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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 09 August 2023

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 09 August 2023 Contents Rising Local Currencies Transform International Trade and Finance Context Over the past few years, it has been increasingly clear how exceptional India has become as a preferred trading partner with a sizable and active market. Through a series of currency swap agreements involving 23 developed and developing […]

About River Devika Rejuvenation Project

Context; Recently, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology sheds light on the progress of the River Rejuvenation Project, Devika. This initiative, inspired by the Namami Ganga campaign, aims to safeguard the sacred Devika River’s purity and health. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: River Devika Rejuvenation Project Comprehensive Waste Management: Complementary Solid Waste […]

Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) Program

Context: Recently, the Union Minister of Electronics & IT addressed the Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) Symposium organized by IIT Madras in Chennai. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimension of this Article: Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) Program Program Objectives: Navigating Complex Digital Realities: Integral Role in High-Performance Computing: Unveiling RISC-V: Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC): -Source: The […]

Genetic Diversity Across the Indian Subcontinent

Context: Recently, a study by Institute for Human Genetics, University of California, has found stark genetic differences between people from different regions of the Indian subcontinent. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Methodology of the Genetic Diversity Study The study conducted by the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of […]

Import Restrictions on Laptops, Computers, and Components by India’s DGFT

Context: Recently, India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has announced that from November 1, 2023, it will restrict the import of laptops, computers, and their components , focusing on items under Harmonised System of Nomenclature (HSN) Code 8471. Restriction shall not be applicable to imports under baggage rules. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions […]

Recalling ‘Quit India’

Context: On August 8, 1942 — the people of India launched the decisive final phase of the struggle for independence. It was a mass upsurge against colonial rule on a scale not seen earlier, and it sent out the unmistakable message that the sun was about to set on the British Empire in India. Relevance: […]

 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Context: In a recent coup, soldiers in the West African nation of Niger installed Gen. Abdourahmane Tchiani as head of state after ousting President Mohamed Bazoum. Apart from the expected international players, such as Russia and the US, the regional bloc Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been playing an active role. Relevance: […]

Revised Good Manufacturing Practices

Context: Recently, the government of India has directed all pharmaceutical companies to implement the Revised Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), bringing their processes at par with Global Standards. Relevance: GS II: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Articles Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Addressing Key Risks: GMP focuses on minimizing various critical risks associated with pharmaceutical production, including: […]

About Digital Health Incentives Scheme

Context: National Health Authority (NHA) has announced an extension of its Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS) under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Digital Health Incentives Scheme (DHIS) Here are the key aspects of the scheme: Scheme Focus and Purpose: Eligibility Criteria: Incentive Structure: Achievements and Participation: […]

About The Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Context Recently, the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas provided valuable insights into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Programme during a written reply in the Lok Sabha. Relevance: GS-III: Industry and Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPRs) Purpose and Importance: Key Points: Benefits of SPRs: India’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) Infrastructure and Capacity […]