India’s Emerging Twin Deficit Problem

India’s Emerging Twin Deficit Problem Why in news? The Finance Ministry report highlights two key areas of concern for the Indian economy – the fiscal deficit and the current account deficit. What is optimistic in the report? Stagflation– The world is looking at a distinct possibility of widespread stagflation but India is at low risk […]

The Hindu Analysis 22-06-2022

1. A wish list for reform in India’s higher judiciary  Page 6. GS 2, Judiciary, Constitution. It is generally assumed that the senior most judge of the Supreme Court should be the Chief Justice of India, but we may pause to consider whether this is what the law mandates, and whether it is wholly wise. As to the first, the Constitution mandates no […]

Daily News 22-June-2022

Gaps in Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework GS Paper – 3 Environmental Pollution & Degradation, Government Policies & Interventions, International Treaties & Agreements, Important International Institutions. Why in the news? According to a group of environmental scientists, ecologists, and policy specialists, the draught of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework does not account for the entirety of […]

Bangladesh’s Rohingya Problem

Bangladesh’s Rohingya Problem What is the issue? Five years after Bangladesh took in thousands of Rohingya driven out of Myanmar, the refugee population is exploding with serious security implications. What is Rohingya issue? The Rohingya are an ethnic Muslim group who reside predominantly in Rakhine state and speak a Bengali dialect. They are not recognised […]

Daily News 21-June-2022

Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. India gives emergency visas for 111 Afghan Hindus, Sikhs 2. Election Commission wants people to run from one seat 3. India and Bangladesh should work on river management 4. What west Seti Power Project can mean for India-Nepal ties GS Paper 3: 1. Major outcomes achieved at WTO […]

The Hindu Analysis 21-06-2022

Kerala to give ‘maximum’ water to T.N.  Page 5. GS 2, Inter-State Water Disputes, Polity. Steps will be taken to provide maximum water to Tamil Nadu from Siruvani Dam considering the water shortage faced by Coimbatore city, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. At the centre of job creation Page 7. GS 2,3; Employment, Human Resources, Growth and Development. The […]

The Situation of Government Jobs

The Situation of Government Jobs Why in news? The PM has ordered a million central government posts to be filled in mission mode over the next 18 months. What is the current picture of employment in India? The unemployment rate is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons in the labour force. Battered by demonetisation, […]

The Hindu Analysis 20-06-2022

1. India gives emergency visas for 111 Afghan Hindus, Sikhs Front Page. GS 2, 3; Citizenship, Population related Issues, IR, Growth and Development, Govt Policies and Interventions. The Union Home Ministry granted emergency visas to 111 Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan, hours after Saturday’s terror attack at a gurdwara in Kabul. All had applied for visas in September 2021, but the applications […]

Daily News 20-June-2022

WEB 5.0 GS Paper – 3 IT & Computers Why in the news? Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has revealed his concept for a new decentralised web platform called Web 5.0, which aims to give individuals “control over data and identity.” It is being developed by The Block Head, a Bitcoin business unit founded by […]

The Agnipath Scheme for Armed Forces

The Agnipath Scheme for Armed Forces What is the issue? Massive protests demanding the rollback of the Agnipath scheme is continuing across the country. How are candidates recruited to the service at present? Short Service Commission (SSC)- SSC officers are presently inducted under the 10+4 scheme. Here, the officer serves for 10 years and can either opt […]