Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 23 July 2021

Contents: Limits of cooperation Limits of cooperation Context: The Supreme Court on July 20 in a 2:1 majority verdict upheld the validity of the 97th constitutional amendment that deals with issues related to effective management of cooperative societies but struck down a part inserted by it which relates to the Constitution and working of cooperative […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 23 July 2021

Contents Government’s support for orphans and a new portal EU’s new climate proposal Great Indian Bustard Government’s support for orphans and a new portal Context: If anyone knows a child who was orphaned due to COVID-19, they can now share his or her details with the government on a web portal and help the child […]

Great Indian Bustard

Context: Recently, the Central government informed the Rajya Sabha that there were no Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Kutch Bustard Sanctuary (KBS) in Gujarat Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Species in News, Conservation of Biodiversity) Dimensions of the Article: About the Great Indian Bustard About the Habitat of Great Indian Bustard On the brink […]

EU’s new climate proposal

Context: The European Union (EU) in 2020 submitted a revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement: Of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030. It also set a long-term goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of environment, Environmental Pollution & […]

Government’s support for orphans and a new portal

Context: If anyone knows a child who was orphaned due to COVID-19, they can now share his or her details with the government on a web portal and help the child claim benefits under the PM CARES scheme. Earlier in 2021, the Prime Minister had announced that the government would launch a slew of welfare […]

PIB – 23 July 2021

DRDO NEW GEN AKASH MISSILE (AKASH-NG) Focus: GS III- Defence Why in News ? The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested the latest Akash surface-to-air missile system. The test was conducted from a test range off the Odisha coast. Key Facts The new version of the Akash missile (Akash-NG) can strike targets at […]