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Catching up: Scheme for textile sector

Context: The Union Cabinet has cleared an outlay over Rs. 10 thousand crore on a production linked incentive scheme in the man-made fibre (MMF) apparel, fabrics, and technical textiles sectors. Relevance: GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure, GS-III: Indian Economy (Employment, Growth & Development of Indian Economy, Inclusive Growth) Dimensions of the Article: Significance of Textile Sector […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 2 October 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents SC on Power to punish for contempt CJI on special panels to probe ‘atrocities’ by police India U.S. JWG in defence industrial security India’s Foreign Secretary visits Sri Lanka SC on Power to punish for contempt Context: The Supreme Court said that its power to punish for contempt under Article 129 is a constitutional […]

Study on fossil fuel extraction and global warming, Green Hydrogen

Context: A new study conducted by researchers from University College London says that as of now, both planned and operational fossil fuel extraction projects are not conducive to meeting the targets set out by the climate agreement signed in 2015. With the increasing focus on ill-effects of fossil duels, there is a need to implore […]

The economic reforms — looking back to look ahead

Context: The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a debate about fresh thinking and new approaches to managing the economy and the future of humanity. History matters in the complex economic system. Therefore, it is important to briefly look at the economic reforms of the last 30 years. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy […]

Spirit of federalism lies in consultation

Context: Of late, various State governments have raised concerns about the Centre unilaterally enacting critical laws on subjects in the Concurrent List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution. The Kerala Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a resolution against the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly passed a resolution against the controversial farm […]

The judicial role in improving lawmaking

Context: On Independence Day, Chief Justice of India (CJI) highlighted that the deterioration in the quality of deliberation in Parliament over time has prompted calls for reform from different stakeholders. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of Government Policies) Mains Questions: What role can the […]

India must commit to net zero emissions

Context: India may not commit to the ‘net zero’ mid-century emission timeline as is being pushed by the US, UK and EU but the country appears to be amenable to an idea of putting out an enhanced target of climate action by aggregating all the new steps it has already been taking beyond its existing […]

It’s time to build BRICS better

Context: The 13th BRICS summit is set to be held in September 2021, in digital format under India’s chairmanship.  Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Important International Groupings, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Mains Questions: BRICS has succeeded up to a point but it now confronts multiple challenges. Discuss by throwing light on India’s role in the BRICS summit. (10 […]

UNICEF official on maternal and child under nutrition in India

Context: Head, Nutrition, UNICEF India talked about how high levels of maternal and child under nutrition continue to plague India, and the impact COVID-19 has had on the gains India has made in economic and human development in recent decades. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Health, Issues related to Women and […]

Mid-day meal scheme is now ‘PM Poshan’

Context: The mid-day meal scheme will now be known as PM POSHAN, with the Centre initiating a major political push pivoted around ‘child nutrition’, and announcing that around 24 lakh students receiving pre-primary education at government and government-aided schools will also be brought under the ambit of the scheme from 2022. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice […]