18th September – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents How to improve Centre-state relations? For the welfare of animals HOW TO IMPROVE CENTRE-STATE RELATIONS? Focus: GS-II Governance Introduction Some argue that India’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic reflects the power, problems and potential of federalism in the country’s polity. In spite of the rather unilateral response in terms of imposing a nationwide lockdown, […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 18 September 2020

Contents Queen’s Counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav case Pakistan: Gilgit-Baltistan a full-fledged province Geo-Spatial cooperation at 2+2 dialogue Do falling farmer suicides mean less rural distress? QUEEN’S COUNSEL FOR KULBHUSHAN JADHAV CASE Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? India’s Ministry of External Affairs said that Pakistan should consider appointing a Queen’s Counsel for the Kulbhushan […]

PIB 17th September

Contents Major Welfare Schemes of the MoWCD Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) Utkrisht Sansthan Vishwakarma Award MAJOR WELFARE SCHEMES OF THE MoWCD Focus: GS-II Social Justice Why in news? The details regarding major welfare schemes being implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development was given in a written reply by the Union […]

DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLAN FOR SCS, OVERSEAS SCHOLARSHIPS

Focus: GS-II Social Justice Introduction to DAPSC As a part of the socio-economic and financial inclusion strategy of the Government to ensure that all segments of the society, particularly the Scheduled Castes, are benefited and adequate funds are allocated for their development, the concept of Development Action Plan for SCs (DAPSC – earlier known as […]

CYCLONE WARNING SERVICES AND ACWCS

Focus: GS-III Disaster Management Introduction In order to cater to the needs of Cyclone Warning Services and Marine weather services, there are seven Warning Centres covering the east & west coasts of our country. Among these, three are Area Cyclone Warning Centres (ACWCs) located at Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata and remaining four are Cyclone Warning […]

AGRICULTURE & FARMERS WELFARE MINISTRY: WRITTEN REPLIES

Focus: GS-III Agriculture, Indian Economy Introduction to Steps taken regarding Agriculture Research To promote agricultural research and education, and to make the country self- reliant in the agriculture sector, DARE/ICAR has developed a country wide network of more than 100 Agricultural Research Institutes, 75 Agricultural Universities ably supported by a network of Krishi Vigyan Kendras […]

NO REGULATION NEEDED FOR COMMUNICATION APPS

Focus: GS-II Governance Why in news? In key recommendations regarding operations of global communication apps in India, telecom regulator TRAI has said services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Apple FaceTime, Google Chat, Skype, Telegram and even newer players such as Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and Zoom should not be bound by a regulatory regime as […]