UNODC

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UNODC   What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of the report, about UNODC. For Mains: Significance of the report and concerns raised, need for comprehensive measures.   Context: The Global Study on Homicide 2019 has been published by the UN Office on Drugs …

Foreigners Tribunals

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Foreigners Tribunals   What to study? For prelims and mains: Foreigners Tribunal-need, composition, Functions and significance.   Context: According to Assam government data presented in an affidavit to the Supreme Court and in the Assembly this …

Bharatmala Pariyojana

Topics covered: Infrastructure- Roadways.   Bharatmala Pariyojana   What to study? For Prelims: Bharatmala, NHAI. For Mains: Infrastructure development- need, challenges and solutions.   Context: The Government of India has approved Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana with financial outlay of Rs 5,35,000 crore to develop 24,800 km Highways along with 10,000 km residual NHDP stretches over …

NIIF

Topics Covered: Infrastructure and related issues.   NIIF What to study? For Prelims: Particulars of NIIF and funds under NIIF. For Mains: Significance of NIIF and the need for Infrastructure funding.   Context: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Signs MoU with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) for funding highway projects.   About NIIF: The …

World Food Programme

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Food Programme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key facts on WFP and its programmes.   Context: Coffee Table Book commemorating 50 years of partnership with UNWFP towards food and nutrition security in India has been launched. The book showcases …