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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 19 July 2023

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 19 July 2023 Contents India and Sri Lanka Relations Context In a recent incident, the Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s proposal to execute the 13th Amendment without giving police powers was bluntly rejected by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). Despite being in place for more than 30 years, the 13th Amendment, […]

About The Gambusia Fish

Context: Recently, the Andhra Pradesh government has released approximately 10 million Gambusia fish into the state’s water bodies to combat mosquito-borne diseases like Malaria and Dengue. Relevance: GS II: Species in News About Gambusia fish -Source: The Hindu

About The Entamoeba Moshkovskii

Context: The recent three-year surveillance study by the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (ICMR-NICED) reveals the emergence of Entamoeba moshkovskii (E. Moshkovskii) as a leading pathogen causing diarrhoea outbreaks in the Kolkata region. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Key Findings of the Study on E. moshkovskii Infections in Kolkata: Entamoeba moshkovskii Health Implications of Entamoeba moshkovskii […]

About The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin)

Context: The Centre has withdrawn the allocation of 1.44 lakh houses from about two dozen states and UTs which failed to sanction the houses by June 30 under the PMAY-G, and given these to UP as additional allocation. Relevance: GS II- Welfare Schemes Dimensions of the Article: PMAY-G (Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin) Salient Features of […]

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation

Context: The first-ever Foreign Ministers’ meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) recently began in Bangkok Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests, Important International groupings), Prelims Dimensions of the Article: About BIMSTEC History of Formation of the BIMSTEC Significance of BIMSTEC Strategic Significance for India […]

India-UAE Pact on Local Currency Settlement System (LCSS)

Context: India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a pact to establish Local Currency Settlement System (LCSS) to promote the use of the Indian rupee (INR) and UAE Dirham (AED) for cross-border transactions. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Key Agreements during India-UAE Pact LCSS: UPI-IPP: IIT Delhi Campus in Abu Dhabi: Significance of Rupee-Based Cross Border Transactions […]

About The Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2022

Context: Recently, NITI Aayog has released the 3rd edition of Export Preparedness Index (EPI) for States/UTs of India for the year 2022. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Export Preparedness Index (EPI) Features: Pillars: Sub-Pillars: Considers 10 sub-pillars that contribute to export promotion: Key Highlights of EPI 2022: Top Performing States: Tamil […]

National Immunisation Coverage in India

Context: The WHO and UNICEF have released estimates for national immunisation coverage in 2022. The coverage rate for DPT3 vaccines, representing diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus, in India reached a new high of 93% in 2022. Relevance: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: WHO and UNICEF Estimates of National Immunization Coverage: Global […]

About The Advance Authorisation Scheme

Focus: GS III: Indian Economy Why in News? Recently, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) implemented the Advance Authorisation Scheme under the Foreign Trade Policy, which allows duty-free import of inputs for export purposes. Advance Authorisation Scheme: Eligibility: Duty Exemption:

About The Digital Time Vouchers

Focus: GS II: Polity and Governance Why in News? Recently, the Election Commission of India has decided to issue digital time vouchers to National & State political parties for campaigning on Doordarshan & All India Radio during elections. About Digital Time Vouchers: Background: