Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 24 June 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 24 June 2022 Contents A Turning Point For Ukraine And Its Women’s Rights The Problems Plaguing Thermal Power Generators A Turning Point For Ukraine And Its Women’s Rights Context The Ukrainian Parliament — the Verkhovna Rada — passed a Bill ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on preventing andcombating violence against […]

About Open Network for Digital Commerce

Focus: GS III- Indian Economy Why in News? The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry chaired a Advisory Council Meeting of the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) initiative of DPIIT. About Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) project The Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) is a project which is an initiative of the […]

Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Focus: GS I- Personalities in News Why in News? The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his Punya Tithi. About Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was born in a Bengali family on 6th July 1901. His father Ashutosh Mukherjee was a judge of the Calcutta High Court. He […]

What is Sao Joao Festival?

Context: As in every monsoon, Catholics in Goa will celebrate Sao Joao, the feast of St John the Baptist. Relevance: GS I- Festivals, Prelims What is Sao Joao ? The celebrations will include revellers sporting crowns made of fruits, flowers and leaves, and the major draw of the feast is the water bodies – wells, […]

Keibul Lamjao National Park

Context: Activists surrounding the Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) in Manipur have now taken up the cudgels to ensure that the government does not shift the proposed heritage park from the approved site. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) Key details Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) […]

Bedti-Varada Interlinking Project

Bedti-Varada Interlinking Project

Context: Environmental groups in Karnataka have criticised the project to link the Bedti and Varada rivers in Karnataka, calling it ‘unscientific’ and a ‘waste of public money’. Relevance: GS III- Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Bedti-Varada Interlinking Project Why is the project distasteful to activists? Interlinking of Rivers Bedti-Varada Interlinking Project The country’s major rivers […]

Drug Resistant Typhoid

Context: According to a study published in The Lancet Microbe journal, the bacteria that cause typhoid fever are growing more and more resistant to some of the most popular antibiotics. Each year, typhoid fever results in about 100,000 fatalities and 11 million infections. South Asia accounts for 70% of the global disease burden. Relevance: GS II- […]

Snake Island

Snake Island

Context: Ukraine has said it has caused “significant losses” to the Russian military in airstrikes on Zmiinyi Island, also known as Snake Island, in the Black Sea. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About Snake Island About the Black Sea Russia and the Black Sea Black Sea in the Ukraine war About Snake […]

Open Network For Digital Commerce

Context: The government of India announced the launch of the pilot phase of open network for digital commerce (ONDC) in five cities in late April with an aim to “democratise” the country’s fast growing digital e-commerce space that is currently dominated by the two U.S.-headquartered firms — Amazon and Walmart. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy […]