26th April – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Explained: 47 years of a judgment that upheld basic structure Why pathogens travel in search of a host? What is the impact of Donald Trump’s immigration ban? EXPLAINED: 47 YEARS OF A JUDGMENT THAT UPHELD BASIC STRUCTURE Focus: GS-II Polity, Governance Introduction Exactly 47 years ago, the Supreme Court passed its landmark judgment in […]

Ways and Means Advances Meaning- for UPSC

India’s Central bank recently announced an increase in the Ways and Means Advances (WMA) limits to States enabling them “to undertake COVID-19 containment and mitigation efforts” and “to better plan their market borrowings”. For the first half of FY21, WMA limit of States has been increased by 60 per cent over the level as on […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 26 April 2020

Contents Centre should act now on Franklin Templeton issue Most of RS time spent on issues of public importance No new COVID cases after May 16 in India, says study Quick nod likely for China investments Sewage surveillance can estimate community spread Stop villainizing bats: Scientists, Conservationists First merger of two black holes with unequal […]

Plasma Therapy for Corona / Covid-19 for UPSC Exam

Why in news? Several countries, including India, are seriously looking at plasma therapy as a potential treatment for Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Plasma therapy uses blood donated by recovered patients to introduce antibodies in those under treatment. After China and the US, India has given a go ahead for framing a […]

PIB 25th April

Contents Border Roads Organisation clears Rohtang Pass INST scientists find nanomaterials with enhanced biocidal activity UV disinfection trolley BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION CLEARS ROHTANG PASS Focus: GS-I Geography, Prelims Why in news? The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has opened Rohtang Pass (13,500 feet above sea level) more than three weeks in advance after Clearing Snow. Himachal […]