Uttar Pradesh PSC (UPPSC)

India’s Long Game With China and Challenges Posed by A ‘Soft’ State : Daily Current Affairs

Relevance: GS-2: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests.

GS-3: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

Electric vehicle: Charging infrastructure as a constraint : Daily Current Affairs

Relevance: GS-3: Technology Missions, developing new technology. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

Key phrases: electric vehicle, infrastructure, FAME India, Discoms, charging station.

Why in News?

  • India’s EV transition needs to be accompanied by a boost in charging infrastructure

Volcanic eruption in Tonga: unfolding of a tragedy : Daily Current Affairs

Relevance: GS-1: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes./GS-3: Environmental hazard and Disaster

Key phrases: volcanoes, Pacific ‘Ring of fire’ explosivity, fuel-coolant interaction’, caldera, lightining, meteotsunami, tsunami

Gap in Infrastructure Financing : Daily Current Affairs

Relevance: GS-3: Indian Economy and Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports and Railways etc.

Key phrases: Infrastructure project, Public partnership model, government financing, capital investment

Why in News?

India ranks low in most global rankings on infrastructure. Poor infrastructure remains the biggest hurdle to sustaining a fast pace of economic growth and job creation in the future.

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