Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 10 July 2021

Contents India-Nepal Rail Services Agreement (RSA) ‘Joint Communication’ signed to secure rights of forest dwellers In a first, Himalayan yaks to be insured India-Nepal Rail Services Agreement (RSA) Context: Rail Transportation between India & Nepal got a major boost as authorization to all cargo train operators to utilize the Indian railway network to carry all […]

In a first, Himalayan yaks to be insured

Context: Recently, the National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) at Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng district has tied up with the National Insurance Company Ltd. for insuring the high-altitude yak. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About the Himalayan Yak The Need for Insuring Yaks About the Himalayan Yak The […]

‘Joint Communication’ signed to secure rights of forest dwellers

Context: A joint communication was signed by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change which is aimed at giving more power to the tribal communities in managing the forest resources. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Issues Related to SCs & STs, Management of Social Sector/Services, Government Policies and Interventions) […]

India-Nepal Rail Services Agreement (RSA)

Context: Rail Transportation between India & Nepal got a major boost as authorization to all cargo train operators to utilize the Indian railway network to carry all containers bound for Nepal came into force with the signing of a Letter of Exchange (LoE) to the India-Nepal Rail Services Agreement (RSA) 2004. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 9 July 2021

Contents Dept of Public Enterprises now under Finance Ministry MEA rejects OIC’s offer WHO on Deaths by exposure to hazardous chemicals Dept of Public Enterprises now under Finance Ministry Context: The government has reallocated the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) to the Finance Ministry from the Ministry of Heavy Industries in a bid facilitate its […]

Dept of Public Enterprises now under Finance Ministry

Context: The government has reallocated the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) to the Finance Ministry from the Ministry of Heavy Industries in a bid facilitate its ambitious disinvestment programme. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Government Policies & Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: The Buildup to this shifting of DPE About the Department of Public Enterprises […]

MEA rejects OIC’s offer

Context: Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs rejected the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) proposal to assist a dialogue between India and Pakistan. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbors, Foreign Policies, International Groupings and Organizations) Dimensions of the Article: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) India and OIC About the recent stand taken by OIC on […]

WHO on Deaths by exposure to hazardous chemicals

Context: According to latest estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) Deaths due to exposure to hazardous chemicals worldwide rose in 2019. Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Pollution and Environmental degradation), GS-II: International Relations (Internal Treaties and Agreements) Dimensions of the Article: Introduction to Hazardous Chemicals Highlights of the WHO report on Hazardous Chemicals Lead […]

PIB – 13 July 2021

NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (NABARD) Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? Union Agriculture Minister addressed a webinar on 40th foundation day of National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD). About NABARD: It was established in 1982 on the recommendations of B. Sivaraman Committee to implement the National Bank for Agriculture […]