Ukraine war could cut 1% off global growth: OECD

GS Paper: 3 Topic Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Ukraine war could cut 1% off global growth: OECD Context The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently reported that the Russian invasion of Ukraine could reduce the global growth rate by a percentage this …

Competition Commission of India (CCI)

GS Paper: 2 Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   What to study? For prelims: objectives, composition and functions of CCI. For mains: issues associated with its functioning and the need for reforms.   Context:  The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 has been introduced that aims to improve regulatory set-up by increasing the CCI’s accountability, …

India unveils its Arctic policy, focusses on combating climate change

GS Paper: 2 Topics Covered: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.   Context The Centre released India’s Arctic Policy, with the aim of enhancing the country’s cooperation with the resource-rich and rapidly transforming region.   Need for such a Policy The relevance of Arctic for India can be broadly explained under three categories: …

IAF to employ ‘direct tactical planning’ for S-400

GS Paper: 2 Topics Covered: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Context: The S-400 Triumf long-range air defence system, currently being inducted by India, and remains a potent weapon for the neighbour, the Indian Air Force will counter it based on “direct tactical planning”, an IAF representative …

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

GS Paper: 2 Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) What to study? For Prelims: Overview, implementation and bodies …

Ujjwala Yojana

GS Paper: 2  Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Ujjwala Yojana: Over 1.5 lakh lives saved in a year, 13% reduction in air pollution deaths …