Insights into Editorial: Amidst a tragedy, an opportunity

Insights into Editorial: Amidst a tragedy, an opportunity Context: The writer David Horne once described Australia as “the lucky country”, with its abundance of natural resources, good weather, and its relative geographical isolation from the turbulence of the world. Today, with wildfires burning more than 12 million hectares of land, destroying native flora, killing thousands …

Cyber Crime Coordination Centre

Topics Covered: Cybersecurity. Cyber Crime Coordination Centre What to study? For Prelims and Mains: I4C- objectives, compositions and functions. Context: The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) was recently inaugurated by the government. The scheme to set up I4C was approved in October 2018, to deal with all types of cybercrimes in a comprehensive and coordinated manner. About the …

State Energy Efficiency Index 2019

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy. State Energy Efficiency Index 2019 What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of ‘State Energy Efficiency Index’. For Mains: Energy efficiency- need, significance and government efforts. Context: State Energy Efficiency Index 2019 has been released. The first such Index, the “State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index 2018”, was launched on August 1, 2018. …

Open-loop scrubber usage in ships

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Open-loop scrubber usage in ships What to study? For Prelims: Exhaust scrubbers and about MARPOL. For Mains: Sulphur pollution, concerns, challenges and ways to address them. Context: According to GlobalData, a data and analytics company, there has been a huge increase in the use of …

Top Risks 2020

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Top Risks 2020 What to study? For Prelims: Key findings. For Mains: Concerns expressed, challenges and ways to address them. Context: Eurasia Group has released its report titled “Top Risks 2020”. The Eurasia Group is one of US’ most influential risk assessment companies.  Key findings: Observations made …

SC verdict on internet shutdowns

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. SC verdict on internet shutdowns What to study? For Prelims: Section 144, Article 19. For Mains: The verdict, significance and lessons. Context: Supreme Court has delivered the verdict on a clutch of petitions challenging the Union government’s decision to impose restrictions on …