Understanding the street dogs-human conflict

Understanding the street dogs-human conflict #GS2 Context: Numerous reports on animal attack on humans all over the country. Points to ponder: Dogs have been our companions for thousands of years and provide us with protection and emotional support. Intolerance towards animals, including dogs, cats, cows, […]


SC/ST Act:  #GS II #Government Policies and Interventions Topic Government Policies and Interventions  Context: The Prevention of Atrocities (SC/ST) Act will not be violated if someone uses someone else’s caste name in jest or says it in the middle of a conversation unless the offender […]

About the HAL

About the HAL:   #GS II #Statutory and Non-Statutory Bodies: Topic Statutory and Non-Statutory Bodies: Context: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. developed the Hindustan 228-201 LW aeroplane. An updated version of the aircraft has now been given approval by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) (HAL). […]

Mission Shakti

Mission Shakti #GS 02 Gender Equality For Prelims Mission Shakti Mission Shakti is an integrated women empowerment programme which was launched as an umbrella scheme for the safety, security and empowerment of women. The scheme was launched to be completed during the 15th Finance Commission […]

About the G 20

About the G 20:  #GS2 #International Organizations Topic International Organizations: Context: The majority of attendees at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) conference on Saturday in Bengaluru demanded that Russian troops leave Ukrainian land “completely and unconditionally.” Divisions among the G20 participants […]

About the MGNREGA

About the MGNREGA:    #GS II #Governmnt Policies   Topic – Government Policies and Interventions:    ∙Context:    ∙6.49 crore households requested employment through the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Program, according to the Economic Report 2022–23, which was  released on January 31—the day before the Union Budget (MGNREGS). Government employment offers were made to 6.48 crore of them, and 5.7 crore of those families accepted them. The survey found that the system had a favourable effect on household income, agricultural output, and costs associated with production. This contributed to “revenue diversification and  enhancing rural livelihoods,” according to the statement.    ∙MGNREGA:    ∙About: One of the biggest labour guarantee programmes in the world, MGNREGA, was introduced by the Ministry of Rural Development in 2005.  ∙The program’s main goal is to provide […]

Details of the India EU Free Trade Pact

Details of the India EU Free Trade Pact:    #GS II #International Relations   Topic – International Relations:    ∙Context:    ∙Piyush Goyal, the minister of commerce for the union, claims that it will take longer to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with the union of 27 nations.    ∙Mr. Goyal stated that the EU and two to three additional nations are currently involved in active negotiations for FTAs while speaking at the Technotex conference, which was organised by the  business association FICCI in this city.  ∙Even with the best efforts of the government, there have been some regulatory obstacles in India for foreign investment.  ∙A lawsuit was brought by investors against India: Many multinational corporations, including Vodafone, Cairn Energy, Nissan, White Industries, Telenor, Nokia, and Vedanta, have filed  lawsuits against India to force government to uphold the rights specified in the bilateral investment treaties (BITs). The main reason the EU wants an IPA with India is because of this.  ∙Despite India’s history of unilaterally changing the law, investors from the EU are nonetheless protected under Indian law. To the detriment of the investor, it is possible to unilaterally alter  Indian law.  ∙Indian courts’ protracted legal procedures agonisingly prolong the decision-making process. This leads to the desire for protection under international law.  ∙Before the INDIA-EU Treaty is signed, what obstacles must be overcome?  ∙Non-justiciable tax regulations: By declaring tax-related regulatory measures non-justiciable, India seeks to move taxation policy outside the ambit of the treaty. Given India’s recent  experiences with tax-related investment issues with Vodafone, Cairn Energy, and Nissan, the EU finds it difficult to accept this proposition.  ∙A two-tiered judicial system In order to settle treaty issues […]

Financial Action Task Force

Financial Action Task Force #GS 02 International Relations For Prelims Financial Action Task Force The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog. It is an inter-governmental body which sets international standards that aim to prevent these illegal activities […]

G-20 Summit

G-20 Summit #GS 02 International Relations For Prelims G-20 G20 is a global strategic platform that aims to bring together the world’s biggest industrialised and emerging economies. It has the critical role of ensuring global economic growth and prosperity now and in the future. The […]