World’s rising urban population

About 1.4 million people move to cities around the world every week; nearly 55% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. Ahead of October 31, World Cities Day, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that about 1.4 million people move to cities around the world every Read More …

World Agriculture Prize

Context: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called the eminent Agricultural Scientist, Prof. M.S. Swaminathan is a Vishwa Guru in Agriculture, a teacher and a scholar who continues to leave his inspirational, ideational thought prints on the world. Highest priority to agriculture: The Vice President called Read More …

Reforming Governance System

Context: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Ambition, Ability, Agility, Accountability and Achievement, are five important directions in which the country must move forward to reform our governance system cautioning officers not be complacent with current achievements. Addressing the 64th Annual meeting of the Read More …

Earth Heroes Awards

Context: There is a great need to rethink and redefine development. We need a paradigm that combines development with sustainability the Vice President of India, Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu said at the Presentation ceremony of ‘Earth Heroes Awards’ 2018. The awards have been instituted by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Read More …

Building the future together

Context: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that building the future together is the need of the hour and promoting Inclusive growth and Sustainable Connectivity should be the priority. He was intervening in the first Plenary Session of 12th ASEM Summit, in Brussels, Belgium. Theme: Read More …

National Human Rights Commission

Background: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is an autonomous public body constituted on 12 October 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Ordinance of 28 September 1993.  It was given a statutory basis by the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (TPHRA).The NHRC is the National Human Rights Commission of Read More …

Information overload is always preferable to information deficit

Takeaways of President of India inaugurates 13th convention of the Central Information Commission: Context: Recently the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 13th Convention of the Central Information Commission in New Delhi. Information is the essence of democracy: The President said that free flow of information is the essence of Read More …

Speech of The Vice President of India on Judiciary

Only Takeaways: Please write down these notes and make wise use of these important points in GS Papers. Context: The Vice President of India, has said that the language used in the courts should be understood by the petitioners who are seeking justice.  Independence of Judiciary: Our Constitution envisages independence Read More …

Plastic waste a creeping threat to oceans: expert

Context: This year, the theme for World Environment Day was ‘Beat plastic pollution’ and this was apt, as about 8 million tonnes of plastic waste is globally pumped into the oceans every year. Cause of Concern:  if the trend was not checked, by 2025, the plastic waste in the oceans Read More …

Professionalising Governance

By allowing lateral entry into top, decision-making levels of the bureaucracy, the Centre has taken a bold first step towards reforming India’s Byzantine administrative set-up. The idea behind throwing open about 10 posts of Joint Secretary level across ministries and departments is to invite expertise and specialisation. The Centre must Read More …