Current Affairs 20 March 2023

CONTENTS Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Context: Recently, India mooted an action plan to mark 2023 as the year of tourism development in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)  region at the tourism ministers’ conference in Varanasi. “India has assumed the SCO chairship for 2023. Relevance: GS II- International relations Dimensions of the Article: Conference in Varanasi Focuses on […]

Current Affairs 18 March 2023

  Contents: Endless delay on the conduct of Governors Context: The Supreme Court of India is all set to hear a petition from the Telangana government, seeking a direction to the Governor, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, to grant assent to Bills passed by the State Assembly. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and […]

Current Affairs 17 March 2023

CONTENTS  McMahon Line Context: A recent bipartisan Senate resolution in the United States recognizes the McMahon Line as the international boundary between China and Arunachal Pradesh. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About McMahon Line: History India’s stand on McMahon Line Current status on the McMahon Line What is LAC? The Line […]

Current Affairs 16 March 2023

CONTENTS Reservation for women in politics Context: A day before her appearance in front of the Enforcement Directorate in the Delhi liquor policy case, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader launched a six-hour hunger strike on March 10 seeking early passage of the long-pending Women’s Reservation Bill. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: […]

Current Affairs 15 March 2023

CONTENTS Landfills Catching Fire Context: The Kochi landfill site around Brahmapuram that caught fire earlier this month is a stark reminder that Indian cities need to be prepared for more such incidents as summer approaches. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What are Landfills? How do landfills catch fire? Managing Landfill […]

Current Affairs 14 March 2023

CONTENTS SIPRI Report on Arms Context: India remained the world’s largest arms importer for the five-year period between 2018 and 2022 even though its arms imports dropped by 11% between 2013-2017 and 2018-2022, according to the Swedish think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: SIPRI’ […]

Current Affairs 13 March 2023

CONTENTS Landslide Atlas of India Context: In 2022, heavy rain, floods and landslides claimed 835 lives in the country, according to the Statement of Climate of India 2022 released by the India Meteorological Department. With a steady rise in the number of extreme weather events, especially heavy rainfall capable of triggering landslides and floods, the […]

Current Affairs 11 March 2023

CONTENTS Deputy Speaker Context: Constitutional experts and opposition parties have termed the ‘non-election for the post of deputy speaker’ as unprecedented and unconstitutional. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What does the Constitution say about the Deputy Speaker? Election of Deputy Speaker Tenure of Deputy Speaker What is the historical context […]

Current Affairs 10 March 2023

CONTENTS India-Australia relationship Context: After a visit to the cricket stadium in Ahmedabad with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese tweeted about the fierce but friendly sporting rivalry between the two nations. Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: India-Australia Bilateral Relationship: A Historical Perspective The India-Australia bilateral relationship has […]

Current Affairs 09 March 2023

CONTENTS Money Laundering laws will now cover Cryptocurrency Trade Context: The government has imposed the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 on cryptocurrencies or virtual assets as it looks to tighten oversight of digital assets. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What are cryptocurrencies? How are they different from actual currency? How do […]