GSAT-7A

Topics covered: Awareness in space.   GSAT-7A   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features, objectives, scientific goals and significance of the mission, about GSLV- F11.   Context: ISRO has launched military communication satellite GSAT-7A. GSAT-7A was succesfully injected into its orbit by GSLV-F11 that was launched from Sriharikota.   About GSAT-7A: GSAT-7A has …

New peace agreement on Yemen

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   New peace agreement on Yemen   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Yemen issues, peace agreement, features and its significance.   Context: Yemen’s warring parties have agreed …

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of INF Treaty, Implications of withdrawal by the US.   …

Winter solstice 2018

Topics covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.   Winter solstice 2018   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: All about Winter Solstice- its …

Goa Liberation Day

Topics covered: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.   Goa Liberation Day   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Liberation of Goa and attainment of statehood.   Context: Goa recently celebrated the 57th Liberation Day. On this day, Goa attained independence from the 450-years of Portuguese rule.   About Operation Vijay: Portuguese were …