PIB 19th March

Contents: ISRO to launch 36 missions in 2020-21 Ministry of Jal Shakti on Aquifer Mapping Draft National Water Policy Implementation of PM’s 15 Point Programme by Ministry of Minority Affairs ISRO TO LAUNCH 36 MISSIONS IN 2020-21 Focus: GS-III Science and Technology, Prelims Why in news? Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has planned 36 missions […]

4th April – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents: The spectre of a post-COVID-19 world Explained: Cytokine storms — or when the body’s own immune system leads to COVID-19 deaths Coronavirus lockdown: Factors countries should consider when lifting restrictions THE SPECTRE OF A POST-COVID-19 WORLD Focus: GS-III Indian Economy, Disaster Management Why in news? As COVID-19 spreads exponentially across the world, and the […]

3rd April – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents: Making the private sector care for public health Safe forests, safe people: Zoonotic Diseases MAKING THE PRIVATE SECTOR CARE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH As the battle against COVID-19 continues in India, it is unclear how well prepared the healthcare system is in dealing with the pandemic. There exist resource constraints at both the Central and […]

2nd April – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents: Still no bullseye, in volume and value The battle to set oil prices: Russia’s move to reject production cuts Tablighi Jamaat: its purpose, how it runs STILL NO BULLSEYE, IN VOLUME AND VALUE: ON DEFENCE EXPORTS AND DEFENCE IMPORTS Focus: GS-III Indian Economy, Internal Security According to a report released by Stockholm International Peace […]

1st April – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents: Explained: British-era law invoked in Panchkula to curtail movement Explained: What is being sprayed on migrants, and is it safe? EXPLAINED: BRITISH-ERA LAW INVOKED IN PANCHKULA TO CURTAIL MOVEMENT Focus: GS-II Governance, Prelims In March end, authorities in Panchkula invoked an otherwise redundant British-era law, titled the “Punjab Village and Small Towns Act”, to […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 4 April 2020

Contents: SC calls for quick end to Kerala-Karnataka border row Lockdown lifts Delhi’s air quality to a 5-year high Life turns turtle for MSMEs as lockdown chokes Questions over foreign donations for PM-CARES UNGA adopts resolution calling for global solidarity, cooperation to fight COVID-19 NSA to be slapped against persons who attack policemen SC CALLS […]