AI chatbot, my future colleague

Source– The post is based on the article “AI chatbot, my future colleague” published in The Indian Express on 4th February 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Awareness in the field of IT and Robotics Relevance– AI enabled technologies News– Over the past few months, a chatty bot has become a sensation. What is chatbot? It is a… Continue reading AI chatbot, my future colleague

On Budget 2023: Health in Amrit Kaal

Source– The post is based on the article “On Budget 2023: Health in Amrit Kaal” published in The Indian Express on 4th February 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to development and management of health Relevance– Health spending News– Recently, the central government presented the budget for this year. The total central government budget for health… Continue reading On Budget 2023: Health in Amrit Kaal

Two years after Myanmar coup, how the country is a mess — and India’s headache has worsened

Source: The post is based on the article “Two years after Myanmar coup, how the country is a mess — and India’s headache has worsened” published in The Indian Express on 4th February 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – International Relations Relevance: India-Myanmar Relations News: The article discusses the changing political scenario of Myanmar and its effect on… Continue reading Two years after Myanmar coup, how the country is a mess — and India’s headache has worsened

There’s a lot in a name: Use of the term ‘northeast’ doesn’t do justice to the complex history of the region’s states

Source– The post is based on the article “There’s a lot in a name: Use of the term ‘northeast’ doesn’t do justice to the complex history of the region’s states” published in The Indian Express on 4th February 2023. Syllabus: GS1- Regionalism Relevance– News– The article explains the issues related to use of term northeast… Continue reading There’s a lot in a name: Use of the term ‘northeast’ doesn’t do justice to the complex history of the region’s states

Who is a ‘puisne’ judge, and what does the term mean?

Source: The post is based on the article “Who is a ‘puisne’ judge, and what does the term mean?” published in Indian Express on 4th February 2023 What is the News? Chief Justice of India (CJI) has recently reiterated that the collegium takes into consideration the seniority of Chief Justices and senior puisne judges while… Continue reading Who is a ‘puisne’ judge, and what does the term mean?

India’s G20 Presidency: LiFE lessons for global markets

Source– The post is based on the article “India’s G20 Presidency: LiFE lessons for global markets” published in The Indian Express on 3rd February 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Environment Relevance– Sustainable development News– The world is facing its first truly global energy crisis, with turbulent markets and sharp price spikes. It is creating difficulties for citizens,… Continue reading India’s G20 Presidency: LiFE lessons for global markets

The Union budget ticks all the right boxes for India Inc

Source: The post is based on the following articles “The Union budget ticks all the right boxes for India Inc” published in the Livemint on 3rd February 2023. “Express View on Budget 2023: Adding it up” published in the Indian Express on 3rd February 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Government Budgeting. Relevance: Budget 2023-24 is… Continue reading The Union budget ticks all the right boxes for India Inc

Tamil Nadu’s proposed Pen Monument to Karunanidhi’s memory — the plan and the criticism

Source: The post is based on the article “Tamil Nadu’s proposed Pen Monument to Karunanidhi’s memory — the plan and the criticism” published in Indian Express on 3rd February 2023. What is the News? A public hearing for the proposed ‘Pen Monument’ in memory of late Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi… Continue reading Tamil Nadu’s proposed Pen Monument to Karunanidhi’s memory — the plan and the criticism

FM Sitharaman announces PM PRANAM scheme to push states to promote alternative fertilisers

Source– The post is based on the article “FM Sitharaman announces PM PRANAM scheme to push states to promote alternative fertilisers” published in The Indian Express on 2nd February 2023. What is the news? The Finance Minister announced in the budget that the government will launch a new scheme called PM PRANAM. What are some… Continue reading FM Sitharaman announces PM PRANAM scheme to push states to promote alternative fertilisers

Budget 2023 pulls off an artful balance

Source: The post is based on an article “Budget 2023 pulls off an artful balance” published in The Indian Express on 2nd February 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Indian Economy Relevance: Budget 2023-24 News: The article discusses the concerns that the domestic economy was facing and the way this year’s budget addresses those. What are the domestic… Continue reading Budget 2023 pulls off an artful balance

India-US: The high tech boost

Source– The post is based on the article “India-US: The high tech boost” published in The Indian Express on 2nd February 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Bilateral Groupings and Agreements involving India and affecting India’s interests. Relevance– India and US bilateral relations News– The article explains the outcome of the recent inaugural dialogue of iCET between the… Continue reading India-US: The high tech boost

Union Budget 2023-24 Highlights

Source: The post is based on the following articles “SUMMARY OF THE UNION BUDGET 2023-24” and “HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UNION BUDGET 2023-24” published in the PIB on 1st February 2023. “All that you need to know about this year’s budget” and “Agriculture to zero emissions: here’s the budget in 26 letters” published in the Livemint on 2nd February… Continue reading Union Budget 2023-24 Highlights

MISHTI, Amrit Dharohar, PM PRANAM: Conservation initiatives in the Budget

Source: The post is based on the article “MISHTI, Amrit Dharohar, PM PRANAM: Conservation initiatives in the Budget” published in Indian Express on 2nd February 2023. What is the News? The Finance Minister in his budget speech has announced several schemes and policies aimed at ecological conservation. What are the schemes announced in Budget on… Continue reading MISHTI, Amrit Dharohar, PM PRANAM: Conservation initiatives in the Budget

What Finance Minister’s push to end manual scavenging means

Source: The post is based on the article “What Finance Minister’s push to end manual scavenging means” published in Indian Express on 2nd February 2023. What is the News? The Finance Minister has announced that the Union government was looking to enable 100% mechanical desludging of septic tanks and sewers in all cities and towns.… Continue reading What Finance Minister’s push to end manual scavenging means

Budget 2023: What are lab-grown diamonds, mentioned by FM

Source: The post is based on the article “Budget 2023: What are lab-grown diamonds, mentioned by FM” published in Indian Express on 3rd February 2023. What is the News? During the Budget speech, the Finance Minister announced the government’s move to focus on lab-grown diamonds.  What are Lab Grown Diamonds? Click Here to read What… Continue reading Budget 2023: What are lab-grown diamonds, mentioned by FM

New tax regime gives spending flexibility

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Zero tax for annual income up to ₹7 lakh under new scheme” published in The Hindu on 2nd February 2023. “‘New tax regime gives spending flexibility’” and “New tax regime is very attractive now” published in the Livemint on 2nd February 2023. “Tax rebate under the new regime, explained… Continue reading New tax regime gives spending flexibility

A new Sino-Russian alliance: What are its implications for India?

Source– The post is based on the article “A new Sino-Russian alliance: What are its implications for India?” published in The Indian Express on 1st February 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests Relevance– India in changing global order News– The article explains the emerging Sino-Russian… Continue reading A new Sino-Russian alliance: What are its implications for India?

Economic survey 2022-23 highlights

Source: The post is based on the following articles “The Economic Survey that wasn’t” published in The Hindu on 1st February 2023. “The Economic Survey’s growth forecast is a little too optimistic”, “An economic overview that scores on cogency” and “India’s Economic Survey has got back to its true and tested format” published in the… Continue reading Economic survey 2022-23 highlights

Hedging and entrenched attitudes from India and Pakistan are a reminder that technical agreements are only a partial solution

Source– The post is based on the article “Hedging and entrenched attitudes from India and Pakistan are a reminder that technical agreements are only a partial solution” published in The Indian Express on 31st January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- India and neighborhood relations Relevance– India and Pakistan bilateral relationship News– The article explains India current stand… Continue reading Hedging and entrenched attitudes from India and Pakistan are a reminder that technical agreements are only a partial solution

Intellectual property rights sensitivity should not be at the expense of public health obligations

Source– The post is based on the article “Intellectual property rights sensitivity should not be at the expense of public health obligations” published in The Indian Express on 30th January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Issues relating to intellectual property rights Relevance– Innovation ecosystem News– The article explains the National IPR policy. It tells about changes introduced… Continue reading Intellectual property rights sensitivity should not be at the expense of public health obligations

Welfare schemes will falter in the absence of accurate population data

Source– The post is based on the article “Welfare schemes will falter in the absence of accurate population data” published in The Indian Express on 30th January 2023. Syllabus: GS1- Population and associated issues Relevance– Population census News– The article explains the need for conducting the census, due in 2021. Why is conducting the population… Continue reading Welfare schemes will falter in the absence of accurate population data

Gandhi’s ideals of non-violence and communal harmony remain relevant 75 years after his assassination

Source: The post is based on the article “Gandhi’s ideals of non-violence and communal harmony remain relevant 75 years after his assassination” published in The Indian Express on 30th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 1 – Indian History Relevance: Ideals of Mahatma Gandhi News: Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948. The year 2023 marks the 75… Continue reading Gandhi’s ideals of non-violence and communal harmony remain relevant 75 years after his assassination

Why are milk prices so high, and what can be done about it?

Source: The post is based on the article “Why are milk prices so high, and what can be done about it?” published in Indian Express on 30th January 2023 What is the News? Since last year, the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation has raised the maximum retail price (MRP) of its Amul brand full-cream milk… Continue reading Why are milk prices so high, and what can be done about it?

Hindenburg report alleged fraud by its firms, Adani Group says ‘attack on India’

Source: The post is based on the article “Hindenburg report alleged fraud by its firms, Adani Group says ‘attack on India’” published in Indian Express on 30th January 2023 What is the News? Adani Group has issued a detailed rebuttal to the allegations of stock manipulation and accounting malpractices levelled by Hindenburg Research. It has… Continue reading Hindenburg report alleged fraud by its firms, Adani Group says ‘attack on India’

Nitrate radicals’ are likely making air pollution worse in China, India

Source: The post is based on the article “Nitrate radicals’ are likely making air pollution worse in China, India” published in Indian Express on 30th January 2023 What is the News? According to a study, certain regions of China and India are nighttime hotspots for the generation of nitrate radicals that could increase the amount… Continue reading Nitrate radicals’ are likely making air pollution worse in China, India

Ragi poori to jowar upma, Parliament gets a new millet men

Source: The post is based on the article “Ragi poori to jowar upma, Parliament gets a new millet menu” published in Indian Express on 30th January 2023 What is the News? The menu of Parliament House canteens will soon have millet dishes such as jowar vegetable upma to bajra khichdi, ragi ladoo to bajre ka… Continue reading Ragi poori to jowar upma, Parliament gets a new millet men

Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Mughal Gardens renamed as Amrit Udyan: A brief history

Source: The post is based on the article “Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Mughal Gardens renamed as Amrit Udyan: A brief history” published in the Indian Express on 30th January 2023. What is the News? The Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House) in Delhi have been renamed as Amrit Udyan. About the long history of Mughal… Continue reading Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Mughal Gardens renamed as Amrit Udyan: A brief history

Why we need to focus on mental health

Source: The post is based on the article “Why we need to focus on mental health” published in The Indian Express on 28th January 2023.  Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to the development and management of health  Relevance: Issues related to mental health  News: The article explains the prevalence of mental health and its impacts. What… Continue reading Why we need to focus on mental health

Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas, and criticism of the holy book

Source: The post is based on the article “Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas, and criticism of the holy book” published in Indian Express on 28th January 2023 What is the News? Bihar Education Minister has said that the Ramcharitmanas spreads hatred in society. What is Ramcharitmanas? Ramcharitmanas is an epic poem in the Awadhi language composed by… Continue reading Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas, and criticism of the holy book

The Indus Waters Treaty, and why India has issued notice to Pakistan seeking changes

Source: The post is based on the following articles “The Indus Waters Treaty, and why India has issued notice to Pakistan seeking changes” published in Indian Express on 28th January 2023 “River Bends – Pakistan should stop subverting the Indus Water Treaty” published in The Times of India on 28th January 2023 What is the… Continue reading The Indus Waters Treaty, and why India has issued notice to Pakistan seeking changes

In Good Faith: Pranam vs Pramana — why faith and science must co-exist

Source– The post is based on the article “In Good Faith: Pranam vs Pramana — why faith and science must co-exist” published in The Indian Express on 27th January 2023. Syllabus: GS4- Ethics and human interface Relevance– Conflict between values of scientific approach and faith News– The article explains the difference between faith and science.… Continue reading In Good Faith: Pranam vs Pramana — why faith and science must co-exist

India and Egypt relationship

Source– The post is based on the article “Sisi’s visit as Republic Day chief guest: India’s Egypt opportunity” and “Delhi to Cairo” published in The Indian Express on 27th January 2023. News– The article explains the historical aspects of the bilateral relationship between India and Egypt. Sisi visited India as Chief Guest of this year’s… Continue reading India and Egypt relationship

Conference of top cops, attended by PM Narendra Modi, must not ignore basic policing problems

Source: The post is based on an article “Conference of top cops, attended by PM Narendra Modi, must not ignore basic policing problems” published in The Indian Express on 25th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: concerns associated with the Indian police system News: The Indian police system has lots of concerns but these concerns… Continue reading Conference of top cops, attended by PM Narendra Modi, must not ignore basic policing problems

Uniform Civil Code: Can the debate be extricated from identity politics and refocused on gender equality?

Source: The post is based on the article “Uniform Civil Code: Can the debate be extricated from identity politics and refocused on gender equality?” published in the Indian Express on 25th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Indian Constitution—significant provisions and basic structure. Relevance: About Uniform Civil Code. News: Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India can… Continue reading Uniform Civil Code: Can the debate be extricated from identity politics and refocused on gender equality?

Army looks to get hi-tech drones, robotic mules to replace animal transport

Source: The post is based on the article “Army looks to get hi-tech drones, robotic mules to replace animal transport” published in Indian Express on 24th January 2023. What is the News? Indian Army has floated three requests for proposals(RFPs) for procurement of 48 jetpack suits, 130 tethered drone systems and 100 robotic mules as… Continue reading Army looks to get hi-tech drones, robotic mules to replace animal transport

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s resignation spotlights the hard choices that women in politics often face

Source– The post is based on the article “New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s resignation spotlights the hard choices that women in politics often face” published in The Indian Express on 24th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Polity Relevance– Women in politics News– The article explains the challenges faced by women in politics. What are the issues… Continue reading New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s resignation spotlights the hard choices that women in politics often face

Finetuning the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Source: The post is based on the article “Finetuning the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code” published in The Indian Express on 24th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Economic Development Relevance: proposals to make changes in IBC, 2016 News: The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 was brought with the aim to bring structural change in the resolution… Continue reading Finetuning the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Kerala announces menstrual leave: Time to talk period

Source: The post is based on the article “Kerala announces menstrual leave: Time to talk period” published in The Indian Express on 24th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Social Justice Relevance: menstrual leave for women and associated concerns News: Kerala government has announced that it will grant menstrual leave for female students in all state universities… Continue reading Kerala announces menstrual leave: Time to talk period

Oxfam inequality report: Taxing the ‘obscenely’ wealthy may not be the right solution

Source– The post is based on the article “Oxfam inequality report: Taxing the ‘obscenely’ wealthy may not be the right solution” published in The Indian Express on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Indian economy and mobilisation of resources Relevance– Inequality and taxation structure of India News– The article explains the Oxfam “Survival of Richest report”… Continue reading Oxfam inequality report: Taxing the ‘obscenely’ wealthy may not be the right solution

Aspirational Blocks Programme: Building blocks of Viksit Bharat

Source– The post is based on the article “Aspirational Blocks Programme: Building blocks of Viksit Bharat” published in The Indian Express on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Government policies and interventions Relevance– Government schemes for development of backward areas. News– The article explains the recently launched Aspirational Block Programme. It also explains some successful outcomes… Continue reading Aspirational Blocks Programme: Building blocks of Viksit Bharat

What is the Leopard 2 tank, and how could it help Ukraine against Russia?

Source: The post is based on the article “What is the Leopard 2 tank, and how could it help Ukraine against Russia?” published in Indian Express on 22nd January 2023. What is the News? Germany has not yet decided whether to allow its Leopard 2 tanks to be sent to Ukraine. What is Leopard 2?… Continue reading What is the Leopard 2 tank, and how could it help Ukraine against Russia?

Puri’s Jagannath Temple: Why non-Hindus and foreigners can’t enter here

Source: The post is based on the article “Puri’s Jagannath Temple: Why non-Hindus and foreigners can’t enter here” published in Indian Express on 22nd January 2023. What is the News? The Odisha Governor has backed the entry of foreign nationals inside the world-famous Jagannath Temple in Puri. What is Lord Jagannath Temple? Lord Jagannath Temple… Continue reading Puri’s Jagannath Temple: Why non-Hindus and foreigners can’t enter here

A step too far – ‘Fake news’ rules will damage press freedom

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Draft amendments to IT rules: A looming censor” published in the Indian Express on 23rd January 2023. “A step too far – ‘Fake news’ rules will damage press freedom” published in the Business Standard on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Role of media and social networking… Continue reading A step too far – ‘Fake news’ rules will damage press freedom

Rare species of duck sighted in Manipur’s Loktak lake after over 90 years

Source: The post is based on the article “Rare species of duck sighted in Manipur’s Loktak lake after over 90 years” published in Indian Express on 19th January 2023. What is the News? A rare species of duck, Greater Scaup locally known as Sadangman, was sighted in Loktak lake in Manipur’s Bishnupur district after a… Continue reading Rare species of duck sighted in Manipur’s Loktak lake after over 90 years

What constitutes a trademark violation: Subway vs Suberb in Delhi High Court

Source: The post is based on the article “What constitutes a trademark violation: Subway vs Suberb in Delhi High Court” published in Indian Express on 21st January 2023. What is the News? The Delhi High Court has ruled that Subway cannot claim “exclusivity” or “monopoly” over “sub”, the first part of its trademark “Subway” when… Continue reading What constitutes a trademark violation: Subway vs Suberb in Delhi High Court

Appointments, Disappointments – on SC collegium

Source: The post is based on an article “Appointments, Disappointments” published in The Times of India and “SC Collegium’s move to go public on government’s objections to its nominees is welcome but selective” published in The Indian Express on 21st January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: concerns with the appointment of judges News: The article… Continue reading Appointments, Disappointments – on SC collegium

Sexual harassment allegations made by women wrestlers: Wrestle with this

Source– The post is based on the article “Sexual harassment allegations made by women wrestlers: Wrestle with this” published in The Indian Express on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Government policies and interventions Relevance– Issues related to sports News– The article explains the issues of sexual exploitation of sports women by people holding important positions… Continue reading Sexual harassment allegations made by women wrestlers: Wrestle with this

Maldives polls, India’s concerns

Source:Maldives polls, India’s concerns The post is based on an article “Maldives polls, India’s concerns” published in The Indian Express on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – International Relations Relevance: India-Maldives relations News: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Maldives earlier this week and met country’s President Ibrahim Solih. The article discusses the current development… Continue reading Maldives polls, India’s concerns

ASER 2022 findings – ASER report has significant pointers on reversing post-pandemic educational losses

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Flip the page to the chapter on middle schoolchildren” published in The Hindu on 20th January 2023. “ASER report has significant pointers on reversing post-pandemic educational losses” published in the Indian Express on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Issues relating to the development and management of… Continue reading ASER 2022 findings – ASER report has significant pointers on reversing post-pandemic educational losses

Three key takeaways from RBI’s report on state govt Budgets

Source: The post is based on the article “Three key takeaways from RBI’s report on state govt Budgets” published in Indian Express on 19th January 2023. What is the News? The Reserve Bank of India has released its report on state government budgets for 2022-23. What are the key highlights from the RBI’s report on… Continue reading Three key takeaways from RBI’s report on state govt Budgets