UPSC Essentials: Reports, policies and data on your tips- NITI Aayog’s report on gig economy

Essential data, facts and figures from reports, policies, schemes and important documents for UPSC-CSE. ‘India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy‘– Report of NITI Aayog Cellabus- Prelims: Economic and Social Development Mains: GS I and II (Social issues, women and vulnerable section), GS III ( Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilisation of resources, growth, … Read more

Over 42 Lakh Deaths Prevented In India By Covid Vaccines In 2021: Lancet Report

The Lancet study estimates that 42,10,000 deaths were prevented by vaccination in India in 2021. London: COVID-19 vaccines prevented over 42 lakh potential deaths in India in 2021, said a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, which based its findings on estimates of “excess” mortalities in the country during the pandemic. Globally, the … Read more

Twitter Accounts Hyped Company Seeking Covid Vaccine Trials: Report

More than 100 Twitter accounts heavily promoted Ocugen stock. A network of Twitter accounts pushed messages to boost the share price of a biotech company as it sought approval to run a clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine, according to research provided to Bloomberg News. The tweets promoted stock for Ocugen Inc., which is based … Read more

Hundreds Of Floating Black Sea Mines Between Ukraine’s Grain Stocks And World: Report

The sea mines floating between Ukraines grain stocks and the world As the United Nations tries to broker a path for grain from Ukraine and temper worries about a global food crisis, hundreds of mines laid along the Black Sea present a practical nightmare that will take months to resolve even after any agreement. The … Read more

Report; Covid Pandemic Affects Job Market; Women Lose Jobs In Covid

Prior to the pandemic, Indian women performed about 10 times more care work than men. (File) For years, Sanchuri Bhuniya fought her parents’ pleas to settle down. She wanted to travel and earn money – not become a housewife. So in 2019, Ms Bhuniya snuck out of her isolated village in eastern India. She took … Read more

Explained: The Sue Gray report into UK leadership’s lockdown parties

Excessive alcohol consumption, an altercation, vomiting and mistreatment of security and cleaning staff. These are some of the details that emerged from senior UK civil servant Sue Gray’s report about the boozy parties in and around No. 10 Downing Street, while the rest of Britain was undergoing a strict lockdown. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s … Read more

20 Civilians Evacuated From Besieged Plant In Ukraine’s Mariupol: Report

Ukraine War: Thousands have been killed and over 13 million have been forced to flee their homes. Mariupol: At least 20 civilians, including several children, were able to leave a badly battered steel plant in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Saturday in what could be the start of a long-awaited, larger evacuation of … Read more