3rd July – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents ICMR and Launch of ‘Covaxin’ From Pinaka to Astra: DAC approved new weapons India in UNSC: In an uncertain world ICMR AND LAUNCH OF ‘COVAXIN’ Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has tied up with Bharat Biotech India (BBIL) to “fast-track” trials of the Hyderabad […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 3 July 2020

Contents UNCLOS tribunal: Italian Marines case DAC approves purchase of jets and upgrades More than half of India’s Population is now 25 years or older China warns US, UK of strong steps if they meddle in HK Govt debates tough China steps without hurting FDI Central police forces to recruit ‘trans people’ UNCLOS TRIBUNAL: ITALIAN […]

Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally designated Chinese telecom vendors Huawei Technologies Company and ZTE Corporation, all their parent and subsidiaries, as well as affiliate firms, as “national security threats” to the United States of America. The move is expected to put additional pressure on Huawei and […]

POLICE REFORM AND THE CRUCIAL JUDICIAL ACTOR

Focus: GS-II Governance Why in news? ‘Custodial death’ of a father and son in Sathankulam town in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district has led to protests. Judiciary as beacon Judiciary is seen as the source of hope and action when fatal violence by state actors comes into the picture, and Courts in India have often passed […]

STRIKING A BLOW AGAINST ASSAM’S INCLUSIVE ETHOS

Focus: GS-I Indian Society, GS-II Social Justice Introduction The Assam government recently decided to promulgate a law to make the Assamese language compulsory in all schools, both public and private, including the Kendriya Vidyalayas, from Classes I to X. The law will not be applicable in Barak Valley, Bodoland Council and other Sixth Schedule areas, […]

THE BENEFITS AND SHORTCOMINGS OF MGNREGS

Focus: GS-II Social Justice Introduction Following the lockdown, India witnessed an exodus of jobless migrant workers from cities to rural areas with the workers turning to MGNREGS for earning their livelihood. What role does MGNREGS play? The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is meant to enhance the livelihood of the rural populace […]

DEFENCE ACQUISITION COUNCIL (DAC)

Focus: GS-III Internal Security Why in news? Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) accorded approval for capital acquisition of various platforms and equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces. Details Focused on indigenous design and development these approvals include acquisitions from Indian industry of Rs 31,130 crore. The equipments are going to be manufactured in India involving […]

DHARMA CHAKRA DAY ON JULY 4

Focus: GS-I Art and Culture Why in news? International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in partnership with Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is celebrating the upcoming Asadha Poornima on July 4, 2020 as Dhamma Chakra Day. Dhamma Chakra day This dhamma Chakra day celebration aims to keep with the historical legacy of India being the land […]

DRUG DISCOVERY HACKATHON 2020 (DDH2020)

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? The Union Government launched Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 (DDH2020). Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 (DDH2020) The Drug Discovery Hackathon is a joint initiative of MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and supported by Centre for […]