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Vadhavan Port Project and India’s Maritime Infrastructure

Context: The Union Cabinet recently approved the development of the Vadhavan Port, a major greenfield deep-draft port project in Maharashtra. This ambitious project, estimated to cost ₹76,200 crore, is poised to significantly enhance India’s maritime infrastructure. Project Details: Implementation: The port will be constructed by Vadhavan Port Project Limited (VPPL), …

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GREAT Scheme for textile sector in India

Introduction: The GREAT Scheme is an initiative by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It aims to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in the technical textiles sector. Objectives: Promote research and development: GREAT encourages scientists, technologists, and startups to translate their ideas into commercially viable products and technologies for technical …

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Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET)

The Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET) marks a significant development in the strategic partnership between India and the United States. Launched in January 2023, this framework aims to foster collaboration in cutting-edge technological areas critical for economic growth, national security, and global leadership. What is iCET? iCET establishes …

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Extreme Heat and Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries

Context Electric vehicle (EV) owners are increasingly concerned about the impact of extreme temperatures on lithium-ion batteries. These batteries function optimally at ambient temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius. Lithium-ion batteries are particularly heat-sensitive, while solid-state batteries exhibit greater resilience. Impact of Extreme Heat on Lithium-ion Batteries Longevity Loss: High …

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Plight of Delivery Workers in India’s Gig Economy: A Call for Systemic Reform

GS-2: Plight of delivery workers in India’s gig economy,  Measures needed to protect rights and ensure fair treatment of gig workers, etc. What allows companies to keep workers casual, celebrating ‘partners’ for PR purposes while ignoring protests demanding basic rights? Worker Conditions Heatwave Impact: Workers endure extreme heat; customers are …

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Constitutional Morality and the Constitution in India

What is Constitutional Morality? Constitutional morality goes beyond the literal interpretation of the Indian Constitution. It emphasizes the spirit of the document, focusing on adherence to its core principles like justice, equality, liberty, and rule of law. It’s the unwritten code that guides the actions of state institutions and individuals …

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