Mumbai Climate Action Plan

Mumbai Climate Action Plan Context: • On 13th March, Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) was released, which was prepared by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Background: • Amid warnings of climate change leading to extreme weather events in the city, the civic body has started preparing […]


PM-DAKSH YOJANA Context: • The amount of funds earmarked under PM-DAKSH Yojana during 2020-21 and 2021-22 are Rs.44.79 crores and Rs.79.48 crores respectively. • PM-DAKSH Portal and PM-DAKSH Mobile App were launched by Ministry on 07.08.2021. • The URL of PM-DAKSH Portal is “” and […]

Seaweed Cultivation

Seaweed Cultivation Context: • The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India has been focusing on progressive growth of the seaweed sector. • In this regard, financial assistances provided for culture rafts and monoline/tube nets along with inputs at […]

Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems

Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems Context: • United States President Joe Biden approved a $200-million arms package for Ukraine, which would include U.S. made Stinger Missiles, which are a type of shoulder-fired Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems (MANPADS). • More than 17,000 anti-tank weapons and 2,000 Stinger missiles have […]

Analysing India’s Solar Capacity

Analysing India’s Solar Capacity Context: • India added a record 10 Gigawatt (GW) of solar energy to its cumulative installed capacity in 2021. • This has been the highest 12-month capacity addition, recording nearly a 200% year-on-year growth. • India has now surpassed 50 GW […]

Judiciary Getting Drawn into Theology

Judiciary Getting Drawn into Theology Context: • The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday upheld the ban on the wearing of hijab (head scarf) by students in schools and colleges in the State. • It held that wearing the hijab is not an essential religious practice […]