19th April 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Contents An obituary for the IP Appellate Board ECI cannot be a super government An obituary for the IP Appellate Board Context: The government has issued an ordinance which does away with certain appellate tribunals and transfers their functions to other existing judicial bodies. The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), India’s specialist tribunal for determining […]

An obituary for the IP Appellate Board

Context: The government has issued an ordinance which does away with certain appellate tribunals and transfers their functions to other existing judicial bodies. The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), India’s specialist tribunal for determining disputes relating to intellectual property (IP) rights, is one of the tribunals abolished by the Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of […]

ECI cannot be a super government

Context: Elections bring the Election Commission of India (ECI) into sharp focus as this constitutional body superintends, directs and controls the conduct of elections. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Constitutional Bodies) Mains Questions: Is the Election Commission of India (ECI) free enough to play fair? To what extent does the Model Code of […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 19 April 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents ARIES facility to host the support centre for Aditya-L1 Nagaland forms panel on listing indigenous inhabitants China’s lead in share of critical battery minerals Fossils of Cynodonts found in Tiki Formation Junta leader or Myanmar Shadow govt. for ASEAN meet Copyright war: Oracle vs. Google case ARIES facility to host the support centre for […]

Copyright war: Oracle vs. Google case

Context: Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favour of Alphabet Inc.’s Google in a case where it was accused by Oracle of violating the country’s copyright law. Relevance: GS-III: Science and Technology (Intellectual Property Rights), GS-II: International Relations (Foreign policies and developments affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the Article: The story so far More […]

Junta leader or Myanmar Shadow govt. for ASEAN meet

Context: Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing is set to join a special ASEAN summit according to Thai Foreign Ministry. Myanmar’s shadow government urged Southeast Asian leaders to give it a seat at the table during crisis talks next week, and not to recognise the military regime that seized power in a February coup. Relevance: […]

Fossils of Cynodonts found in Tiki Formation

Context: The Tiki Formation in Madhya Pradesh, a treasure trove of vertebrate fossils, has now yielded a new species and two genera of cynodonts, small rat-like animals that lived about 220 million years ago. Relevance: Prelims, GS-I: Geography (Geomorphology, Origin & Evolution of Earth) Dimensions of the Article: Tiki Formation New Species found: The Study […]

China’s lead in share of critical battery minerals

Context: A group of 17 elements, dubbed rare earths and placed at the bottom of periodic table, have remarkable electrical and magnetic properties, while a dozen others can store energy and transmit them with minimal losses. These elements, such as neodymium, molybdenum, titanium, lithium, cobalt, vanadium etc., are crucial in the new energy era where […]

Nagaland forms panel on listing indigenous inhabitants

Context: The Nagaland government has decided to form a joint consultative committee (JCC) involving all traditional tribal bodies and, civil society organisations for taking an exercise to register the State’s indigenous inhabitants. Recently, an apex body of Naga tribes, Naga Hoho had cautioned the Nagaland Government with respect to preparation of the Register of Indigenous […]

ARIES facility to host the support centre for Aditya-L1

Context: The Indian programme to study the Sun and the region between the Sun and the Earth from space – Aditya-L1 – is due to be launched in 2022. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Science and Technology (Space technology, Developments in Science and Technology) Dimensions of the Article: About Aditya-L1 What is Lagrange Point 1? Role of […]