Important Issues

Quotas and a verdict

The story so far The introduction of a 10% quota for the economically backward through the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act ...
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What is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)?

What is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)? A Real Estate Investment Trust or REIT is an investment vehicle that ...
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What are the powers and duties of Lokpal?

The story so far: On March 19, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh was appointed as India’s first Lokpal. The announcement came ...
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What is the Belt and Road Initiative, and why is China pushing it hard?

The story so far: Six years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a mammoth infrastructure project straddling many countries and continents ...
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India’s carbon dioxide emissions up 5%

Context: India emitted 2,299 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2018, a 4.8% rise from last year, according to a ...
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A model policy for women in the police

Context: Women constitute about 7% of the police strength in India. This number is expected to rise, with many States ...
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Global Environment Outlook report

Context:  Recently Global Environment Outlook report has been released. The report is the sixth and is the UN’s most comprehensive report on ...
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IPU/UN Women Map

Context: Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to rise slowly, with slight improvements since 2017, according to the data presented ...
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Model Code of Conduct (MCC)

Context: Recently, the Election Commission ordered that social media posts of a poster showing Wing-commander Abhinandan, shared by a BJP ...
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India Urban Observatory and Video Wall

Context:  Recently Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the state-of-the-art India Urban Observatory and Video Wall. About Urban ...
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Monster Salary Index survey

Context:  Recently Monster Salary Index survey has been released. The survey is titled ‘Women of India Inc’. It was prepared by Monster India ...
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India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP)

Context:  Recently India Cooling Action Plan Launched. Significance: India is the first country in world to develop such a document ...
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Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP)

Context:  The Union Cabinet has approved the “Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP)” for Flood Management Works in entire country and ...
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Atal Innovation Mission

Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved Continuation of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), and for incurring ...
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Measures to promote Hydro Power Sector

Context: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, has approved Measures to promote Hydro Power Sector. These include Declaring ...
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The Frontiers Report 2019

Context: The annual Frontiers Report 2019 published by the United Nations (UN), has included a chapter on nitrogen pollution in its latest ...
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National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2018-19

Context:  The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2018-19, conducted by an Independent Verification Agency (IVA) under the World Bank support ...
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Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019

Context:  The Union Cabinet has approved the promulgation of an Ordinance to make amendments to the Aadhaar Act 2016, Prevention of ...
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Swine flu map since 2012

Context: The current swine flu outbreak has resulted in 4,571 cases and 169 deaths across the country, with over 40% ...
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The President’s address to both Houses of Parliament

Context: The President’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament at the beginning of the Budget Session every year is ...
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