Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 26 November 2021

Contents In Andhra Pradesh, the capital question In Andhra Pradesh, the capital question Context: A few days ago, the Andhra Pradesh government passed a Bill to repeal the Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Act of 2020 and the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (Repeal) Act of 2020 so that it […]

In Andhra Pradesh, the capital question

Context: A few days ago, the Andhra Pradesh government passed a Bill to repeal the Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Act of 2020 and the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (Repeal) Act of 2020 so that it may come up with a more comprehensive legislation that “dispels the wrong notions […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 26 November 2021

Contents MGNREGA scheme: Rs. 10,000 crores more Bring in three-rate GST structure Govt. to revisit ‘criteria’ for determining EWS NFHS-5: Women don’t outnumber men in India MGNREGA scheme: Rs. 10,000 crores more Context: The Finance Ministry has allocated additional funds of ₹10,000 crore as an interim measure for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee […]

MGNREGA scheme: Rs. 10,000 crores more

Context: The Finance Ministry has allocated additional funds of ₹10,000 crore as an interim measure for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme after it ran out of funds allocated in the budget, according to the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, […]

Bring in three-rate GST structure

Context: The Government can rationalise the GST rate structure without losing revenues by rejigging the four major rates of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% with a three-rate framework of 8%, 15% and 30%, as per a National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) study. Multiple rate changes since the introduction of the GST regime […]

Govt. to revisit ‘criteria’ for determining EWS

Context: The Government informed the Supreme Court that it has taken a “considered decision” to revisit the “criteria” for determining Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) to provide them reservation. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Social Sector & Social Services, Education and Health related Issues, Government Policies and initiatives) Dimensions of the Article: EWS Reservation About […]

NFHS-5: Women don’t outnumber men in India

Context: There are 1,020 women per 1,000 men in India according to the recently released Fifth Edition of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5). Such a sex ratio has not been recorded in any of the previous four editions of the NFHS. But demography experts say it is not the time to rejoice yet as […]

PIB 25 & 26 November 2021

CONTENTS PRADHAN MANTRI GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA ACROSS SCHEME PRAGATI O-SMART SCHEME   PRADHAN MANTRI GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the extension for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase V) for a period of another 4 months i.e. December 2021 till […]