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Indian Tent Turtles

Context: Indian tent turtle is now listed in Schedule –I of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 and is thereby provided the highest degree of protection. Relevance: GS III- Species in News Dimensions of the Article: Indian Tent Turtles Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 Indian Tent Turtles IUCN status: Least Concerned The Indian tent turtle (Pangshura tentoria) […]

UN Human Rights Council

Context: Recently, The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) was scheduled to vote on a draft resolution to suspend Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of the global response to the alleged war crimes in Bucha, a town outside Kyiv, where more than 300 bodies of civilians have been found after the withdrawal of the […]

Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF)

Context: In the Union Budget of 2021-22, Finance Minister introduced a new provision to tax income on provident fund contributions from employees beyond ₹2.5 lakh a year. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: About Employees’ Provident Fund About Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Latest development on the PF tax At what rate […]

Mullaperiyar Dam Dispute

Context: Recently, The Supreme Court said any “half-baked” arrangement will “destroy the dam” and refused to overhaul the court-formed Mullaperiyar dam supervisory committee, which will continue to oversee the safety and maintenance aspects of the 126-year-old dam until the new authority under the Dam Safety Act, 2021 becomes fully operational in a year. Relevance: GS-II: […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 08 April 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 08 April 2022 Contents BRICS and the creation of a multipolar world Indonesia’s Palm Oil Crisis, and its Implications for India BRICS and the Creation of a Multipolar World Context The current crisis in Ukraine will consolidate BRICS as the group will make further efforts to become a real alternative to […]

Earth Observation Satellite (EOS)

Focus: GS III- Science and Technology Why in News? Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology said that EOS-02 satellite will be launched in second quarter of 2022. Earth Observation Satellites An Earth Observation Satellite or Earth Remote Sensing Satellite is a satellite used or designed for Earth Observance (EO) from orbit, including spy […]

District Ganga Committees

Focus: GS III- Environment Why in News? Under the Namami Gange Programme, the Ministry of Jal Shakti has created the ‘Digital Dashboard for District Ganga Committees (DGCs) Performance Monitoring System’ (GDPMS). The purpose of the Digital Dashboard is to assist DGCs in improving people-river connections. About District Ganga Committees District Ganga Committees were formed in […]

World Health Day

Focus: GS II- Health Why in News? April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. Background: From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern […]