Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 19 May 2021

Contents Plea for independent panel to appoint EC members Adoption issues for those orphaned during COVID-19 Sri Lanka’s China-backed tax haven clears final hurdle U.S. in Arctic Council: Avoid militarization of the Arctic Plea for independent panel to appoint EC members Context: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking the constitution of an […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 18 May 2021

Contents Creation of a new district of Malerkotla in Punjab West Bengal to set up a Legislative Council Is India’s Palestine policy evolving? Cloudbursts and Floods in Uttarakhand Creation of a new district of Malerkotla in Punjab Context: Punjab Chief Minister declared Malerkotla the 23rd district of the State by provisions in the Punjab Land […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 17 May 2021

Contents Cyclone ‘Tauktae’ Two tornadoes strike China China landed a spacecraft on Mars New species of skink in Western Ghats Covid-19: Vulnerable tribes infected World Bank report on remittances Cyclone ‘Tauktae’ Context: Tauktae – an ‘Extremely severe cyclonic storm’ moved north-northwestwards and hit the Gujarat Coast with maximum wind speeds gusting up to 185 – […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 15 May 2021

Contents Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defence system Native Indian turtles face U.S. slider threat MoEFCC on elephants killed on railway tracks Asha workers lack protective gear & tools in UP OCI holders stung by MHA notification Assam NRC authority seeks re-verification of citizens’ list Activists in Karnataka on Child Marriages in Lockdown Israel’s Iron Dome […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 13 May 2021

Contents FCRA regulation issue: Most NGOs don’t have SBI account Bangladesh rebuffs China on Quad warning Rajasthan MLA Local Area Development (LAD) Fund FCRA regulation issue: Most NGOs don’t have SBI account Context: An Assam-based NGO has moved the Gauhati High Court against another amended provision of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) that makes […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 12 May 2021

Contents China’s population growth lowest rate in decades Commodities in super cycle Israeli armed forces storm Jerusalem Saudi announces over 100 projects for Pakistan China’s population growth lowest rate in decades Context: The seventh census released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Beijing, noted 12 million babies were born in 2020, the lowest […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 11 May 2021

Contents NITI Aayog and Mastercard report on e-Commerce Smuggling of uranium: ATS seizes 7kg uranium India variant of Covid Concerns and Classification NITI Aayog and Mastercard report on e-Commerce Context: NITI Aayog and Mastercard released the ‘Connected Commerce: Creating a Roadmap for a Digitally Inclusive Bharat’ report on digital financial inclusion in India. Relevance: GS-III: […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 10 May 2021

Contents EAC allows Great Nicobar plan to advance Indian offshore model to dominate IT sector India and EU relaunch FTA talks Rare sculptures of Rani Rudrama Devi unearthed EAC allows Great Nicobar plan to advance Context: The Environment Appraisal Committee (EAC) – Infrastructure I of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 8 May 2021

Contents Why RBI wants moderate bond yields? Tribes in Anamalai reserve unaware of COVID-19 UNEP report on methane emissions Why RBI wants moderate bond yields? Context: The yield on the 10-year benchmark 5.85%, 2030 bond fell by 0.62% and closed at 5.978% (compared to 6.01% on the previous day). The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) […]

Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam – 7 May 2021

Contents SC declines ECI plea to restrain media U.S. to support IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccines What is Facebook’s Oversight Board? SC and HC on Oxygen Supply and GST SC declines ECI plea to restrain media Context: the Election Commission of India (ECI) complained against the Madras High Court’s observation that the ECI was singularly […]