Polio Virus

Context: The Centre has instructed states to provide sewage samples to all sentinel locations that currently conduct Poliovirus surveillance, in case a new Covid-19 strain causes a new rise in cases. Sentinel surveillance is defined as “the voluntary monitoring of the rate of incidence of specific diseases/conditions by a network of doctors, laboratories, and public […]

India’s Crude Oil Imports from OPEC

Context: OPEC’s share of India’s oil imports for the FY22 financial year remained almost steady year-on-year, arresting sharp declines over the past six years, as refiners prefer crude from West Asia to counter rising global prices. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: India’s crude oil imports from OPEC About Organization of the […]

Karaga Festival

Context: The centuries-old Karaga (temple fair) festival was recently held at the Dharmaraya Swamy Temple in Bengaluru. Relevance: GS I- Festivals Dimensions of the Article: Karaga Festival Cultural significance of Karaga Karaga Festival  It is held every year in the Hindu calendar’s Chaitra month (March/April), and its origins may be traced back to the epic […]

National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise 

Focus: GS III- Security Challenges Why in News? Recently, National Security Advisor inaugurated the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise. About National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise (NCX India)  The National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) of the Government of India, in collaboration with the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), is implementing the programme, which […]

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package

Focus: GS II- Welfare Schemes Why in News? The ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP), insurance scheme for Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19’ has been extended for a further period of 180 days from 19th April, 2022. It has been decided to extend the policy so as to continue to provide the safety net to the […]

National Apprenticeship Mela 2022

Focus: GS III- Growth and Development Why in News? Skill India, in association with the Directorate General of Training (DGT), is organising a day-long ‘Apprenticeship Mela’ across the country in more than over 700 locations on 21st April 2022. About Apprenticeship Mela Under the initiative, the aim is to support hiring of more than one lakh […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 20 April 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 20 April 2022 Contents Upholding the Right to Repair Cryptos and CBDCs are not the same thing Upholding the Right to Repair Context Apple recently announced that consumers will have the right to purchase spare components of their products, following an order of the Federal Trade Commission of the United States, […]

Current Affairs 20 April 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Polio Virus India’s Crude Oil Imports from OPEC Karaga festival Polio Virus Context: The Centre has instructed states to provide sewage samples to all sentinel locations that currently conduct Poliovirus surveillance, in case a new Covid-19 strain causes a new rise in cases. Sentinel surveillance is defined as “the voluntary monitoring of the rate […]

Cryptos and CBDCs are not the same thing

Context Cryptocurrency will be discouraged via taxation and capital gains provisions. This was the message from the Finance Minister during the Budget discussion in Parliament. Relevance GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment. Dimensions of the Article Growing worry about the Cryptocurrencies Crypto as Currency Why CBDC is not […]