National Disaster Management Authority

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Context: 17th Foundation Day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was celebrated on 28 September.   About NDMA: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), is the apex statutory body for Disaster Management in India. It was constituted on 27th September 2006, under the Disaster Management Act, …

Punjab’s desertification in 25 years:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Disaster Management.   desertification Context: The Punjab Vidhan Sabha committee, constituted to study water table depletion, has recently said that the state will turn into a desert in the next 25 years if the present trend of drawing water from underground aquifers continues. This is a prediction that has been made …

The burden of climate change on children born today:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation and pollution related issues.   Context: A study was recently published by Researchers on the impact of climate change on children born today. The study is based on data from the Inter-sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP).   How was the study carried out? The ISIMIP data were used alongside …

Caste census: 

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: The Union government last week told the Supreme Court that the caste-based data enumerated in the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) of 2011 was “unusable”, but in 2016, the Registrar-General and Census …

National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Context: On the occasion of World Rabies Day, central Government has unveiled the ‘National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination’(NAPRE) by 2030. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has drafted the action plan …

Anti-defection law, for independent legislators:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Anti-defection law Context: Independent MLA from Gujarat’s Vadgam constituency, Jignesh Mevani, has pledged support to the Congress party, saying though he has not formally joined the Congress, he has joined the party’s ideology. Hence, provisions of the Tenth …

Bhagat Singh:

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.   Context: 28th September is the birth anniversary of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.   Key facts about him: Bhagat Singh was born in 1907 in Lyallpur district (now in Pakistan), and grew up …