Sustainable building materials

Sustainable building materials Context: With over 3,00,000 housing units being constructed annually, India is experiencing a remarkable surge in construction activity which is also bringing substantial environmental concerns. The construction sector accounts for more than 33% of India’s electricity usage which also contributes to environmental […]

WTO’s Investment Facilitation Negotiations

WTO’s Investment Facilitation Negotiations   Context: Recently, the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) of the World Trade Organization took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It marked a significant milestone with the non-adoption of the agreement on investment facilitation for development (IFD). The aim of this agreement […]

Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA)

Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA) Context: The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA), Chennai started a national campaign to achieve 100% farm registration in the country from Nagapattinam. Relevance: GS-03 (Food security) Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA) : The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA) was established under the Coastal Aquaculture […]

Black Carbon

Black Carbon Context: India has promised to reach net-zero emissions by 2070 and accordingly the nation is focusing on using more renewable energy sources. But while long-term plans are crucial for reducing carbon dioxide, it’s also important to take action now to address immediate concerns. […]

AHIDF Scheme

AHIDF Scheme Context: Recently, the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying launched the revamped AHIDF Scheme. Relevance: GS-02 (Government schemes and policies) Background: Initially it was introduced in June 2020 as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Initiative. The Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development […]

Defence Ministry inks contract with BEL

Defence Ministry inks contract with BEL Context: Recently, the Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Hyderabad. Relevance: GS-03 (Defence) Key highlights The objective of the contract is to procure 11 Shakti Electronic Warfare Systems along with associated equipment/accessories for […]