2nd April 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Still no recognition of the third tier STILL NO RECOGNITION OF THE THIRD TIER Context: Unlike the previous Finance Commissions, the Fifteenth Finance Commission was in the background of the COVID-19 pandemic which reinforced the significance of local governments, gram sabha and other participatory institutions in containing the crisis and delivering social protection in […]

STILL NO RECOGNITION OF THE THIRD TIER

Context: Unlike the previous Finance Commissions, the Fifteenth Finance Commission was in the background of the COVID-19 pandemic which reinforced the significance of local governments, gram sabha and other participatory institutions in containing the crisis and delivering social protection in India. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Structure of Government, Fiscal federalism), GS-III: Indian […]

UNESCAP REPORT ON INDIA’S ECONOMIC OUTPUT IN 2021

Context: ‘Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021’ was released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) with the focus on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Economic Growth and Development in India), GS-II: International Relations (Important International organizations and their reports) Dimensions […]

PAYMENT ARREARS TO SUGARCANE FARMERS REACHES 23K CRORE

Context: Halfway through the marketing season, payment arrears from sugar mills to cane farmers have almost reached Rs. 23,000 crore, leading mills to lobby for the Centre to hike the minimum selling price of sugar. Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agricultural Marketing and Pricing and related issues, Food Security) Dimensions of the Article: Sugar Industry in India […]

MINISTERIAL MEET OF THE BIMSTEC 2021

Context: India’s External Affairs Minister expressed commitment about taking the Bay of Bengal community to “new heights” at the 17th ministerial meet of the BIMSTEC. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Important International Groupings, Foreign Policies and conferences affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the Article: About BIMSTEC Highlights of India’s views at 17th ministerial meet of BIMSTEC […]

BIDEN ALLOWS H1-B VISA BAN TO EXPIRE

Context: The White House has allowed a 2020 ban on H1-B skilled worker and certain other temporary visas to expire on March 31. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests, Indian diaspora) Dimensions of the Article: What is H-1B Visa? What is a Green Card? Why was the ban on certain H1-B visas […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 02 April 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents UNESCAP report on India’s economic output in 2021 Ministerial meet of the BIMSTEC 2021 Payment arrears to Sugarcane farmers reaches 23k crore Biden allows H1-B visa ban to expire UNESCAP REPORT ON INDIA’S ECONOMIC OUTPUT IN 2021 Context: ‘Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021’ was released by the United Nations […]

PIB 2nd April 2021

AIM PRIME Focus: Government policies and Intervention Why in news? Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog launched AIM-PRIME (Program for Researchers on Innovations, Market-Readiness & Entrepreneurship), an initiative to promote and support science-based deep-tech start-ups & ventures across India. Details: In this regard, AIM has joined hands with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to […]