Demchok sector

The Demchok sector is a disputed region centered on the villages of Demchok, Ladakh and Demqog, Ngari Prefecture, situated near the confluence of the Charding Nullah and Indus River. It is part of the greater Sino-Indian border dispute between China and India. Both India and China claim the disputed region, with a Line of Actual … Read more

Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs)

Definition: An Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvITs) is like a mutual fund, which enables direct investment of small amounts of money from possible individual/institutional investors in infrastructure to earn a small portion of the income as return. InvITs work like mutual funds or real estate investment trusts (REITs) in features. InvITs can be treated as the … Read more

UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan and Nepal were recently re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council, China won a seat by the smallest margin while Saudi Arabia was defeated in the elections. About UNHRC: UNHRC was reconstituted from its predecessor organisation, the UN Commission on Human Rights to help overcome the “credibility deficit” of the previous organisation. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland Composition: … Read more

UPSC Prelims 2021 Important topics: New START treaty

UPSC Prelims 2021 Important topics: New START treaty: New START is a nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation with the formal name of Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms. It was signed on 8 April 2010 in Prague, and, after ratification, entered into force … Read more

Global Hunger Index 2020

Global Hunger Index 2020: The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates the GHI scores each year to assess progress, or the lack thereof, in combating hunger. The Global Hunger Index 2020 report released on Friday has ranked India … Read more

UPSC Prelims 2021 Important topics: What is Biofortification?

Most Important UPSC IAS topics for UPSC Exam 2021 (Most Important UPSC IAS Topics UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains Exam 2021): UPSC Prelims 2021 Important topics: What is Biofortification? The IAS preparation is the interplay of important topics for UPSC Syllabus. Important topics for the UPSC 2021 prelims and IAS main 2021 exam. IAS exam is … Read more

UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021 Important topics: National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF)

UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021 Important topics: National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF): Most Important UPSC IAS topics for UPSC Exam 2021 (Most Important UPSC IAS Topics UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains Exam 2021) The IAS preparation is the interplay of important topics for UPSC syllabus. Important topics for the UPSC 2021 prelims and IAS main 2021 exam. … Read more

UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021 Important topics: China’s Debt-trap diplomacy

UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021 Important topics: China’s Debt-trap diplomacy: China has announced that it is providing a $90 million grant to Sri Lanka. This announcement comes after Sri Lankan President sought help from a visiting Chinese delegation in disproving a perception that China-funded megaprojects are “debt traps.” What’s the issue? China has been using the … Read more

UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021 Important topics: Blue Flag’ Certification

India Becomes First Nation to Get 8 ‘Blue Flag’ Beaches in a Row The eight beaches are: Shivrajpur in Gujarat Ghoghla in Daman & Diu Kasarkod beach in Karnataka Padubidri beach in Karnataka Kappad in Kerala Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh Golden beach of Odisha Radhanagar beach of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Most Important UPSC IAS … Read more