The Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Infrastructure (Energy)   Source: PIB  Context: The government has amended the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020 to empower power consumers, ensure a 24X7 reliable electricity supply at affordable cost, etc.   The Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020: The Ministry of Power has promulgated the Rules under the Electricity Act, …

Kalasa Banduri project (Mahadayi River, Goa)

Mapping Source: TH The Kalasa-Banduri project aims to divert water from the Mahadayi River to meet the drinking water needs of several districts in Karnataka. However, the project has faced opposition from the governments of Goa and Maharashtra, who recently issued a joint statement pledging to fight against Karnataka’s water diversion plans.    The Mandovi …

Gangotri National Park (GNP)

  Source: TOI Gangotri National Park (GNP) in Uttarakhand, has decided to transfer approximately 50 hectares of land to the Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for the development of new bunkers and border outposts near the Line of Actual Control (LAC).     About Indo-Tibetan Border Police  The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) (est. 1962; …

Treating Wastewater

Source: DST  Context: Researchers from NIT Warangal and Prime Textiles, with support from IMPRINT, have developed a low-cost and eco-friendly technology to treat textile wastewater.   The technology combines biosurfactants, cavitation, and membrane processes to effectively remove pollutants from the effluent.   Usage: The treated water can be used for agricultural activities and cleaning purposes. …

Lab Grown Diamond

  Source: TH   Context:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted a 7.5-carat lab-grown diamond to U.S. First Lady Jill Biden during his state visit. The diamond was manufactured in a Surat factory in Gujarat, using a process that replicates the formation of natural diamonds beneath the earth’s surface.   More about the LGD: India is …

Sylvester daCunha

Source: NDTV  Sylvester daCunha, the creator of the iconic ‘Amul Girl’ and ‘Utterly Butterly’ campaigns, passed away. Amul paid tribute to him through a creative caricature featuring him and the Amul girl.    Lessons from Sylvester daCunha’s life: Creating a memorable and iconic campaign can leave a lasting impact. Building trust and respect with clients …

Brand Bengaluru

Content for Mains Enrichment Source: TH, The Print The Karnataka government has launched an online portal called ‘Brand Bengaluru’ to gather suggestions from the public regarding the development of the city. An expert committee will be formed to create a comprehensive master plan for the city’s development within six months.  

Issues with the climate finance mechanisms

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s Interests   Source: IE  Context: The industrialised countries have not walked the talk of financing the climate mitigation and adaptation efforts of the poorer countries.    Why does the burden lie on industrialised countries? Historical responsibility A bulk of …