(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- PM to launch Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0 on 1st October READ MORE
- NITI Aayog, AWS, and Intel Collaborate to Accelerate Digital Innovation in India READ MORE
- census Core sector output grows 11.6% in August READ MORE
- NASA’s Lucy mission to probe Jupiter’s mysterious Trojan asteroids READ MORE
- August 2021 is the sixth-warmest in 142 years: US climate agency READ MORE
- New eel species discovered in Mumbai well READ MORE
- IOB out of RBI’s PCA framework READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
- What do we do about the hate and violence in our society? READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- Making parties constitutional: This will ensure in-party democracy, make them transparent, and de-communalise them READ MORE
- Making meals count: Plug gaps to ensure the success of PM Poshan scheme READ MORE
- Education in India Has Plunged into a Crisis. Just Reopening Schools Isn’t Enough. READ MORE
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES
- Failing on food: on child malnutrition and mid-day meals- Recent data on child malnutrition underscore the value of good school meals READ MORE
- At the Quad, forming habits of cooperation- The institutionalisation of the organisation has begun and it is a chance for India to work with the advanced economies READ MORE
- Environment, inequalities shape global politics READ MORE
- Quad erat faciendum: Summit signals hope READ MORE
- New alliance in the Asia-Pacific READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- The many benefits of a strong GI ecosystem READ MORE
- Warts and all, the annual EoDB index was useful READ MORE
- The oil risk: Higher prices may delay economic recovery READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- Be realistic: COP26 must keep practical aspects of developing countries in mind before setting up targets READ MORE
- COVID-19: How bio-medical waste poses challenges to urban solid waste management system READ MORE
- Landslides in Himachal linked to power projects READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
Questions for the MAIN exam
- The institutionalization of the Quad has begun to gather speed. Comment in the light of the recently held Quad Summit.
- ‘Political parties are the agents of democracy and safety valves in the political system’. In the light of the statement, discuss the need to make Political Parties transparent in their funding.
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- In such a fearful world, we need a fearless church.
- The institutionalisation of the organisation has begun and it is a chance for India to work with the advanced economies.
- This will ensure in-party democracy, make them transparent, and de-communalise them.
- Political parties in developed nations maintain high levels of internal democracy.
- Political parties are the agents of democracy and safety valves in the political system. They desperately need reform.
- The politically charged, non-violent and ethical style of philosophy propagated by Gandhi is intended to make one spiritual — a practitioner is encouraged to gravitate and work for the welfare of all other beings.
- With the potential onset of the third wave, it is important to prioritise a separate collection of infectious and highly infectious waste in the urban solid waste management systems.
- Reopening schools and pretending that things are back to normal would be a recipe for disaster.
- India’s climate targets are not conditional, but its negotiating position has been that finance and technology must be made available to developing countries.
- The tussle between the US and China seeks formal garb after the AUKUS was formed, and now the US wants more micro engagements in the region.
- Instead of killing Ease of Doing Business World Bank should improve it by strengthening the governance framework and fine-tuning the methodology.
50- WORD TALK
- Dissolving OFB and converting it into seven defence PSUs is major reform. It breaks down a structure that was over 200 years old and was crumbling under its own weight. The hard work starts now. These PSUs need to adopt technology, unleash efficiency to make India truly self-dependent in defence.
- The Desh bhakti curriculum introduced in Delhi schools is a case of getting the sequence wrong. Patriotism naturally follows robust nation-building, not the other way around. Seventy-five years after Independence, with 5,000 years of civilisation before that, students don’t need indoctrination. Instead, inculcate respect for rule of law and the Constitution.
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.