Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 23 June 2021

Contents Policy creep: On e-commerce and overregulation risks Policy creep: On e-commerce and overregulation risks Context: Barely 11 months after the Government notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020, the Department of Consumer Affairs has mooted a set of sweeping amendments, ostensibly “to protect the interests of consumers and encourage free and fair competition in […]

Policy creep: On e-commerce and overregulation risks

Context: Barely 11 months after the Government notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020, the Department of Consumer Affairs has mooted a set of sweeping amendments, ostensibly “to protect the interests of consumers and encourage free and fair competition in the market”. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies & I Interventions for better Transparency […]

PIB 23rd June 2021

CONSUMER PROTECTION (E-COMMERCE) RULES 2020 PROPOSED AMENDMENT Focus: Government policies and Interventions Why in News ? For the purposes of preventing unfair trade practices in e-commerce Central Government had notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 with effect from 23 July 2020.  Proposed amendments: Chief Compliance Officer It aims to ensure compliance to their orders […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 23 June 2021

Contents Integrated power development scheme China cracking down on cryptocurrencies At UNHRC, grave concerns raised over Xinjiang Suicide worldwide in 2019 report Integrated Power Development Scheme Context: As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, a 50 kWp Solar roof top was inaugurated in Solan, Himachal Pradesh under the Integrated power development scheme of Ministry […]

Integrated Power Development Scheme

Context: As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, a 50 kWp Solar roof top was inaugurated in Solan, Himachal Pradesh under the Integrated power development scheme of Ministry of Power, Government of India. Relevance: GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure (Energy Sources and Infrastructure, Government Schemes and Initiatives) Dimensions of the Article: Integrated Power Development Scheme […]

China cracking down on cryptocurrencies

Context: China has broadened a crackdown on its massive cryptocurrency mining industry with a ban on mines in a key southwestern province. Values of prominent cryptocurrencies are crashing and China’s crackdown against crypto-currencies, which are those that aren’t sanctioned by a centralised authority and are secured by cryptography, is said to have a lot to […]

At UNHRC, grave concerns raised over Xinjiang

Context: More than 40 countries led by Canada voiced grave concerns at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) about China’s actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet — triggering a fierce backlash from Beijing. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Important International Institutions, India’s Neighbors) Dimensions of the Article: About United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) About […]

Suicide worldwide in 2019 report

Context: Suicide worldwide in 2019 was published by the World Health Organization (WHO) recently. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Health related issues, Government Schemes and Initiatives) Dimensions of the Article: What is Suicide and what are suicide related laws in India? Highlights of the Suicide worldwide in 2019 report Suicides and SDG targets according to the […]