Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 11 August 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 11 August 2022 Contents A new G20 global vision Biofuel Plants and Ethanol Blending A New G20 Global Vision Context India will take over the presidency from Indonesia and host the G20 Leaders Summit for the first time in 2023. While India has a clear understanding of the G20’s role, there […]

About Lumpy Skin Disease

Focus: GS-III Science and Technology Why in News? Providing a big relief to the livestock of the country, the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched the indigenous vaccine Lumpi-ProVacInd to protect livestock from Lumpy Skin disease. The vaccine has been developed by the National Equine Research Center, Hisar (Haryana) in collaboration with the Indian Veterinary […]

Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana

Focus: GS II- Welfare schemes Why in News? Recently, Government has modified the earlier scheme of ‘Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Scheme (SCA to TSS)’ with nomenclature ‘Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAAGY)’ for implementation during 2021-22 to 2025-26. About Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana By providing Special Central Assistance as an addition to the State Tribal […]

What is Butterfly Mine?

What is Butterfly Mine?

Context: The UK Ministry of Defence, in its intelligence assessment of the ongoing war in Ukraine, has and sounded an alarm on the possible use of PFM-1 series ‘Butterfly Mines’ by the Russian military in Donetsk and Kramatorsk. Relevance: GS III: Defence Dimensions of the Article: What is the ‘Butterfly Mine’ and why is it […]

49th Chief Justice of India

Context: In exercise of the power conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President has appointed Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge of the Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Appointment of the CJI Administrative Powers of CJI (Master of […]

Open Network For Digital Commerce

Context: US firm Microsoft has become the first big tech company to join the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), a government-backed project which is aimed at enabling small merchants and mom-and-pop stores in parts of the country to access processes and technologies that are typically deployed by large e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart. Relevance: GS III- […]

What is Langya Henipavirus?

Context: Langya Henipavirus: Almost three years after the novel coronavirus was detected in China, a new zoonotic virus has been discovered in the country’s two eastern provinces with 35 infections identified so far. This new type of Henipavirus is also being called Langya Henipavirus or the LayV. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: What is Langya […]

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Context: The Union Cabinet approved an extension to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban up to December 31, 2024 so that the houses sanctioned under the scheme can be completed, officials said. The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) has a completion rate of 67.72%, whereas the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U) scheme that started a year ahead is lagging behind […]

Current Affairs 11 August 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Langya Virus Open network for digital commerce 49th Chief Justice of India Butterfly Mine Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Context: The Union Cabinet approved an extension to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban up to December 31, 2024 so that the houses sanctioned under the scheme can be completed, officials said. The Pradhan […]