International Solar Alliance

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   International Solar Alliance   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ISA- key facts, significance and India’s solar power potential.   Context: India is hosting the second Assembly of ISA. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is hosting the event. The ISA assembly …

European MPs’ Kashmir visit

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   European MPs’ Kashmir visit   What to study? For Prelims: About European Parliament, composition and functioning. For Mains: The recent visit- concerns and implications.   Context: A delegation of Members of European Parliament (MEPs), consisting of more than 20 MPs, recently visited Kashmir to understand the ground …

National Pension Scheme

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.   National Pension Scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features, objectives of the scheme. For Mains: Significance …

Tipu Sultan

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Tipu Sultan   What to study? For Prelims: Contributions of Tipu. For Mains: A critical analysis of Controversies surrounding, what is the way out?   Context: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has dropped hints that …