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 […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 28 April 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 28 April 2022 Contents Common values, shared threats in India-Australia cyber security ties PDS has had a spectacular run. That may not last ‘Mission Antyodaya’ should not fall by the side Common Values, Shared Threats in India-Australia Cyber Security Ties Context Western and media attention may be focused on the conflict […]

PM Street Vendor’s Atmanitbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi)

Focus: GS-II Social Justice, GS-III India Economy Why in News? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today has approved the continuation of lending under the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) beyond March 2022 till December 2024, with focus on enhanced collateral free affordable loan […]

Reforming Nutrient-Based Subsidy (NBS) Regime 

Focus: GS-III: Agriculture Why in News? The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the proposal of the Department of Fertilizers for Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers for Kharif Season – 2022 About Nutrient-Based Subsidy Regime Under the Nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) regime – fertilizers are provided to […]

PIB Summaries 28 April 2022

PIB Analysis

CONTENTS Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) India Post Payments Bank PM SVANidhi Indian Mission in Lithuania Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Focus: GS-III: Agriculture Why in News? The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the proposal of the Department of Fertilizers for Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers for […]