Civil Services Chronicle March 2021

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Joe Biden Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on January 20, 2021. Notable policy reversal done by him include - rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, ending the state of national emergency at the border with Mexico, directing the government to rejoin the World Health Organization, restoring relations with .... Read More
On the Hot Seat

Kaja Kallas Kaja Kallas has become the first woman Prime Minister of Estonia since the Baltic nation regained independence in 1991. Now, Estonia is the only country in the world led by ‘elected’ women – both the President, Kersti Kaljulaid, and the Prime Minister, KajaKall as. Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai has been appointed .... Read More
Faces Only in Memory

Paul J. Crutzen Paul Jozef Crutzen was a Dutch atmospheric chemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995 for his work on atmospheric chemistry and specifically for his efforts in studying the formation and decomposition of atmospheric ozone. He popularized the term ‘Anthropocene’ to describe a proposed new .... Read More
States in News

Gujarat’s Bagayat Vikas Mission The Govt. of Gujarat has announced ‘Horticulture Development Mission’(Bagayat Vikas Mission)to double the income of farmers involved in medicinal and horticulture farming. Under this mission, the waste land of the government will be given on 30-year lease for farming of horticulture and medicinal crops. Madhya Pradesh’s 'Launch Pad Scheme' .... Read More
Places in News

Myanmar The Myanmar Military Tatmadaw has announced a one-year state of emergency in the country and detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other senior leaders from the ruling party National League for Democracy (NLD) accusingfraud in the national elections held on Nov. 8, 2020. The Vice President .... Read More

One Planet Summit France organized the fourth ‘One Planet Summit’ in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank,for biodiversity on 11 January 2021 that aims to advance the protection of nature. Convened under the theme of “Let’s act together for nature!”, the Summit brought together heads of state and government, .... Read More
Organisations/Groupings/Alliance in News

South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) The government of India has set up a high-level group called South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) under the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)-run think tank Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)to help build a South Asia-focused energy security architecture. It is headed .... Read More

India Justice Report 2020 The 2nd Edition of India Justice Report (IJR) 2020 has been released by the Tata Trusts with the support of Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, DAKSH, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) – Prayas& Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. Maharashtra (5.77 points) regained .... Read More
New Initiatives

Partnering for Racial Justice in Business The World Economic Forum has launched the Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative, which will see a coalition of organizations commit to building equitable and just workplaces for professionals with under-represented racial and ethnic identities. The initiative has been designed to operationalize and coordinate commitments .... Read More

Ex Desert Knight-21 Indian Air Force and French Air and Space Force conducted a bilateral Air exercise, Ex Desert Knight-21 at Air Force Station Jodhpur from 20 to 24 Jan 21. ‘Sea Vigil-21’ It was the second edition of the biennial pan-India coastal defence exercise that was conducted on 12-13 January 2021 along .... Read More

SMCB: First Co-operative Bank to become SFB Uttar Pradesh-based Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank (SMCB) is the first Urban Cooperative Bank in the country to make a transition into a Small Finance Bank (SFB) under the voluntary transition scheme. Red Sand Boa The World Wildlife Fund-India and TRAFFIC India Office have launched an online .... Read More
World of Awards

Padma Awards 2021 The President of India has approved conferment of 119 Padma Awards including 1 duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one). The awards comprise 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards. 29 of the awardees are women and the list .... Read More
Persons in News

Nikolai Snesarev Government has approved the appointment of Belarussian coach Nikolai Snesarevas the middle- and long-distance coach of the Indian athletics team. Claire Polosak Australia’s Claire Polosak become the first female match official in a men’s Test match when she took up the fourth umpire’s role in the third Test between India .... Read More
Environmental Impact Assessment

Introduction Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an environmental decision support tool, which provides information on the potential impacts of development projects on environment, society, economy and human health, both beneficial and adverse. The objective of EIA is to ensure sustainable development through informed and transparent decision-making while planning a development project. UNEP defines .... Read More
Monetary Crisis and Foundation for RBI (1890-1935)

The monetary policy of British India was highly controversial during the interwar period as it aimed to protect the budgetary obligations and private commerce. The currency stabilization policy was seen as a tool to protect the British economic interest while they ruled India. The currency came under serious pressure during .... Read More
Economic Democracy

An explosion of material aspirations is posing new challenges to Indian democracy. Beneath all the outrage about crony capitalism, inept governance and absent jobs is an unrest that arises from a fundamental mismatch between the economic and political sphere. We may be equal inside the polling booth – with one-person .... Read More
Economy Survey 2020-21

The Economic Survey of India is an annual document of the Ministry of Finance. The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance presents the Survey in the Parliament every year, just before the Union Budget. It is prepared under the guidance of the Chief Economic Adviser of India. Union Minister for .... Read More
Key Highlights of Union Budget 2021-22

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presented the first ever digital Union Budget. The key highlights of the Union Budget 2021-22 are as follows – There are 6 pillars of .... Read More
Indian Polity & Governance (Class Notes Special-2)

Constitution Annulment of Article 370 and Article 35 (A) The Central government annulled the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under article 370 of the constitution in August 2019 via presidential order. This action also impacts the provisions under article 35 (A) of the constitution. With the annulment of special status .... Read More