How lightning strikes?

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.   How lightning strikes?   What is lightning, and how does it strike? It is a very …

What are sovereign bonds, and what are their risks and rewards?

Topics covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   What are sovereign bonds, and what are their risks and rewards?   What to study? For prelims and mains: Sovereign bonds- uses, need, significance and challenges?   Context: The government has announced its plans to raise a portion …

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

Topics covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)   What to study? For Prelims: Features of PMBJP and Janaushadhi Suvidha. For Mains: Health facilities for the underprivileged- need and efforts by the government, generic medicines …

New Code on Wages

Topic covered: Schemes for the vulnerable sections of the society.   New Code on Wages   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features of the new code, need, significance, need for uniform wage across the country.   Context: The Code on Wages Bill, 2019 Introduced in Lok Sabha. The bill will amalgamate the Payment …

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana or DDU-GKY

Topics covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana or DDU-GKY   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, …