Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 29 July 2021

Content: Editorial: Oxygen for fiscal federalism Oxygen for fiscal federalism: On GST Compensation Context: At the time of introducing the new indirect tax regime, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) law assured States a 14% increase in their annual revenue for five years (up to July 1, 2020). But the Union government has deviated from […]

Oxygen for fiscal federalism: On GST Compensation

Context: At the time of introducing the new indirect tax regime, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) law assured States a 14% increase in their annual revenue for five years (up to July 1, 2020). But the Union government has deviated from the statutory promise and has been insisting that States avail themselves of loans. […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 29 July 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents Russia to boost Tajik Army with weapons PM to roll out academic credit bank No Parliamentary Immunity for Vandalism: SC ‘Earth Overshoot Day’ 2021 Russia to boost Tajik Army with weapons Context: Russia will bolster Central Asian ally Tajikistan’s military with weapons, equipment and training amid a “deteriorating” situation in neighbouring Afghanistan. Relevance: Prelims, […]

‘Earth Overshoot Day’ 2021

Context: Humanity has again used up all biological resources that our planet regenerates during the entire year by July 29, 2021, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Conservation of the Environment) Dimensions of the Article: What is Earth overshoot day? Earth Overshoot Day […]

No Parliamentary Immunity for Vandalism: SC

Context: Kerala government had appealed to the Supreme Court to withdraw a criminal case against their leaders who destroyed public property and disrupted a Budget speech on the State Assembly floor in 2015, but, the Supreme Court has rejected Kerala government’s plea. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Legislature, Constitutional Provisions) Dimensions of the Article: Arguments […]

PM to roll out academic credit bank

Context: PM Narendra Modi will launch the academic bank of credit that will provide multiple entry/exit options for students in higher education, first-year engineering programmes in regional languages and guidelines for internationalization of higher education. Relevance: Prelims, GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to education, Government Policies and Initiatives) Dimensions of the Article: Various Initiatives regarding […]

Russia to boost Tajik Army with weapons

Context: Russia will bolster Central Asian ally Tajikistan’s military with weapons, equipment and training amid a “deteriorating” situation in neighbouring Afghanistan. Relevance: Prelims, GS-II: International Relations (Important Foreign Policies and Political developments), GS-I: Geography (Maps) Dimensions of the Article: Cooperation between Russia, Tajikistan and neighboring countries Significance of the Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan etc., region for India […]

PIB – 29 July 2021

MISSION CHANDRAYAAN Focus: GS III- Space Why in News? Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched during third quarter of 2022. About Mission Chandrayaan: Key Findings of Chandrayaan-1 Confirmed presence of lunar water Evidence of lunar caves formed by an ancient lunar lava flow Past tectonic activity were found on the lunar surface. The faults and fractures […]