World Press Freedom Index (2024)

Syllabus: GS2/Indian Polity, Fundamental Rights


About the Press Freedom

World Press Freedom Index

Key Findings of the World Press Freedom Index (2024)

Global Scenario

India’s Standing in the Index

Press Freedom and Constitution of India

– The press plays a vital role in a democratic society. It serves as an agency of the people to gather news for them.
a. It is the means by which people receive a free flow of information and ideas, which is essential to intelligent self-governance, that is, democracy.
– In India, freedom of the press has been treated as part of the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by Article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution.
a. It has been upheld in various landmark judgments of the Supreme Court of India.
– However, as mentioned in Article 19 (2), reasonable restrictions can be placed on this right, in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the state, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence.
a. Hence, freedom of the media is not an absolute freedom.
b. While the Constitution provides for press freedom, it also mandates that the press must be responsible.


Source: TH

E-commerce Market in India

Syllabus: GS3/Economy


About the e-commerce market in India

Attractive Opportunities

Rise of the Digital Economy

Role of Mass Consumers

Challenges associated with e-commerce market in India

Related Initiatives to Overcome Challenges


Source: TOI

India and Indonesia Collaboration

Syllabus :GS2/IR

In News

About the collaboration

Recent Developments 

Future Outlook


2nd Session of India-Nigeria Joint Trade Committee Meeting 

Syllabus: GS 2/IR

In News


About India-Nigeria 


News in Short


Syllabus: GS3/ S&T


About Oxytocin

Source: IE

Swell Waves

Syllabus: GS1/Geography


What are Swell Waves?

Source: IE

GI Tag to Kutch Ajrakh 

Syllabus: GS3/ Economy

In News

About Ajrakh 

Source: TOI

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