Kaleswaram project

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Kaleswaram project What to study? For prelims and mains: key features and significance of the project. Context: Telangana State government has requested the Centre to treat Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) as a National Project. Why? National Projects are provided Central grant of 90% of the estimated cost for their completion …

Tripura gets its first SEZ

Topics Covered: Infrastructure related issues. Tripura gets its first SEZ What to study? For Prelims: What are SEZs? Overview of the legislation. For Mains: Significance of SEZs and challenges faced by them. Context: Recently, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has notified setting up of Tripura’s first ever Special Economic Zone (SEZ). It will be …

UN medal for Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. UN medal for Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About UN Peacekeeping- need, significance, challenges and operations in place. Context: Indian peacekeepers have received the United Nations Medal for their dedication and sacrifice serving so far away from …

GST Council

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. GST Council What to study? For Prelims: About GST Council- composition, functions and related key facts, overview of GST. For Mains: Issues associated with GST, need for reforms and various measures announced in this regard.  Context: The all-powerful GST Council, in its 38th meeting has voted for …