30th May – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Anchoring ties with Canberra the virtual way What deceleration in GDP growth rate tells us? Throwing the Gauntlet: Beijing’s Posture ANCHORING TIES WITH CANBERRA THE VIRTUAL WAY Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? India-Australia virtual summit on 4 June, to focus on strengthening defence ties and WHO. Introduction to India – Australia ties […]

31st May Current Affairs

Contents PM CARES is not a public authority under RTI Act Major Impact on climate due to extension of Amery Ice Shelf Trump cuts ties with WHO as pandemic grips Latin America Monoclonal antibody to block nCoV-2 infection identified Assam well blowout: 1000 shifted Casteist Slurs over phone not an offence under SC/ST Act: HC […]

PIB 30th May

Contents Goa Statehood Day Establishment of 4 COVID-19 Bio Banks COVID-19 India National Supermodel Scaling up of COVID testing centres- Hub and spoke model GOA STATEHOOD DAY Focus: GS-I History, GS-II Governance Why in news? The Prime Minister greeted the people of Goa on the occasion of their Statehood Day. History of Goa as a […]

30th May Current Affairs

Contents GDP growth slows to 4.2%, Q4 slumps to 3.1% Fiscal deficit widens to 4.6% of GDP in FY20 Amarnath Yatra to be held only for 15 days in 2020 U.K. moots ‘5G club’ to keep out Huawei Law Minister rakes up SC verdict quashing NJAC 4.5-magnitude earthquake felt in NCR GDP GROWTH SLOWS TO […]

PIB 29th May

Contents United Nations Award to Indian Army Officer in UNMISS Missile Park ‘Agneeprastha’ to be set up at INS Kalinga Meeting of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities NHPC Explores Power Projects in Ladakh Free online “Career Skills Training” in NCS UNITED NATIONS AWARD TO INDIAN ARMY OFFICER IN UNMISS Focus: GS-III International Relations, Prelims Why […]

INDIA – CHINA LAC STANDOFF

Why in news? The Prime Minister on 26TH May 2020 reviewed the current situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the ongoing standoff with China with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Bipin Rawat and the three Service Chiefs. Chinese President Xi Jinping during his annual meeting with the […]

SNOW LEOPARD CONFLICT CASES RISE IN LADAKH

Why in news? There have been around nine snow leopard conflict cases reported in Ladakh during the April and May months of national lockdown where the Snow Leopards have killed or attacked livestock in village corrals, according to the wildlife protection department of Jammu and Kashmir. Snow Leopards getting closer Snow leopards and Himalayan brown […]

LOCUST INVASION

Why in news? Swarms of crop-munching desert locusts entered deeper into Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh over the weekend and are now close to the national capital. Officials have put farmers on high alert and deployed insecticide spraying devices through drones, SUVs and tractors, on 25th May. Why is it serious this time? Locust invasions […]

CHINA LOOKS TO EVACUATE ITS CITIZENS FROM IN INDIA

Why in news? China on 25th May 2020 announced plans to evacuate its citizens facing “difficulties” in India because of the coronavirus pandemic, risking speculation in the middle of heightened military tensions between the two nations. Details A notice put up on the Chinese embassy website advised those who wanted to go home, including students, tourists, […]

CHINA WARNS U.S. IF PUNISHED FOR HONG KONG LAW

Why in news? China on 25th May 2020 threatened counter-measures against the U.S. if it was punished for plans to impose a sedition law on Hong Kong. Background: What prompted the Warning? Beijing plans to pass a new security law for Hong Kong that bans treason, subversion and sedition after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests […]