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Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 26 August 2021

Contents It’s time for Industry 4.0 It’s time for Industry 4.0 Context: Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is the ongoing automation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices, using modern smart technology. There is an increased importance in exploring how the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies can make MSMEs more efficient and competitive. […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 26 July 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents Algeria cuts diplomatic ties with ‘hostile’ Morocco FM launches EASE 4.0, reviews performance of PSBs Centre raises fair price of sugar cane ̌Fukushima nuclear water to be released via undersea tunnel Algeria cuts diplomatic ties with ‘hostile’ Morocco Context: Algeria’s Foreign Minister said that his country has severed diplomatic relations with Morocco due to […]

PIB – 26 August 2021

  PRAGATI Focus: GS II: Polity and Governance Why in News? PM chairs 37th PRAGATI interaction. About PRAGATI PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation), as the name suggests, is aimed at starting a culture of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. It is also a robust system for bringing e-transparency and e-accountability with real-time presence and […]

Ugly face of a crime-fighting move: Facial Recognition System

Context: In June 2021, the Joint Committee examining the Personal Data Protection Bill (2019) was granted a fifth extension by Parliament. The Government is also exploring the potential of facial recognition technology. Relevance: GS-III: Science and Technology, GS-III: Internal Security Challenges  Dimensions of the Article: Introduction to Face Recognition How does it work? About Facial […]

Delhi’s new smog tower

Context: Recently, Delhi got a ‘smog tower’, a technological aid to help combat air pollution. Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Environmental Pollution, Environmental Conservation) Dimensions of the Article: What are ‘Smog Towers’? Why did Delhi need a ‘Smog Tower’? Limitations of the Smog Tower in Delhi What are ‘Smog Towers’? Smog towers are structures designed […]

UCBs: RBI panel for four-tier structure

Context: The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) expert committee on urban co-operative banks (UCBs) has suggested a four-tiered structure to regulate them, based on size of deposits. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Banking Sector and NBFCs) Dimensions of the Article: Cooperative Banks Urban Cooperative Banks (UCB) Problems with Cooperative Banking in India Recommendations of the RBI […]

UN on delisting of the Taliban’s top leadership from sanctions

Context: Officials have said that there are no requests from the UN Security Council Permanent members for the delisting of the Taliban’s top leadership from sanctions thus far. They also refuted reports that the next meeting of the Taliban Sanctions Committee also known as the resolution 1988 committee, due in September 2021, would lift restrictions […]

Economic criterion not sole basis for creamy layer: SC

Context: Haryana state government had recently issued two notifications under the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Act of 2016. The notification had sub-classified backward classes solely on an economic basis while fixing the criteria for the creamy layer. Backward community members earning above ₹6 lakh annually were to be […]