Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository

Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository Context: Recently, the Prime Minister announced the completion of the Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository and the establishment of a Social Impact Fund to propel Digital Public Infrastructure in the Global South. Relevance: GS Paper – 3 (Infrastructure) Main Highlights: […]

Global Positioning System (GPS)

Global Positioning System (GPS) Context: The Global Positioning System (GPS), initiated by the U.S. Department of Defence in 1973, has undergone a transformative journey, revolutionizing our understanding of location and sense of place. In this analysis we will delve into the intricacies of GPS, exploring […]

The journey towards a plastic-free world

The journey towards a plastic-free world Context: Exploring the ambitious journey toward a plastic-free world, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) convened under the United Nations Environment Programme. This analysis delves into the proceedings of the third round of negotiations held in Nairobi from November 13 […]

Cyclone Michaung

Cyclone Michaung Context: Cyclone Michaung wreaked havoc on Chennai, bringing intense rainfall and exposing the vulnerabilities in the city’s infrastructure. Beyond the natural disaster, the city’s preparedness, power infrastructure, and long-standing issues such as unplanned construction and public indiscipline played crucial roles in exacerbating the […]

International Container Transhipment Port (ICTP)

International Container Transhipment Port (ICTP) Context: Recently, the Union Minister conducts a progress review of the proposed International Container Transhipment Port (ICTP). Relevance: GS – 03 (Infrastructure, Inclusive Growth) Main Highlights: The International Container Transhipment Port (ICTP) is a forthcoming port situated at Galathea Bay, […]

Exercise Vajra Prahar

Exercise Vajra Prahar Context: Recently in the month of November, the 14th Edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise “VAJRA PRAHAR 2023” commenced at the Joint Training Node, Umroi, Meghalaya. Relevance: GS-03 (Security) Main Highlights: It is a bilateral India-US military exercise. The exercise […]

Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)

Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Context: The new Chief Information Commissioner pays a courtesy call on the Union Minister and provides an update on the disposal rate of RTI applications. Relevance: GS-02 (Constitutional Bodies) Main highlights: As per CIC data, a total of 11,499 RTI Appeals/Complaints […]

Re-criminalising Adultery

Re-criminalising Adultery Context: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs recently proposed the reinstatement of adultery as a criminal offense in India, albeit on gender-neutral grounds, seeking to safeguard the sanctity of marriage. This recommendation comes after a unanimous 2018 Supreme Court decision decriminalized adultery, […]

Disability Inclusion in the Development Agenda

Disability Inclusion in the Development Agenda Context: Disability, existing at the crossroads of social, economic, and gender vulnerabilities, affects a staggering 1.3 billion people globally. Despite constituting 80% of this population, residing predominantly in developing countries, a lack of tailored systems results in increased poverty, […]