Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 19 June 2021

Contents Looking beyond the binary to a spectrum on same sex marriage Looking beyond the binary to a spectrum on same sex marriage Context: Recently, when the cases surrounding the question of same-sex marriages came up before the High Court of Delhi, the Union Government had the matter adjourned and overlooked the basic notion that […]

Looking beyond the binary to a spectrum on same sex marriage

Context: Recently, when the cases surrounding the question of same-sex marriages came up before the High Court of Delhi, the Union Government had the matter adjourned and overlooked the basic notion that the plight of persons in same-sex and queer relationships looking after each other — without the legal protection of marital relationships — was […]

PIB 19th June 2021

ICMED 13485 PLUS Focus: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Why in news? The Quality Council of India (QCI), and the Association of Indian Manufacturers of Medical Devices (AiMeD) have added further features to the ICMED the Scheme that had been launched for Certification of Medical Devices in 2016.   ICMED 13485 PLUS The ICMED 13485 […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 19 June 2021

Contents Biden & Putin’s ‘great power’ summit analyzed Sale of illegal HTBt cotton seeds doubles China launches crewed spacecraft Shenzhou-12 Biden & Putin’s ‘great power’ summit analyzed Context: U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a summit meeting which the American leader called the meeting of “two great powers”. In a press […]

China launches crewed spacecraft Shenzhou-12

Context: China launched a spacecraft Shenzhou-12, carrying three astronauts to part of a space station still under construction for the longest stay in low Earth orbit by any Chinese national. China is the third country after the former Soviet Union and the United States to carry out a manned mission on its own. Relevance: Prelims, […]

Sale of illegal HTBt cotton seeds doubles

Context: The illegal cultivation of herbicide tolerant (HT) Bt cotton has seen a huge jump in 2021, with seed manufacturers claiming that the sale of illegal seed packets has more than doubled since 2020. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Science and Technology (Biotechnology, Genetically Modified crops), GS-III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: What are GM Crops? Regulating […]

Biden & Putin’s ‘great power’ summit analyzed

Context: U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a summit meeting which the American leader called the meeting of “two great powers”. In a press conference held after the summit, Mr. Putin said they have agreed to return their ambassadors to their posts in a bid to lower tensions after Russia’s Ambassador […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 18 June 2021

Contents Recovery takes more than reforms Recovery takes more than reforms Context: The most recent growth estimates of the National Statistical Office show that after a steep contraction in the first quarter of 2020, growth accelerated steadily afterwards. This would have assured a recovery had we not experienced the second wave of the pandemic that […]