Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 7 June 2021

Contents A Chinese enclave in Sri Lanka? A Chinese enclave in Sri Lanka? Context: Recently, Sri Lanka passed the controversial Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill, which governs the China-backed Colombo Port City project worth $1.4 billion, amid wide opposition to the creation of a “Chinese enclave” in the island nation. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations […]

A Chinese enclave in Sri Lanka?

Context: Recently, Sri Lanka passed the controversial Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill, which governs the China-backed Colombo Port City project worth $1.4 billion, amid wide opposition to the creation of a “Chinese enclave” in the island nation. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbours, Foreign Policies and Treaties affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the Article: […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 7 June 2021

Contents Education Ministry’s Performance Grading Index (PGI) Tension returns to Assam-Mizoram border G7 corporate tax deal H10N3 bird flu MHA: NPR slips valid for long-term visas Education Ministry’s Performance Grading Index (PGI) Context: Education Ministry’s Performance Grading Index for 2019-20 was released recently showing that Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have all scored quite well. […]

MHA: NPR slips valid for long-term visas

Context: Migrants belonging to the six non-Muslim minority communities from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, while applying for long-term visas (LTVs), can also produce National Population Register (NPR) enrolment slips as proof of duration of their stay in India, according to a Union Home Ministry manual. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Citizenship) Dimensions of the Article: […]

H10N3 bird flu

Context: China has confirmed the first instance of human infection from H10N3, a rare strain of a virus that normally infects poultry. Relevance: Prelims, GS-II: Social Justice (Health Related Issues), GS-III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About H10N3 About Bird Flu About H10N3 H10N3 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus which […]

G7 corporate tax deal

Context: Advanced economies making up the G7 grouping have reached a “historic” deal on taxing multinational companies. Finance ministers meeting in London agreed to counter tax avoidance through measures to make companies pay in the countries where they do business. They also agreed in principle to ratify a global minimum corporate tax rate to counter […]

Tension returns to Assam-Mizoram border

Context: The police in southern Assam’s Hailakandi district have increased vigil along the interstate boundary following alleged incursion by miscreants from Mizoram. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Inter-State Relations) Dimensions of the Article: Background to the Assam – Mizoram Border Dispute Other Boundary Issues in Northeast Background to the Assam – Mizoram Border Dispute Mizoram […]

Education Ministry’s Performance Grading Index (PGI)

Context: Education Ministry’s Performance Grading Index for 2019-20 was released recently showing that Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have all scored quite well. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Education and related Issues, Government Policies & Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: About Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 Highlights of Education Ministry’s PGI for 2019-20 Steps taken to […]

PIB 7th June 2021

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2021 Focus: GS III- Environment Why in news? The World Environment Day is observed on the 5th of June every year for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. About World Environment Day The United Nations Assembly established World Environment Day in 1972, which was the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the human […]