Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 5 May 2021

Contents An issue of lives versus livelihoods An issue of lives versus livelihoods Context: Strict to moderate lockdowns are being imposed again in April 2021, terminating jobs in many an establishment employing large numbers of informal workers. Of those employed in the informal category, large numbers include migrants who face a bleak future, with job […]

An issue of lives versus livelihoods

Context: Strict to moderate lockdowns are being imposed again in April 2021, terminating jobs in many an establishment employing large numbers of informal workers. Of those employed in the informal category, large numbers include migrants who face a bleak future, with job losses, loss of rented accommodations, a lack of sustainable income and savings to […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 5 May 2021

Contents G7 seeks common front on China India receives COVID-19 aid from Taiwan PMI services drops to three-month low in April MFIs flag rural borrower distress to RBI G7 seeks common front on China Context: The Group of Seven wealthy democracies discussed how to form a common front towards an increasingly assertive China in the […]

MFIs flag rural borrower distress to RBI

Context: The pandemic’s second wave is affecting rural households far more than 2020, with a large number of microfinance staffers, borrowers and their families hit by COVID-19, impacting many more livelihoods than during the first wave. The trend, which poses a higher risk of loan delinquencies if the rising infections don’t taper off by the […]

PMI services drops to three-month low in April

Context: India’s services activity slowed to a three-month low in April 2021, with an escalating second wave of coronavirus pandemic and localized lockdowns across the country forcing services firms to curtail operations. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Mobilization of Resources) Dimensions of the Article: What is Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)? […]

India receives COVID-19 aid from Taiwan

Context: India received assistance from Taiwan including oxygen concentrators and cylinders, with more batches of medical equipment set to follow from Taipei. A first batch, consisting of 50 oxygen concentrators and 500 oxygen cylinders, landed in New Delhi on Sunday on a Boeing 747 of China Airlines, the government-owned airline of Taiwan. Relevance: GS-II: International […]

G7 seeks common front on China

Context: The Group of Seven wealthy democracies discussed how to form a common front towards an increasingly assertive China in the Foreign Ministers’ first in-person talks in two years. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Important International Groupings, Foreign Policies and conferences affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the Article: Group of Seven (G7) G7: First in-person talks […]

PIB 5th May 2021

INDIA-UK VIRTUAL MEET Focus: GS II- International Relations Why in news? Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and The Rt Hon’ble Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom held a Virtual Summit. Highlights of the summit: India and the UK enjoy long standing friendly ties and share a Strategic Partnership underpinned by mutual commitment to […]