Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20

Recently, the second edition of the India, Thailand and Singapore trilateral Naval exercise SITMEX-20 concluded in the Andaman Sea. Key Points Background: The Prime Minister of India, during his keynote address at Shangri-La Dialogue in June 2018 announced the conduct of a trilateral naval exercise between India, Singapore and Thailand. The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue is Asia’s premier defence summit. It was launched in

Judicial Accountability- Arnab Goswami case

Context : The Supreme Court has struck a blow for personal liberty, granting interim bail to television anchor Arnab Goswami through an order that one wished was also passed in the case of many others incarcerated without sufficient cause, and with the same priority, consideration and speed. Details : Goswami was arrested on 4 November


Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot has launched the ‘Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission’ (ASIIM) under Venture Capital Fund for SC’s with a view to promote innovation and enterprise among SC students studying in higher educational institutions. About the scheme  ASIIM will be set up through the Venture Capital Fund

Green Strategic Partnership
What is ‘Green Strategic Partnership’?

India and Denmark have agreed to elevate India-Denmark relations to a Green Strategic Partnership. What is ‘Green Strategic Partnership’? This is a mutually beneficial arrangement to advance political cooperation, expand economic relations and green growth, create jobs and strengthen cooperation on addressing global challenges and opportunities; with focus on an ambitious implementation of the Paris

Dhrupad Music
Dhrupad Sansthan divided over the composition ICC

Recently, Students of the Dhrupad Sansthan, an international music school were divided over the composition of the new internal complaints committee (ICC), which has been set up to inquire into allegations of sexual harassment against the teacher. As it is in news, let us look at the Dhrupad music for UPSC point of view. Dhrupad

Nuakhai Juhar
Nuakhai Juhar | Odisha’s Harvest Festival

Nuakhai Juhar or Nuakhai is an agricultural festival mainly observed by people of Western Odisha and Southern Chhattisgarh. It is celebrated at the time when the newly grown Kharif crop (autumn crop) of rice started ripening. According to the calendar it is observed on Panchami tithi (the fifth day) of the lunar fortnight of the

Technology as an enabler in higher education
Technology as an Enabler in Higher Education | NETF

The NEP emphasises vital linkage between education and technology for a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.   National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) : An autonomous body called National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) will be entrusted with the task of advising institutions on use of technology, capacity building, providing directions for research and innovation and creating

PM CARES – CAG audit controversy | Supreme court ruling

Context : The Supreme Court recently endorsed the PM CARES Fund as a “public charitable trust” to which donors contribute voluntarily. NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation, represented by advocate Prashant Bhushan, had argued that the PM-CARES Fund Was not subject to CAG audit.  It was not under “public scrutiny”.  Contributions to it were “100%

Kala Azar
Kala Azar: Neglected tropical Disease Affecting almost 100 Countries

Scientists from the Institute of Nano Science & Technology (INST), Mohali have developed an oral nanomedicine for combating visceral leishmaniasis (Kala Azar). It is a neglected tropical disease affecting almost 100 countries including India. Neglected tropical diseases are a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries. It is caused by a parasite

People’s Liberation Army
People’s Liberation Army | Formation of PLA 

It is customary for a nation to have an army but extremely rare for a political party to have one. China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is an exception, as it owes allegiance to the Communist Party of China (CPC). How? This exclusive arrangement was formalised in December 1929 during the Ninth Meeting of the CPC

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