Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 23 November 2021

Contents Dynamism in India-U.S. ties Reforming the fertilizer sector Dynamism in India-U.S. ties Context: The trajectory of India-U.S. bilateral ties continues to go up – however, while there are regular interactions among officials at various levels and across sectors, as well as people-to-people engagement, there are no formal interactions between Members of Parliament in India […]

Reforming the fertilizer sector

Context: Since 1991, when economic reforms began in India, several attempts have been made to reform the fertilizer sector to keep a check on the rising fertilizer subsidy bill, promote the efficient use of fertilizers, achieve balanced use of N, P and K (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), and reduce water and air pollution caused by […]

Dynamism in India-U.S. ties

Context: The trajectory of India-U.S. bilateral ties continues to go up – however, while there are regular interactions among officials at various levels and across sectors, as well as people-to-people engagement, there are no formal interactions between Members of Parliament in India and members of the U.S. Congress. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Foreign Policies affecting […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 23 November 2021 | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill Countries veering towards authoritarianism on rise: report UNESCO study on school closures and gender equality Pakistan to allow India’s Afghanistan aid to pass through Co-op societies are not banks, RBI cautions Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill Context: The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on […]

Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill

Context: The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill 2019, has argued in its report defending the controversial exemption clause that allows the Government to keep any of its agencies outside the purview of the law. The JPC said that a secure nation alone provides the atmosphere which ensures personal liberty and […]

Countries veering towards authoritarianism on rise: report

Context: According to the Global State of Democracy Report, 2021 released by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International-IDEA) – the number of countries moving towards authoritarianism in 2020 was higher than that of countries going in the other direction, towards democracy. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Governance) Dimensions of the […]

UNESCO study on school closures and gender equality

Context: Educational disruption due to prolonged closure of schools across the globe will not only have alarming effects on learning loss but also poses threat to gender equality, a new study by UNESCO has pointed out. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance Dimensions of the Article: About the Gendered impacts of Covid-19 school closures study […]

Pakistan to allow India’s Afghanistan aid to pass through

Context: One month after India offered humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, Pakistan’s Prime Minister said that his government would allow the aid to transit over the land route through Pakistan. India had protested the delay in Pakistan’s permissions for the aid to be facilitated, including most recently at the 8-nation Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan in […]

Co-op societies are not banks, RBI cautions

Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cautioned members of the public not to deal with co-operative societies undertaking banking business by adding ‘bank’ to their names. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About the RBI’s concern regarding Cooperative banks What are Cooperative Banks? Structure of co-operative banks in India Importance of […]