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Karnataka’s Local Reservation Bill: A Comprehensive Review | UPSC

Background of the Karnataka Bill The Karnataka State Employment of Local Candidates in the Industries, Factories, and Other Establishments Bill, 2024, seeks to reserve 50% of management and 70% of non-management positions for local candidates.  However, businesses in Bengaluru, the hub for IT, startups, GCCs, and pharma industries, have opposed this move, leading the government […]

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Understanding Quantum Computing Technology | UPSC

Introduction India launched the National Quantum Mission in 2023 and became one of the six countries in the world to have a dedicated programme to harness the power of quantum technologies. Quantum technologies, leveraging the unique properties of the tiniest particles of matter, promise groundbreaking solutions to some of today’s most challenging issues, such as

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Supreme Court Guidelines on Preventing Stereotyping and Discrimination of PwDs in Visual Media | UPSC

Introduction The Supreme Court issued comprehensive guidelines to prevent stereotyping and discrimination against persons with disabilities (PwDs) in visual media, including films and documentaries. These guidelines were established in response to a plea to ban the film Aaankh Micholi for its derogatory portrayal of people with disabilities. The landmark ruling aims to ensure respectful and

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Explain Importance of Fiscal Federalism in India | UPSC

Introduction Recently, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin accused the Union government of withholding funds for the State’s Metro rail completion and other crucial projects.  Additionally, states in Southern India have expressed concerns about a reduction in fiscal devolution despite their significant contributions to Gross Tax Revenues.  Several state governments argue that the Central Government’s

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Recent Significance of India-Austria Relations | UPSC

Introduction Prime Minister’s Historic Visit: PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Vienna marked the first by an Indian PM in 41 years since Indira Gandhi’s visit in 1983. This year celebrates the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Austria, emphasizing long-standing bilateral ties. Strategic Timing: The visit followed Modi’s meeting with President Vladimir Putin

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India’s Demographic Dividend- Significance and Challenges | UPSC

World Population Day and Its Significance Observance and Origin: World Population Day is observed on July 11 every year. It was instituted in 1989 by the United Nations after the renowned demographer Dr. K.C. Zachariah proposed it. This initiative was taken after the global population surpassed five billion, drawing attention to critical issues like poverty,

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