FSSAI Health Star Rating

FSSAI Health Star Rating Context: Consumers will soon be able to tell whether their food packaging is harmful or healthy and nutritious. According to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), packaged food goods will soon display a ‘health star’ as part of […]

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology   Context: Recently, the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology released a draft foresight paper on synthetic biology. Synthetic biology has multifarious applications of energy, agriculture and  Thus, there is always a perceived threat of components releasing into the open environment. Therefore, the document stresses […]


Tribunals Context: The Supreme Court on Thursday said the government’s move to introduce a statute last year on key tribunals, that too, merely days after the court struck down an identical law, may amount to dishonouring its judgment. About Tribunals: Tribunal is aquasi-judicial institution that is […]

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana   Context: Celebration of 3rd Anniversary of PM-Kisan Scheme PM-KISAN is a central sector scheme launched on 24th February, 2019 to supplement financial needs of land holding farmers. About: Financial benefit of Rs 6000/- per year in three equal installments, every […]

China’s Maritime Quest

China’s Maritime Quest Context: U.S. warship’s South China Sea passage sparks row, PLA says forces deployed to drive it away What happened? A U.S. warship sailed through the South China Sea on Thursday, sparking a warning from China’s military as tensions between the superpowers remain […]