Western Dedicated Freight Corridor

Topics Covered:Infrastructure- railways. Western Dedicated Freight Corridor What to study? For Prelims: Maps of proposed DFCs, DFCCIL. For Mains: DFCs- significance, need and challenges in construction. Context: The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL) has opened the more than 300-km section between Rewari, Haryana to Madar, Rajasthan, for commercial trial runs. This is …

SnowEx

Topics Covered:Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. SnowEx What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Overview and significance of the campaign and SnowEx. Context: NASA has launched a seasonal campaign — part of a five-year …

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY)

Topics covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY) What to study? For Prelims: PMVVY- key features. For Mains: Significance of PMVVY. Context: Centre has made Aadhaar (the unique 12-digit biometric identity number) mandatory for subscribers of Pradhan Mantri Vaya …