Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 25 February 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 25 February 2022   Contents: Shaking up Europe’s security architecture Crude threat Shaking up Europe’s security architecture Context: Russia has commenced military action on Ukraine.  Russian air strikes hit military installations across the country and ordering ground troops across the border in fighting left dozens of people dead. Relevance:  GS-II: Bilateral […]

Current Affairs 25 February 2022

CONTENTS Russian Aggression on Ukraine and International Law Narsinh Mehta Minimum Support Price Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could impact Indian exports Supercomputer Param Pravega Saltwater Crocodile Russian Aggression on Ukraine and International Law Context: Russia launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea, the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe […]

PIB Summaries 25 February 2022

CONTENTS PM Kisan Minister’s Development Initiative for North-East  (PM-DevINE) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme PM Kisan Focus: GS II- Welfare Schemes Why in News? As on February, 2022, benefits under PM Kisan scheme have been provided to about 11.78 Crore farmers and funds amounting to Rs 1.82 lakh crore in various installments have […]

Russian Aggression on Ukraine and International Law

Context: Russia launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea, the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since the Second World War and confirmation of the worst fears of the West. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Background: How is Russia violating the UN Charter? Principle […]

Narsinh Mehta

Context: Recently, researchers of Bhakta Kavi Narsinh Mehta University (BKNMU), Junagadh, discovered a new species of spider and named it Narsinhmehtai in honour of Narsinh Mehta, the 15th century poet who was a devotee of Lord Krishna, and ‘to put his name on global map.’ However, members of Nagar sub-caste group of Brahmin community, in which Mehta was […]

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Impact Indian exports

Context: India’s trade with Russia has not yet been severely impacted by the rising tensions in the border region of Russia and Ukraine, but there is looming prospect that it could be impacted if wider sanctions on Russia are announced. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What is the impact on Indian exports? India–Russia […]

Minimum Support Price

Context: MSPs provide a floor for market prices, and ensure that farmers receive a certain “minimum” remuneration so that their costs of cultivation (and some profit) can be recovered. Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agriculture Pricing), GS-II: Social Justice (Welfare Schemes) Dimensions of the Article: What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)? Why is there a need for MSP? What […]

Saltwater Crocodile

Context:    Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus), used to be found in Vietnam and southern China, became extinct in these areas due to human activity. Relevance: GS  III- Environment Pollution and Degradation Dimension of the Article: About Saltwater Crocodile Other two Crocodile Species Found in India About Saltwater Crocodile The saltwater crocodiles, also known as the estuarine crocodile, are believed to […]