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UPSC Mains General Studies Paper 3 (GS3)

Privatisation of Air India – Should India’s Public Sector Airline be Disinvested?

NITI Aayog recommended for privatisation of Air India and the cabinet committee gave “in-principle” approval for privatising Air India. But should Air India be disinvested? In this post, we discuss Indian aviation sector, Air India-Indian Airlines merger, and will see if the reasons for privatisation can be justified or not. Background …

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME): The Importance in Indian Economy

For a country to grow, the government should actively promote business enterprises. Among business enterprises, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) deserve special attention. Though MSMEs are small investment enterprises, but their contribution to the Indian economy is very significant. What are MSMEs? Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development …

ISRO’s World Record PSLV C37 Launch: Top 10 Facts You Should Know

ISRO on February 15, 2017, created history and world record by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission. India overtook the previous record of 37 satellites launched (by Russia in 2014).  The satellites were launched using launch vehicle of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – PSLV C37. ISRO’s PSLV C37 Launch: …

What is Economic Survey?

Economic Survey contains the most authoritative and updated source of data on India’s economy. It is usually presented a day before the Union Budget is presented in the Parliament. In this post, we bring answers to the most repeated queries about Economic Survey. What is Economic Survey? Economic Survey is …

Kigali Agreement: Simplified

Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change was followed by another major global agreement – Kigali Agreement. In this post, we explain the importance of Kigali agreement and it’s relevance to India. What is Kigali Agreement? In the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, negotiators from 197 nations …