RBI panel moots law to regulate digital lending:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Cyber security related issues.   Context: Lending through digital mode relative to physical mode in India is still at a nascent stage in case of banks (Rs 1.12 lakh crore via digital mode vis-à-vis Rs 53.08 lakh crore via physical mode). However, the overall volume of disbursement through digital mode …

Govt Policies of 2021 To Help Boost EV Adoption:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Roadways.   Context: In a thrust towards incentivising new age technologies and fulfil the pledged taken at COP26 to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by the year 2070, India is aggressively promoting the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs).   Aim: India aims to switch 30 percent of private …

FSSAI draft regulations for GM foods:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Biotechnology.   FSSAI draft regulations for GM foods: Context: Social activists working among farmers have come out against the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) draft regulations on genetically modified (GM) food, terming it “unacceptable”.   What’s their demand? They want FSSAI to explicitly say that GM foods …

PESA Act:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: Hundreds of kendu leaf pluckers, binders and workers recently staged a demonstration in Sambalpur, Odisha demanding the abolition of GST on kendu leaves.   What’s the issue? A GST of …

Defamation case:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Context: A defamation case has been filed against Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu for his speeches praising two party members for “being capable of making policemen wet their pants”. However, after the controversy, Sidhu said that …

Rani Lakshmibai:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   Context: The Jhansi Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh will be known as Veerangana Lakshmibai Railway Station.   Procedure to change the name of a railway station: The Uttar Pradesh government had …