India and UK Free Trade Agreement

Context: The India-U.K. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) may not be ready in time for its October-end deadline indicated both New Delhi and London, as India reacted sharply to British Home Secretary’s statement linking the FTA with migration issues and the U.K. government said “quality”, not “speed” would determine the FTA’s launch. Relevance: GS II- International […]

Lassa Fever & Key Findings

Context: Recently a study has found that Climate change may aid the spread of Lassa fever, which is endemic to parts of west Africa, to the Central and Eastern parts of the African continent in the next 50 years. Relevance: GS II- Health Dimensions of the article: Key Findings What is Lassa fever? How does […]

Europe’s Digital Services Act

Context: The European Union (EU) has given final approval t0 online safety-focused legislation called Digital Services Act (DSA), which is an overhaul of the region’s social media and e-commerce rules. Relevance: GS III- Cyber Security Dimensions of the Article: What is the DSA, and to whom will it apply? What do the new rules state? […]

Strategic Disinvestment of IDBI Bank

Context: The government kicked off the process for the strategic disinvestment of IDBI Bank along with the transfer of management control, by issuing a preliminary information memorandum to invite expressions of interest from prospective buyers. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development of Indian Economy, Fiscal Policy, Inclusive growth and issues therein, Budgeting) Dimensions of […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 08 October 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 08 October 2022 Contents ‘Everything app’; what is it? Rising inflation and large USD currency reserves ‘Everything App’; What Is It? Context Elon Musk recently tweeted that buying Twitter is a step toward creating X, the all-encompassing app. The concept of a “everything app,” also known as a “super app,” is […]

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

Focus: GS-II Governance Why in News? Ministry of WCD has  extended the last date for the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar  from 30th September, 2022 to 31st October, 2022 Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puruskar The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (formerly known as the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement) is India’s Highest Civilian Honour bestowed upon exceptional achievers under […]

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency

Focus: GS II- Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Why in News? Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) observed the “Cyber Jaagrukta Diwas”, to create cybersecurity awareness among all employees. About Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) was established on 11th March, 1987 as a Public limited Government […]

Current Affairs 08 October 2022

CONTENTS India and UK Free Trade Agreement Strategic disinvestment of IDBI Bank Europe’s Digital Services Act Lassa fever India and UK Free Trade Agreement Context: The India-U.K. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) may not be ready in time for its October-end deadline indicated both New Delhi and London, as India reacted sharply to British Home Secretary’s […]

PIB Summaries 08 October 2022

CONTENTS Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Focus: GS-II Governance Why in News? Ministry of WCD has  extended the last date for the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar  from 30th September, 2022 to 31st October, 2022 Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puruskar The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (formerly known as the […]