FATF:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: Pakistan is hoping for some reprieve as the international watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will begin meetings in Berlin ahead of its plenary session.   Background: Pakistan was put on the grey list by the Paris-based FATF in June …

Child Labour Day:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Protection of the vulnerable sections of the society.   Context: The United Nations observes June 12 each year as the ‘World Day Against Child Labour’ to bring attention to the evil practices of child labour across the world. The International Labour Organisation launched this day in 2002 to tackle this global …

National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: A delegation of MLAs from Gujarat recently visited the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, to learn about the novel e-Vidhan system for paperless proceedings that has been recently adopted by the UP …

Sant Tukaram:

GS Paper 1: Syllabus: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Sant Tukaram Shila Mandir in the temple town of Dehu in Pune district.     About Sant Tukaram: He was the contemporary of Shivaji. …