16th April 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents Impact: After US exit from Afghanistan Impact: After US exit from Afghanistan Context: The U.S. President Biden has announced withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021 (20th anniversary of the 9/11). Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbours, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Mains Questions: What are the implications of the […]

Impact: After US exit from Afghanistan

Context: The U.S. President Biden has announced withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021 (20th anniversary of the 9/11). Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbours, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Mains Questions: What are the implications of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan for the Afghan govt, the Taliban, and […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 16 April 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents UNFPA’s population report UNDP commissioned study flags ‘labour issues’ Rupee logs sixth straight session of loss WPI inflation quickens to a record 7.4% UNFPA’s population report Context: The State of World Population Report 2021 titled ‘My Body is My Own’ by the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) shows only 55% of women are fully […]

UNFPA’s population report

Context: The State of World Population Report 2021 titled ‘My Body is My Own’ by the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) shows only 55% of women are fully empowered to make choices. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues Related to Women, Governance and Government Policies, Issues Arising Out of Design & Implementation of Policies), GS-I: Indian […]

UNDP commissioned study flags ‘labour issues’

Context: A recent joint study, commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Coca-Cola Company, has noted that in some of the sugarcane producing states, such as Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, authorities discounted underage child labour as “children helping parents in the field”. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues Related to Children and Employment, […]

Rupee logs sixth straight session of loss

Context: The Indian Rupee fell for the sixth straight session and depreciated to a nine-month low of 75.4 against the USD, it is one of the biggest losers among the emerging market currencies. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Capital Market) Dimensions of the Article: Understanding Currency Depreciation and the Factors Reasons […]

WPI inflation quickens to a record 7.4%

Context: Inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) accelerated in March 2021 to a record 7.4%, a surge that is expected to feed into higher retail prices in the near term. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Macroeconomics, Inflation, Monetary Policy) Dimensions of the Article: What is Inflation? What is Wholesale Price Index (WPI)? What is […]

PIB 16th April 2021

DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA-GRAMEEN KAUSHALYA YOJANA Focus: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Why in news? Alumni meets organized across the country under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), commemorating 75 years of Independence. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya – Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) DDU-GKY is a placement linked skill development program which allows skilling in a PPP […]