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Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 17 & 18 January 2021

Contents Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty K-shaped economic recovery explained Earthquake and Volcano eruption in Indonesia India’s trade with China falls in 2020 RUSSIA WITHDRAWS FROM OPEN SKIES TREATY Context: Russia pulled out of the Open Skies Treaty (OST) citing earlier withdrawal of the USA from the treaty. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations Dimensions of […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 16 January 2021

Contents Yamuna pollution in Delhi attracts SC’s attention Henley Passport Index Indigenous 9-mm machine pistol ‘Asmi’ YAMUNA POLLUTION IN DELHI ATTRACTS SC’S ATTENTION Context: The Supreme Court took suo motu cognizance of the rising pollution level in the Yamuna in the national capital and appointed senior counsel as amicus curiae to assist the court in […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 14 & 15 January 2021

Contents U.S. re-designates Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism Allahabad HC on 30-day public notice clause under SMA Karnataka HC on PIL challenging Contempt of Courts Act U.S. RE-DESIGNATES CUBA AS STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM Context: U.S.A. has re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism” citing Cuba’s hosting of 10 Colombian rebels, a few […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 13 January 2021

Contents Labour codes could be implemented by mid-2021 HC nod to terminate 28-week pregnancy MoEFCC’s Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) LABOUR CODES COULD BE IMPLEMENTED BY MID-2021 Context: The four labour law codes enacted by Parliament in 2020 and 2019 could be implemented before the earlier target of April 1 2021, according to Union Labour and […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 12 January 2021

Contents Call for action plan to stop school drop-outs Impeachment process for U.S. President Trump Automakers seek relief on emission norms CALL FOR ACTION PLAN TO STOP SCHOOL DROP-OUTS Context: The Education Ministry issued a directive that Schools must relax detention norms in order to prevent drop-outs in a year when COVID-19 has disrupted the […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 10 & 11 January 2021

Contents Kalaripayattu academy braces for action Study shows that Identical twins aren’t perfect clones Arunachal puts India on Vanadium map Decoding a meteorite that fell near Jaipur in 2017 Evidence of megalithic culture found in Periyapatna taluk SC to review verdict upholding Aadhaar KALARIPAYATTU ACADEMY BRACES FOR ACTION Context: A new facility is set to […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 9 January 2021

Contents India skips China held South Asia multilateral meet Centre turns to the SC to resolve farmer’s issue Spectrum Auctions Explained INDIA SKIPS CHINA HELD SOUTH ASIA MULTILATERAL MEET Context: China has held its third multilateral dialogue with countries from South Asia except India, Bhutan and Maldives. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 8 January 2021

Contents USTR Slams Digital services taxes adopted by India Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) scheme GDP likely to Contract by 7.7% in 2020-21 according to FAE Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) USTR SLAMS DIGITAL SERVICES TAXES ADOPTED BY INDIA Context: The U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) said that the Digital services taxes adopted by India, Italy […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 7 January 2021

Contents SC to study anti-conversion laws of U.P. & Uttarakhand Kochi-Koottanad-Bengaluru-Mangaluru Pipeline (KKBMPL) Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) SC TO STUDY ANTI-CONVERSION LAWS OF U.P. & UTTARAKHAND Context: The Supreme Court agreed to examine the constitutional validity of a spate of laws enacted by States such as Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand that criminalise religious […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 6 January 2021

Contents SC asks govt. to repeal PCA provision regarding cattle IMD’s State of the Climate Report Saudi Arabia to lift Qatar embargo: Easing the Gulf crisis SC ASKS GOVT. TO REPEAL PCA PROVISION REGARDING CATTLE Context: The Supreme Court gave the Central Government a week to repeal the provision that empowered the magistrate to confiscate […]