EX DUSTLIK Context: • The 3rd edition of Indo-Uzbekistan Joint Field Training Exercise “ EX DUSTLIK” concluded at Yangiarik, Uzbekistan on 29 March 2022. About: • The joint exercise provided an opportunity for both the contingents to train in Counter Terrorism operations in an semi-urban […]

India’s Edible Oil Requirements

India’s Edible Oil Requirements Context: • India has contracted 45,000 tons of Russian sunflower oil at a record-high price for shipments in April as edible oil prices in the local market surged after supplies from rival Ukraine stopped, five industry officials. Why shortage in supplies? […]

Matua Dharma Maha Mela

Matua Dharma Maha Mela Context: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed Matua Dharma Maha Mela 2022 at ShreedhamThakurnagar, Thakurbari, West Bengal on the occasion of 211th birth anniversary of Shree ShreeHarichand Thakur. About: Matua Dharma Maha Mela is an occasion to bow to the […]

Crop Diversification

Crop Diversification Context: • The Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (DA&FW) is implementing the Crop Diversification Programme (CDP), a sub-scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in the Original Green Revolution States viz; Haryana, Punjab & Western Uttar Pradesh since 2013-14 to divert the […]

Ethical Responsibilities of the Internet Giants

Ethical Responsibilities of the Internet Giants Context: • The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology on Monday questioned Facebook officials over allegations that the algorithm used for its advertising platform unfairly promotes one political party besides claims that hate content is rewarded on the […]

Exploring the Relevance of BIMSTEC

Relevance of BIMSTEC Context: • Sri Lanka is hosting a virtual summit of BIMSTEC which will be attended by the leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). About: • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic […]