Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 25 June 2021

Contents Re-energising India’s Africa policy Re-energising India’s Africa policy Context: The Narendra Modi government designed a forward-looking strategy to deepen relations with African countries. Even as the COVID-19 era began in March 2020, New Delhi took new initiatives to assist Africa through prompt despatch of medicines and later vaccines. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Foreign Policies […]

Re-energising India’s Africa policy

Context: The Narendra Modi government designed a forward-looking strategy to deepen relations with African countries. Even as the COVID-19 era began in March 2020, New Delhi took new initiatives to assist Africa through prompt despatch of medicines and later vaccines. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Mains Questions: Critically examine the implementation […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 25 June 2021

Contents Russia, U.K. spar over Black Sea incident The Antarctic Treaty is turning 60 First time: An electoral trust declares donation CIA: 88% SMBs yet to avail any stimulus package benefits Russia, U.K. spar over Black Sea incident Context: Russia accused Britain of spreading lies over a warship confrontation in the Black Sea and warned […]

First time: An electoral trust declares donation

Context: In what is probably the first instance of an electoral trust donating money through electoral bonds, an electoral trust funded by the MP Birla Group has declared a donation of Rs 3 crore through electoral bonds in 2019-20. The Trust hasn’t revealed the names of the political parties that received this money, citing anonymity […]

Russia, U.K. spar over Black Sea incident

Context: Russia accused Britain of spreading lies over a warship confrontation in the Black Sea and warned Britain that it would respond resolutely to any further provocative actions by the British Navy off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea. Relevance: Prelims, GS-II: International Relations, GS-I: Geography (Maps) Dimensions of the Article: About the current issue between […]

The Antarctic Treaty is turning 60

Context: The 1959 Antarctic Treaty celebrates its 60th anniversary on June 23rd 2021. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Important International Treaties, Important International Groupings and Agreements) Dimensions of the Article: Antarctic Treaty System About the Antarctic Treaty About the claims on Antarctica and the principle of the treaty India’s programmes in Antarctica Antarctic Treaty System The […]

CIA: 88% SMBs yet to avail any stimulus package benefits

Context: The findings of a survey conducted by the Consortium of Indian Associations (CIA) show that as many as 88% of self-employed, small and medium businesses (SMB) said they were yet to avail any benefit under the stimulus packages introduced by the Centre while 82% felt the Union and State governments were not taking care […]

PIB 25th June 2021

SANT KABIR DAS Focus: GS I- History Why in News? The Prime Minister has paid tribute to Sant Kabir Das ji on his Jayanti. About Kabir Das: Kabir was the most famous disciple of Ramananda. He was brought up by a Muslim couple who were weavers by profession. He had a curious mind in learning […]