Gahirmatha witnesses Arribada

Focus: GS-III: Environment and Biodiversity Context 2.45 lakh Olive Ridley sea turtles crawled ashore on the Nasi-II beach of the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary along the Odisha coast for laying eggs, marking one of the largest opening day arrivals of turtles at the site. Olive Ridley Turtles The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), also known […]

‘Mission Antyodaya’ Should Not Fall By The Side

Context This article argues that given the right momentum, the ‘Mission Antyodaya’ project bears great promise to eradicate poverty in its multiple dimensions among rural households. Relevance GS-II: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation Dimensions of the Article Background of Mission Antyodaya Infrastructural […]

PDS Has Had a Spectacular Run. That May Not Last

Context 2020-21 was one of Indian agriculture’s finest moments, as memorable as 1967-68 that inaugurated the Green Revolution. Agriculture was the only sector to grow 3.3 per cent in 2020-21, even as the economy overall contracted by 4.8 per cent. Relevance GS-III: Issues related to Direct and Indirect Farm Subsidies and Minimum Support Prices; Public […]

Common Values, Shared Threats in India-Australia Cyber Security Ties

Context Western and media attention may be focused on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, but countries have not taken their eye off the Indo-Pacific where there is clear evidence of the changing world order. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Dimensions of the Article India and […]

Historical Background of Sedition laws

Context: The Supreme Court has fixed May 5 for final hearing of the petitions challenging the constitutionality of the sedition law and made it clear that it will not brook any delay in the form of requests for adjournment. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights), GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Initiatives) Dimensions […]

How Does Hepatitis B Virus Spread?

Context: A series of unexplained cases of Hepatitis B in children has taken over the world. Many countries including the US and UK reported mysterious cases of a few children being diagnosed with Hepatitis B. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the Article: What is Hepatitis B? How does hepatitis B virus spread? Symptoms of […]

State of (un)Employment in India

Context: Data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) shows that India’s labour force participation rate (LFPR) has fallen to just 40% from an already low 47% in 2016. This suggests not only that more than half of India’s population in the working-age group (15 years and older) is deciding to sit out of the job […]

Indonesia’s Palm oil Export Ban

Context: Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer, exporter, and consumer of palm oil, will ban all exports of the commodity and its raw materials to reduce domestic shortages of cooking oil and bring down its skyrocketing prices. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: How important is palm oil to global supply chains? Why […]

Current Affairs 28 April 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Indonesia’s palm oil export ban State of (un)employment in India Hepatitis B Sedition Law Indonesia’s Palm oil Export Ban Context: Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer, exporter, and consumer of palm oil, will ban all exports of the commodity and its raw materials to reduce domestic shortages of cooking oil and bring down its skyrocketing […]