Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 22 November 2021

Contents Keeping a close eye on China’s nuclear capabilities Keeping a close eye on China’s nuclear capabilities Context: The only real substantive outcome of the recent virtual summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping has been some unconfirmed reports of the two sides, the United States and China, agreeing to hold strategic nuclear talks […]

Keeping a close eye on China’s nuclear capabilities

Context: The only real substantive outcome of the recent virtual summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping has been some unconfirmed reports of the two sides, the United States and China, agreeing to hold strategic nuclear talks sometime in the near future. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbours, Dimensions of the Article: Evidence of […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 22 November 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents SKM seeks legal backing for MSP, repeal of electricity Bill Life expectancy lower for urban poor, says study Survey on Police and perception of “sensitivity” US’ emergency oil stash: Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) T.N. Speaker favours time frame to decide on Bills SKM seeks legal backing for MSP, repeal of electricity Bill Context: The […]

SKM seeks legal backing for MSP, repeal of electricity Bill

Context: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha – the umbrella body of farmer unions that is leading the agitation against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three contentious farm laws – demanded a legal guarantee of remunerative Minimum Support Price (MSP) and withdrawal of the draft of Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021. Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Governance […]

Life expectancy lower for urban poor, says study

Context: The report, “Healthcare equity in urban India”, released recently by Azim Premji University, notes the health vulnerabilities and inequalities in cities in India. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Poverty) Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of the report on life expectancy of urban poor Causes of Urban Poverty Issues related to […]

Survey on Police and perception of “sensitivity”

Context: According to a survey (SMART Policing Index) conducted by Indian Police Foundation (IPF), a think tank run by retired IPS officers and academics – Police in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh scored the lowest among all States when it came to perception of “sensitivity”. Relevance: GS-II: Governance (Transparency and Accountability, Government Policies and Initiatives) Dimensions […]

US’ emergency oil stash: Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)

Context: In wake of the 2022 midterm elections in the US, the Biden administration is considering tapping the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to check rising oil prices. Relevance: GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure (Sources of Energy), GS-III: Indian Economy (Foreign Trade and Growth and Development of Indian Economy) Dimensions of the Article: Strategic Petroleum Reserves […]

T.N. Speaker favours time frame to decide on Bills

Context: Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker questioned why the President does not provide reasons for withholding assent and returning a Bill passed by the State Assembly. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Legislature) Dimensions of the Article: Legislative Powers of the Governor What can a President do after a bill is reserved by a Governor? […]

PIB – 22 November 2021

CONTENTS PRADHAN MANTRI AWAS YOJANA- GRAMIN E-SHRAM PORTAL INDO FRENCH SHAKTI 2021   PRADHAN MANTRI AWAS YOJANA- GRAMIN Focus: GS II- Welfare Schemes Why in News? Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin completes 5 years About Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Launched on 25th June […]