Neutrino project:

GS Paper 3: Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Context: Tamil Nadu has made clear to the Supreme Court that it does not want the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) to be set …

G20 Summit:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important international institutions and groupings.   Context: The Union Cabinet has set in motion the process to build a Secretariat that will look after the affairs of organising the G20 summit in 2023. India will steer the international body as its President from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023, …

What is accreditation, and how does it help an educational institution?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Education.   Context: The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has relaxed the eligibility criteria for accreditation of higher educational institutions.   Need for: The purpose of the change, according to the guidelines, is to “widen the horizon of accreditation”.   What are the current rules for …

Human trafficking:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: Details of the conviction of cases involving human trafficking were recently shared in Parliament.   Key findings: The conviction rate in human trafficking cases has been declining over the past …