S-400

Context: There is a delay in the delivery of the second regiment of S-400 from Russia due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. However, some training equipment and simulators arrived in India Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Foreign policies affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the Article: About S-400 Triumf Issues with Acquisition of S-400 About India’s […]

E-DAR Portal

Context: Recently, The e-DAR portal was created by the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) (e-Detailed Accident Report). Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Intervention Dimension of the Article: About E-DAR portal How does it work? Why is this action being taken? About E-DAR portal It was created in collaboration with insurance companies to […]

What Are Oil Bonds?

Context: Over the last one year, as retail prices of petrol, diesel and other petroleum products have surged, the government has attracted criticism. On several occasions, Finance Minister has sought to counter such criticism by claiming that the current government cannot bring down taxes (and, as a consequence, prices) because it has to pay for the oil bonds […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 16 April 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 16 April 2022 Contents The food vaccine as right, more so for TB patients Hate speech is violent in itself and must be called out The Food Vaccine As Right, More So For TB patients Context Historical importance of good nutrition was ignored by the modern therapist who tried to control […]

PIB Summaries 16 April 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENT New Year Festivals New Year Festivals Focus: GS I- Festivals Why in News? The Prime Minister has conveyed his best wishes on the occasion of Vaishakhi, Vishu, Puthandu, Bohag Bihu, Naba Barsha. About Vaishakhi: It is also known as Baisakhi and is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs as the start of the Hindu Solar […]

Current Affairs 16 April 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Why is the Black Sea crucial to Russia? S-400 What are oil bonds? e-DAR Portal 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 […]

The Food Vaccine As Right, More So For TB patients

Context Historical importance of good nutrition was ignored by the modern therapist who tried to control TB initially with streptomycin injection, isoniazid and para-aminosalisylic acid. In the ecstasy of finding antibiotics killing the germs, the social determinants of disease were ignored. Relevance GS-II: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, […]

Hate Speech Is Violent In Itself and Must Be Called Out

Context Hate speech is at the root of many forms of violence that are being perpetrated and has become one of the biggest challenges to the rule of law and to our democratic conscience. Relevance GS-II: Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency and Accountability, E-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; Citizens Charters, Transparency & Accountability and institutional […]