Model Code of Conduct (MCC)

Model Code of Conduct (MCC) Context: The Election Commission has decided to make public its enforcement actions regarding the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during its inaugural month, including specific details of measures taken. Relevance: GS-02 (Polity) About: The Model Code of Conduct is a […]

India’s Demographic Transition

India’s Demographic Transition   Context: India’s population growth trajectory has garnered attention, with projections indicating a surge to 1.7 billion by 2065, as per the UN Population Division. This highlights a pivotal demographic shift, underscoring the ongoing transition of the Demographic Dividend in India.   […]

Ensuring Electoral Integrity

Ensuring Electoral Integrity Context: The recent decision by the Supreme Court to entertain petitions advocating for 100% cross-verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has reignited debates surrounding electoral integrity in India. Relevance: GS – 02 (Government Policies […]

ETHANOL 100

ETHANOL 100 Context: The Union Ministry launched ‘ETHANOL 100’ in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, and Tamil Nadu. Relevance: GS-03 (Environment, Economy) About ETHANOL 100: India commenced the sale of ETHANOL 100 across 183 Indian Oil outlets in Maharashtra, New Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu […]

Balancing Privacy Protection and Press Freedom

Balancing Privacy Protection and Press Freedom Context: With the enactment of the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act, 2023 that aims to safeguard individuals’ privacy rights, setting forth provisions for data processing, user consent, and grievance redressal. However, amidst the goals of privacy protection, concerns […]

Encouraging Innovation in Digital Communication: TRAI’s Regulatory Sandbox Recommendations

Encouraging Innovation in Digital Communication: TRAI’s Regulatory Sandbox Recommendations Context: Recently, TRAI has released recommendations on establishing a regulatory sandbox framework to foster innovative technologies, services, use cases, and business models in the digital communication sector. Relevance: GS-03 (Science & Technology) Key Highlights: Recognizing the […]