Bad Bank UPSC Notes (Prelims and Mains)

What exactly is a bad bank? A bad bank is a corporate entity in which problematic assets held by banks are segregated into a separate firm. It is formed to acquire non-performing assets (NPAs) from a bank at a price specified by the bad bank. What is a non-performing asset (NPA)? A non-performing asset (NPA) … Read more

Blue LEDs – UPSC (Prelims and Mains Notes)

What are blue LEDs ? Blue LEDs are semiconductor diodes that produce light. Blue LEDs are used in many situations because of their high efficiency and low power requirements. They are used as indicators, digital displays, backlight devices for liquid crystal displays, and tinted windows. LEDs are semiconductor diodes that produce light. They are made … Read more

What is Anti-Dumping Duty-UPSC (Prelims & Mains)

Anti-dumping is a trade practice to prevent companies from importing products from another country or region at prices that are lower than the domestic price. Anti-dumping duties are imposed by governments on foreign imports. Anti-dumping is a trade practice to prevent companies from importing products from another country or region at prices that are lower … Read more

Endosulfan in Kerala : What is Endosulfan?

Victims of endosulfan poisoning in Kerala’s Kasaragod district have called off their sit-in in front of the state Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. What is EndoSulfan, and how does it work? Endosulfan, also known by the trade name Thiodan, is an organochlorine insecticide that was first introduced in the 1950s. Endosulfan is a pesticide that doesn’t naturally … Read more

Urban heat island -UPSC

Urban heat island : IIT Delhi’s Centre for Atmospheric Sciences recently examined changes in land use and land cover patterns over the last five decades using maps from Delhi from 1972 to 2014. The goal was to see how the urban heat island effect in the Central National Capital Region had changed as a result … Read more

Investment Models: Importance, Different Types in India and Factors-UPSC

Investment Models , In layman’s terms, investment entails exchanging money for a’return or profit yielding asset.’ Individuals who earn money have the option to invest or consume their earnings. When he invests that money, he will be able to supplement his income in the future. As a result, if a portion of his income is … Read more

Forest Conservation Act (FCA 1980)-UPSC(Amendments and its Impact)

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has proposed a number of changes to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 (FCA), which could make it easier for infrastructure projects to be built in forest areas. What changes have been made? Railways, roads, tree plantations, oil exploration, wildlife tourism, and ‘strategic’ forest projects would all … Read more

Askot Wild life Sanctuary (Musk Deer Sanctuary ) UPSC

The Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary, established in 1986, was established to protect the endangered Musk Deer and its habitat. Perched at an elevation of 1600 meters, Askot Sanctuary covers a sprawling 600 square kilometers and is home to an abundance of flora and fauna. The sanctuary is located in Askot, a small hamlet in Uttarakhand’s … Read more

National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) UPSC NOTES

An Overview of the National Monetization Pipeline The Union Budget for 2021-22 identifies the monetization of operational public infrastructure assets as a significant source of long-term infrastructure funding. The Budget included funding for the creation of a “National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP)” of prospective brownfield infrastructure assets to help with this. The report on NMP was … Read more