Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 1 July 2021

Contents Allowing gender self-identification Allowing gender self-identification Context: The Spanish government approved the first draft of a bill that would allow anyone over the age of 14 to legally change gender without a medical diagnosis or hormone therapy. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of […]

Allowing gender self-identification

Context: The Spanish government approved the first draft of a bill that would allow anyone over the age of 14 to legally change gender without a medical diagnosis or hormone therapy. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of Government Policies), GS-I: Indian Society Dimensions of […]

India toughens stand on EU COVID passport

Context: India took issue with the European Union’s plans to institute a “green pass” from July 1, with government sources warning that India will introduce a “reciprocal policy” only allowing ease of travel for those European countries that recognise Indian vaccines Covishield and Covaxin. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Important Foreign Policies and Agreements Affecting India’s […]

SC on support for migrant workers and ex gratia

Context: The Supreme Court said that the government cannot “abdicate” its duties to feed migrant workers, especially during a pandemic, merely because they did not have ration cards. The Supreme Court also pulled up the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for “failing to perform its duty” to recommend ex gratia assistance for families of those […]

Cabinet approves viability gap funding for BharatNet

Context: The Union Cabinet  approved a viability gap funding support of up to ₹19,041 crore for the implementation of the BharatNet project through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in 16 States. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure (Government Policies & Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: About the BharatNet project What is the Universal Service Obligation Fund […]

SC on promotion of PwDs

Context: The Supreme Court said that a disabled person can avail the benefit of reservation for promotion even if he or she was recruited in the regular category or developed the disability after gaining employment. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes, Government Policies and Interventions, Social Empowerment, Issues Relating to Development), GS-II: Polity and Governance, […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 1 July 2021

Contents SC on support for migrant workers and ex gratia India toughens stand on EU COVID passport Cabinet approves viability gap funding for BharatNet SC on promotion of PwDs SC on support for migrant workers and ex gratia Context: The Supreme Court said that the government cannot “abdicate” its duties to feed migrant workers, especially […]