SERIES OF MISSIONS TO MARS

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? The UAE launched the Arab world’s first mission to Mars, Amal (Hope), which was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, aboard a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ H-II A rocket. The UAE launch marks the first of three missions being planned to Mars China plans its first Mars […]

MORE THAN A CRISIS, A CHANCE TO REBUILD HEALTH CARE

Focus: GS-III Disaster Management Opportunity to act The overall case numbers have moved steadily past the million mark and India is now third in global case standings, and the distribution of cases also presents itself as the world’s biggest opportunity to intervene and blunt the global toll of the epidemic. The low numbers in a […]

CURRENT ACCOUNT SURPLUS MAY NOT BE ALL GOOD NEWS

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? India registered a current account surplus of $558 million in Q4FY20, the first quarterly surplus since 2007. How do we define the current account? The Current Account captures the net trade in goods and services, net earnings on investments, and net transfer payments over a period of time, […]

INDIA IDEAS SUMMIT

Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? Indian Prime Minister will deliver the keynote address at the India Ideas Summit. India Ideas Summit The India Ideas Summit is being hosted by the US-India Business Council (USIBC). The theme for this year’s India Ideas Summit is ‘Building a Better Future’. The Summit will witness discussions on […]

JAL JEEVAN MISSION: STATES COMPETE TO OUTPERFORM

Focus: GS-II Governance Why in news? Launched in 2019, in 7 months of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in 2019-20, around 85 lakh rural households were provided with tap connections. Details of the progress so far: Amidst CoVID-19 pandemic, about 55 lakh tap connections have been provided so far in the year 2020-21. Already, as […]

MANODARPAN: FOR STUDENTS’ MENTAL HEALTH

Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in news? Union HRD Minister launched the Manodarpan initiative of HRD Ministry to provide psychosocial support to students for their Mental Health and Well-being. As part of Manodarpan initiative a National Toll-free Helpline a special web page of Manodarpan on the portal of HRD Ministry, and a Handbook on Manodarpan […]

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACTION PLAN: INDIA – U.S. SEP

Focus: GS-II International Relations Introduction India and the US have a long-standing energy collaboration, which was reinforced through the announcement of a new US–India Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP). The India–US Strategic Energy Partnership has four pillars: Oil and Gas, Power and Energy Efficiency, Renewable and Sustainable Growth. The Sustainable Growth pillar is being co-chaired by […]

22nd July – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents The main planks in a counter-China policy Overcome the malaise of defection The COVID-19 fiscal response and India’s standing Why are re-purposed medicines expensive? THE MAIN PLANKS IN A COUNTER-CHINA POLICY Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? The situation along the China-India border in Ladakh region is still tense. The disengagement process is […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 22 July 2020

Contents Govt to revamp FTA strategy to ensure economic benefits Monsoon fury in 8 states: Deployment of NDRF teams Fall in hospitalisations in 2017-18 India Close to limited trade deal with U.S. China repeats claim on Bhutan’s east House panel: Social security number for migrant workers HIV/AIDS vulnerable groups petition global fund GOVT TO REVAMP […]