GSLV Mark III-M1 Vehicle

Context Recently the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle- Mark III-M1 (GSLV Mark III-M1) vehicle used for launching Chandrayaan-2 had successfully placed the satellite in the Earth Parking Orbit (EPO). About GSLV Mark III a) It is a three-stage heavy-lift launch vehicle developed by Indian Space Research Organisation. b) The vehicle has Read More …

Namdapha Tiger Reserve

Context Recently conservation of the Royal Bengal Tiger in Namdapha Tiger Reserve took a hit because of staff crisis. Employees were inducted under the Project Tiger. About Namdapha Tiger Reserve a) It was declared in the year 1983 as the Tiger Project of the country. It is located in Arunachal Read More …

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment, Bill 2019

Context Recently, the Lok Sabha passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA), Bill 2019.  What is the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and its amendment? 1. UAPA Act currently allows the government to designate any organisation as “terrorist” if it believes that it is involved in terrorism. 2. The amendments passed Read More …

Trends in India’s fertility transition

Context 1. According to the new Sample Registration Survey (2017) data, the fertility rates continue to fall rapidly but the data shows two contrasting trends in rural and urban India. 2. Fertility Rate – The average number of children that a woman will have in her lifetime. Fertility in Higher Read More …

Code on Wages Bill

Context 1. Recently, the Lok Sabha passed The Code on Wages Bill, 2019, which aims to transform the old and obsolete labour laws into more accountable and transparent ones. 2. As many as 17 present labour laws are more than 50 years old and some of them belong to the Read More …

UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements

Context 1. The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements (UNISA) resulting from mediation by India. Benefits of signing the convention 1. It is expected to boost the confidence of the investors and shall provide a positive signal to foreign investors about Read More …

India enters 37-year period of demographic dividend

Context Since 2018, India’s working-age population (people between 15 and 64 years of age) has grown larger than the dependant population (defined as children aged 14 or below as well as people above 65 years of age). This bulge in the working-age population is going to last till 2055, or Read More …

Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India Scheme

Context The Government of India has initiated a scheme known as “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India (SPPEL)”, informed an MP in Parliament. About SPPEL Scheme Galvanized by the grim situation of lesser known languages in the country, the Scheme was instituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development Read More …

Cryptocurrency panel for ban on private digital currencies

Context The committee set up to look into the legality of cryptocurrencies and blockchain has submitted its report to the Finance Ministry and recommended that private cryptocurrencies be banned completely in India. Committee on cryptocurrencies The government had constituted an Inter-Ministerial Committee in November 2017, under the Chairmanship of Economic Read More …

IndSpaceEx

Context The Indian armed forces are all set to conduct the country’s first-ever simulated space warfare exercise “IndSpaceEx”. IndSpaceEx The tri-Service integrated defence staff under the defence ministry is conducting the two-day “IndSpaceEx”, with all military and scientific stakeholders. Aim: to assess the requisite space and counter-space capabilities that are Read More …