Smart Meter

Smart Meter Context: The government had aimed to install 25 crore smart meters by 2025 under the Smart Meter National Programme (SMNP). But the recent count shows that only 97 lakh installations till February, 2024. Relevance: GS-02 (Government policies and interventions) What is a Smart […]

Vision Viksit Bharat@2047

Vision Viksit Bharat@2047 Context: Recently, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Singh Thakur, virtually inaugurated the 4th edition of the IMC-YLF Youth Conclave. Relevance: GS-02 (Government policies and interventions) Key highlights: ‘Vision Viksit Bharat@2047’ aims to position India as a superpower, with a […]

Understanding Internet Shutdowns

Understanding Internet Shutdowns Context: India has consistently ranked at the top of the list for imposing internet shutdowns globally over the past five years, with approximately 60% of all blackouts occurring in the country between 2016 and 2022. Relevance: GS-02 (Indian Polity) Dimensions of the […]

Central Consumer Protection Authority

Central Consumer Protection Authority Context: In a recent event, Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) had asked public comments on the Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advertisement in the Coaching Sector. Relevance: GS-02 (Polity) Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) : The Central Consumer Protection Authority […]


MnBi2S4   Context: Researchers have recently discovered a distinctive process of electric polarization induced by magnetic ordering in a newly discovered mineral called “MnBi2S4.”   Relevance: GS03  (Science and Technology)   Highlights: In this study conducted at the Chemistry & Physics of Materials Unit at […]

The Pandemic Treaty

The Pandemic Treaty Context: In order to address the systematic failures during COVID-19 crisis, a pandemic treaty by 25 heads of government and international agencies is on the agenda as a significant development in global health governance. Relevance: GS-02 (Important International Institutions, Health) Facts for […]

Sangam: Digital Twin’ Initiative

Sangam: Digital Twin’ Initiative   Context: Department of Telecommunications (DoT) unveiled the ‘Sangam: Digital Twin’ initiative.   Relevance: GS02 GS03 (Government policies and intervention, Science and technology)   What is ‘Sangam: Digital Twin’ ? Sangam: Digital Twin is a Proof of Concept distributed in two […]