Project NETRA

Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Project NETRA   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the project.   Context: ISRO has initiated ‘Project NETRA’ – an early warning system in space to detect debris and other hazards to Indian satellites.   What is Project NETRA …

High-Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane (HTPEM) technology

Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   High-Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane (HTPEM) technology   What to study? For Prelims: About fuel cells and HTPEM technology. For Mains: Significance and application of the technology.   Context: India’s first indigenously developed high-temperature based Fuel Cell System was recently introduced. It is a 5.0 kW fuel cell system that generates power …

PM – KISAN scheme

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   PM – KISAN scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key Features of the scheme. For Mains: Significance, relevance and need for …

World Tourism Day 2019

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   World Tourism Day 2019   What to study? For Prelims: WTD- theme, objectives and significance, About UNWTO. For Mains: Tourism industry- Significance, scope, challenges in development and ways to address them.   Context: This day is commemorated each year on 27 September, with …

Quad countries

Topics covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Quad countries   What to study? For Prelims: Members of the Quad grouping, countries in the Indian ocean region, Chinese military bases. For Mains: The Quad grouping- features, significance, concerns and potential.   Context: Foreign ministers of the Quad countries – India, US, Australia and Japan – met …