12th April 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents India-Pakistan: Forward through a backchannel Why the Personal Data Protection Bill matters? INDIA-PAKISTAN: FORWARD THROUGH A BACKCHANNEL Context: More than a month after India-Pakistan border commanders agreed to strictly observe all agreements between the two countries, the absence of official acceptance of a backchannel seems far outweighed by indicators that there is, in fact, […]

WHY THE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL MATTERS?

Context: The number of personal data breaches from major digital service providers has increased worryingly in the same period as the pandemic has forced more people to participate in the digital economy. The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, now under scrutiny by a Joint Parliamentary Committee, could play a big role in providing robust protections […]

INDIA-PAKISTAN: FORWARD THROUGH A BACKCHANNEL

Context: More than a month after India-Pakistan border commanders agreed to strictly observe all agreements between the two countries, the absence of official acceptance of a backchannel seems far outweighed by indicators that there is, in fact, such a channel in place, approved by the Prime Ministers of both countries. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 12 April 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents Dolphin boom in Odisha’s Chilika lake Indus and Ganges river dolphins- 2 different species Impact of oceans becoming quiet during the pandemic Meghalaya villages oppose dam on India’s clearest river DOLPHIN BOOM IN ODISHA’S CHILIKA LAKE Context: The population of dolphins in Chilika, India’s largest brackish water lake, and along the Odisha coast has […]

MEGHALAYA VILLAGES OPPOSE DAM ON INDIA’S CLEAREST RIVER

Context: People of at least a dozen villages fear the death of Umngot River and their tourism-based livelihood if the 210 MW hydroelectric project on Umngot (considered India’s clearest river) comes up. Relevance: Prelims, GS-I: Geography (Important rivers and drainage system of India), GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure (Dams, Hydroelectricity projects) Dimensions of the Article: About […]

IMPACT OF OCEANS BECOMING QUIET DURING THE PANDEMIC

Context: The reduced noise pollution during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic made the birds and the bees and other terrestrial creatures flourished; and in the underwater world, too, anthrophony (human-made sounds) reduced substantially for long months in 2020. Scientists are now trying to understand the impact of these quiet months on the marine ecosystem. […]

INDUS AND GANGES RIVER DOLPHINS- 2 DIFFERENT SPECIES

Context: The researchers studied ancient DNA that they got out of skulls and skeletons which were 20 to 30 to even 150 years old of South Asian river dolphins and the detailed analysis has revealed that the Indus and Ganges River dolphins are not one, but two separate species. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology […]

DOLPHIN BOOM IN ODISHA’S CHILIKA LAKE

Context: The population of dolphins in Chilika, India’s largest brackish water lake, and along the Odisha coast has doubled in 2021 compared to 2020. The population estimation exercise for dolphins and other cetacean species covered almost the entire coast of Odisha. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Species in news, Conservation of Ecology and Environment, […]

PIB 12th April 2021

E-DAAKHIL PORTAL Focus: GS II-Polity and Governance Why in news? E-Daakhil portal for Consumer grievance redressal is now operational in 15 States/UTs. Department of Consumer Affairs is now proactively following up with the states to launch e-filing portal at their ends. About E-Daakhil portal: It is launched by National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission. The e-daakhil […]