G20

G20 Context: • Russian President Vladimir Putin received valuable backing from Beijing on Wednesday in a pushback to suggestions by some members that Russia could be barred from the G20 group. What is G 20? • The G20 or Group of Twenty is an intergovernmental […]

APEDA

APEDA Context: • Amidst a record surge in wheat exports in the current fiscal, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) recently organized a meeting of key stakeholders in the value chain for promoting exports to those countries which have a huge […]

Provisions Under FCRA

Provisions Under FCRA Context: • The Union Home Ministry has placed the U.S.- based Hewlett Foundation on its watchlist following an investigation that foreign contributions it sent were being used for climate awareness campaigns, an activity not permissible under the FCRA [Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act] […]

Analysing India’s Solar Capacity

Analysing India’s Solar Capacity Context: • India added a record 10 Gigawatt (GW) of solar energy to its cumulative installed capacity in 2021. • This has been the highest 12-month capacity addition, recording nearly a 200% year-on-year growth. • India has now surpassed 50 GW […]

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Context: • Under Skill India Mission, Ministry is implementing its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to impart skill development training to prospective youth of the country. • Since inception of PMKVY i.e. 2015, as on 31.12.2021, 4.22 […]

Patent Waiver Plan for Vaccines

Patent Waiver Plan for Vaccines   Context: Recently, the Geneva Health Files, a Switzerland-based newsletter portal, revealed that a small group of World Trade Organisation (WTO)members were discussing to exclude drug manufacturers in India and China from prospective waivers to Intellectual Property Rights obligations under Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual […]