Disruptive technology in Indian Army

Disruptive technology in Indian Army Context: The year 2024 is declared as the ‘Year of Technology Absorption,’ for the Indian Army emphasizing its commitment to leveraging technology to stay ahead in modern warfare. It aligns with the concept of Atmanirbharta (self-reliance) that aims to integrate […]

World Health Day

World Health Day Context: Every year April 7th is celebrated as World Health Day. This year’s theme being – “My Health, My Right,” underscores the importance of equitable access to healthcare for all. The article delves into the critical issue of health equity, emphasizing its […]

On global indices measuring democracy

On global indices measuring democracy Context: India’s democratic credentials have come under scrutiny with recent assessments labeling it as “one of the worst autocratisers.” These evaluations by international organizations have sparked controversy, prompting the Indian Government to consider releasing its own democracy index. This article […]

Heat Waves

Heat Waves Context: India is about to witness an above-average heat wave conditions during this summer, as announced by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Relevance: GS-01 GS-03 (Geophysical Phenomena, Climate Change) Facts for Prelims: Heat Index: It is a measure of how hot it feels […]

India’s solar energy sector

India’s solar energy sector Context: India’s solar energy sector is undergoing significant developments, with the government implementing policies to promote domestic manufacturing of solar panels. The recent Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2019, aims to boost indigenous […]

The ART of India’s HIV/AIDS response

The ART of India’s HIV/AIDS response     Context: April 1st commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Free Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) programme  of India’s battle against HIV/AIDS. This decision which was aimed at providing free ART to Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) was a pivotal […]

Understanding Internet Shutdowns

Understanding Internet Shutdowns Context: India has consistently ranked at the top of the list for imposing internet shutdowns globally over the past five years, with approximately 60% of all blackouts occurring in the country between 2016 and 2022. Relevance: GS-02 (Indian Polity) Dimensions of the […]