Sugar Reforms [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Sugar Reforms Why in News? The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) has suggested for introducing dual pricing of sugar for commercial and domestic…

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India’s Palm Oil Imports [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] India’s Palm Oil Imports What is the issue? India has cut import duty on crude palm oil (CPO) and refined, bleached and deodorised (RBD) palm…

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Air India Disinvestment [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Air India Disinvestment Why in News? The government has tweaked the terms of sale of Air India, and is now putting 100% of its equity…

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NSO Advance Estimates [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] NSO Advance Estimates Why in news? The National Statistical Office (NSO) recently released the first advance estimates of the national income for 2019-20. What are…

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Dealing with Onion Price Rise [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Dealing with Onion Price Rise What is the issue? With huge spike in onion prices, government responded by banning exports, placing import orders and altering…

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Rs.102-lakh-crore Infrastructure Plan [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Rs.102-lakh-crore Infrastructure Plan Why in News? Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently unveiled a plan to push the infrastructure investment adding up to Rs.102 lakh crore…

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THE NEED FOR A SINGLE ENERGY MINISTRY [2 JAN 2020] [CURRENTAFFAIRS.ACADEMY – UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION]

[CURRENTAFFAIRS.ACADEMY – UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION] THE NEED FOR A SINGLE ENERGY MINISTRY [2 JAN 2020] Context: India’s energy sector is currently governed by a multitude of regulators including five different…

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INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH [2 JAN 2020] [CURRENTAFFAIRS.ACADEMY – UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION]

[CURRENTAFFAIRS.ACADEMY – UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION] INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH [2 JAN 2020] Context: When the economy is going through a major slowdown, a big bang economic reform from the government can sometimes…

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Can the insolvency code handle the aftermath of the corona crisis? [Live Mint] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Can the insolvency code handle the aftermath of the corona crisis? [Live Mint] Context The article is about the aftermath of Covid-19 for the Indian…

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“DekhoApnaDesh” Webinar [PIB] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] “DekhoApnaDesh” Webinar [PIB] Context The Ministry of Tourism has launched its “DekhoApnaDesh” webinar series to provide information on the many destinations and the sheer depth…

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Government must fix an upper limit for fiscal deficit [The Indian Express] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Government must fix an upper limit for fiscal deficit [The Indian Express] Context D. Subbarao in this article discusses how the government is facing the…

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Economic liberalisation and its faults [The Hindu] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Economic liberalisation and its faults [The Hindu] Context The article describes the problems economic liberalisation has created. Covid-19 has exposed these problems even as developed…

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Mining Deep: On cabinet easing mining laws [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] Mining Deep: On cabinet easing mining laws [CAA Featured Article] Context The Union cabinet approved opening up of coal mining and further disinvestments.The Centre’s decision to liberalise norms for entry…

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ConFarm model of agricultural market [Down To Earth] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] ConFarm model of agricultural market [Down To Earth] Context A unique initiative titled Consumer-Farmer Compact in Telangana is ensuring food availability and access in COVID-19 times.…

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OPEC+ decides combine slashing of crude oil production [Live Mint] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] OPEC+ decides combine slashing of crude oil production [Live Mint] Context India has made a case for affordable oil prices in the backdrop of the…

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Operation Lifeline UDAN [PIB] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] OPERATION LIFELINE UDAN [PIB] Context To ensure a steady supply of essentials, even in the most remote locations, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry launched ‘Lifeline…

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How a dollar swap line with US Fed can help in uncertain times? [The Indian Express] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] HOW A DOLLAR SWAP LINE WITH US FED CAN HELP IN UNCERTAIN TIMES? [THE INDIAN EXPRESS] Context India is working with the US to secure…

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Use the COVID crisis to transform the agri-marketing system [The Indian Express] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] USE THE COVID CRISIS TO TRANSFORM THE AGRI-MARKETING SYSTEM [THE INDIAN EXPRESS] Context This article discusses the impact of lockdown on farmers and how the…

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 The Need for A Single Energy Ministry [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] THE NEED FOR A SINGLE ENERGY MINISTRY [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE]  Context Five different ministries along with a multitude of regulators govern India’s energy sector.Petroleum and…

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Draft Scheme for Supply of Round-The-Clock (RTC) Power [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] DRAFT SCHEME FOR SUPPLY OF ROUND-THE-CLOCK (RTC) POWER [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has prepared a "Draft Scheme for…

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Draft Guidelines for Private Trains [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR PRIVATE TRAINS [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Context Recently, Ministry of Railways and NITI Aayog released Draft Documents for discussion on Private Participation in…

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Road Infrastructure Funding [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Why in news? National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) recently unveiled the Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvITs) roadmap.Union Cabinet in…

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National Strategy for Financial Inclusion [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Why in news? Recently, Reserve Bank of India released National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) for the…

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What is Market Intervention Scheme (MIS)? How does it compare with MSP [The Hindu] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] WHAT IS MARKET INTERVENTION SCHEME (MIS)? HOW DOES IT COMPARE WITH MSP [THE HINDU] Context Fruit and vegetable farmers are facing major losses due to…

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Alternative Market Channel: Bypassing the Farmer Mandis [The Indian Express] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] ALTERNATIVE MARKET CHANNEL: BYPASSING THE FARMER MANDIS [THE INDIAN EXPRESS] Context The start of the coronavirus pandemic coincided with the peak vegetable harvesting season. As…

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A plan for the aftermath [The Indian Express] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] A PLAN FOR THE AFTERMATH [THE INDIAN EXPRESS] Context Everyone is agreed that the whole world is hurtling towards an unprecedented economic recession. India, already…

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World trade fall mustn’t stoke export pessimism [Live Mint] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] WORLD TRADE FALL MUSTN’T STOKE EXPORT PESSIMISM [LIVE MINT] Context The WTO expects a sharp drop-off in global trade in the wake of Covid-19. But…

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A time for extraordinary action [The Hindu] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] A TIME FOR EXTRAORDINARY ACTION [THE HINDU] Context The lockdown and other movement restrictions, backed by scientific and political consensus on their inevitability, have directly…

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Is e-NAM portal capable of supporting farmers? [Down To Earth] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] IS E-NAM PORTAL CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING FARMERS? [DOWN TO EARTH] Context The union government has launched new features in electronic agriculture market platform (e-NAM), to…

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Financing the pandemic rescue package [The Hindu] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] FINANCING THE PANDEMIC RESCUE PACKAGE [THE HINDU] Context The priority for India is to ensure that it overcomes the COVID-19 pandemic and kick-starts GDP growth.…

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Biofortified Carrot ‘Madhuban Gajar’ [PIB] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] BIOFORTIFIED CARROT ‘MADHUBAN GAJAR’ [PIB] Madhuban Gajar It is a biofortified carrot variety with high β-carotene and iron content developed by Shri Vallabhhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya,…

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E-Commerce in India [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] E-COMMERCE IN INDIA [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Why in news? Recently, The…

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Draft E-Commerce Policy [CAA Featured Article] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] DRAFT E-COMMERCE POLICY [CAA FEATURED ARTICLE] Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Why in news? The government…

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A different economic approach [The Hindu] [CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation]

[CurrentAffairs.Academy – UPSC Current Affairs Preparation] A DIFFERENT ECONOMIC APPROACH [THE HINDU] Context The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent 21-day lockdown by India has forced us to resolve the public health versus…

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