GS2: Social development
- India Holds National Dialogue on UN Food Systems Summit 2021 The United Nations Secretary General has called for the first ever UN Food Systems Summit to be held in September 2021 to strategize the actions for positive change in Agri-food systems in the Worldto realize the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- How can India contain the second wave?(TH) Positive messaging, containment measures and a good vaccination strategy are crucial
GS2: International Relations
- U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia(TH) It expels 10 diplomats, restricts trading and blacklists 32 individuals over ‘election meddling, cyberattack’
- UNFPA’s population report launched(TH) The report, ‘My Body is My Own’, shows only 55% of women are fully empowered to make choices.
- A multipolarity, scripted by the middle powers(TH) Japan, Iran, Turkey and India are well set to shape the emerging world order
- Annuity clause goes for NPS subscribers(TH) Admitting that annuities now fetch paltry pensions, regulator says investors can withdraw the corpus
- RBI sets up authority to review regulations(TH) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up the Regulations Review Authority 2.0