1. Trump has taken his administration’s war on immigration to the next level Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper II; IOBR With his decision to suspend issuance of green cards for at least 60 days, U.S. President Donald Trump has taken his administration’s war on immigration to the next level. The Republican President, while... Continued.
1. Why oil prices fell below zero Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Economics The United States oil markets created history on Monday when prices of West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the best quality of crude oil in the world, fell to “minus” $40.32 a barrel in interlay trade in New York. Not only... Continued.
1. Oil prices are below 0 $ for the first time in history Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Economics The brakes put on by the coronavirus lockdown on the global economic activities has brought out one of the most astonishing results yet. For the first time in history, the price of a... Continued.
1. How pooled testing works, when it helps Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Science & Technology Faced with criticism about insufficient testing and the reality of limited resources, India has decided go for pooled testing in districts where no cases have been reported. This would on the one hand give data on... Continued.
1. Ways and Means Advances: what is it, and how far will relaxation of limit help? Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Economics The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on Friday, announced a 60% increase in the Ways and Means Advances (WMA) limit of state governments over and above the level as on... Continued.
1. Stranded Indian workers in West Asia Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper II; IOBR Indian workers in Gulf Around eight million people in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries constitute a unique cohort among Indian diaspora communities around the world. Around 50% of them are unskilled and another 30% are semi-skilled. Only a... Continued.
1. The WHO balance sheet: How it is funded, where it spends Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper II; IOBR After days of sniping at the World Health Organization (WHO) over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he would halt the funding the US gives to the... Continued.
1. Cyber frauds trying new ways, it’s important to secure data, accounts Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Science & Technology The COVID-19 outbreak presents a global challenge not just for the medical fraternity and society, but for law enforcement agencies also. Cyber crime, like a pandemic, knows no state borders. A few... Continued.
1. Who are Nihangs? Why they are in news? Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper I; Social Issues The Patiala incident in which a group of Nihangs attacked a Punjab police party and chopped off the hand of an assistant sub-inspector when stopped for a curfew pass, and the subsequent seizure of weapons and... Continued.
1. Besides face cover, should I wear gloves when I go outdoors? Relevant for GS Prelims & Mains Paper III; Science & Technology Initially, masks were said to be not necessary unless you were a COVID-19 patient, a healthcare worker or someone cleaning an environment that may have had such patients in them. Now that... Continued.