(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- Country’s first ‘One Health’ consortium launched by D/o Biotechnology, Post COVID 19 READ MORE
- India gets re-elected to U.N. Human Rights Council for 2022-24 term READ MORE
- Global Hunger Index 2021: India slips to 101st spot, behind Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal READ MORE
- India among 50% countries where classes are yet to go fully in-person: Unicef-backed study READ MORE
- Are we seeing early signs of reverse migration in India? READ MORE
- Centre notifies new rules allowing abortion till 24 weeks of pregnancy in case of minors, rape survivors READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
- The declining monsoon rainfall in Punjab over last two decades READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- Why India’s bureaucracy needs urgent reform READ MORE
- Human rights and the State READ MORE
- Regulate private hospitals: Must check fleecing of patients at all times READ MORE
- Why India’s civil services need corporate management structures and culture READ MORE
- Our public schooling system requires rapid expansion READ MORE
- AUKUS, Australia, and the Importance of Trust in Foreign Policy READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- India towards the space and beyond READ MORE
- PLI Schemes: not a long-term answer READ MORE
- Speed and strength: Gati Shakti shows the intent, but hurdles remain READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- Climate negotiations need an innovative approach READ MORE
- The global war on terror grinds along: Notwithstanding some temporary setbacks, the broad contours of terrorism remain much the same READ MORE
GS Paper- 4
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
- A crisis of compassion in India READ MORE
Questions for the MAIN exam
- ‘The civil services held India together after Independence, but if the country’s potential is to be realised, existing problems of inefficiency and inaction must be fixed’. Analyse the statement.
- ‘Space is a global phenomenon and India must not allow itself to miss the opportunity to be at the top of this frontier’. In the light of the statement, analyse whether India should move towards the privatisation of ISRO?
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- Fairness is what justice really is.
- The civil services held India together after Independence, but if the country’s potential is to be realised, existing problems of inefficiency and inaction must be fixed.
- Indian habitations must have easily accessible schools that serve the educational needs of children at every level if we are to ease a severe supply constraint in generating human capital.
- There is a crying need for reforms such as a transparent and result-driven appraisal system, rules that make decision-making easier, better interdepartmental coordination, among others.
- India’s private healthcare industry provides vital services to those who can afford to pay for them as the country’s public healthcare system is overburdened, understaffed and wholly inadequate.
- Opening space programmes to private players is a breakthrough act and the world is watching keenly to see how feasible it will be to set up shop here.
- India could then be a world leader not only in climate change innovation but also effectively control pollutants and use pollution as a raw material for mineral production.
- The previous infrastructure pushes by the Union government failed because of burdensome or contradictory approaches from state government regulators and in some cases strong opposition by civil society groups. Planning should take these issues into account and therefore will need to be transparent and inclusive.
- Space is a global phenomenon and India must not allow itself to miss the opportunity to be at the top of this frontier. Policies must be harmonised with the global best practices. Developments and standards need to be on par with the rest of the world.
50- WORD TALK
- The Centre’s order to expand the BSF’s jurisdiction in border states from 15 km to 50 km inside Indian territory can severely strain the fragile federal structure. It amounts to big-footing the state police forces. Instead of adding muscle, it can create confusion in intelligence gathering and law enforcement activities.
- The extortion “nexus” in West Bengal’s Jaigaon involving SSB officers and so-called ‘journalists’ preying on Bhutan’s trade with India is deplorable. Bhutan is a valuable friend and strategic ally of India. Such nefarious activities need to be dealt with a heavy hand, especially when China is hyperactively eyeing India’s neighbourhood.
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.