Monetary Tightening And Its Impact on Growth

Context A rate hike in the monetary policy committee’s June meeting was a foregone conclusion after the spike in inflation and an off-cycle surprise interest rate hike on May 4. Relevance GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment Dimensions of the Article Reasons fast forwarding of Interest Rate Hike […]

Challenges in Dealing With Indo-Pacific

Context The Indo-Pacific region has been under pressure and East Asia, in particular, has had to weather repeated storms. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Dimensions of the Article Background China-challenge in Indo-Pacific Will IPEF framework help in tackling challenges from China? Two facets of Indo-Pacific […]

CiSS Application and How Does It Work?

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Intervention Why in News? The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has launched a “CiSS application” under the Baal Swaraj portal to help in the rehabilitation process of Children in Street Situations (CiSS). CiSS Application The CiSS application is used for receiving data of children in […]

What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)?

Focus: GS III- Agriculture Why in News? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all mandated Kharif Crops for Marketing Season 2022-23.  What is Minimum Support Price (MSP)? Minimum Support Price is the price at which government purchases crops […]

Next-Generation Corvettes

Next-Generation Corvettes

Context: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for several capital acquisition projects of the Indian defence forces. This includes the procurement of next-generation Corvettes for the Indian Navy at an approximate cost of Rs 36,000 crore. Relevance: GS III- Internal Security Dimensions of the Article: What is a Corvette? […]

RBI Plan to Link Credit Cards With UPI

RBI Plan to Link Credit Cards With UPI

Context: The Reserve Bank of India has proposed to allow the linking of credit cards with the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Details What is Unified Payments Interface (UPI)? What is the significance of the move? What could be the hurdles? Details: The integration will first begin […]

The Science Behind The Cancer Cure

Context: In a medical trial, 12 patients in the United States were completely cured of rectal cancer without requiring any surgery or chemotherapy. The study was done by doctors from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York. Relevance: GS III- Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: What are the findings? What is […]

Environmental Performance Index 2022

Context: India has reacted to the EPI, 2022, a report that ranks India last (along with Nigeria) among 180 countries in terms of managing climate change, environmental health, and ecosystem vitality. The Environment Ministry of India has claimed that some of the indicators that were used for the index are ‘extrapolated and based on the surmises […]

RBI Rate Hike and Its Impact

RBI Rate Hike and Its Impact

Context: In its bi-monthly review, the Reserve Bank of India hiked the repo rate by another 50 basis points. This move, and the RBI’s focus on the withdrawal of its accommodative policy, both in response to rising inflation, are expected to lead to a further rise in interest rates in the banking system. Relevance: GS […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 09 June 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 09 June 2022 Contents Challenges in dealing with Indo-Pacific Monetary tightening and its Impact on Growth Challenges in Dealing With Indo-Pacific Context The Indo-Pacific region has been under pressure and East Asia, in particular, has had to weather repeated storms. Relevance GS-II: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India […]