Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 23 April 2021

Contents Green and raw: On ‘tribunalisation’ of justice Green and raw: On ‘tribunalisation’ of justice Context: Recently the appointment of former IAS officer, Girija Vaidyanathan, as Expert Member in the Southern Bench of the NGT, was challenged in the Madras High Court. Even though the court initially granted an interim stay on her appointment, it […]

Green and raw: On ‘tribunalisation’ of justice

Context: Recently the appointment of former IAS officer, Girija Vaidyanathan, as Expert Member in the Southern Bench of the NGT, was challenged in the Madras High Court. Even though the court initially granted an interim stay on her appointment, it ruled that she was indeed eligible going by the criteria in the NGT Act. Relevance: […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 23 April 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents ‘Country of Particular Concern’ – Religious Freedom COVID-19 impacts 82% of small businesses: Survey Global Youth Mobilization Local Solutions Australia ends Chinese deals on national interest ‘Country of Particular Concern’ – Religious Freedom Context: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended for the second year in the row to put India […]

Australia ends Chinese deals on national interest

Context: Australia said that it cancelled two accords between Victoria State and China on the Belt and Road Initiative because they were out of line with the federal government’s foreign policy, which sees a “free and open Indo-Pacific” as a key goal. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India and its Neighborhood, International Treaties & Agreements affecting […]

Global Youth Mobilization Local Solutions

Context: Recently, an initiative called the ‘Global Youth Mobilization’ has been launched for youths in communities impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. A Global Youth Summit (GYS), to be held virtually on 23rd-25th April 2021, marks the starting point for young people to get involved in the mobilization. Relevance: Prelims, GS-II: Social Justice (Management and Development […]

COVID-19 impacts 82% of small businesses: Survey

Context: A recent survey has showed that more than 82% of businesses have suffered a negative impact on account of COVID-19 and 70% expect it will take almost a year for demand to recover to pre-pandemic levels. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth & Development of Indian Economy) Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of the Survey […]

‘Country of Particular Concern’ – Religious Freedom

Context: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended for the second year in the row to put India on a list (‘Countries of Particular Concern’ or CPCs) for the worst violations of religious freedoms in 2020. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Effect of Policies & Politics of Countries on India’s Interests, Important International […]