INDIA’S IMPORTS FROM CHINA RISE

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? India’s imports from China have risen to $5.6 billion in July 2020, rising for 2 months in a row. Details Although imports from China are still down by almost 25% from 2019, the imports from China have been rising in the past two months. India’s imports from China, […]

‘LOAN RECAST TO AID SMALL FIRMS, RETAIL BORROWERS’

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? Crisil ratings said that the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) decision to allow one-time loan restructuring will help soften the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on banks’ asset quality Details of what Crisil Said? The loan restructuring scheme by RBI the gross non-performing assets will now likely be considerably below […]

NAGA PEACE TALKS HIT BUMP OVER GOVERNOR’S LETTER

Focus: GS-I Indian Society Why in news? The leadership of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) held a detailed meeting with two Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials in New Delhi. However, the Naga peace talks have hit rough weather over the Governor’s letters. Details of what spoilt the situation? The Governor’s letter to the Nagaland Chief […]

SC QUESTIONS SPECTRUM SALE BY AILING TELCOS

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? The Supreme Court has questioned the sale of spectrum by bankrupt telcos (Telecommunication Companies) Reliance Communications and Aircel, and sought to know from the government how it plans to recover Rs. 43,000 crores of AGR dues from these companies if all their assets were sold off in the […]

HONG KONG STOPOVER LEAVES MNCS IN INDIA STRANDED

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? New government procurement rules (apparently targeted at Chinese companies) is affecting multinationals using regional headquarters in Hong Kong to set up operations in India or do business in India. How has the government changed the procurement rules? The Government of India amended the General Financial Rules 2017 to […]

TRIBAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS’ MUSEUMS

Focus: GS-I Indian Society Why in news? Ministry of Tribal Affairs is developing “Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museums” dedicated to the contributions of the Tribal people in India to the freedom struggle. Details These “Tribal Freedom Fighters’ Museums” will trace the history along the trails, along which the tribal people in hills and forests fought for […]

SWACHH BHARAT MISSION ACADEMY LAUNCHED

Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology Why in news? Union Minister for Jal Shakti launched the Swachh Bharat Mission Academy as part of the ongoing week-long behaviour change campaign ‘GandagiMukt Bharat’. Benefits of Swachh Bharat Mission Academy Swachh Bharat Mission Academy, with its mobile based technology will significantly boost the capacity building efforts in training of […]

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS RESPONSIBILITY REPORTING

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) released the ‘Report of the Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR)’. Highlights Indian companies are aspiring to have global foothold and thus they cannot ignore the emerging trend of Corporate Governance i.e. Responsible Business. Due to increasing trends of Environmental, Social and […]

12th August – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents India’s population data and Projections From locker rooms to classrooms Hindu women’s inheritance rights Judgement: Explained INDIA’S POPULATION DATA AND PROJECTIONS Focus: GS-II Governance Introduction A new study argues that while India is destined to be the largest country in the world, its population will peak by mid-century and as the 21st century closes, […]

KRISHI MEGH LAUNCHED

Focus: GS-III Agriculture Why in news? Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare virtually launched the Krishi Megh (National Agricultural Research & Education System -Cloud Infrastructure and Services) along with the KVC ALUNET (Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Chhatr Alumni Network) and Online Accreditation System for Higher Agricultural Educational Institutions (HEI). Details and Highlights The Government of India […]