Centre scraps import duties on crude sunflower and soybean oils

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Agriculture( major Crops and supply chain management)   Context: In a bid to cool inflation inedible oils, the Centre allowed duty free import of 20 lakh tonnes each of crude soybean oil and crude sunflower oil for this year as well as 2023-24.   Inflation: Inflation is defined as a situation …

[Mission 2022] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 25 MAY 2022

    InstaLinks help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

Prime Minister of India is set to visit Chennai On May 26.

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Infrastructure(energy, ports, roads, airports, railways etc)   Context: The PM is set to lay the foundation stone for include the Rs 1,400 crore multi-modal logistics park in Chennai, the Rs 5,850 crore 21-km four-lane double-decker elevated road connecting Chennai Port to Maduravoyal (NH-4), and the Rs 14,870 crore Chennai-Bengaluru Expressway project. …

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry bats for local supply chains at Davos meet of World Economic Forum (WEF)

GS Paper 2:  Syllabus: International organizations(WEF), local industries   Context: Indian industry should strengthen domestic supply chains by sourcing supplies locally. We should not excessively depend on international supply chains and ask businesses to procure goods locally “whenever there’s an opportunity”. World Economic Forum(WEF) It is a Swiss nonprofit foundation established in 1971, based in …

Quad signs off on Indo-Pacific: Split on Russia, unity on China

GS Paper 2:  Syllabus: Regional forums, international organizations.   Context: At the fourth Quad summit — the second since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there were divergences among the leaders of Australia, India, Japan and US on the war in Europe. There was unanimity in their response to China’s belligerence as they strongly opposed “any …

The controversy around the Jagannath temple Heritage Corridor Project:

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Salient features of art form, literature, architecture.   Context: The ArchaeologicalSurvey of India (ASI) on May 17 said that a sculpture of a lion, which possibly dates back to the Ganga dynasty, was found during excavation for the controversial heritage corridor project around the 12thcentury Jagannath Temple in Puri,Odisha. This is …

Qutub Minar not a place of worship: ASI

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Salient aspects of Art forms, literature and architecture.                           Context: The Qutub Minar complex is not a place of worship and its character cannot be changed now, the Archaeological Survey of India submitted in a Delhi court recently, while opposing a plea challenging the dismissal of a civil suit …

Sansad Tv: Perspective- Global Ayush Investment & Innovation Summit

  Introduction: India will soon launch the AYUSH mark to recognise traditional medicine products, which will give authenticity to quality AYUSH products of the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this after inaugurating the Global Ayush Investment & Innovation Summit 2022 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Also present at the event were – the Prime Minister …

Sansad Tv: Nature And You- Wetlands And Migratory Birds

  Importance: Migratory birds play several essential and indispensable roles in the ecosystems they reside in and travel through. Such birds raising broods end up acting as pest control agents by devouring insects and other organisms that harm the environment and crops. Locust attack is one such disaster that stems from that absence of birds. …

Insights into Editorial: Has Kerala changed its stance on the NEP?

  Introduction: The introduction of the National Education Policy, 2020 (NEP), Kerala has viewed the policy document with serious disagreements. However, two years down the line, the State has begun to warm up to some of the provisions, albeit with considerable hesitance.   What prompted the State’s initial apathy to NEP, 2020? Entrusted by the …