15th April 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents BIMSTEC needs to reinvent itself BIMSTEC needs to reinvent itself Context: The foreign ministers of BIMSTEC (the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) held their 17th meeting on April 1. While most multilateral groupings from G20 to ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) held their […]

BIMSTEC needs to reinvent itself

Context: The foreign ministers of BIMSTEC (the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) held their 17th meeting on April 1. While most multilateral groupings from G20 to ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) held their deliberations at the highest political level in the midst of the […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 15 April 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents India, Russia diverge on Indo-Pacific strategy NATO to exit Afghanistan along with U.S. Moody’s on India’s public debt level India, Russia diverge on Indo-Pacific strategy Context: Russian Ambassador to India said that India and Russia are “committed” to completing their contract for the S-400 missile system, due to be delivered to India at the […]

Moody’s on India’s Public Debt Level

Context: Moody’s Investors Service said that India’s public debt level is among the highest in emerging economies with a quantitative easing programme underway, while its debt affordability is among the weakest. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Economic Growth and Development in India) Dimensions of the Article: What are Emerging markets/economies? What is Public Debt? Is Public […]

NATO to exit Afghanistan along with U.S.

Context: Foreign troops under NATO command will withdraw from Afghanistan in coordination with a U.S. pull-out, after Germany said it would match American plans to leave after two decades of war. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (International Groupings, Foreign policies affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the Article: About North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Important Points regarding […]

India, Russia diverge on Indo-Pacific strategy

Context: Russian Ambassador to India said that India and Russia are “committed” to completing their contract for the S-400 missile system, due to be delivered to India at the end of 2021 and also that both countries oppose U.S. sanctions on the issue. The S-400 contract is on track for a delivery of the systems […]

PIB 15th 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 […]