Significance of The New START Treaty

Context Russia is ready for nuclear arms control talks with the US, despite the fact that Moscow and Washington have remained locked in a tense standoff over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The New START, INF, and Open Skies….. Understand the distinctions between these treaties. For example, to see if they were founded during the Cold […]

The Ghost of Sino-Taiwan Tussle

Context Nancy Pelosi, the top US lawmaker and second in line to the White House, arrived in Taiwan’s capital Taipei. This visit took place despite Beijing’s warnings that such a trip would be disastrous for US-China relations and threats to stop the visit by force. Relevance GS Paper – 2: Effect of Policies & Politics […]

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Focus: GS II- Health Why in News? Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) making steady progress in digitizing and linking health records of citizens with their ABHA numbers About Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will help connect digital health solutions across the country. All Indians will get a digital health ID under this scheme. […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 03 August 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 03 August 2022 Contents The Ghost of Sino-Taiwan Tussle New START treaty The Ghost of Sino-Taiwan Tussle Context Nancy Pelosi, the top US lawmaker and second in line to the White House, arrived in Taiwan’s capital Taipei. This visit took place despite Beijing’s warnings that such a trip would be disastrous […]

Atal Pension Yojana

Focus: GS-II Social Justice  Why in News? As per information received from Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), 4,31,86,423 subscribers have been enrolled under Atal Pension Yojana (APY)  About Atal Pension Yojana (APY) APY was launched on 9th May 2015 with an objective of delivering old age income security, particularly to the workers in […]

One Nation One Ration Card

Focus: GS III-Food Security Why in News? Over 77 crore portable transactions recorded in One Nation One Ration Card Scheme (ONORC). About  One Nation One Ration Card Nodal: Ministry of Finance One Nation One Ration Card System is an important citizen centric reform.  Its implementation ensures availability of ration to beneficiaries under National Food Security Act […]

5G Spectrum Auction Concludes

5G Spectrum Auction Concludes

Context: India’s biggest ever spectrum auction ended with bids upwards of Rs 1.5 lakh crore coming in after seven days of bidding spread over 40 rounds. Reliance Jio emerged as the largest spender in the 5G spectrum auction, acquiring almost half of all the airwaves sold for more than Rs 88,000 crore, and was also […]

Hellfire R9X Missile – Killing of Al Qaeda Chief

Hellfire R9X Missile - Killing of Al Qaeda Chief

Context: The US military used its ‘secret weapon’ — the Hellfire R9X missile – to kill Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri on the balcony of a safehouse in Kabul on July 31. Al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon who had a $25 million bounty on his head, had helped coordinate the September 11, 2001, attacks that had […]

Purchasing Managers Index

Context: India’s manufacturing sector rebounded in July, with sales and output growing at the fastest pace since November. The PMI quickened last month to 56.4, from June’s 9-month low of 53.9. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Mobilization of Resources) Dimensions of the Article: What is Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)? Understanding […]