Yearly Archives: 2023

Jan Vishwas Bill, 2023

Syllabus: Parliament and State legislatures The story so far: The Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2023 was passed in Parliament recently. Introduced by Commerce and Industry Minister, the Bill aims at giving further boost to ease of living and ease of doing business. It proposes to amend 183 provisions …

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New age of geopolitics

Context That India is a favoured trading partner, with potential for a large market, has been quite evident, at least since March 2018 when 23 advanced and developing countries agreed to have currency swap arrangements with India, extending credits in settling transactions. Use of rupee for international payments There has …

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AI-induced fake video calls seeking funds

Syllabus: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention Context Scamsters use AI-powered deepfake tech to target citizens; people must call the cybercrime helpline number 1930 if they come across any such …

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The quest for a room-temperature superconductor

Context The decades-long search for a room-temperature and ambient-pressure superconductor has been arduous, spanning technologies, materials, and theories. LK-99 It is considered to be a room-temperature superconductor at ambient pressure a copper substituted lead apatite Independent researchers will have to check they can transport electric current with zero resistance Bring …

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Consulting international Cheetah Expert

Context The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to address the “public concern” about the deaths of six of the 20 adult cheetahs, translocated from South Africa and Namibia, at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Chetahs in India Two batches of cheetahs, 8 from Namibia and 12 …

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SC to appoint all-woman panel to oversee relief in Manipur

Context Chief Justice of India on Monday announced in open court that the Supreme Court would appoint an all-woman committee of three former High Court judges, headed by Justice Gita Mittal, former Chief Justice of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, to provide a “healing touch” in violence-torn Manipur.  

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UAE said to dither on $2-bn India food-parks proposal

Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting  India’s interests. Context The UAE, which promised $2-billion investments in food parks in India at the four-nation I2U2 (India-Israel-UAE-USA) Summit held in July 2022, is yet to deliver on its commitment more than a year later as it …

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Dhaksha Unmanned Systems bags order from Indian Army

Context Fertiliser maker Coromandel International’s subsidiary Dhaksha Unmanned Systems, which manufactures drones, has bagged an order to supply 200 medium altitude logistics drones and accessories to the Indian Army. In Past Contract The firm also bagged a contract from Agri inputs cooperative IFFCO recently for supply of 400 Agri-spraying drones. …

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Idea of Basic Structure

Syllabus: Constitution on India- Basic Structure Why in NEWS Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, a nominated member in Rajya Sabha, said on Monday that the Basic Structure of the Constitution has a “debatable jurisprudential basis”. Doctrine of the Basic Structure of the Constitution The doctrine of the …

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