Bundi sanctuary as a tiger reserve

Context: Rajasthan is all set to get its fourth tiger reserve in Bundi as the state government has received the go-ahead for it from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). NTCA’s technical committee has approved the proposal for converting Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in Bundi, which is spread across 1,071 square km, into a tiger reserve. […]

UNESCO: Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’

Context: The UN World Heritage Committee said in a draft report that “there is no possible doubt” that the network of colourful corals off Australia’s northeast coast was “facing ascertained danger” and the committee’s proposal to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status has irked Australia. Relevance: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of Environment and […]

Assam’s two-child policy will stall development goals

Context: A coalition of civil society groups engaged in reproductive health has said Assam’s move to adopt a two-child policy for availing benefits under government schemes will hurt the poorest besides hindering the development goals of the State. Relevance: GS-I: Indian Society (Population and Associated Issues), GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies and Interventions, Issues […]

IAF, Navy match skills with U.S. team

Context: The Indian Navy and the Air Force began a two-day passage exercise with U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Ronald Reagan during its transit through the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Foreign developments affecting India’s Interests, India-U.S. relations) Dimensions of the Article: About the U.S. India 2-day passage exercise U.S. Security […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 24 June 2021

Contents The gender technology gap has to end The ‘Union government’ has a unifying effect The gender technology gap has to end Context: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has swept South Asia in recent months, existing inequalities have come to light. One aspect stands out: access to technology has never been so […]

The ‘Union government’ has a unifying effect

Context: The Tamil Nadu government’s decision to shun the usage of the term ‘Central government’ in its official communications and replace it with ‘Union government’ is a major step towards regaining the consciousness of our Constitution. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Basic structure of the Constitution, Federal Structure), GS-I: History Dimensions of the […]

The gender technology gap has to end

Context: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has swept South Asia in recent months, existing inequalities have come to light. One aspect stands out: access to technology has never been so crucial to ensuring public health and safety. Around the world, information and access to health care have largely moved online, and those […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 24 June 2021

Contents Bundi sanctuary as a tiger reserve UNESCO: Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’ Assam’s two-child policy will stall development goals IAF, Navy match skills with U.S. team Bundi sanctuary as a tiger reserve Context: Rajasthan is all set to get its fourth tiger reserve in Bundi as the state government has received the go-ahead for […]

PIB 24th June 2021

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC DAY 2021 Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News ? The Prime Minister lauds all Indian Olympians on Olympic Day. Key Facts The day was chosen by the International Olympic Committee in 1948. It aims to promote the Olympic idea and the importance of organising mass sports competitions all around the world. As […]