Co-Lending Model- Bank-NBFC co-lending:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising out of it.   Context: In September 2018, the RBI had permitted the banks to co-lend with all registered NBFCs (including HFCs) to increase lending to the priority sector based on a prior agreement. Following this, several banks have entered into co-lending ‘master agreements’ with …

Indo-Pacific:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Context: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that the United States will expand its military and economic relationships with partners in Asia to push back against China’s increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific.   What is Indo- Pacific? The idea of the Indo-Pacific …

Pacific ring of fire:

GS Paper 1: Topics covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location.   Context: A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia. The epicentre was in the Flores Sea, north of East Nusa Tenggara province.   Why Indonesia is vulnerable to earthquakes? Indonesia sit along the Ring of …

Char Dham:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Indian culture – salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Context: The Supreme Court has allowed carriageways of three highways to be widened to 10m as part of the Char Dham roads project after modifying its earlier order limiting the width to 5.5m. …