Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 5 August 2020

Contents Pakistan’s new map an expression of “political absurdity” Hawala channel used as funds to procure gold: NIA 24 million may drop out of school: U.N. on COVID impact U.S. against hiring H1B visa holders for federal contracts B2C Online Sector under new consumer law ambit PAKISTAN’S NEW MAP AN EXPRESSION OF “POLITICAL ABSURDITY” Focus: […]

PIB 4th August

Contents Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel PMGKAY-2 SAHAKAR COOPTUBE NCDC CHANNEL Focus: GS-III Indian Economy, GS-II Governance Why in news? Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare launched the YouTube Channel “Sahakar Cooptube NCDC India”, a new initiative by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). Sahakar Cooptube NCDC Channel The channel will focus on encouraging youth and […]

CONTEMPT OF COURT EXPLAINED

Focus: GS-II Governance, Polity Introduction Contempt of court, as a concept that seeks to protect judicial institutions from motivated attacks and unwarranted criticism, and as a legal mechanism to punish those who lower its authority, is back in the news in India. How did the concept of contempt come into being? The concept of contempt […]

KEY CHANGES IN EIA 2020 EXPLAINED

Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology Why in news? The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has published the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020, with the intention of replacing the existing EIA Notification, 2006 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The government wants to incorporate modifications made to the regulations through amendments […]