What is Web 5.0?

GS Paper 3: Syllabus: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Context: Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced his vision for a new decentralized web platform that is being called Web 5.0. The aim is to return “ownership of data and identity …

The ‘war on drugs’:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Context: When British Columbia decriminalizes small amounts of some illicit drugs next year, Canada will join a growing number of countries that have taken strides toward removing penalties for drug use. Canada recently decided that from Jan. …

National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment 2021 Report:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Governance Related issues.   Context: The second edition of the National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment 2021 was released recently.   About the National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment (NeSDA): Constituted in 2019 by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG). It is a biennial study that assesses States, Union Territories …

Section 33(7) of the Representation of People’s Act:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.   Context: Recently, the Election Commission of India asked the Union Law Ministry to consider limiting the seats from which a candidate can contest to just one.   Who has the power in this regard? Constitution allows the Parliament to make provisions in …