The issue of narcotics trade

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Security Challenges and their Management in Border Areas – Linkages of Organized Crime with Terrorism   Source: IE  Context: The issue of narcotics trade has kept security agencies and law enforcement agencies on the tenterhooks.   Background: Legally speaking, the term “narcotic” has negative connotations – narcotic drugs (such as heroin) …

Issues in same-sex marriage

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions and Bodies constituted for the Protection and Betterment of these Vulnerable Sections   Source: IE  Context: A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by CJI will hear a batch of petitions seeking legal recognition for same-sex marriage.   Background: The Court has been hearing multiple petitioners’ requests for legal recognition …

Heat stroke

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Important geophysical phenomenon/Disaster management   Source: IE  Context: 13 people died due to heatstroke after they attended a large public gathering in the open in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.     Why did a heat stroke event happen in Maharashtra? Two different observatories recorded 34.1 and 38 degrees Celsius as the maximum …