4th August – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Toxic brew: on the increase of liquor tragedies Profiteering during a pandemic Is the reign of the Dollar over? TOXIC BREW: ON THE INCREASE OF LIQUOR TRAGEDIES Focus: GS-I Social Issues Why in news? With respect to the recent scourge of illicit liquor striking Punjab, killing more than 100 and crippling many others – […]

ASSAM FLOODS AND UN’S CONFLICT REFUGEE CAMPS

Focus: GS-III Disaster Management, GS-II International Relations Why in news? Assam’s flood-displaced this year have had a taste of the kind of camps the United Nations runs for the Rohingya in Bangladesh, Kurds in Syria and other conflict refugees across the globe. Details With COVID-19 in the backdrop, the floods in Assam have had a […]

CONSERVATION OF THE ENDANGERED DHOLE

Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology, Prelims Why in news? Karnataka, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh rank high in the conservation of the endangered dhole in India, according to a study. Details Scientists found that Karnataka, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh were adequately equipped to maintain their high ranks in consolidating forest habitats and recover dhole populations by […]

eVIN: ELECTRONIC VACCINE INTELLIGENCE NETWORK

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) is being implemented to ensure essential immunization services during the COVID pandemic. eVIN- Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network eVIN is an innovative technological solution aimed at strengthening immunization supply chain systems across the country. It is being implemented under National Health Mission […]

DEFENCE PRODUCTION AND EXPORT PROMOTION POLICY 2020

Focus: GS-III Internal Security Challenges Why in news? Ministry of Defence (MoD) has formulated a draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020 (DPEPP 2020). Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020 (DPEPP 2020) The DPEPP 2020 is envisaged as overarching guiding document of MoD to provide a focused, structured and significant thrust to defence […]

FDI IN COMMERCIAL COAL MINING

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy, Industry and Infrastructure Why in news? With reference to the ongoing auction process of coal mines for commercial coal mining in India: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, 2017 was amended in 2019 to permit 100% FDI under automatic route in coal mining activities. Details The Auctioning process for coal mines for […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 4 August 2020

Contents Nasa SpaceX crew return HC notice to Facebook on plea Fund crunch hits MGNREGA scheme Wildlife nod not required for railway projects: Ministry Rising real lending rate roiling RBI rate cuts: report NASA SPACEX CREW RETURN Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? The SpaceX Dragon Capsule came down in the Gulf of Mexico […]

PIB 3rd August

Contents FDI in Commercial Coal Mining Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020 eVIN: Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network FDI IN COMMERCIAL COAL MINING Focus: GS-III Indian Economy, Industry and Infrastructure Why in news? With reference to the ongoing auction process of coal mines for commercial coal mining in India: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, 2017 […]