Anti-Defection Law

Context: Recently, the Vice-President has said that the time has come to amend the anti-defection legislation in the country to plug existing loopholes. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Legislature and Elections, Executive, Separation of Powers) Dimensions of the Article: What is Defection? 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution (Anti-Defection Law) When do the Legislators face risk of disqualification? Issues […]

India 3rd Highest Military Spender

Context: World military spending continued to grow in 2021, reaching a record $2.1 trillion despite the economic fallout of the pandemic, according to new data on global military spending published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy (Issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources) Dimensions of the Article: Top […]

States vs Centre on Selection of Vice-Chancellors

Context: Recently, The Tamil Nadu Assembly has adopted two Bills that seek to empower the government to appoint Vice-Chancellors (VCs) to 13 State universities under the aegis of the Higher Education Department by amending the respective Acts. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of the two Bills Are other states […]

The Quarrel Over Kuril Islands

Context: Recently, Japan’s Diplomatic Bluebook for 2022 described the Kuril Islands (which Japan calls the Northern Territories and Russia as the South Kurils) as being under Russia’s “illegal occupation”. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What are the Kuril Islands/ Northern Territories? What lies behind the dispute? Attempts at resolution What next? […]

Formation and Promotion of 10,000 FPOs

Focus: GS III-Agriculture Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has organized the National Conference of Cluster Based Business Organization’s (CBBOs), under the Central Sector Scheme of Formation and Promotion of 10,000 FPOs (Farmer Producer Organization). About the scheme: Nodal: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare It is a Central Sector Scheme titled “Formation and Promotion […]

Malaria Facts

Focus: GS II- Health Why in News? Every year, 25th April is observed as ‘World Malaria Day’. This year’s theme is “Harness innovation to reduce the global malaria disease burden and save lives.” About Malaria The Malaria is a leading cause of human morbidity and mortality. Despite huge progress in tackling the disease, there are still […]

Current Affairs 26 April 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS The quarrel over Kuril Islands India 3rd highest military spender States vs Centre on selection of Vice-Chancellors Anti-Defection Law The Quarrel Over Kuril Islands Context: Recently, Japan’s Diplomatic Bluebook for 2022 described the Kuril Islands (which Japan calls the Northern Territories and Russia as the South Kurils) as being under Russia’s “illegal occupation”. Relevance: […]

PIB Summaries 26 April 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS Formation and Promotion of 10,000 FPOs Malaria Formation and Promotion of 10,000 FPOs Focus: GS III-Agriculture Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has organized the National Conference of Cluster Based Business Organization’s (CBBOs), under the Central Sector Scheme of Formation and Promotion of 10,000 FPOs (Farmer Producer Organization). About the scheme: Nodal: Ministry […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 26 April 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 26 April 2022 Contents Why reforming the system of free food is necessary Understanding the Olga Tellis Judgment Why Reforming the System of Free Food is Necessary Context The release of two new working papers, one from the World Bank and the other from the IMF, has led to a renewed […]