Understanding the Sovereign Debt Crisis in Sri Lanka

Context: Recently, The Sri Lankan government decided to default on all its foreign debt worth $51 billion as it awaits financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The government stated that it took the decision to preserve its dwindling foreign reserves to pay for the import of essential items. Ratings agencies such as Fitch, […]

Long Period Average

Context: The country is likely to receive a normal monsoon for the fourth consecutive year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its first Long Range Forecast (LRF) for this year. Rainfall in the four-month June-September southwest monsoon season was in the normal range in 2019, 2020, and 2021 as well. Relevance: GS I- Geographical Features & […]

Why Is the Black Sea Crucial To Russia?

Context: The sinking of the huge Russian warship Moskva whether due to a Ukrainian missile strike or, as Russia claims, a fire on board — is a serious setback for Russia in the Black Sea. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About the Black Sea Russia and the Black Sea Black Sea […]

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Context: The President Shri Ram Nath Kovind led the nation in paying homage to Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 132th birth anniversary. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the Article: About B R Ambedkar Contributions About B R Ambedkar He was born into a caste that was considered untouchable, he faced […]

Red Star Over Solomon Islands

Context: A recent leaked document has revealed that the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific has reached a deal with China which outlines an unprecedented level of security cooperation. This is the first deal of its kind for Beijing in the region. Relevance: GS II- India and its neighbourhood relations Dimensions of the Article: About […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 15 April 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 15 April 2022 Contents Looming Power Crisis in India Hits and misses: India’s Solar Power Energy Targets Looming Power Crisis in India Context Temperatures have shot up across many parts of the country with the early onset of summer, leading to a rise in the demand for power. Instances of power […]

Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition & Development) Act, 1957 [CBA Act]

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the policy for use of land acquired under the Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition & Development) Act, 1957 [CBA Act].  The policy provides for utilisation of such land for the purpose of development and setting up of […]

Current Affairs 15 April 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Red star over Solomon Islands Long Period Average Understanding the sovereign debt crisis in Sri Lanka Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Context: The President Shri Ram Nath Kovind led the nation in paying homage to Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 132th birth anniversary. Relevance: GS II- History Dimensions of […]

PIB Summaries 15 April 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS Mahavir Jayanti Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition & Development) Act, 1957 [CBA Act] Mahavir Jayanti Focus: GS I- History Why in News? The Prime Minister has greeted people on Mahavir Jayanti, recalling the noble teachings of Bhagwan Mahavir, especially the emphasis on peace, compassion and brotherhood. About Mahavir Jayanti Vardhamana Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara […]