Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 19 February 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 19 February 2022   Contents: Wrong solution Being thin-skinned Wrong solution Context: Recently a legislation made by Haryana Government mandates 75% reservation for local candidates in private sector jobs that pay up to ₹30,000 a month. The Supreme Court has asked the Punjab and Haryana High Court to decide the validity […]

Current Affairs 19 February 2022

CONTENTS Death penalty India-UAE Virtual Summit Krishna Water dispute Mullaperiyar dam dispute Death Penalty Context: A special court awarded the death penalty to 38 convicts and sentenced 11 others to life imprisonment until death, for the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts in which 56 persons were killed and over 200 injured. Special court termed it ‘rarest […]

PIB Summaries 19 February 2022

CONTENTS Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) Extended Producers Responsibility Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Focus: GS II- Welfare Schemes Why in News? The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) has successfully entered its 7th year of implementation with the upcoming Kharif 2022 season, completing 6 years of its […]

Death Penalty

Context: A special court awarded the death penalty to 38 convicts and sentenced 11 others to life imprisonment until death, for the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts in which 56 persons were killed and over 200 injured. Special court termed it ‘rarest of rare’ case. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Judiciary, Important Judgements) Dimensions of the Article: What […]

India-UAE Virtual Summit

Context: India and UAE signed the historic Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) aimed at boosting the merchandise trade between the two countries to US$ 100 billion over next five years. The deal was signed during the virtual summit meeting between Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al […]

Krishna Water Dispute

Context: The Supreme Court asked if the States of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka could amicably settle their quarrel over the allocation of the Krishna river water. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Inter-State relations, Functions & responsibilities of the Union and the States, Issues and challenges of federal structure), GS-I: Geography (Water sources) Dimensions of […]

Mullaperiyar Dam Dispute

Context: After a statement by Kerala governor that the state will go ahead with the plan — and discussions with Tamil Nadu — to build a new dam in Mullaperiyar for the “safety of people”, the Tamil Nadu government issued a statement, strongly condemning the Kerala stand and calling it “contrary to the Supreme Court’s […]