The government emphasizes a holistic approach to disaster management

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Disaster Management   Source: PIB Context: The 3rd Session of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) has concluded in New Delhi.   About the Session: The session deliberated on 10-point agenda on Disaster Risk Reduction given by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Sendai Framework apart from other …

The significance of the rise in India’s petroleum product exports to the EU

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources   Source: IE  Context: India’s petroleum product exports to the EU have increased considerably over the past months as the region reduces imports of refined products from Russia, due to the war in Ukraine.   Background: India is a major refiner …

IPES report highlights global hunger crisis amid high debt

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues relating to Poverty and Hunger   Source: DTE Context: According to a special report by the IPES-Food, at least 21 countries were nearing catastrophic levels of both debt distress and rising hunger in 2022. International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food): Since 2015, this diverse and independent panel …

A chance for India to shape a data governance regime

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Important aspects of governance and accountability, e-governance (applications)   Source: TH Context: India’s G-20 presidency has provided an opportunity for the country to ensure that its digital strategies and data governance are inclusive, transparent, secure and conducive to sustainable development.   Background: In recent years, India has made great strides in …

Trans and gay people, women sex workers can’t donate blood: What the Centre said in SC

GS Paper 2 Source: The Hindu, Indian Express   Direction: This is in continuation of yesterday’s article regarding legalising same-sex marriage. Context: The Centre recently told the Supreme Court, that the exclusion of transgenders, gay people, and female sex workers as blood donors by including them in the “at risk” category for HIV, Hepatitis B, or C infections …