Daily Current Affairs 2020

Daily Current Affairs News For UPSC Prelims & Mains (July 11-14): Tax Devolution To States; China’s Security Law, Malabar Exercise And More…

Huge Gap Between What The 14th Finance Commission Promised To States And What They Have Received The 14th Finance Commission report was accepted in 2015 with the promise that it would devolve more finances to the States. As part of the process, States would have new responsibilities, especially in the social sector. Two years later, …

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Daily Current Affairs And General Studies For UPSC Prelims & Mains (July 10): Role of Parliament During The Pandemic

Role of Parliament During The Pandemic Since March 23, according to PRS Legislative Research, the central government has issued about 850 COVID-related notifications and 11 ordinances. These range from international travel restrictions to board exam dos and don’ts, from prohibitions on exports of ventilators to mandating of the use of the Aarogya Setu. Many of …

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Migrant Workers In Indian Cities

Daily Current Affairs & General Studies For UPSC Prelims & Mains (July 9): MGNREGS Is Important In The Rescue Of The Poor

Cabinet Drops Merger Plan Of Three PSU Insurers To improve financial and solvency position of state-owned general insurance companies, the Union Cabinet Wednesday approved fund infusion of Rs 12,450 crore in Oriental Insurance Company Limited, National Insurance Company Limited and United India Insurance Company Limited. The government has given up plans of merging the three …

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Daily Current Affairs & General Studies For UPSC Prelims & Mains (July 8): The Virus And The Lockdown

The Virus And The Lockdown If instead of counting COVID infections, which have a large margin of error, we look at COVID-deaths, and if we correct for population size (as indeed we should), all countries in Africa and Asia, including India and China, come out much better. But within this region, India’s performance is notably …

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Daily Current Affairs & General Studies For UPSC Prelims & Mains (July 3): India’s Trade Deficit With China; Rajasthan To Start Ease Of Doing Measures; India’s Torture Culture

India’s Trade Deficit With China India’s trade deficit with China fell to $48.66 billion in 2019-20 on account of the decline in imports from the neighbouring country, according to government data. Exports to China in the last financial year stood at $16.6 billion, while imports aggregated at $65.26 billion, the data showed. The trade deficit …

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Daily Current Affairs And General Studies For UPSC Prelims And Mains (July 2): Police Reforms; Industrial Accidents And Safety Protocol; Vaccine And Safety Aspects

Police Reform:  Lesson from Thoothukudi This fatal violence by state actors is a cruel reminder of just how little unshackling has happened in the domain of policing. The Madras High Court acted in the best traditions of constitutional courts in India, which have often passed various directions to try and ameliorate the problem of police …

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Daily Current Affairs And General Studies For UPSC Prelims & Mains (July 1): GST Enters Fourth Year, Over-Reliance On Forex Reserves

GST Enters Fourth Year GST faces its toughest test as it enters its fourth year. The upcoming challenge to GST, however, does not stem from its design or structure or the way it has been run. It is up against a pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the global economy and India is no exception. …

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Daily Current Affairs And General Studies For UPSC Prelims And Mains (June21-23/Part 2): Two Front War; Rajya Sabha’s Constitutional Role; Wild Animals In Urban Clusters

India’s Two Front War Whenever India has forgotten that it has two antagonists and let its guard down, it has paid dearly for it. Conversely, whenever India has accounted for the prospect of a possible threat from both quarters, it has done well. The two obvious examples are the 1962 and 1971 wars. In 1962, …

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Daily Current Affairs And General Studies For UPSC Prelims And Mains (June21-23): RTI During Pandemic, Secrecy Of Ballot

RTI During Pandemic Right to Information (RTI) applications seeking information pertaining to the PM CARES Fund have been stonewalled. No information exists on the official website of the Fund regarding the amount collected, names of donors, expenditure incurred, or details of beneficiaries Public scrutiny of government actions is undesirable during the crisis and citizens must …

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