30th & 31st August – Editorials/Opinions Analyses?

Contents UN on Social Justice for people with Disabilities What to look for in GDP data? Japan and Supply Chain Resilience Initiative On sub-classification among SCs UN ON SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Focus: GS-II Social Justice Introduction The United Nations has released its first-ever guidelines on access to social justice for people with […]

6TH FOUNDATION DAY OF AREAS

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? On the 6th Foundation Day of the Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS), the government has launched a website and telephone directory for AREAS. Highlights State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) for Renewable Energy (RE) interact and learn from each other’s experiences and also share their best practices […]

14TH INDIA-SINGAPORE DEFENCE POLICY DIALOGUE (DPD)

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? The 14th India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue (DPD) was held via video conferencing. Both sides held discussions on a number of issues of bilateral defence engagements between India and Singapore. Both sides committed to further enhance the security partnership between the two countries. Background The Singapore-India Defence Policy Dialogue […]

PRADHAN MANTRI JAN-DHAN YOJANA (PMJDY)

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Introduction Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana – PMJDY was announced by Prime Minister in 2014, and has been a key initiative towards the commitment to provide financial inclusiveness and support to the marginalized and hitherto socio-economically neglected classes. Background to Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is National Mission […]

POSHAN MAAH: SEPTEMBER

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? To commemorate the ‘Poshan Maah’ the DoFPD through its organisations have decided to organise activities as suggested by M/o Women and Child Development, in various parts of the country to sensitize the target groups on the merits of nutritional security. National Nutrition Month (Rashtriya Poshan Maah) The entire […]

GOVT TO PUSH FOR MARKET BORROWING

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? The Centre likely to push for a market borrowing mechanism that will leverage states’ recently enhanced borrowing limits to temporarily plug the hole in their finances caused by a shortfall in revenue and the Centre’s inability to compensate them – and states ruled by non-National Democratic Alliance parties […]

INDIA RISKS STAGNATION: GDP SHOULD GROW OVER 8%

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? India’s GDP needs to grow annually at 8-8.5% to create opportunities in the post COVID-19 era, and the country risks a decade of stagnating incomes and quality of life if urgent steps are not taken to spur growth, says McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Details India will have to […]

U.S. BLACKLISTS CHINESE FIRMS AMID SCS DISPUTE

Focus: GS-III International Relations Why in news? The United States blacklisted 24 Chinese companies and targeted a number of individuals it said were part of construction and military actions related to disputed islands in the South China Sea. Details The U.S. Commerce Department said the two dozen companies played a “role in helping the Chinese […]

DRAFT HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT POLICY

Focus: GS-II Governance Why in news? The National Health Authority (NHA) has released the Draft Health Data Management Policy of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) in the public domain. The draft has been released on the website of the NDHM; made available for public comments and feedback, it will be finalised after receiving suggestions […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 30 & 31st August 2020

Contents GST Due: Centre asks States to borrow India decides to pull out of Kavkaz 2020 China calls for ‘Impregnable Wall’ for Tibet Migration of Butterflies in South India Kandhamal Turmeric with GI Tag not selling Covid lockdown, Mental Health and House Panel India’s Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy GST DUE: CENTRE ASKS STATES TO BORROW Focus: […]