Territorial Army:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.   Context: Indian Army celebrated the 72nd Territorial Army Day on October 9.   About the territorial army: India’s first Governor General Shri C Rajagopalachari formally inaugurated the Indian Territorial Army on October 9 in 1949. It is an organization where volunteers apply …

Clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal right:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: The United Nations Human Rights Council has unanimously voted for recognising a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a universal right in Geneva, Switzerland.   Significance: If recognised by all, the right would the first of its kind in more than 70 years since the Universal …

WMO report on terrestrial water storage (TWS) loss:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: A report on terrestrial water storage (TWS) loss- 2021 State of Climate Services- was recently released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).   What is terrestrial water storage (TWS)? TWS is the sum of all water on the land surface and in the subsurface, ie surface …

River Ranching Programme:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Economics of animal rearing.   Context: Nationwide River Ranching Programme was recently launched in Uttar Pradesh. Along with Uttar Pradesh, other 4 states namely, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Tripura and Chhattisgarh also participated in the launch of ‘nationwide River Ranching program’. 3 lakhs fingerlings were ranched at 3 sites in UP, namely, Brijghat, …

Indian Ocean border dispute between Kenya and Somalia:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Indian Ocean border dispute between Kenya and Somalia: Context: Kenya has said it rejected the jurisdiction of the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ahead of a ruling next week on its long-running …