Shompen tribe

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BBC  Context: Experts warn that the development of Great Nicobar into a shipping hub and tourist destination could lead to the extinction of the indigenous Shompen tribe. The $9 billion development plan could introduce 650,000 people to the island, increasing the risk of contact and diseases that could devastate …

Soligas and Yeravas

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: The Soligas and Yeravas, indigenous groups living in the Western Ghats, forage foods from the biodiversity-rich region, forming a significant part of their diets. The recently launched book “Forgotten Trails: Foraging Wild Edibles” chronicles the diverse foods foraged by these tribes, emphasizing the importance of preserving traditional …

Paharis and Paddaris

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The government has introduced the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Tribes Order (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in Lok Sabha to include four communities in the list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) in Jammu and Kashmir. The four communities proposed for ST status are “Gadda Brahmin,” “Koli,” “Paddari Tribe,” and …

Matrilineal Meghalaya

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: The Hindu  Context: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) ordered not to issue an ST certificate to any Khasi person who adopts their father’s surname as it is against the traditional custom of inheriting the mother’s surname.   What is the matrilineal system among Khasis? It refers to a …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 9 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 30 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

The process of inclusion or exclusion from the Scheduled Tribes list(continuation of 15sep article)

GS paper 2 Syllabus: Parliament and state legislature-structure, functioning and conduct of business, issues related to SC/ST etc   Directions: This is from the explained section of the Hindu. But we had already done the article on it on 15th September FFP. This will be just a revision.   Source: The Hindu   Context: The …