Impact of freebies on Indian Economy

Impact of freebies on Indian Economy Context: • In an address delivered at the Delhi School of Economics last week, N.K. Singh, the chairperson of the 15th Finance Commission, warned about how the race to provide freebies to voters could be a “quick path to […]

Russia’s Gas Gamble

Russia’s Gas Gamble Context: • Russian energy company Gazprom has announced that it has “completely suspended gas supplies” to Poland’s PGNiG and Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz citing their failure to pay in roubles. What is the impact? • The gas restrictions do not put the two countries […]

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Context: • Globally, an estimated 2.9 million deaths and 402 million non-fatal injuries are attributed to occupational accidents and diseases. Background: • Occupational sickness and accidents account for 5.4 percent of worldwide GDP each year. • They manifest as presenteeism […]

Transformation in India’s Energy Ecosystem

Transformation in India’s Energy Ecosystem Context: • India’s Green Hydrogen Policy released on February 17, 2022 has addressed several critical challenges such as open access, waiver of inter-state transmission charges, banking, time-bound clearances, etc., and is expected to further boost India’s energy transition. Consumption in […]

Kuril Islands

Kuril Islands Context: • A set of four islands situated between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean near the north of Japan’s northernmost prefecture, Hokkaido are under dispute as both Moscow and Tokyo claim sovereignty over them. Background: • However, since the end […]

Uniform Civil Code

Uniform Civil Code Context: • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur recently termed Uniform Civil Code a “good step”. • He stated that his government was examining the matter closely and was open to implementing it. What is Uniform Civil Code? • A Uniform Civil […]

Arunachal-Assam border dispute

Arunachal-Assam border dispute   Context: • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma have decided to form district-level committees for settling their inter-state boundary disputes.   History: • Around 1,200 sites along their 804-kilometer border, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam […]

An Overlook into the Jahangirpuri Incidents

An Overlook into the Jahangirpuri Incidents   Context: • Recently, in the Southwest Delhi region named Jahangirpuri everyone witnessed the destruction of buildings, petty shops, and the entrance gate of a mosque by a fleet of bulldozers. Background: • The NDMC’s claim that the demolition […]

Moving Away from Coal based Energy Production

Moving Away from Coal based Energy Production Context: • Recently, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to ensure adequate supply of coal to the power-generating units in the State. • In Maharashtra, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar […]

Challenges for Indian Food Grain Exports

Challenges for Indian Food Grain Exports Context: • Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO), is looking into resolving WTO rules that are making it difficult for India to export foodgrains to meet shortages in other countries, caused by the Russia-Ukraine war, according to Finance Minister Nirmala […]