ASHA Workers Earn WHO’s Global Plaudits

Context The country’s frontline health workers or ASHAs (accredited social health activists) were one of the six recipients of the WHO’s Global Health Leaders Award 2022 which recognizes leadership, contribution to the advance of global health and commitment to regional health issues. Relevance GS-II: Development Processes and the Development Industry — the Role of NGOs, […]

Xinjiang Leak Puts Uighurs in spotlight

U.S.-Taiwan Relations

Context A leak of thousands of photos and official documents from China’s Xinjiang has shed new light on the atrocious methods used to enforce mass internment in the region. Relevance GS-III: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora. Dimensions of the Article What is the leak about? […]

U.S.-Taiwan Relations

U.S.-Taiwan Relations

Context: Recently, The President of the United States made a controversial statement, during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister. He gave an affirmative reply to a question on whether the U.S. will come to the aid of Taiwan militarily in case of an invasion by China. Relevance: GS II- International Relations (Bilateral, Regional […]

Pre-Monsoon Devastation in Assam

Pre-Monsoon Devastation in Assam

Context: While the Monsoons are yet to arrive, Assam has already been beset by Floods and Landslides that have left 15 people dead and more than 7 lakh affected. The hill district of Dima Hasao, in particular, has been ravaged by flash floods and landslides, with connectivity to the rest of the state snapped. Relevance: GS […]

China is Building a Second, Bigger Bridge on the Pangong Tso lake

Context: The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that China is building a second bridge on the Pangong Tso lake, not far from the site of one of the most intense friction points in the border standoff that began in May 2020. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Where are these bridges […]

Service Charge Levied by Restaurants on Customers

Context: The Centre has called a meeting of restaurant owners over service charge levied by them on customers. The restaurants are collecting service charges from consumers by default, even though collection of any such charge is voluntary and at the discretion of consumers and not mandatory as per law. Relevance: GS III- Food Processing & […]

About Bongosagar

Focus: GS III- Security Challenges Why in News? The third edition of Indian Navy (IN) – Bangladesh Navy (BN) Bilateral Exercise ‘Bongosagar’ commenced at Port Mongla, Bangladesh . About Bongosagar  Exercise Bongosagar is aimed at developing a high degree of interoperability and joint operational skills through the conduct of a wide spectrum of maritime exercises […]

About PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation )

Focus: GS II: Polity and Governance Why in News? Prime Minister  chaired the meeting of 40th edition of PRAGATI, the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Centre and State governments. About PRAGATI PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation), as the name suggests, is aimed at starting a culture of Pro-Active […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 26 May 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 26 May 2022 Contents ASHA workers earn WHO’s global plaudits Xinjiang leak puts Uighurs in spotlight ASHA Workers Earn WHO’s Global Plaudits Context The country’s frontline health workers or ASHAs (accredited social health activists) were one of the six recipients of the WHO’s Global Health Leaders Award 2022 which recognizes leadership, […]