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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 11 August 2023

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 11 August 2023 Contents India’s Complex Myanmar Policy: Balancing Act Context The ’emergency’ was prolonged by Acting President Myint Swe for a further six months, in violation of the 2008 Constitution, at a crucial juncture in Myanmar’s protracted turmoil.The military government concurrently lowered Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s and former President […]

NASA and DARPA Partner for Faster Mars Travel

Context: In a joint effort, NASA and the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are actively pursuing the development of a nuclear propulsion system with the potential to halve the duration of travel to Mars. This bold undertaking, titled the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO), is on track for launch in […]

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Context: Conjunctivitis cases have been surging in India during the monsoon season, as the high humidity and rainfall create a favorable environment for the transmission of the infection. Relevance: GS II: Health Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Conjunctivitis, commonly known as Pink Eye, is an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane that covers the […]

Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization

Context: Recently, assembling in the Brazilian city of Belem, the members of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization sought to chart a common course on how to combat climate change. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization Formation and Purpose: Evolution and Membership: Foundational Objectives: Multi-Faceted Approach: Linguistic Diversity: Collaborative […]

CBI Academy Joins Interpol Global Academy Network

Context: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Academy, a key player in crime investigation and law enforcement training, has joined the Interpol Global Academy Network as its 10th member. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: Interpol Global Academy Network The Interpol Global Academy Network, introduced by Interpol in 2019, is a forward-looking initiative designed to bolster Interpol’s role as […]

Dam Safety and Water Resource Management in India

Context: Recently, the Minister of State for Jal Shakti has shed light on India’s significant strides in the realm of dam safety and water resource management. Relevance: GS III: Infrastructure Dimensions of the Article: Highlighted Initiatives for Dam Safety and Water Resource Management in India Enactment of the Dam Safety Act, 2021: National Committee on […]

NCLT Clears Zee-Sony deal

Context: The National Company Law Tribunal approved the merger of Zee Entertainment Enterprises with Culver Max Entertainment (formerly Sony Pictures Networks India). Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Sony-Zee Merger: Uniting Media Giants Merger Initiation: Ownership Structure: NCLT Intervention and Challenge: NCLAT’s Verdict: National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) Jurisdiction and Authority: […]

RBI Monetary Policy Update

Context: On expected lines, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left the repo rate unchanged at 6.5% for the third time in a row amid concerns over rise in inflation. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Recent Monetary Policy and RBI Decisions: Policy Repo Rate and CRR: Incremental Cash Reserve Ratio (I-CRR): […]

About The Exercise Zayed Talwar

Context: Indian Navy and United Arab Emirates to conduct bilateral exercise ‘Zayed Talwar from 8th to 11 August 2023. Relevance: GS III: Security Challenges Exercise Zayed Talwar Participating Ships: Professional Engagement: Mutual Learning: Enhanced Partnership:

About Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

Context: Government e-Marketplace (GeM) marks its 7th Foundation Day as a landmark in India’s procurement landscape. Relevance: GS II- Government policies and Intervention About Government e-Marketplace (GeM) Nodal: Ministry of Commerce and Industry The following are the objectives of the online platform: