GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Soon, postman will also deliver Ganga Jal

The Hindu News: Postal department might soon deliver water from the Ganga river to your doorstep. Ganges which is considered holy by the Hindus. Communications and IT Minister directed the Department of Posts to utilise e-commerce platform so that pure Ganga Jal from Haridwar and Rishikesh can be provided to the people.   E-governance app… Continue reading Soon, postman will also deliver Ganga Jal

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Regional India, global South Asia

Indian Express Issue GLobalisation of the Indian sub-continent   Recent events which highlights the importance of the Indian sub-continent on the international stage Presence of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the G-7 summit at Ise-Shima, Japan. China has already begun to integrate India’s neighbours into its larger international and regional strategies. The $ 46 billion… Continue reading Regional India, global South Asia

Editorials, GS-3, Uncategorized

The MGNREGA index

The Hindu The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act of 2005 (MGNREGA) aims at: Enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing 100 days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. In the financial year 2015-16, Rs.42,084 crore was spent… Continue reading The MGNREGA index

Editorials, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

The right to intervene

The Hindu Issue Humanitarian intervention has often been used as a pretext for regime change.   Intervention on “Humanitarian grounds” If the West decided that a conflict demanded intervention, then the full force of Western power would be brought to bear on those whom the West determined to be the “bad guys”. This was the… Continue reading The right to intervene

GS-2, Social Issue, Uncategorized

With 4 new vaccines, govt to revamp immunisation drive

The health ministry is planning to revamp its flagship immunisation programme ‘Mission Indradhanush‘ to include four new vaccines. The mission, currently providing coverage against seven life-threatening diseases, will soon also include vaccines for rotavirus, measles rubella, inactivated polio vaccine bivalent and Japanese Encephalitis for adults. Mission Indradhanush: Mission Indradhanush was launched by the Health &… Continue reading With 4 new vaccines, govt to revamp immunisation drive

Editorials, GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Measuring Mudra’s success

Article Link Summary: Prime Minister Modi, in a recent interview, indicated that his focus was to create a third sector—the personal sector—other than farms and factories wherein a person turns into a job provider through entrepreneurship rather than a job-seeker in the other two sectors. This statement assumes significance as it has many policy implications… Continue reading Measuring Mudra’s success

Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

New conservation rules may soon apply to wetlands. What are they?

The Draft Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016, which seek to replace the older Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010, are open for public comments until today, May 31. The new Rules have been proposed at a time when several petitions on the implementation of the 2010 Rules are pending at the National Green Tribunal… Continue reading New conservation rules may soon apply to wetlands. What are they?

Art & culture, Editorials, GS-1, Uncategorized

Is Adi Sankaracharya India’s ‘national philosopher’?

What exactly is meant by India’s “national” philosophy? Indian philosophy is an incredibly rich, complex and diverse bouquet of thoughts and ideas that can be divided, at the most fundamental level, between the Astika and the Nastika schools. The Astikas believe in the supremacy of the Vedas (and not, significantly, in God). There are six… Continue reading Is Adi Sankaracharya India’s ‘national philosopher’?