Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 18 February 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 18 February 2022 Contents: Etching a trade line to bond beyond oil Etching a trade line to bond beyond oil Context: India has revamped its free trade agreement (FTA) Strategy and it has prioritised at least six countries or regions to deal with, in which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) figures […]

Current Affairs 18 February 2022

CONTENTS SC lifts stay on Haryana quota for private jobs New India Literacy Programme A miracle cure against HIV Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy India-UAE to sign Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)   SC lifts Stay on Haryana Quota for Private Jobs Context: The Supreme Court set aside a Punjab and Haryana High Court order […]

PIB Summaries 18 February 2022

CONTENTS SEED Scheme Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) SEED Scheme Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched the Scheme for Economic Empowerment of De-notified, Nomadic, and Semi Nomadic Communities (SEED). De-notified Tribes The term ‘De-notified Tribes’ stands for all those communities which were once […]

SC lifts Stay on Haryana Quota for Private Jobs

Context: The Supreme Court set aside a Punjab and Haryana High Court order staying a controversial State law which provides 75% reservation for local youth in private sector jobs paying less than ₹30,000 a month. Relevance: GS II- Governance Dimensions of the article: What was the reservation law? Who challenged the state government’s law and […]

New India Literacy Programme

Context: Government approved a new scheme “New India Literacy Programme”  for the period FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of Adult Education to align with National Education Policy 2020 and Budget Announcements 2021-22.  The National Education Policy 2020 has recommendations for Adult Education and Lifelong Learning. Relevance: GS II- Education, GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions […]

A Miracle Cure Against HIV

Context: There is considerable excitement in the world of medicine after scientists reported that a woman living with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and administered an experimental treatment is likely ‘cured’. Only three people so far are known to have been cured of HIV. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article: What is Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)? […]

Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy

Context: Ministry of Power notified Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy. Relevance: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions, GS III- Environment Dimensions of the Article: About the Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy Benefits under policy About the Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy: Hydrogen and Ammonia are envisaged to be the future fuels to replace fossil fuels. […]