22 Apr, 2020

  • A) Futures Shock (Editorial) B) Why are the oil prices in the negative terrain? (Economy) (West Texas Intermediaries and Brent Crude)
  • The Key strategy is fiscal empowerment of states (Polity & Governance) (Cooperative federalism and states)
  • A change in migrant policy (Social Issues) (Problems of Migration and Pandemics)
  • Ill-equipped to deal with a crisis(Polity and Governance) (Science Policy and Pandemics)
  • ICMR asks states to stop using rapid tests (Science & Technology)(What is rapid tests?)
  • Sagar and Indian Ocean Commission (International Relations) (Reference-1)
  • Question of the day

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    THE KEY STRATEGY IS FISCAL EMPOWERMENT OF STATES

    The outbreak of COVID-19 has to be countered by both Centre and States in the spirit of Cooperative Federalism. Public health and Public Order have been placed under the State List under the Indian Constitution and hence the States must take the lead in the fight against COVID-19.

    • Need for States to take lead in fight against COVID-19
    • Constitutional Responsibilities of States
    • Need for decentralised approach
    • Constraints before the state Governments
    • Problem with Disaster Management Act, 2005
    • Decrease in Revenue Mobilisation
    • Limits on Fiscal Deficit under FRBM Act

     

    FUTURES SHOCK (EDITORIAL) + WHY ARE OIL PRICES IN NEGATIVE TERRAIN?

    The Article analyses the reasons for sudden fall in prices of crude oil and its impact on India. The oil import bill will fall sharply this fiscal year, giving tremendous relief to the government on the external account front.

    • Oil traded as futures contracts in New York
    • Speculation in Oil Prices
    • Cantango trades
    • Spot prices lower than future prices
    • Why isn’t Brent crude as devastated as WTI
    • How is India benefiting from this price crash

     

    A CHANGE IN MIGRANT POLICY – ARTICLE

    The COVID 19 crisis has brought to the forefront the issues surrounding migration in India particularly during a disaster. In this context this article analyses structural flaws in migration policy in India and emphasizes the need to bring about a change in migration policy.

    • Importance of migration issue during a disaster
    • Structural Flaw in Migration Policy
    • High dependency on Migrants in cities
    • Lack of alternate source of livelihood for migrants
    • Poor Living Conditions
    • Spread of disease among migrants

     

    ILL-EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH A CRISIS – ARTICLE

    The article highlights loopholes/ deficit in science policy making in India that Ill-equips India to deal with a crisis such as COVID-19.

    • Reason behind such a scenario
    • India’s low investment in science and tech
    • India has become a hotspot for emerging diseases
    • Complex socio-environmental problems
    • National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications

     

    ICMR ASKS STATES TO STOP USING RAPID TESTS FOR THE NEXT 2 DAYS

    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has directed the States not to use the COVID-19 rapid testing kits for the next two days following reports of wide variations in results.

    • What Is an Immunoglobulin Test
    • Types of antibodies
    • Immunoglobulin A
    • Immunoglobulin G
    • Immunoglobulin M
    • Immunoglobulin E
    • Immunoglobulin D
    • Immunoglobulin detection-based tests for COVID-19

     

    PUTTING THE SAGAR VISION TO THE TEST – ARTICLE

    Following a request from New Delhi, the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) granted observer status to India on March 6 at the Commission’s 34th Council of Ministers. 

    • Indian Ocean Conference
    • IOC and India's maritime vision
    • Bottom-up regionalism
    • Maritime security through integrated information centres
    • Counter to hegemonic forces Indian Ocean
    • A new Vision for Indian Ocean
    Comments

    Md Ayaz Ahmed 2 months ago

    great explanation sir

    Md Ayaz Ahmed 2 months ago

    plz check the answer of question 5 ,answer will be C 

    SHUBHAM SINGH 2 months ago

    see the answer 5 it will be c

     

    Akash Jindal 2 months ago

    And for ques 5 will C

    Dheeraj saini 2 months ago

    Answer of 5th question is C

    Nikhil 2 months ago

    watched videos should be marked....so that we can track and revise