SVAMITVA   Context: The Central Sector Scheme, Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA) Scheme commenced from the Financial Year 2020-21.     About: It aims to provide the ‘Record of Rights’ to village household owners possessing houses in inhabited […]


KIRAN SCHEME Context: During 2020-21, the Department of Science and Technology has provided financial support of the tune of around Rs. 95 crores on various women centric programmes under KIRAN (Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement for Nurturing) Scheme. Around 110 women scientists from 24 States/UTs […]

Geomagnetic Storm

Geomagnetic Storm   Context: Elon Musk’s Starlink has lost dozens of satellites that were caught in a geomagnetic storm a day after they were launched on February 3. Up to 40 of the 49 satellites were impacted, Starlink said, causing them to fall from orbit […]

Nuclear Fusion Energy

Nuclear Fusion Energy   Context:   Scientists in the United Kingdom said they have achieved a new milestone in producing nuclear fusion energy, or imitating the way energy is produced in the sun. Energy by nuclear fusion is one of mankind’s long standing quests as […]

Deep Ocean Mission

Deep Ocean Mission   Context: Following information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) for M/o Earth Sciences and M/o Science & Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. Deep Ocean Mission would not result in any over exploitation […]

Development Expenditure

Development Expenditure   Context: The Union Budget for 2022-23has projected a fiscal deficit of 6.4% of nominal GDP, a narrowing from the 6.9% assumed in the revised estimates for the current fiscal year ending on March 31.   Overlook of the Budget: Though every economic crisis involves sharp reduction […]

US–China Strategic Competition

US–China Strategic Competition   Context: The year 2022 may shake up East Asia as the regional security situation remains fluid. As an important theatre of US–China strategic competition, observers are critically analysing how China postures on Taiwan ahead of the 20th National Congress of the […]

Climate Financing

Climate Financing     Context:   Grants released under NAFCC fell from Rs 115.36 crore in 2017-18 to Rs 42.94 crore in 2020-21, and Rs 27.76 crore (till December 2021) in the current year.   About: Climate finance refers to local, national or transnational financing—drawn […]