Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 20 May 2021

Contents Social Security: Laws that leave the workers out Social Security: Laws that leave the workers out Context: If the informal workers, who constitute 91% of the workforce, had a social security (including free basic curative care in public clinics and hospitals, the elderly had old age pensions, the dying had death/disability insurance or life […]

Social Security: Laws that leave the workers out

Context: If the informal workers, who constitute 91% of the workforce, had a social security (including free basic curative care in public clinics and hospitals, the elderly had old age pensions, the dying had death/disability insurance or life insurance) – it would save them from being hapless as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on. India’s Parliament […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 20 May 2021

Contents Tentative 6 UNESCO heritage sites added in India Government enhances DAP fertiliser subsidy China protests as U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait Russia is helping build nuclear plants in China Tentative 6 UNESCO heritage sites added in India Context: Six sites have been added to India’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Six of […]

Government enhances DAP fertiliser subsidy

Context: The government has enhanced the subsidy on di-ammonium phosphate or DAP fertilisers in order to retain the selling price for farmers at the current level, following a review meeting on fertiliser prices chaired by Prime Minister. Recently, the international prices of phosphoric acid, ammonia etc. used in DAP have gone up by 60% to […]

China protests as U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait

Context: China accused the United States of threatening the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait after a U.S. warship sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from its giant neighbour. The U.S. said that the ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. Recently, India […]

Russia is helping build nuclear plants in China

Context: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping hailed close ties between their countries as they launched via videoconference work on Russian-built nuclear power plants in China. They initiated work on pouring concrete into new units of the Tianwan and Xudabao nuclear power plants. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s neighbors, Foreign Policies […]

Tentative 6 UNESCO Heritage Sites Added in India

Context: Six sites have been added to India’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Six of the nine sites submitted by the Archaeological Survey of India had been accepted by UNESCO for inclusion in the tentative list, which is a requirement before the final nomination of any site. Relevance: GS-I: Art and Culture Dimensions […]

PIB 20th May 2021

GHOLVAD SAPOTA Focus: GS III- Geographical indications Why in news? In a major boost to exports of Geographical Indication (GI) certified products, a consignment of Dahanu Gholvad Sapota from Palghar district of Maharashtra was shipped to the United Kingdom. About Gholvad Sapota: The fruit is known for its sweet and unique taste. It is believed that […]