OBC Quota in NEET

OBC Quota in NEET Context: SC upholds OBC quota in NEET The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates in the All India Quota seats for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate and postgraduate medical […]

South China Sea

South China Sea Context: U.S. warship’s South China Sea passage sparks row, PLA says forces deployed to drive it away What happened? A U.S. warship sailed through the South China Sea on Thursday, sparking a warning from China’s military as tensions between the superpowers remain […]

Environment Ministry Rankings

Environment Ministry Rankings Context: A proposal by the Union Environment Ministry to “rank” and “incentivize” States on how quickly they could give environmental clearances to proposed infrastructure projects has drawn fire from environmentalists on the grounds that it contravenes basic principles of environmental regulation. Background: […]

Interstate River Water Dispute

Interstate River Water Dispute Context: Time has come to revisit Inter-state River Water Disputes Act: Karnataka CM The Chief Minister spoke virtually at the inaugural of the ‘PM Gati Shakti’ southern zone conference chaired by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari. “There […]

New capital of Indonesia

New capital of Indonesia   Context:   The capital of Indonesia is being shifted from Jakarta to East Kalimantan, and will be called Nusantara. The Indonesian Parliament has passed a law to relocate the country’s capital from Jakarta to Nusantara. Why is Indonesia moving the […]

Addressing Pendency of Cases

Addressing Pendency of Cases Context: The Chief Justice of India (CJI), speaking at the India-Singapore Mediation Summit in July 2021 had said that mediation should be made mandatory as a first step in dispute resolution and that a law should be framed in this regard. […]

Eco Fragile Himalayas

Eco Fragile Himalayas Context: Environmental issues have failed to dominate the campaign in an eco-fragile Uttarakhand Background: The frequent disasters in Uttarakhand are not only caused by nature but also due to an indiscriminate increase in hydropower projects. Uttarakhand mountain ecosystem faces various threats such […]

Indo- German Relations

Indo- German Relations Context: A military vessel probably will not be your first thought when it comes to Germany’s role in India. Nonetheless, against all odds, the German Navy frigate Bayern landed in Mumbai on Thursday, January 20, 2022. A port call (picture) which might […]