Assam govt. unveils electric vehicle policy:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   Context: The Assam government has unveiled an electric vehicle (EV) policy for phasing out vehicles running on fossil fuels by 2030.   Highlights of the Policy: The policy aims to introduce at least 200,000 electric vehicles (EVs) within the next five years through a set of incentives for …

Jharkhand House clears Bill for 75% quota for locals

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Issues related to employment.   Context: ‘The Jharkhand State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2021’ was recently passed by the state Assembly. It provides 75% reservation for locals in private sector jobs with a monthly salary of up to ₹40,000. Once notified, Jharkhand will become the third State, after Andhra Pradesh …

Iran nuclear deal

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: The U.S. and Germany have stepped up pressure on Iran to return soon to talks on its nuclear programme. Meanwhile, the U.N. nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency, said Iran has continued to increase …