Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT): Govt mulls nodal body to secure power grids

Source: The post is based on the article “Govt mulls nodal body to secure power grids” published in Livemint on 25th November. What is the News? The Government of India is planning to set up a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) at the Central Electricity Authority to avert cyber attacks on the country’s power… Continue reading Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT): Govt mulls nodal body to secure power grids

What India gains from FTA with Australia

Source: The post is based on the article “What India gains from FTA with Australia” published in Livemint on 24th November. What is the News? After 10 years of negotiations, India and Australia have finally agreed on an interim free trade deal called India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement(ECTA). How will Indian firms benefit from… Continue reading What India gains from FTA with Australia

Low crop yield in India: WHAT FARMING NEEDS: A GIANT TECH LEAP

Source: The post is based on the article “WHAT FARMING NEEDS: A GIANT TECH LEAP” published in the Livemint on 22nd November 2022. Syllabus: GS-3 – Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country. Relevance: About low crop yield in India. News: Low crop yield in India is a grave concern for Indian Agriculture. How low crop… Continue reading Low crop yield in India: WHAT FARMING NEEDS: A GIANT TECH LEAP

States’ fiscal deficit jumped by 78% after lockdown: RBI

Source: The post is based on the article “States’ fiscal deficit jumped by 78% after lockdown: RBI” published in Livemint on 20th November 2022 What is the News? Reserve Bank of India has released the seventh edition of its statistical publication titled “Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2021-22”.  What are the key highlights from… Continue reading States’ fiscal deficit jumped by 78% after lockdown: RBI

OTT services should not have an unfair edge over Indian telcos

Source: The post is based on the article “OTT services should not have an unfair edge over Indian telcos” published in the Livemint on 17th November. Syllabus: GS 3 – Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Relevance: About the Draft Telecom Bill and status of (telecom service providers) TSPs and OTTs (over-the-top). News: The proposed… Continue reading OTT services should not have an unfair edge over Indian telcos

Committee to monitor bulk drug parks

Source: The post is based on the article “Committee to monitor bulk drug parks” published in the Livemint on 17th November. What is the News? The department of pharmaceuticals has set up a high-level committee to monitor the progress of bulk drug parks that are being set up in three states. The parks in Andhra Pradesh,… Continue reading Committee to monitor bulk drug parks

TRAI to roll out caller ID system to rival Truecaller in 3 weeks

Source: The post is based on the article “TRAI to roll out caller ID system to rival Truecaller in 3 weeks” published in Livemint on 17th November 2022 What is the News? Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) is set to roll out its mobile phone caller identity system — verified by KYC (know your customer… Continue reading TRAI to roll out caller ID system to rival Truecaller in 3 weeks

SEBI puts in place registration, regulatory framework for online bond platform providers

Source: The post is based on the article “SEBI puts in place registration, regulatory framework for online bond platform providers” published in Livemint on 16th November 2022 What is the News? The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has come out with a detailed regulatory framework for online bond platform providers in a bid to… Continue reading SEBI puts in place registration, regulatory framework for online bond platform providers

The monetary policy committee should slow its pace of tightening

Source– The post is based on the article “The monetary policy committee should slow its pace of tightening” published in Live Mint on 16th November 2022. Syllabus: GS3 – Economy News- The article explains monetary policy related matters. What is the present Monetary Policy stance? Indian monetary policy easing began in early 2001. The pace… Continue reading The monetary policy committee should slow its pace of tightening

Spare a thought for the trilemma of central bank digital currencies

Source: The post is based on an article “Spare a thought for the trilemma of central bank digital currencies” published in Live Mint on 14th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3- Growth and Development Relevance: challenges with CBDC News: Central banks around the world have started to issue their own digital currencies (CBDC) but it has challenges too. Why… Continue reading Spare a thought for the trilemma of central bank digital currencies

We must break ‘lock-ins’ of water usage in agriculture

Source: The post is based on the article “We must break ‘lock-ins’ of water usage in agriculture” published in the Livemint on 11th November 2022.   Syllabus: GS 3 – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage. Relevance: About breaking India’s lock-ins of water usage. News: The annual United Nations climate conference is underway in Sharm el-Sheikh,… Continue reading We must break ‘lock-ins’ of water usage in agriculture

Content slot: On guidelines for television channels

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Content slot: On guidelines for television channels” published in The Hindu on 11th November 2022.   “It’s pointless pushing TV to serve national causes” published in the Livemint on 11th November 2022.   Syllabus: GS 2 – Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of… Continue reading Content slot: On guidelines for television channels

Our choking cities: How we can improve air and water quality in urban spaces

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Our choking cities: How we can improve air and water quality in urban spaces” published in the Indian Express on 10th November 2022.   “Reduce year-round pollutants to make Delhi’s air less hazardous” published in Livemint on 10th November 2022.   Syllabus: GS 3 – Environmental pollution and degradation. Relevance: About… Continue reading Our choking cities: How we can improve air and water quality in urban spaces

Centre’s capex infusion strategy needs rethink

Source: The post is based on the article “Centre’s capex infusion strategy needs rethink” published in Livemint on 10th November 2022.  What is the News? The Government of India is likely to raise its capital expenditure plan further.It could raise its expenditure from 7.5 trillion rupees in FY23 to 10 trillion rupees in FY24.  What… Continue reading Centre’s capex infusion strategy needs rethink

Small island nations call for windfall tax on Big Oil to pay for Climate Change

Source: The post is based on the article “Small island nations call for windfall tax on Big Oil to pay for Climate Change” published in Livemint on 9th November 2022. What is the News? A group of small island nations has joined calls for a windfall tax on oil companies to compensate developing countries for… Continue reading Small island nations call for windfall tax on Big Oil to pay for Climate Change

The questions that CoP-27 must answer to ensure climate justice

Source: The post is based on an article “The questions that CoP-27 must answer to ensure climate justice” published in Live Mint on 8th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3- Climate Change News: The 2022 United Nations Conference on Climate Change also known as CoP-27 (the UN’s 27th Conference of the Parties) has begun. It will discuss the issue… Continue reading The questions that CoP-27 must answer to ensure climate justice

Govt issues rules for waste-to-energy plan

Source: The post is based on the article “Govt issues rules for waste-to-energy  plan” published in Livemint on 5th November 2022.  What is the News? The Government of India has issued guidelines for rolling out its waste-to-energy programme. What is a Waste-to-energy Programme? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy  Aim: To help companies… Continue reading Govt issues rules for waste-to-energy plan

India should incentivize state-level fiscal responsibility

Source: The post is based on the article “India should incentivize state-level fiscal responsibility” published in Livemint on 7th November 2022.  Syllabus: GS 2 – Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Relevance: About the state-level fiscal responsibility. News: To ensure fiscal discipline, the government at all levels must be made… Continue reading India should incentivize state-level fiscal responsibility

About the proposed telecom bill: Do not let a licence raj for apps set India back

Source: The post is based on the article “Do not let a licence raj for apps set India back” published in Livemint on 7th November 2022.  Syllabus: GS 3 – Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Relevance: About the proposed telecom bill News: India’s proposed telecom bill could transform how the internet is used in… Continue reading About the proposed telecom bill: Do not let a licence raj for apps set India back

About winter pollution in Delhi: Severe policy lapse

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Severe policy lapse-Pollution control needs a holistic approach” published in the Business Standard on 7th November 2022.  “What will finally save us from toxic air isn’t democracy” published in the Livemint on 7th November 2022.  Syllabus: GS 3 – Environmental pollution and degradation. Relevance: About winter pollution in Delhi. News:… Continue reading About winter pollution in Delhi: Severe policy lapse

Higher education needs relief from its resource crunch

Source: The post is based on an article “Higher education needs relief from its resource crunch” published in Live Mint on 4th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Education News: Public Universities (State/Central) in India are facing the problem of underinvestment and they even lack funds to fulfil their basic needs. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been unable to… Continue reading Higher education needs relief from its resource crunch

Captive mines may get to sell 50% output in open market

Source: The post is based on the article “Captive mines may get to sell 50% output in open market” published in Livemint on 4th November 2022. What is the News? The government is planning to soon allow captive mines producing major minerals to sell half their output in the open market. What are Captive mines?… Continue reading Captive mines may get to sell 50% output in open market

India must lead the creation of a citizen-centric digital economy

Source: The post is based on an article “India must lead the creation of a citizen-centric digital economy” published in Live Mint on 3rd November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Information Technology Relevance: measures and need to develop citizen centric digital economy News: The article discusses the needs for developing citizen centric digital economy in India. “There are decades… Continue reading India must lead the creation of a citizen-centric digital economy

Will India’s sovereign green bonds bet work?

Source: The post is based on the article “Will India’s sovereign green bonds bet work?” published in Livemint on 3rd November 2022. What is the News? The Indian government is all set to debut in the green bonds market soon as laid out in the Union Budget 2022. What are Green Bonds? Green bonds are… Continue reading Will India’s sovereign green bonds bet work?

Seeds of hope: On GM crops and scientific consent

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Seeds of hope: On GM crops and scientific consent” published in The Hindu on 3rd November 2022. “Science can help India regain traditional cooking mediums” published in Livemint on 3rd November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country Relevance: About the benefits and concerns associated with DMH-11.… Continue reading Seeds of hope: On GM crops and scientific consent

Safety in public places mustn’t be a lost cause

Source: The post is based on an article “Safety in public places mustn’t be a lost cause” published in Live Mint on 2nd November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Disaster Management Relevance: reasons behind disasters in India News: Over a hundred people lost their lives in the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat. This has raised concerns over the failure… Continue reading Safety in public places mustn’t be a lost cause

CCI work may suffer with top level vacancy

Source: The post is based on the article “CCI work may suffer with top level vacancy” published in Livemint on 1st November 2022. What is the News? The reduced strength at the top of the Competition Commission of India(CCI) may impact the adjudication process in the short term. What is the Competition Commission of India(CCI)? Click… Continue reading CCI work may suffer with top level vacancy

Commerce ministry plans DPIIT cell to spur industry

Source: The post is based on the article “Commerce ministry plans DPIIT cell to spur industry” published in Livemint on 31st October 2022. What is the News? The Department for promotion of industry and internal trade(DPIIT) is preparing a comprehensive industrial policy statement to give a renewed push to manufacturing activity and private investment. What… Continue reading Commerce ministry plans DPIIT cell to spur industry

Does RBI need to listen to the IMF on forex?

Source: The post is based on the article “Does RBI need to listen to the IMF on forex?” published in Livemint on 27th October 2022 What is the News? The Indian rupee has fallen to a record low against the US dollar. The rupee has been declining against the US dollar and is currently close… Continue reading Does RBI need to listen to the IMF on forex?

Balance required between people’s safety, animal rights: SC on stray dog menace

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Balance required between people’s safety, animal rights: SC on stray dog menace” published in Livemint on 10th September 2022. “Dog dilemma: Awareness key to curb stray dog menace, say experts after baby mauled in Noida” published in Indian Express on 18th October 2022. What is the News? While hearing about… Continue reading Balance required between people’s safety, animal rights: SC on stray dog menace

We’ve made significant progress on poverty reduction

Source: The post is based on an article “We’ve made significant progress on poverty reduction” published in Live Mint on 27th October 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Social Justice News: Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2022 has been released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative. What approach is followed by MPI… Continue reading We’ve made significant progress on poverty reduction

Indian sugarcane fields could yield a flex-fuel bonanza

Source: The post is based on an article “Indian sugarcane fields could yield a flex-fuel bonanza” published in Live Mint on 26th October 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Environment Relevance: benefits of ethanol blending News: The article discusses the benefits of ethanol blending in Brazil and measures that need to be adopted by India for ethanol blending fuel. Ethanol… Continue reading Indian sugarcane fields could yield a flex-fuel bonanza

Indian sugarcane fields could yield a flex-fuel bonanza

Source: The post is based on the article “Indian sugarcane fields could yield a flex-fuel bonanza” published in Live Mint on 26th October 2022.  Syllabus: GS 3 – Environment  Relevance: Benefits of ethanol blending  News: This article discusses the benefits of ethanol blending in Brazil and measures that need to be adopted by India for ethanol blending fuel. About… Continue reading Indian sugarcane fields could yield a flex-fuel bonanza

Green hydrogen and capturing atmospheric CO2: Does a bright future lie beyond the gloomy economic horizon?

Source: The post is based on an article “Does a bright future lie beyond the gloomy economic horizon?” published in Live Mint on 21st October 2022.  Syllabus: GS 3 – Environment  Relevance: Green hydrogen and capturing CO2 from the air  News: This article discusses the sustainable measures required to address the current economic situation  What is the current economic… Continue reading Green hydrogen and capturing atmospheric CO2: Does a bright future lie beyond the gloomy economic horizon?

Sustainability is good for business as well as the planet

Source: The post is based on the article “Sustainability is good for business as well as the planet” published in Live Mint on 21st October 2022.  Syllabus: GS 3 – Environment  Relevance: Adopting technologies for decarbonization News:  Climate change has been an important phenomenon these days that countries are looking into as it not only affects the environment but also… Continue reading Sustainability is good for business as well as the planet

Let’s step up strategic efforts to mobilize India’s labour potential

Source: The post is based on an article “Let’s step up strategic efforts to mobilize India’s labour potential” published in Live Mint on 18th October 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: ways to utilize demographic dividend in India News:  India is at a stage where population growth is expected to slow down in the next two decades along with… Continue reading Let’s step up strategic efforts to mobilize India’s labour potential

State-owned firms must play by the same rules

Source: The post is based on an article “State-owned firms must play by the same rules” published in Live Mint on 17th October 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Economic Growth and Development News: The tussle between Delhi Airport Metro Express Pvt Ltd (DAMEPL) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) highlights the issue of payment delays made by government… Continue reading State-owned firms must play by the same rules

Empowering farmers is essential for the broad prosperity of India

Source: The post is based on the article “Empowering farmers is essential for the broad prosperity of India” published in the Livemint on 17th October 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Issues related to Direct and Indirect Farm Subsidies and Minimum Support Prices Relevance: About the fertilizer sector. News: To realise the vision of ‘Sabka Saath,… Continue reading Empowering farmers is essential for the broad prosperity of India

Disintermediation: An overblown bank scare

Source: The post is based on an article “Disintermediation: An overblown bank scare” published in Live Mint on 13th October 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Economic Development News: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently outlined a plan for the proposal of e-rupee which is a digital currency. The proposal sets aside intermediaries like banks from the involvement… Continue reading Disintermediation: An overblown bank scare

We have come a long way on abortion rights in India

Source– The post is based on the article “We have come a long way on abortion rights in India” published in the Live Mint on 12th October 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Fundamental rights. GS1- Social empowerment Relevance- Women and related issues News- The article explains the decision by the Supreme Court that allows unmarried women to… Continue reading We have come a long way on abortion rights in India

Pension system should be fair and sustainable

Source: The post is based on an article “Pension system should be fair and sustainable” published in Live Mint on 12th October 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: issues associated with the old pension system. News: There is a growing push to switch back to India’s old system of state pensions. The promises are being made to lure the… Continue reading Pension system should be fair and sustainable

The promise and challenges of flex fuel vehicles

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Union Minister Launches first of its kind pilot project on Flexi-Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FFV-SHEV) in India” published in the PIB on 11th October 2022. “The promise and challenges of flex fuel vehicles” published in the Livemint on 12th October 2022. What is the News?… Continue reading The promise and challenges of flex fuel vehicles

The message in a bottle on quality from Gambia

Source: The post is based on an article “The message in a bottle on quality from Gambia” published in Live Mint on 11th October 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: loopholes present in the regulation of pharma companies in India News: 66 children have lost their lives in Gambia after consuming contaminated cough syrup manufactured in India. Findings of… Continue reading The message in a bottle on quality from Gambia

The return of the big cat

Source: This post is based on the article “THE RETURN OF THE BIG CAT” published in Live Mint on 23rd Oct 2021. Syllabus: GS3 – Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. Relevance: Wildlife conservation Synopsis: As India firms up plans to bring in the African cheetah, experts consider the risks of introducing a… Continue reading The return of the big cat

Amrit Mahotsav reflections and India’s success against hunger

Source: The post is based on an article “Amrit Mahotsav reflections and India’s success against hunger” published in Live Mint on 7th October 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Issues related to Hunger and Malnutrition Relevance: benefits of food security schemes News: The central government has recently extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) upto the end of December… Continue reading Amrit Mahotsav reflections and India’s success against hunger

Proposed trade promotion body to drive Indian exports

Source: The post is based on the article “Proposed trade promotion body to drive Indian exports” published in the Livemint on 3rd October 2022. What is the News? As a part of the government’s plan to revamp the department of commerce, the government proposed a dedicated trade promotion body. What is the need for the… Continue reading Proposed trade promotion body to drive Indian exports

CBI launches ‘Operation Garuda’ against illicit drug trafficking

Source: The post is based on the article “CBI launches ‘Operation Garuda’ against illicit drug trafficking” published in Livemint on 1st October 2022. What is the News? The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has launched a multi-phase ‘Operation Garuda’ against an illicit drug trafficking network. What is Operation Garuda? Launched by: Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) Aim:… Continue reading CBI launches ‘Operation Garuda’ against illicit drug trafficking

Rupee trade settlement offers India structural benefits

Source: The post is based on an article “Rupee trade settlement offers India structural benefits” published in Live Mint on 30th September 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 Relevance: measures taken by the RBI to tackle falling rupee News: RBI has taken a decision recently to let domestic exim traders facilitate and settle invoicing and payments for international trade in rupees.… Continue reading Rupee trade settlement offers India structural benefits

The right corporate culture would end moonlighting

Source: The post is based on the article “The right corporate culture would end moonlighting” published in the Livemint on 30th September 2022. Syllabus: GS 3: Indian economy and employment. Relevance: About Moonlighting. News: Wipro has sacked 300 employees it found guilty of working for its competitors. This triggered the ‘moonlighting’ debate. What is moonlighting? Read here: What is moonlighting… Continue reading The right corporate culture would end moonlighting

Why India wants desi navigation tech on phones

Source: The post is based on the article “Why India wants desi navigation tech on phones” published in Livemint on 30th September 2022. What is the News? India is reportedly applying pressure on phone-makers to integrate its home-grown navigation system called NavIC. This may increase costs for manufacturers. What is NavIC? Click Here to read… Continue reading Why India wants desi navigation tech on phones