Operation Kaveri

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BT  Context: India has launched Operation Kaveri to evacuate around 4,000 of its citizens who are stranded in Sudan due to the conflict between the country’s army and a paramilitary group.   Various other past operations are: –

Calcium Carbide

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: HT  Context: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has urged food commissioners of all states and Union Territories to take action against the unauthorised use of artificial fruit ripening agents, such as calcium carbide, which has been prohibited.   About Calcium Carbide:


Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: India is set to make malaria a notifiable disease nationwide, with the aim of being malaria-free by 2027 and eliminating the disease by 2030. Currently, malaria is notifiable in 33 states and union territories.   What is the meaning of ‘notifiable disease’? A notifiable disease is any disease that …

Farming: Carbon credit market

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: BS  Context: The Uttar Pradesh government has launched an agroforestry project in partnership with The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) to link farming with the global carbon credit market and generate additional rural income.   About the carbon credit market:   Read about Draft Carbon Credit Trading Scheme

Oil hypocrisy

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: DTE  Context: A new study by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) has found that countries that imposed crude oil sanctions on Russia used India, China, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Turkey as ‘laundromats’ for refined products.   Key points: During the last year, India has …

Pollution Curbing Trees

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: DTE Certain trees and crops that are native to India have been found to be effective in combatting air pollution, according to a new study.   The level of Ascorbic acid in plants determines their tolerance against the adverse effect of oxidising pollutants (the higher the ascorbic acid, the higher the …

Rule of Law

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Governance   Source: IE  Context: Given the recent incidents in Uttar Pradesh, this article tries to understand the concept of ‘Rule of Law’.   What is the Rule of Law?  It states that ‘the Law is supreme and no human being has authority over it’. In India, the Rule of Law …