan’s Maritime Quest

Kazakhstan’s Maritime Quest   Context: Kazakhstan, a landlocked nation located in the Eurasian region, relies on neighbouring nations like Turkmenistan (gateway to Iran and Afghanistan), Russia (gateway to Europe) and Uzbekistan (gateway to Tajikistan and Turkey) as gateways for trade.  Though land routes are considered […]