3rd April 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Re-examining the EPF tax rules RE-EXAMINING THE EPF TAX RULES Context: An important announcement regarding provident fund has been made in the Union Budget 2021 by Finance Minister that interest on employee contributions to provident fund of over Rs 2.5 lakh per annum would be taxed, starting from April 1, 2021. Relevance: GS-III: Indian […]

RE-EXAMINING THE EPF TAX RULES

Context: An important announcement regarding provident fund has been made in the Union Budget 2021 by Finance Minister that interest on employee contributions to provident fund of over Rs 2.5 lakh per annum would be taxed, starting from April 1, 2021. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Economic development and growth, Government Policies and Initiatives, Issues with […]

NATIONAL POLICY FOR RARE DISEASES, 2021

Context: Caregivers to patients with ‘rare diseases and affiliated organisations are dissatisfied with the National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021 announced recently. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Health related issues, Governance and Government Policies, Issues Arising Out of Design & Implementation of Policies) Dimensions of the Article: What are ‘Rare diseases’? Pressing Issues regarding ‘Rare diseases’ […]

COVID: INCREASE IN MATERNAL DEATHS AND STILLBIRTHS

Context: The failure of the health system to cope with COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an increase in maternal deaths and stillbirths, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health Journal. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues Related to Women and Children, Health related issues) Dimensions of the Article: What is Maternal Mortality Ratio? Recent […]

NGT: STRENGTHEN HSPCB AND OTHER DIRECTION TO CPCB

Context: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), in a landmark judgement, directed Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) to strengthen its capacity, both in terms of human resource and setting up of modern laboratories. NGT also directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to prepare recruitment rules to be followed by all states, mechanism for annual […]

ARTICLE 244 (A): ITS RELEVANCE FOR ASSAM HILL TRIBES

Context: As the hill districts of Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong go to polls, the demand for an autonomous state within Assam has been raised by some of the sections of the society under the provisions of Article 244A of the Constitution. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions), GS-I: Issues related […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 03 April 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021 COVID: Increase in maternal deaths and stillbirths NGT: Strengthen HSPCB and other direction to CPCB Article 244 (A): Its relevance for Assam hill tribes NATIONAL POLICY FOR RARE DISEASES, 2021 Context: Caregivers to patients with ‘rare diseases and affiliated organisations are dissatisfied with the National Policy for Rare […]

PIB 3rd April 2021

PRIME MINISTER EMPLOYMENT GENERATION PROGRAMME Focus: Government Policies and Interventions Why in news? In a year marred by the economic despair surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has just recorded its best ever performance in job creation under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP).  Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) […]