The Hindu Today News & Editorials – 17 February 2021

The Hindu Today News & Editorials – 17 February 2021 | What is News

1) Looking ahead after the Ladakh walk back. After making a political choice in the disengagement, the government has to now deal with the strategic consequences. GS-2: International relations: India and its neighborhood- relations. GS-3: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Context: The last round of …

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The Hindu Important News Editorial and Analysis 13 February 2021

The Hindu Important News Editorial and Analysis 13 February 2021

1) Regulation lite: On self-regulation code for OTT channels Self-regulation code for OTT channels must be given a chance to work to foster creativity. GS-2: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. GS-3: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security. Context: …

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Lalandar “Shatoot” Dam in Afghanistan

Lalandar "Shatoot" Dam in Afghanistan

CONTEXT: Indian Prime Minister recently called for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in Afghanistan to end a spike in violence, as the two countries signed an agreement for building a dam to supply water to Kabul city. The project, which costs nearly $ 300 million, is a part of the New Development Partnership between India and Afghanistan. ABOUT: …

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DISENGAGEMENT IN Pangong Lake

DISENGAGEMENT IN Pangong Lake

CONTEXT: China’s military announced that frontline troops of India and China had begun disengaging in a “synchronised and organised” manner from the north and south banks of Pangonglake, where both sides have been locked in a stand-off for months which was the first step in the long process of disengagement and de-escalation. ABOUT: This is the …

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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Till 2020 financial year (FY), this scheme has crossed 1.75 crore eligible women. A total sum of Rs. 5,931.95 crore was paid to 1.75 crore eligible beneficiaries between financial year 2018 and 2020. About Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana: Maternity Benefit Programme Implemented in all the districts of the country Announced on December 31, 2016. Centrally sponsored scheme …

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News Analysis (13 Nov, 2020) IAS Current Affairs for UPSC Preparation

Why in News The government has announced a fresh set of measures, worth around Rs. 1.2 lakh crore, to boost job creation, provide liquidity support to stressed sectors and encourage economic activity in housing and infrastructure areas. An additional outlay of Rs. 65,000 crore is being provided as a fertiliser subsidy to support increasing demand on the back of …

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10 November 2020 – Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Prelims Exam

10 November 2020 - Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Prelims Exam

Lady of Bietikow Recently German researchers are piecing together the life of a prehistoric woman from a skeleton found during an excavation. The women is believed to be died more than 5,000 years ago in the Neolithic period. Researchers has named her the “Lady of Bietikow,”a village of the same name in north eastern Germany’s Uckermark …

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