27th March 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Dormant Parliament, fading business DORMANT PARLIAMENT, FADING BUSINESS Context: The Budget session of Parliament ended two weeks ahead of the original plan, as many political leaders are busy with campaigning for the forthcoming State Assembly elections. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Legislature and Elections, Executive, Separation of Powers) Mains Questions: How far […]

DORMANT PARLIAMENT, FADING BUSINESS

Context: The Budget session of Parliament ended two weeks ahead of the original plan, as many political leaders are busy with campaigning for the forthcoming State Assembly elections. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Legislature and Elections, Executive, Separation of Powers) Mains Questions: How far can deterioration in the Parliament’s functioning be attributed to […]

ALMOST 40% OF RTI REJECTION HAD NO VALID REASON

Context: The (CIC) Central Information Commission’s annual report said that in 2019-20 the Centre’s rejection of all Right to Information (RTI) requests was the lowest rate ever. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights, Government Policies and Interventions, Right to Information Act) Dimensions of the Article: Central Information Commission (CIC) Functions of CIC […]

JAPAN TO FUND A&N, METRO EXPANSION

Context: In the first-ever official development assistance (ODA) project in Andaman & Nicobar (A&N), Japan has approved grant aid to improve the power supply in the A&N islands along with loans for executing four projects, including Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 and Bengaluru Metro’s Phase 2. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (International Agreements and treaties of Importance […]

NITI AAYOG CEO ON NET ZERO EMISSION ENERGY TRANSITION

Context: Niti Aayog CEO reiterated the government’s commitment to achieving ‘Net Zero Emission’ targets in energy by 2050, even though it calls for a concerted strategy and massive investments. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Shell have released a report titled “India: Transforming to a Net-Zero Emissions Energy System”, recently. Relevance: GS-III: Environment and […]

SC TO HEAR PLEA AGAINST SALE OF ELECTORAL BONDS

Context: The Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea to stay the sale of a new set of electoral bonds before Assembly elections in crucial States such as West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Governance and Government Policies) Dimensions of the Article: What are Electoral Bonds? Need for electoral bonds: Points […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 27 March 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents Almost 40% of RTI rejections had no valid reason Japan to fund A&N, metro expansion NITI Aayog CEO on Net zero emission energy transition ALMOST 40% OF RTI REJECTION HAD NO VALID REASON Context: The (CIC) Central Information Commission’s annual report said that in 2019-20 the Centre’s rejection of all Right to Information (RTI) […]

PIB 27th March 2021

NATIONAL CLEAN AIR PROGRAMME Focus: GS III- Environment Why in news? MoU signed towards execution of planned actions in time bound manner in 132 cities under National Clean Air Programme(NCAP) About National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) Launched by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in 2019. It was not notified under the Environment Protection […]