Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 17 June 2021

Contents Energy inefficiency can short circuit cooling India Energy inefficiency can short circuit cooling India Context: More frequent and intense heat waves are expected with a rise in global temperatures due to climate change. The India Cooling Action Plan projects the number of room air conditioners to become about four times in the next 10 […]

Energy inefficiency can short circuit cooling India

Context: More frequent and intense heat waves are expected with a rise in global temperatures due to climate change. The India Cooling Action Plan projects the number of room air conditioners to become about four times in the next 10 years, and about 10 times in the next 20 years, making India the world’s largest […]

Cabinet nod for Inland Vessels Bill, 2021

Context: The Union Cabinet gave the nod to the Inland Vessels Bill, 2021, which will replace the Inland Vessels Act, 1917. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies and Initiatives), GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Inland Canals and Waterways in India Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) Legislations regarding Inland Waterways in […]

China tries to Sinicise Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama

Context: Tibetan groups talk about China’s leader Xi Jinping and his Communist party as seeking to imprint on virtually every aspect of life across the vast county which has lately increasingly encompassed religion, both in central China and on its fringes, such as Tibet. The party is pressing a programme to Sinicise Tibetan life to […]

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)

Context: Addressing a long pending reform, the Union Cabinet approved a plan to corporatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), which has 41 factories, into seven fully government owned corporate entities on the lines of Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSU). Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Privatization and Commercialization, Fiscal Policy, Budgeting), GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Dimensions of […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 17 June 2021

Contents Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) Cabinet nod for Inland Vessels Bill, 2021 China tries to Sinicise Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) Context: Addressing a long pending reform, the Union Cabinet approved a plan to corporatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), which has 41 factories, into seven […]

PIB 17th June 2021

DEEP OCEAN MISSION Focus: GS I- Physical Geography Why in news? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister has approved the proposal of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) on “Deep Ocean Mission”, with a view to explore deep ocean for resources and develop deep sea technologies for sustainable use of ocean resources.  […]