Bihan Mela (Seed Festival)

Source: DTE   The Bihan Mela, or seed festival, has been initiated by the non-profit Nirman in the Nayagarh district of Odisha to help tribal Kondh farmers return to their traditional ways of farming, including mixed-cropping. Working: The festival involves the exchange of indigenous seeds and serves as a platform for farmers to collect, store …

Traditional Methods of water conservation in India

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: DTE   Context: India has conducted its first census of all water structures that hold rainwater and recharge groundwater, finding that the country has 2.4 million waterbodies, 83% of which are being used for fisheries, irrigation, groundwater recharge, and drinking water.

New Delhi Declaration

  Source: PIB Context: The two day Global Buddhist Summit 2023 concluded successfully in New Delhi today with the New Delhi Declaration  To know about Global Buddhist Summit: Click here   Major outcomes of the New Delhi Declaration: It highlights the importance of peace, well-being, harmony, and compassion for universal peace The texts, doctrines and …

[New Release: Monthly Compilation]Content For Mains Enrichment(CME)-March 2023 | Enrich your UPSC Mains Prep with Our Powerhouse Content

    Dear Students,   Our motto has always been to simplify your UPSC CSE preparation. In pursuance of the above objective, we have come up with a new monthly compilation: Content for Mains Enrichment(CME).   Are you preparing for UPSC Mains and looking for an edge over the competition? Look no further than our …

Life Lessons from Ajay Banga

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: TH   Usage: His life story can be used in Essay/Ethics to illustrate points and highlight the values of Integrity, commitment to social responsibility, and respect for diversity.

Life Lessons from Dalai Lama

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TH   Usage: His life story can be used in Essay/Ethics to illustrate points and highlight the values of Compassion, Nonviolence, Respect for diversity, Humility, and morality.Dalai Lama, CME

Indian philosophy can guide the world

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: IE   Usage: You can use these tenets to show how Indian philosophy can promote a more harmonious, inclusive, and sustainable society, especially in these troubled times.

Consistent Renewable energy

Source: TH          A Manipur village (Hengbung) in northeast India has benefited from a pumped-storage hydropower system that combines hydro with solar power. The system features two interconnected reservoirs that can store renewable power for release later and enables the provision of consistent lighting in homes and streets.  Foundation for Environment and Economic Development Services (FEEDS), …

India’s 1st 3D printed post office

Source: PIB Bengaluru (Cambridge Layout in Ulsoor) is set to have India’s first post office built using 3D printing technology. Benefits: The 1,100 sqft building is expected to cost 30-40% less than conventional buildings.   Significance: The successful completion of this project may encourage other government organizations to explore the use of 3D printing technology …

Human composting

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: IE Human composting, also known as natural organic reduction, is a process of transforming the human body into nutrient-rich soil that has emerged as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional burial or cremation. Process: The process involves washing and dressing the body in a biodegradable gown, placing it in a …

Hikikomori

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: IE  Hikikomori is a phenomenon in Japan where an estimated 1.5 million working-age people are living in isolation and avoiding social contact. It is not recognized as a clinical diagnosis but rather a social phenomenon. Causes: Several factors, including Japan’s highly competitive education system, extreme academic pressure, and work …

Case study: Swabhiman Anchal

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)     Source: TH   IAS officer R. Vineel Krishna, Special Secretary to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, recently visited Swabhiman Anchal in Odisha’s Malkangiri district (once a bastion of left-wing extremists (LWEs)). This was Mr Krishna’s first visit to the region after being abducted by armed cadres of the CPI …

Safe City project

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: PIB Ministry of Home Affairs had in 2018 sanctioned Safe City Projects under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme in eight cities (including Bengaluru), which involves identifying hotspots for crime against women and deploying infrastructure, technology, and capacity-building programs. Technologies deployed as part of the project: Audio-visual systems including drones, …

Himachal Pradesh Sukh Ashraya Bill 2023

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TH Context: The Himachal Pradesh government is planning to introduce the Himachal Pradesh Sukh Ashraya (Care, Protection and Self Reliance of Children) Bill, 2023 in the State Assembly.   Aim: Providing appropriate care, protection, development, and self-reliance to orphans, semi-orphans, and specially-abled children in need. Provisions for clothing and …

Mahila Nidhi

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TH Context: Rajasthan government has approved a proposal for giving an 8% interest subsidy on loans obtained by the members of women’s self-help groups (SHGs) from Mahila Nidhi, the State’s first-ever women’s cooperative fund.    Formation: Mahila Nidhi was established in Jaipur in August 2022 and is operated entirely by …

Cool Roof Policy- Telangana

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: HT The Telangana government in India has announced a “Cool Roof Policy” for buildings, requiring all government, non-residential, and commercial buildings to implement cool roofs, which are designed to be heat resilient and energy-efficient.   Aim: The policy aims to make buildings thermally comfortable and heat resilient, reduce energy …