26th & 27th November Current Affairs

Contents India thanks Bahrain for “Special care” of Indians SC on Reservation in Super-specialty Medical Courses Portal launched: ID for Transgender persons IRNSS Explained What are Desalination plants? Navy inducts two Sea Guardian drones Land-attack version of the BrahMos test-fired INDIA THANKS BAHRAIN FOR “SPECIAL CARE” OF INDIANS Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? […]

PIB 26th November 2020

Contents Constitution Day Human Resource Management System (HRMS) Ayushman Bharat Finland SDG Investor Map for India Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited. (NAFED) Draft Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020 CONSTITUION DAY Focus:  GS 2;Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Why in […]

PIB 25th November 2020

Contents Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji Eradicating TB by 2025 National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) PRAGATI  SRI GURU NANAK DEV JI Focus:  GS 1 ; Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Why in News? PM Releases Book on the Life of Sri Guru […]

26th November – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Jobs, exports and the trade pacts link Refining trade union strategies to strike a chord JOBS, EXPORTS AND THE TRADE PACTS LINK Context: India’s economy contracted by 23.9% in the first quarter of 2020-21. According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Indian economy will further contract by 10% in the July-September quarter. […]

WITH LAND RIGHTS, BUT NO LAND

Context: Tribal politics in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir was focused on the twin issues of political reservation and enactment/extension of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Welfare Schemes (centre, states; performance, mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for protection of vulnerable sections); Mains Questions: What are the […]

THE MIGRANT WORKER AS A GHOST AMONG CITIZENS

Context: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the world’s most stringent lockdown on March 24, 2020 with barely four hours-notice, lakhs of migrant workers across the country found themselves trapped in a novel situation: their livelihood in the city was gone, but they could not return to their native villages. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Welfare […]

DANGEROUS SUGGESTION

Context: Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and ex-deputy governor Viral Acharya argued against allowing companies to own banks because it would allow non-financial businesses to gain easy access to financing and encourage connected lending and because it could lead to further concentration of economic and political power in certain business houses. Relevance: GS Paper 2: […]

CYCLONIC STROM “NIVAR”

Focus: GS1: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Why in News? PM speaks to TN CM and Puducherry CM regarding the situation in the wake of Cyclone […]