(Newspapers, PIB, and other important sources)
Prelims and Mains:
- Development of new crops READ MORE
- The government has made a provision for the opening of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in each of the rural districts across the country READ MORE
- India ranks 122nd on the new Global Youth Development Index among 181 countries READ MORE
- Lok Sabha passes key bill to restore states’ power to make their own OBC lists READ MORE
- UP government renames Kakori kand to Kakori train action READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- Undermining justice: On vacancies in courts, tribunals- The Government must explain the unusual delay in filling up vacancies in courts, tribunals READ MORE
- Why the collegium system, while the best for judicial appointments, needs course corrections READ MORE
- The SC takes on abuse of power READ MORE
- Pegasus: India needs urgent surveillance reform READ MORE
- What You Need to Know About Tribunal Reforms Bill, 2021 READ MORE
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES
- Gender violence: A tragedy amid revelry- With the Govt’s lackadaisical approach, where it is not ready to engage in participative discussion on important issues, where does the victim go? READ MORE
- Choppy waters: On global maritime security- India must push for ratification of UNCLOS by all major maritime powers, including the U.S. READ MORE
- Maritime security: India should look beyond Quad to safeguard its interests READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- Unpacking the resiliency of global trade, yet again: Going by past experiences and historic ruptures, there is hope for global trade recovery in the post-COVID-19 world READ MORE
- Capacity constraint: Vacancies in tribunals will affect business environment READ MORE
- Online gaming — making a play at skilling READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- The century’s most pressing crisis is here READ MORE
- India needs a separate ministry to deal with the climate crisis READ MORE
- Danger ahead: Unless coal and fossil fuels are phased out, climate change will destroy human life READ MORE
GS Paper- 4
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
- Truth and Hope in a Post Olympics Void READ MORE
Questions for the MAIN exam
- ‘Historic ruptures often generate and accelerate new global links that lay foundations for institutional changes, seeking enduring cooperation among nations.’ Evaluate the statement with reference to economic growth in the post-covid world.
- Regional maritime tensions should not become hurdles in global maritime security cooperation. Discuss.
- ‘To make India self-reliant and realize the Digital India dream, there’s need for early and widespread adoption of emerging technologies in addition to skilled manpower across sectors’. Comment.
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.
- Through its UNSC presidency and beyond, New Delhi must faithfully advocate for ratification of UNCLOS by all major maritime powers, including the U.S.
- Going by past experiences, historic ruptures often generate and accelerate new global links that lay foundations for institutional changes, seeking enduring cooperation among nations.
- Rapid growth in e-commerce and the virtual world will demand entirely new skills from the workforce. Therefore, economic policies are likely to focus on stronger safety nets for workers; income protection, skill training, health care and educational support for families.
- The climate crisis requires both looking across boundaries (international and national) and building a strategic focus on future development pathways. This is the 21st century’s most pressing crisis.
- To make India self-reliant and realise the Digital India dream, there’s need for early and widespread adoption of emerging technologies in addition to skilled manpower across sectors.
- To minimise the impact of the climate crisis, India needs to focus on adaptation and mitigation efforts simultaneously.
- India must create a separate ministry of climate crisis and chart out a better future for its people and show the world that it is possible to balance between planet, people and profit and work towards a green growth economy.
- The PEW research findings show that we are tolerant and inclusive as a nation as long as we live in our own silos and until we truly do not intermingle across caste and religious barriers we will continue to struggle for an equitable society.
- Afghan government’s plea for IAF air support to counter the Taliban shows how desperate Kabul is. But this isn’t India’s war to fight. It’s also an impossibility, geographically and geostrategically. The US and allies must prevent Afghanistan from sliding into brutal medievalism. New Delhi can do no more than nudge them.
- The Supreme Court’s renewed push to get tougher against politicians/legislators with criminal records is a reminder that India’s effort to reform politics and elections is still a work in progress. The top court must keep at it because politicians, on their own, have little incentive to clean up their act.
Things to Remember:
- For prelims-related news try to understand the context of the news and relate with its concepts so that it will be easier for you to answer (or eliminate) from given options.
- Whenever any international place will be in news, you should do a mapping work (marking those areas in maps and also exploring other geographical locations nearby including mountains, rivers etc. same applies for the national places.)
- For economy related news (banking, agriculture etc.) you should focus on terms and how these are related with various economic aspects, for example, if inflation has been mentioned, try to relate with prevailing price rises, shortage of essential supplies, banking rates etc.
- For main exam-related topics, you should focus on the various dimensions of the given topic, the most important topics which occur frequently and are important from the mains point of view will be covered in ED.
- Try to use the given content in your answer. Regular use of this content will bring more enrichment in your writing.