Mahodiya, location of Panchayat series, real and reel life are not that far apart

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Public Service Values   Context: Polling for Madhya Pradesh panchayat elections with SC-directed OBC reservation is less than a week away. Famous series Panchayat had highlighted the issues prevalent in most Indian Villages. The location where the series was shot i.e. Madhya Pradesh’s Mahodiya faces almost all the issues that have …

A major revamp for Bank Board Bureau

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilisation of resources, growth, development and employment.   Context: The finance ministry is working to expand and relaunch the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) by bringing in more representatives from the insurance sector.   Revamp plan: Add new member Empower: Finance ministry wants to legally …

What west Seti Power Project can mean for India-Nepal ties

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: India and neighbourhood- relations   Context: India will be taking over an ambitious hydropower project in Nepal West Seti nearly four years after China withdrew from it, ending a six-year engagement between 2012 and 2018. India’s National Hydro Power Corporation has already begun preliminary engagement of the site in far-western Nepal …

India and Bangladesh should work on river management

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: India and neighbourhood- relations   Context: At the seventh round of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission, External Affairs Minister extended India’s assistance in the management of the annual flood in Bangladesh. Collaborations agreed on: Artificial Intelligence, startups, fintech and cybersecurity. Joint Statement: Two countries remain focused on the “importance of safe, …

Election Commission wants people to run from one seat

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Appointment to various constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various constitutional bodies.   Context: The Election Commission has made a fresh push for amending the law to bar people from contesting more than one seat. It said that if it cannot be done, then a hefty fine should be imposed …

India gives emergency visas for 111 Afghan Hindus, Sikhs

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India, protection of people.   Context: The Union Home Ministry granted emergency visas to 111 Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan, hours after Saturday’s terror attack at a gurdwara in Kabul. All had applied for visas in September 2021, but the …