Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs)

Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) Context: The idea to create self-sustaining, community-driven entities governed by smart contracts on blockchain networks has paved way to a groundbreaking innovation– Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs). Operating without a central authority, these digital entities leverage smart contracts and member consensus, often […]

Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate Smart Agriculture Context: The surge in population and dietary shifts alongside repercussions of climate change, heat waves , flash floods and droughts, it compounds the demand for food, intensifying the strain on the already taxed agricultural systems. Relevance: GS – 03 (Environmental Pollution & […]

COP 28: India’s equity demand

COP 28: India’s equity demand Context: Global warming and cumulative carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions share an intricate relationship. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) highlights the growing share of emissions in developing countries to meet their social and developmental needs. The Paris […]

A $5 trillion economy

A $5 trillion economy   Context: Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojna for five more years, aiming to provide 5 kg of free foodgrains every month to beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act. The announcement raises questions […]

Haryana’s employment reservation law

Haryana’s employment reservation law Context: The Punjab and Haryana High Court, on November 17, declared the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, unconstitutional. This Act, enacted in 2021, aimed to secure 75% reservation for locals in private sector jobs in Haryana. Relevance: GS-02 […]

OECD’s Insights for Global Action

OECD’s Insights for Global Action   Context: The recent report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) brings forth critical insights into the climate finance commitments of economically developed countries, particularly in the context of their promise to mobilize $100 billion annually towards […]