HC allows woman to terminate 28-week pregnancy

Context: The Delhi High Court has said that reproductive choice is a facet of reproductive rights of a woman and a dimension of her ‘personal liberty’, while allowing a woman to terminate her 28 weeks’ pregnancy as the foetus suffers from a rare congenital heart disease. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to […]

Punjab’s new mining policy

Context: The Punjab government had recently come up with the new sand and gravel mining policy 2021, which states that landowners can dispose of ordinary earth extracted or removed during the leveling of their Agricultural fields up to 3-feet. Several farmers were already into illegal sand mining in their fields and this new policy now […]

Telangana tops in highest number of ODF villages

Context: Telangana stood first in the country in the list of highest number of open defecation free (ODF Plus) villages under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II programme till December 31, 2021. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Issues related to Health and Poverty, Government Policies and Initiatives, Welfare Schemes) Dimensions of the Article: Telangana’s […]

Current Affairs 01 January 2022 for UPSC Exam | Legacy IAS

Contents Disaster damage: 2021 6th year with loss over $100 billion Ken-Betwa river interlinking: Panna tiger reserve at risk Anniversary of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency Sri Lanka to ink new agreements on oil tank farm with India Disaster damage: 2021 6th year with loss over $100 billion Context: India witnessed two climate events in 2021 […]

Disaster damage: 2021 6th year with loss over $100 billion

Context: India witnessed two climate events in 2021 which caused financial losses worth more than $1 billion each, apart from the loss of lives. Relevance: GS-III: Disaster and Management (Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters, Disaster Management in India), GS-III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of increased disasters CEEW Study on Extreme Weather Events […]

Ken-Betwa river interlinking: Panna tiger reserve at risk

Context: The Ken-Betwa River Interlinking (KBRIL) Project will lead to the submergence of a major portion of the core area of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, triggering a major loss of the tiger and its major prey species such as chital and sambar, according to a new study. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Drainage System […]

Anniversary of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency

Context: As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, POWERGRIID is commemorating landmark achievement of completion of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: More about India’s Power grid About maintaining one frequency (One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency) More about India’s Power grid The Indian Power system for planning […]

Sri Lanka to ink new agreements on oil tank farm with India

Context: Sri Lanka (on 31st December 2021) announced its decision to sign three lease agreements on developing the strategic Trincomalee oil tank farm with India. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s neighbors, Economic relations and Landmark agreements) Dimensions of the Article: About Trincomalee Oil Tank Farms About India and Sri Lanka agreements to work on the […]