UPSC Current affairs - Mullaperiyar Dam Issue

Mullaperiyar Dam Issue

Mullaperiyar Dam Issue Context: • Recently, the Supreme Court ordered the reconstitution of the Mullaperiyar dam’s supervisory committee, which will include one technical expert each from Tamil Nadu and Kerala (the two States involved in the dispute concerning safety of the dam) and empowered the […]

UPSC Current affairs - Indian Tent Turtles

Dam Safety

Dam Safety Context: • There are discussions about the dam safety everywhere including the parliament and also in the judiciary where the SC has refused to overhaul dam supervisory panel. Dam Safety Act, 2021: • The Dam Safety Act (DSA), 2021, provides for an institutional […]

UPSC Current affairs - Nuclear Power Plants

Coal Gasification

Coal Gasification Context: • Government has initiated steps to execute the four pilot coal gasification projects. What is Coal Gasification? • Coal gasification is a process in which coal is partially oxidised with air, oxygen, steam or carbon dioxide to form a fuel gas. • […]

UPSC Current affairs - Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear Power Plants Context: • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Government has accorded ‘In-Principle’ approval for five new sites for locating nuclear power plants in future. About: • The Government has accorded administrative approval and […]

UPSC Current affairs - Sujlam 2.0 Campaign

Sujlam 2.0 Campaign

Sujlam 2.0 Campaign Context: ·       Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched the Sujalam 2.0 campaign for greywater management at a virtual event hosted by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti to mark the World Water […]

Civil services Current affairs - World Water Day

World Water Day

World Water Day   Context: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has urged people to take the pledge to save every drop of water on World Water Day. On this occasion, he has also appreciated all those individuals and organisations who are working towards saving […]

UPSC Current affairs - Climate Financing

Nuclear Fusion Energy

Nuclear Fusion Energy   Context:   Scientists in the United Kingdom said they have achieved a new milestone in producing nuclear fusion energy, or imitating the way energy is produced in the sun. Energy by nuclear fusion is one of mankind’s long standing quests as […]

Editorial Analysis for UPSC - Eurasian Heartland

Surge In Oil Prices

Surge In Oil Prices     Context: Rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine are leading to a surge in oil prices, with Brent breaching the $90-a-barrel mark overnight on Thursday  the first time since 2014. Some analysts predict oil prices to hit the $100-110-mark per […]