Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 31 July 2021

Content: Editorial: Law and lawmakers Law and lawmakers Context The LDF government in Kerala has suffered a setback as it strongly favoured the withdrawal of cases against six members sought to be prosecuted for creating a ruckus in the Assembly on March 13, 2015, when they boisterously tried to interrupt the presentation of the Budget […]

Law and lawmakers

Context The LDF government in Kerala has suffered a setback as it strongly favoured the withdrawal of cases against six members sought to be prosecuted for creating a ruckus in the Assembly on March 13, 2015, when they boisterously tried to interrupt the presentation of the Budget presented by the erstwhile UDF regime. Relevance: GS […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 31 July 2021

Contents Government’s denial of manual scavenging deaths Over 9 lakh severely malnourished children in India Innovative farming methods and social media BRICS Counter Terrorism Action Plan finalized Bill on insurance firms introduced Government’s denial of manual scavenging deaths Context: India’s Social Justice Minister, in a writer reply in the Rajya Sabha, said that no deaths […]

Government’s denial of manual scavenging deaths

Context: India’s Social Justice Minister, in a writer reply in the Rajya Sabha, said that no deaths have been reported due to manual scavenging in the last five years. Activists have refuted this statement as “inhuman and cruel”, saying that said 472 people had died in five years due to manual scavenging. Relevance: GS-II: Social […]

Over 9 lakh severely malnourished children in India

Context: As per ICDS-RRS (Rapid Reporting System) Portal, as on November, 2020, there were 9.27 lakh severely acute malnourished children in the country. It is also important to note that more than 40% of funds released to State governments since the launch of Poshan Abhiyaan in 2017 remains unutilised, government data shows. Relevance: GS-II: Social […]

Innovative farming methods and social media

Context: Farmers make time for social media to network, share and solve problems by discovering innovative farming methods. Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agricultural Resources, E-Technology in the Aid of Farmers), GS-III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Penetration of Social Media and its impact Examples of Farmers using social media positively Other benefits of Social […]

BRICS Counter Terrorism Action Plan finalized

Context: BRICS has unveiled a counter-terrorism strategy to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation among the member countries for effectively combating the threat. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Important International Groupings, Foreign policies and agreements affecting India’s interests) Dimensions of the Article: What is BRICS? About BRICS Counter-Terrorism Strategy What is BRICS? BRICS is the international grouping […]

Bill on insurance firms introduced

Context: Amid the din, the government introduced the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment […]

PIB – 31 July 2021

PRIME MINISTER FORMALIZATION OF THE MICRO FOOD PROCESSING ENTERPRISES SCHEME Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The Central Government, in partnership with the State Governments, has launched “PM Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme” for providing financial, technical and business support for upgradation of micro food processing enterprises in the country. About […]