Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 8 May 2021

Contents Oil PSUs for development of Badrinath Dham Oil PSUs for development of Badrinath Dham Context: Five state-owned oil and gas PSUs have committed Rs 100 crore for the redevelopment of the Badrinath Dham in Uttarakhand as a spiritual smart city. Relevance: GS-I: Art and Culture, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Badrinath […]

Oil PSUs for Development of Badrinath Dham

Context: Five state-owned oil and gas PSUs have committed Rs 100 crore for the redevelopment of the Badrinath Dham in Uttarakhand as a spiritual smart city. Relevance: GS-I: Art and Culture, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Badrinath Temple Char Dham Project About the move by Oil PSUs Other support extended by Oil […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 8 May 2021

Contents Why RBI wants moderate bond yields? Tribes in Anamalai reserve unaware of COVID-19 UNEP report on methane emissions Why RBI wants moderate bond yields? Context: The yield on the 10-year benchmark 5.85%, 2030 bond fell by 0.62% and closed at 5.978% (compared to 6.01% on the previous day). The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) […]

Why RBI wants moderate bond yields?

Context: The yield on the 10-year benchmark 5.85%, 2030 bond fell by 0.62% and closed at 5.978% (compared to 6.01% on the previous day). The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had stepped up purchase of government securities under the government securities acquisition programme (G-SAP) which led to the yield on the benchmark 10-year bond falling […]

Tribes in Anamalai reserve unaware of COVID-19

Context: Residents of two tribal settlements within the limits of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR), around 100 km off Coimbatore city, were gearing up for the annual festival of their local deity, Vairapattan. The Kattupatti and Kuzhipatti settlements of Pulayar community have barely heard of the acronym COVID-19. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation […]

UNEP report on methane emissions

Context: Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions report was released by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Pollution Control and Management, Environmental Degradation) Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of the Global Methane Assessment report Why is Methane Harmful? Steps […]

PIB 8th May 2021

E-SANJEEVANI Focus: GS III- Health Why in news? Ex-Defence doctors will now provide online consultation on e-Sanjeevani OPD to all citizens of the country. What is E-Sanjeevani? Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched two variants of eSanjeevani namely – doctor to doctor (eSanjeevani AB-HWC) in the hub and spoke model and patient to […]