GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2

Ladakh Under Sixth Schedule

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has recommended that the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh be included in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. NCST, a constitutional body to safeguard socio-cultural rights of Scheduled Tribes, was entrusted with the responsibility of examining the status of tribals in Ladakh, by the Centre. If included, Ladakh will be the only… Continue reading Ladakh Under Sixth Schedule

GS-2, International Relations

Eurasian Economic Forum

Recently, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) organized the Eurasian Economic Union meeting. The forum called for greater cooperation in the spheres of communication, technology, and development amongst its member-nations. The entire event was organized to discuss and deliberate upon China‚Äôs Belt and Road Initiative, because of which India, despite being present in the SCO summit, decided to skip this meeting. The forum promoted the revival… Continue reading Eurasian Economic Forum

Agriculture, Environment, GS-3

Explained: How world is losing fertile land

The UNCCD meeting takes place every two years and the ongoing one in Greater Noida is the 14th such meeting. Since this meeting is taking place in India this time so it becomes significant for UPSC. Why is desertification a concern? A variety of factors, both natural and human-induced, are known to be affecting the… Continue reading Explained: How world is losing fertile land