2nd September – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Treating data as commons Mere Govt. spending will not help Economy A ‘new’ democracy? TREATING DATA AS COMMONS Focus: GS-II Governance Introduction The Gopalakrishnan Committee set up by the government on developing a governance framework for non-personal data recently put out its draft report for public consultation. The report’s main purpose is to ensure […]

AGGRESSIVE MOVES BY CHINA NEAR PANGONG TSO

Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? In an escalation of the ongoing standoff on the border in Ladakh, Chinese troops carried out aggressive moves to change the status quo on the South Bank of Pangong Tso and those attempts have been thwarted said the Indian Army. Details PLA troops violated the previous consensus arrived […]

ADIVASIS ACCOUNT FOR 13% OF TOTAL CONVICTS

Focus: GS-I Indian Society, GS-II Governance Why in news? The makeup of the present criminal justice system points to a bias against Scheduled Tribes or Adivasis, who accounted for around 13 per cent of total number of convicts and 10 per cent of the total under-trials in Indian prisons, despite comprising less than 9 per […]

GDP CONTRACTS BY RECORD 23.9% IN Q1: FULL COVERAGE

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Why in news? The Indian economy saw its worst contraction in decades, with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrinking by a record 23.9% in the April to June quarter (Q1FY21) in comparison to the same period last year, according to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO). (The numbers are the […]

HOW PUBLIC POLICY IN SOCIAL MEDIA WORKS?

Focus: GS-II Governance Introduction Last week, a committee of the Delhi Legislative Assembly took up Facebook’s alleged “inaction” due to reports that a top executive of Facebook in India had “opposed applying hate-speech rules” to users linked to the ruling party, citing business imperatives. Facebook has been accused of bias, of not doing enough to […]

ECONOMICS BEHIND INDIA’S GDP GROWTH CONTRACTION

Focus: GS-III Indian Economy Introduction The collapse of gross domestic product (GDP) growth by 23.9% for the April to June period comes as an expectation given that the economy was under a strict lockdown for most of the time to contain the pandemic. Almost all the major indicators of growth in the economy — be […]

INDIANS DISCOVER ONE OF THE FARTHEST STAR GALAXIES

Focus: Prelims, GS-III Science and Technology Why in news? As a landmark achievement in Space missions, Indian Astronomers have discovered one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe – AUDFs01. Details India’s first Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory “AstroSat” has detected extreme-UV light from a galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth – called AUDFs01. […]

GREEN TERM AHEAD MARKET (GTAM)

Focus: Prelims, GS-III Environment and Ecology Why in news? As a first step towards Greening the Indian short-term power Market – the Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy & Minister of State (Skill Development and Entrepreneurship), launched pan-India Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) in electricity. Introduction to GTAM The Government of […]

AUSTRALIA-INDIA-JAPAN ECONOMIC MINISTERS’ MEETING

Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry and other ministers from Australia and Japan held a Trilateral Ministerial Meeting through videoconference on Supply Chains Resilience. Joint Ministerial Statement adopted The Ministers reaffirmed their determination to take a lead in delivering a free, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory, transparent, predictable and stable […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 2 September 2020

Contents Supreme Court’s Judgement on AGR Dues New guidelines for Standing Committees in the making India, 3 nations call for UNSC reform India, Russia to hold Naval drills in Andaman Sea GST revenue falls 12%, Manufacturing sector comeback SUPREME COURT’S JUDGEMENT ON AGR DUES Focus: GS-II Governance Why in news? The Supreme Court allowed telecom […]