[Editorial Analysis] Catch the New Tech wave

Mains Paper 3: Economy Prelims level: Cryptocurrency Mains level: Digital Economy and BlockChain Technology Context: • The authors talk about opportunities posed by Cryptocurrency to India What’s happening? • In an astonishing event, the Ethereum founder has donated cryptocurrency worth…

Edible oil

• Edible oil prices have risen sharply in recent months. About: • The prices of six edible oils — groundnut oil, mustard oil, vanaspati, soya oil, sunflower oil and palm oil — have risen between 20% and 56% at all-India…

AspirantWorld One liners : 30th May

• Amnesty International Day is set on May 28 every year because this NGO was established in London in 1961. Amnesty International was established in London on May 28, 1961, when lawyer Peter Benenson published an article “The Forgotten Prisoner”…

Horticulture Cluster Development Programme

• To ensure holistic growth of horticulture, Union Minister of Agriculture launched the Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (CDP). About: • In a pilot phase, the programme will be implemented in 12 horticulture clusters covering 11 States/UTs out of the total…

Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme

• On account of the disruptions to businesses across various sectors of the economy, Government has further enlarged the scope of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme as under. About: • ECLGS 4.0: 100% guarantee cover to loans up to Rs.2…

AspirantWorld One liners : 29th May

• Switzerland and World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the BioHub facility, which will allow pathogens to be shared between laboratories and will facilitate “analysis and preparedness” against them. • Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed as the new Director…

Bangla-Lanka currency swap

• Bangladesh’s central bank as approved a $200 million currency swap facility to Sri Lanka, , which will help Colombo tide over its foreign exchange crisis. About: • A currency swap is effectively a loan that Bangladesh will give to…