What India@75 needs: Education and skills, rather than freebies

Source: The Indian Express Relevance: This article explains the India’s improvements in poverty reduction, literacy and food security since independence and suggestions to improve further. Synopsis: India’s improvement in poverty reduction, literacy and food security since independence is impressive but a lot more needs to be done. About India’s Independence: India started its journey as… Continue reading What India@75 needs: Education and skills, rather than freebies

Why liberal democracies have a distinct edge on cyber capability

Source- Live Mint Synopsis – Key finding of Cyber Capabilities and National Power Reports. Relevance – Cyber capability is a new domain of competition among nations. The report ranks countries, which will provide a clear picture of, how capable are countries in this domain. Introduction- The International Institute of Strategic Studies net assessment of Cyber Capabilities… Continue reading Why liberal democracies have a distinct edge on cyber capability

The problem now with the military synergy plan

Source:  The Hindu Relevance: Establishment of theatre commend is one of the foremost aims of top leadership of security forces. Synopsis: There is need to address the structural gaps before the creation of theatre commands. Background: The Indian military continues to work in silos. Thus, Prime Minister issued directions to bring about jointness among forces. First… Continue reading The problem now with the military synergy plan

9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – March 16, 2021

Good evening dear reader Here is our 9pm current affairs brief for you today   Highlights of the Quad Summit Source: Click Here Syllabus: GS 2 – Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India   Synopsis: The maiden Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) witnessed declaration of a joint statement by four leaders along with… Continue reading 9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – March 16, 2021

General Studies Paper 4 – Keywords

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude  Topic 1: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of  Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders,  reformers and administrators; the role of family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.  Key… Continue reading General Studies Paper 4 – Keywords

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General Studies Paper 3 – Keywords

TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, BIODIVERSITY,  ENVIRONMENT, SECURITY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT  Topic 1: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources,  growth, development and employment.  Key concepts: Planning – Evolution of planning in India – Objectives of Economic Planning  in India – National Planning Commission/ National Planning Committee/Bombay plan/ People’s  Plan/ Gandhian Plan / Sarvodaya… Continue reading General Studies Paper 3 – Keywords

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Bureau of Indian Standards celebrates the 74th foundation day

News: Union Minister for Consumer Affairs has attended the 74th foundation day celebration of the Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS). Facts: Initiative launched during the event: Toy Testing facilities: Government has recently brought “Toys” under mandatory BIS certification. Hence, the test facilities will act as an enabler for about 5000 industrial units including micro & small… Continue reading Bureau of Indian Standards celebrates the 74th foundation day

What are spectrum auctions?

News: Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said on Wednesday (January 6) that auctions for 4G spectrum in the 700, 800, 900, 1,800, 2,100, 2,300, and 2,500 MHz bands will begin from March 1. Licence holders have until February 5 to submit their applications. Facts: What are Spectrum Auctions? Devices such as cellphones and wireline telephones require… Continue reading What are spectrum auctions?

What are Deep Nudes?

News: Cybercrime officials in India have been tracking apps and websites that are using Deep nude technology to blackmail innocent persons. Facts: Deep nudes are computer-generated images and videos.It uses Artificial Intelligence(AI) software to superimpose digital composite (assembling multiple media files to make a final one) onto an existing video, photo or audio.

corporate houses in Indian banking

Context: Recently, an Internal Working Group of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recommended that corporate houses be given bank licences. Background Earlier, in 2013, the RBI had issued similar guidelines permitting corporate and industrial houses to apply for a banking licence. However, no corporate was given a bank licence as none of the… Continue reading corporate houses in Indian banking