Editorials

Securing Our Future: Recognizing the Vital Role of the National Disaster Resource Fund

National Disaster Resource Fund (NDRF)

TABLE OF CONTENTS News Concept of NDRF Key Features of NDRF   News: Tamil Nadu on Wednesday filed a suit in the Supreme Court accusing the Union government of treating the people of the State in a “step-motherly” fashion by delaying the release of disaster relief funds of nearly ₹38,000 …

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Unveiling the Potential: Exploring Sustainable Shrimp Cultivation Practices in India’s Aquaculture Sector for Economic Growth and Environmental Conservation

Concept TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Key Features of Shrimp Cultivation: Contribution to Economy and Employment: Government Initiatives and Regulations Introduction • Shrimp cultivation, also known as shrimp farming or aquaculture, is the practice of cultivating shrimp for commercial purposes. • Cultivation of shrimps is a significant economic activity, particularly along …

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Promoting Global Security and Peace: The Multifaceted Mandate and Initiatives of UNODA

TABLE OF CONTENTS UNODA Objectives and Functions Key Initiatives and Programs I.UNODA: United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs • Established in 1982, UNODA serves as the principal United Nations office dealing with disarmament matters. • Mandate includes promoting nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and arms control, among other disarmament efforts. • Headquartered …

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Evaluating the Efficacy and Sustainability of National AIDS Control Program (NACP): A Comprehensive Review

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Objectives Implementation Key Components Target Groups Achievements Challenges 1. Introduction NACP is a comprehensive program launched by the Government of India to combat HIV/AIDS in the country. It was initiated in 1992 and has undergone several phases of implementation to address the evolving challenges posed by …

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A sunshine initiative

Centre’s solar initiative should be accommodative to States In her interim Budget Day speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to use rooftop solar panels to power one crore households across the country. According to the Minister, this could save households up to ₹15,000 annually. So …

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Uniform Civil Code

A UCC would establish a single law for the entire country, governing all religious communities in personal matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption. In other words, the UCC is a set of rules/regulations that proposes replacing personal laws based on the scriptures and customs of each major religious …

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HEAT WAVES

A heat wave is a high temperature condition that can be lethal to the human body. Quantitatively, it is characterised by temperature thresholds over a region in terms of actual temperature or deviation from normal. Criterion for declaring heat wave A heat wave is defined as a maximum temperature of …

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Additional Judges

According to Article 224 of the Indian Constitution, if there is reason to believe to the President that the number of Judges of a High Court should be subsequently increased due to a temporary increase in its business or due to arrears of work, the President may appoint duly qualified …

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SNOW LEOPARD

INTRODUCTION During the National Board for Wildlife meeting in New Delhi, Union Minister Bhupender Yadav released the first-ever Snow Leopard Population Assessment in India (SPAI) report. SPAI is India’s first scientific exercise, reporting 718 snow leopards. Implementation and Arrangements: The SPAI programme was run by the Wildlife Institute of India …

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