GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

China-Nepal-India Triangulation

Recently, China's President Xi Jinping made a significant visit to Nepal, becoming the first Chinese President in over 20 years to visit the Himalayan country. The visit seeks to accelerate the development of an ambitious trans-Himalayan corridor between China’s Tibet and Nepal (China Nepal Economic Corridor). However, it is China's security diplomacy that is more of a concern for… Continue reading China-Nepal-India Triangulation

GS-2, Uncategorized

Malnutrition in India

Recently, September 2019 was observed as ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’, that urged people to support the government’s nutrition campaign to ensure a healthier future for women and children. However, even after a bunch of policies targeting malnutrition (Integrated Child Development Scheme 1975, the National Nutrition Policy 1993, the Mid Day Meal Scheme for school children 1995, and the… Continue reading Malnutrition in India

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Five Years of Make in India

Make in India campaign was launched by the Prime Minister of India on September 25, 2014. Objectives To attract foreign investment for new industrialisation and develop the already existing industry base in India to surpass that of China. Target of an increase in manufacturing sector growth to 12-14% per annum over the medium term. To increase the share of manufacturing sector in the… Continue reading Five Years of Make in India

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Is Globalization Dying?

Recently, the global events like trade war between the United States and China, and Brexit Movement in Britain highlight a loss of faith of Advanced Economies (AEs) in globalisation. Globalization Globalization refers to the economic, social, and political integration of nations. It entails the spread of products, technology, information, and jobs across national borders and cultures.… Continue reading Is Globalization Dying?

GS-2, Uncategorized

A Road Map for Criminal Justice System

Recently, Central Home Minister has written to all States, for conducting detailed study and suggesting reforms in the criminal justice system to make Indian criminal laws more people friendly. Criminal Justice System in India Criminal Justice System refers to the agencies of government charged with enforcing law, adjudicating crime, and correcting criminal conduct. The criminal… Continue reading A Road Map for Criminal Justice System

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Privatisation of Indian Railways

After privatisation of the Tejas Express (to be run by the IRCTC), the government is currently in the process of forming a task force to draw a blueprint for handing over operations of as many as 150 trains and a total of 50 railway stations to private operators. The Bibek Debroy committee recommended that the… Continue reading Privatisation of Indian Railways

Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

UN Climate Action Summit 2019

Recently, the UN Secretary-General called all the member states at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 held in New York, US. The summit expects members states to lay realistic plans to enhance their contributions to climate change mitigation. The Paris climate deal provides a framework to stop climate disruption and reverse its impact. However, the voluntary nature of… Continue reading UN Climate Action Summit 2019

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Operation Greens

Recently, the onion and tomato retail prices saw a steep rise, forcing the government to take steps like the imposition of a minimum export price or applying the stocking limit of the Tomatoes-Onions-Potatoes on the traders. However, these steps are a knee-jerk reaction, as they try to control the price of Tomatoes-Onions-Potatoes (TOP- the three… Continue reading Operation Greens

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

China-Nepal-India Triangulation

Recently, China's President Xi Jinping made a significant visit to Nepal, becoming the first Chinese President in over 20 years to visit the Himalayan country. The visit seeks to accelerate the development of an ambitious trans-Himalayan corridor between China’s Tibet and Nepal (China Nepal Economic Corridor). However, it is China's security diplomacy that is more of a concern for… Continue reading China-Nepal-India Triangulation

GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

How oxygen levels affect cell metabolism?

Context The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists, William G. Kaelin Jr. from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Maryland, U.S., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe from Francis Crick Institute, London, and Gregg L. Semenza from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering for their discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen… Continue reading How oxygen levels affect cell metabolism?