IR/Diplomacy- Rupee-Ruble agreement, De-Dollarisation, India-Japan PM Meet, ICJ-Verdict on RussiaCurrent Affairs from 17 to 20 March 2022 for UPSC:

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– IR/Defense: Japan- 2018: PM Modi went to Japan. 2019: Japanese PM was to come to India but programme cancelled due to CAA protests. 2020: Corona. 2022: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited. 😍 (2014) Investment Promotion Partnership for JPY 3.5 trillion YEN investment during 2014-19. 2022: 5-TRILLION YEN investment over 5 yrs AGREEMENT (approx $42-bn investment) → Loans for …

Polity Current: Hijab Verdict Karnataka, UN Islamophobia Day, Blood Money for Kerala Nurse, Dishank App : 2 Days Current 15th & 16th March.

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– Polity: secularism: Karnataka High Court hijab verdict (2022): Q1) wearing the hijab is part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith under Article 25 of the Constitution? Karnataka HC Ruled: NO! wearing of the hijab by Muslim women does not make up an essential religious practice in Islamic faith. There is no “Quranic injunction” on wearing the hijab. It …

Economy Current: Dollar Swap agreement, National Land Monetization Corporation (NLMC), EPFO interest rates & more

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– EcoPill3A-BoP/Intl-Trade: $5 bn dollar-rupee swap. E.g. Axis bank will buy US Dollars from the RBI (e.g. at $1:75) & simultenously Axis agrees to RE-SELL those dollars back to RBI (e.g. at $1:76) at the end of the Swap period (e.g. 3 years). 😍1) increase the dollar supply in the system → weakening of rupee controlled: that helps saving Indian …

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Economy- UPI 123PAY, DigiSaathi, UPI limit in Debt Securities for Digital Economy- 5 Days Current

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– EcoPill1A1-Digital Payments: NPCi’s new unique payments interface (UPI) technology- for developing mobile apps for money transfer. Even if there is a non-smart phone (Featurephone- with number pads) money can be sent by USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) code (99#) on their phones make fund transfers through a numeric interface (similar to how we check the balance in prepaid mobile …

Current affairs- 13th Sunday and 14th Monday- Science Current: EOS-04 Satellite, Hydrogen Types, Volcanic Thunderstorm

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– ISRO’s 1st launch of 2022: EOS-04 satellite using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C52) from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. 1,700kg EOS-04 satellite to the placed in sun-synchronous polar orbit, some 529 km from the Earth’s surface. sun-synchronous polar orbit is an orbit in which the satellite passes over the Earth’s poles but also remains in the same position relative to the …

Current Affairs: Scan Tunnel, ITER, Charak Shapath, DNA-Theft, Ethics, Polity, IR from 10th Feb Thu, and 11th Feb Friday, and 12th Feb Sat

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Polity: Rights issue /freedom of speech/ movie making: defence ministry refused a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for a movie showing “GAY relationship between an Army officer and a local Kashmiri boy”. Defence ministry can do so for protecting the “image of the Armed Forces in the minds of the citizens of India/general public, national security, the defence of India, situation …

Current Affairs: Ramanujacharya’s Statue of Equality, Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar from 6th Feb Sunday and 7th Feb Monday

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– History/Culture: 10th century Vedic philosopher and social reformer Ramanujacharya. Born in 1017 in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. February 2, 2022: 1,000th birth anniversary of Ramanujacharya. Statue of Equality near Hyderabad. Made up of ‘panchaloha’, a combination of five metals: gold, silver, copper, brass, and zync. (वैदिक चिंतक रामानुजाचार्य की समानता प्रतिमा हैदराबाद के नज़दीक, प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा उद्घाटन। उनका जन्म …

Current Affairs Feb 05: Polity current: Secularism- Right to beard, Hijab, Tandav Dance, Parsi Cremation, Sugar circular economy from 5th

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Polity: secularism/Rights issues- Freedom of religion, dress and beard: Article 25(1) of the Constitution guarantees the “freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion”. It is also a negative liberty — means that the state shall ensure that there is no interference or obstacle to exercise this freedom. 1) However, state can restrict the right …

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Current Affairs Science Tech, PIN, History Culture from November week4- Omicron Variant, White Dwarf etc.

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Science Corona: World Health Organisation (WHO) had designated Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) as a “variant of concern (VOC)”. First reported from South Africa. Also found in Israel and Belgium. Botswana and Hong Kong. दक्षिण अफ़्रीका से पाया गया कोरोना वायरस का नया ओमीक्रोंन स्वरूप- जो अन्य स्वरूप से ज़्यादा संक्रामक और ख़तरनाक है। Sci-6 Corona: Can an RT-PCR test detect infection …

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Current Affairs for UPSC: Polity Governance from November Week4: Personal Data Protection Bill, Andhra Capital(s), Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act & more

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Polity: 6-Rights issues/Edu/NE/Regionalism: MEGHALAYA CHIEF Minister Conrad Sangma exhorted the state’s youth to learn Hindi to be able to “cross the language barrier” and get employed in other parts of India. What do the youth need? Pride? Self-esteem? For that, one needs to be economically independent, which comes with a job that needs a person to understand things. National Education …

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Current Affairs for UPSC: international relation and defence from Nov-Week4: INSAS, AK-203, Abhinandan Varthaman

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Defense: Award: COLONEL BIKUMALLA Santosh Babu was on awarded the Maha Vir Chakra – the country’s second-highest military gallantry honour – posthumously for leading the fight against Chinese soldiers during a clash between the two armies on June 15, 2020 in Galwan Valley of Ladakh. Defense: Award: Vir Chakra is the third highest Indian military honour during wartime. Given to …

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Ethics Integrity Aptitude related case studies from Nov-Week4 for UPSC general studies mains paper 4 (GSM4) – Nuremberg code for Medical Ethics, Sports Ethics, Domestic Violence

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Ethics-LATERAL Entry. 1) present in Union Govt. 2) 2021-Nov: W.Bengal State govt seeks to rope in consultants via lateral entry for 50 posts in various departments through lateral entry. The age limit is 35-70 years, contractual salary ₹1.5 lakh-2 lakh a month. Benefits/challanges? 1) Read from governance book / PDF material. 😥 2) existing officers apprehensive- “This will create confusion …

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Current Affairs for UPSC: Economy banking and finance from November Week4: Digital Bank, inverted duty structure in GST, SDG Urban India Index & More

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EcoPill1A1-Digital Payments: Collins Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” for 2021 is “NFT” — an abbreviation that stands for “non-fungible token” An NFT, according to Collins Dictionary, is a “unique digital certificate, registered in a blockchain, that is used to record ownership of an asset such as an artwork or a collectible”. Already covered in Mrunal’s Free Win21 Lecture Series LAST …