EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : In ‘India as Eden’ offer, the apple of diluted labour laws

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance(Different social service Schemes, Labour laws etc) Mains GS Paper II & III: Social empowerment, schemes for vulnerable sections, development and management of social sectors/services. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Tamil Nadu Assembly that amended the Factory Act of 1948, to extend the number of working hours …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The LAC crisis and the danger of losing without fighting

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance(LAC, Macmohan line, Galwan, 1962 war etc) Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India, Significance of Indo-Pacific for India etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In May 2020 China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) ingressed into multiple areas across the Line of Actual Control …


   Source: TH   Context: The Andhra Pradesh police have warned smartphone users about the dangers of ‘bluebugging,’.   What is Bluebugging?   Bluebugging is a type of hacking technique in which an attacker gains unauthorized access to a device, such as a smartphone, by exploiting its Bluetooth connection. Once the device is “blue bugged,” …


Source: TOI   Context: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently launched a new low-cost star sensor called StarBerrySense on board PSLV C-55.   About StarBerrySense:


Source: IE   Context: 11 people died due to a gas leak in the Giaspura area of Ludhiana, Punjab.   The reason behind the deaths: According to the air quality sensors used by NDRF, high levels of Hydrogen Sulphide gas, a kind of neurotoxin, have been detected.   What are neurotoxins?   Neurotoxins are poisonous …

Pesticides in Tea

 Source: BS   Context: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has put in place a maximum residue limit (MRL) for five pesticides used in tea plantations. These pesticides are emamectin, benzoate, fenpyroximate, hexaconazole, propiconazole and quinalphos.


   Source: HT   Context: The Indian Army is planning to merge civilian areas at cantonments with municipal corporations and municipalities and designate them as military stations.   What is the plan? Plan is to carve out the military areas in cantonments and convert them into “exclusive military stations” with the Army exercising “absolute control” …

Twenty Point Programme

   Source: ET   Context: The Indian government has achieved more than 90% target completion in six out of 14 parameters under the Twenty Point Programme, according to data from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.    What is Twenty Point Programme?   The Twenty Point Programme (TPP) (initially launched in 1975, and restructured …

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)

NITI Aayog’s Compendium on Best Practices in Social Sector 2023   Source: Niti Aayog   Every day in this section we will be bringing best practices from each section. Today’s best practices will cover ‘EDUCATION’   Initiatives:   NITI Aayog’s Compendium on Best Practices in Social Sector 2023  

Wildlife translocation programmes

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment, Conservation   Source: DTE   Context: According to a new study, efforts to translocate wildlife must incorporate human-related factors, and biological and environmental considerations to realise the desired outcomes.   Wildlife translocation: It is the intentional movement of animals for conservation purposes – a technique to mitigate the loss and …


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