Technology at your service – Transforming lives and society

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology; Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology   Source: IE Context: The digital revolution has transformed the lives of ordinary citizens, given the power to the poorest and marginalised, and offered the youth the ability to create.   Digital initiatives that have changed the …

Parliamentary Committee: Reduce the civil services examination’s selection cycle

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Governance   Source: TH   Context: Asserting that the nearly 15 months long recruitment process wastes candidates’ prime years besides taking a heavy toll on their physical and mental health, a Parliamentary Committee has asked the UPSC to reduce the civil services examination’s selection cycle   Major Recommendations of the Parliamentary …

Three months to set up online RTI portals: SC

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Governance: RTI   Source: TH  Context: The Supreme Court has directed States and Union Territories to set up and operationalize online Right to Information (RTI) portals within three months to ensure transparency in governance.   What is RTI? The Right to Information Act 2005 (RTI) gives Indian citizens the right to access information …

Without action plans, India’s poorest will continue to bear brunt of heatwaves: study

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Important Geophysical Phenomena   Source: TH  Context: A new report by the think-tank Centre for Policy Research on “How is India Adapting to Heatwaves?” indicates that the country is ill-prepared to face the heat.   Background: Landmark heatwaves (1998, 2002, 2010, 2015, 2022) have led to large death tolls and extensive …