(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- National Intelligence Grid to finally see the light of day READ MORE
- Magistrates can’t extend probe under UAPA: Supreme Court READ MORE
- Subramania Bharati: One Hundred Years of Revolution READ MORE
- World’s largest plant capturing CO2 from air starts up in Iceland READ MORE
- Battle of Saragarhi explained: When 21 men fought thousands READ MORE
- New tech-based on CRISPR to control the growth of mosquitoes READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- Criminal-politician nexus ingrained in our polity READ MORE
- NIRF 2021 and the Invisibilisation of Exclusion in Indian Higher Education READ MORE
- Federalism is a big casualty in India’s fight against COVID-19 READ MORE
- Law & Order and Appeals: What We Can Learn From Ayush Sinha, Supertech Cases READ MORE
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES
- Measuring caste inequality across Indian states READ MORE
- Why Does Bonded Labour Still Persist in India? READ MORE
- Poverty, debt, hunger: How India’s Covid-19 lockdown hurt its domestic workers READ MORE
- At 15, BRICS has made incremental progress. But there is palpable disconnect too READ MORE
- Perils surrounding ‘gunpoint diplomacy’ READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- What the Q1 GDP numbers say: With improved revenues, the government must increase expenditures to push consumption and investment READ MORE
- How soon can GDP reach the pre-Covid level? READ MORE
- Large-scale privatisation of banks will hurt READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- The disappearing wetlands of India READ MORE
- New Study Offers More Proof That Brazilian Amazon Is Now a Net CO2 Source READ MORE
GS Paper- 4
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
- Youth should be aware of social realities and challenges: CJI READ MORE
- Keep your emotional go bag and stay bin ready READ MORE
Questions for the MAIN exam
- “Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve”. Critically analyse this statement in the context of India’s electoral politics.
- Discuss the need for space privatisation in India. What are the challenges that Indian industries are facing?
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- Hatred can eat at you until there’s nothing left until you become the thing you hate.
- Although recent research on inequality shows that upper castes have the highest levels of material well-being, there is a wide variation in caste inequality across India.
- With improved revenues, government must increase expenditures to push consumption and investment.
- Remember, any change in the nation’s trajectory always stems from its youth and its participation. It is for you to build the ideal nation and society that you desire to witness.
- Banking is not like any other business entity. Banks operate with a small portion of shareholders’ funds with a disproportionately higher outlay of the common man’s deposit. Banks basically lend depositors’ money.
- Banks have become an excellent tool for the economic progress of the country.
- But state-owned banks, while trying to be profitable on the one hand, provide many services in public interest. Only government banks provide services to the common people at affordable costs.
- Privatising all Banks will be disastrous. The government must find ways and means to strengthen the banking system and ensure the safety of depositors’ money and forbid the looting of public money by private tycoons.
- The international community has witnessed a paradigm shift in global security and geopolitics during the last three weeks.
- There is a need for a special sectoral law that will “regulate employment, conditions of work and provide social protection simultaneously.
- The root cause of the mismanagement of the pandemic is practicing top-down and coercive, instead of bottom-up and cooperative, federalism.
- The reason for partial or non-implementation of SC orders is clear. The criminalisation of politics has been packaged in such a manner as to appear beneficial for not only the political parties and criminals but also for the constituencies that they seek to represent. The SC orders can at best have little effect on the ground. The poor constituent is more likely to know his MP, MLA, ward member or sarpanch than the judge who passed the order.
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 map work (marking those areas in maps and also exploring other geographical locations nearby including mountains, rivers, etc. same applies to the national places.)
- For economy-related news (banking, agriculture, etc.) you should focus on terms and how these are related to 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 to your writing.