The Paradox of Data Based Governance

The Paradox of Data Based Governance Context Data-based Governance’s Challenges and Opportunities Governance based on data Data is now regarded as the new currency driving governance. Data is at the heart of everything, from hunger and other indexes to the caste census. How it is gathered, evaluated, and evolved into an index is hotly discussed […]

PIB – 3 DECEMBER 2021

CONTENTS PM GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA (PM-GKAY) HORNBILL FESTIVAL RAJYA SABHA PASSES THE LANDMARK ‘DAM SAFETY BILL (2019)’ NON- FOSSIL FUEL SOURCES OF ENERGY PM GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA (PM-GKAY) Focus: GS Paper – 3: Buffer Stocks & Food Security, Public Distribution System (PDS) Why in News? In State of Uttar Pradesh about 14.72 Crore […]

PIB – 1 DECEMBER 2021

CONTENTS: ANAEMIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY PROGRAMME TO UPSKILL STREET FOOD VENDORS NATIONAL JAL JEEVAN MISSION (NJJM) NATIONAL EDIBLE OIL MISSION-OIL PALM (NMEO-OP) LITHIUM ANAEMIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY Focus: GS Paper 2: Health, Government Policies & Interventions, Welfare Schemes, Issues Related to Women Why in news? As per recently released […]

India-China Relations post Covid19: Notes for UPSC Exam

India and China wrote history when the informal summit was announced to be held at Wuhan. Following the announcement,  Indian Prime minister and Chinese President met at the city of Wuhan on 27th April 2018. This meeting was intended to exchange the views on overarching issues of bilateral and global importance. They Shared the view […]

EFFECTS OF US PAUSE ON H1-B VISAS

Focus: GS-II International Relations Why in news? The US administration said it was extending the 60-day ban on immigration and non-immigrant worker visas till the end of 2020. Popular work visas including the much-coveted H-1B and H-2B, and certain categories of H-4, J, and L visas shall also remain suspended until December 31, 2020. Trump […]

Union territories in India for UPSC Exam

Under Article 1 of the Constitution, the territory of India comprises three categories of territories: (a) Territories of the states (b) Union territories (c) Territories that may be acquired by the Government of India at any time. At present, there are Eight union territories and no acquired territories. The union territories are those areas which […]

INDIA – CHINA LAC STANDOFF

Why in news? The Prime Minister on 26TH May 2020 reviewed the current situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the ongoing standoff with China with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Bipin Rawat and the three Service Chiefs. Chinese President Xi Jinping during his annual meeting with the […]

CHINA LOOKS TO EVACUATE ITS CITIZENS FROM IN INDIA

Why in news? China on 25th May 2020 announced plans to evacuate its citizens facing “difficulties” in India because of the coronavirus pandemic, risking speculation in the middle of heightened military tensions between the two nations. Details A notice put up on the Chinese embassy website advised those who wanted to go home, including students, tourists, […]

CHINA WARNS U.S. IF PUNISHED FOR HONG KONG LAW

Why in news? China on 25th May 2020 threatened counter-measures against the U.S. if it was punished for plans to impose a sedition law on Hong Kong. Background: What prompted the Warning? Beijing plans to pass a new security law for Hong Kong that bans treason, subversion and sedition after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests […]

H-1B VISA REFORM PRIORITISING US DEGREE HOLDERS

Why in news? US lawmakers on 22nd May 2020, reintroduced a fine-tuned legislation aimed at reforming the skilled guest worker programme to prevent flight of American jobs and outsourcing, while giving priority to absorbing US-educated foreign technology professionals. Administration estimates around 65% of H-1B visas go to Indians. Details The bill would prioritise American workers and restore […]