(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- ‘SAKSHAM’ app will help the community resource person to know the penetration of various financial services for each SHG & village READ MORE
- The US puts India, 10 others on the list of ‘countries of concern’ on climate READ MORE
- Plastic pollution in aquatic systems may triple by 2040: UNEP READ MORE
- Migratory Amur falcons reach Manipur READ MORE
- ‘Energy transition poses inflation risks’ READ MORE
- A clean energy transition plan for India READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
- Sex Work, Sex Trafficking, and Myopia of the State READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- Is there a good way for a political party to achieve internal democracy? READ MORE
- The idea of political accountability READ MORE
- NEP 2020 and the Language-in-Education Policy in India READ MORE
- Dengue: Another crisis in the making READ MORE
- New Quad signals India’s strategic shift in Middle East READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- Coal Woes: Are They Touch and Go? To combat the coal shortage and prevent its recurrence, meticulous and efficient planning holds the key. READ MORE
- Preparing the Script for Privatisation: The privatisation of Air India marks the gradual erosion of the public sector and inclusive employment. READ MORE
- Credit risk management policies of banks: A new approach READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- Indians 15% More Vulnerable to Extreme Heat: Lancet Study: India is among five countries where vulnerable populations had the highest exposure to heatwaves. READ MORE
- Development that is mindful of nature: Course correction is inevitable in Kerala, which seems to be trapped in a mindless consumerism that is threatening its future READ MORE
- South of Pir Panjal poses counter-terror challenges READ MORE
GS Paper- 4
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
Questions for the MAIN exam
- How far do you agree that the environmental disasters in Kerala are happening due to changes in land-use patterns? Discuss.
- Discuss the responsible causes for the coal shortage in India. How India can prevent such a crisis in future?
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.
- Course correction is inevitable in Kerala, which seems to be trapped in mindless consumerism that is threatening its future
- The privatisation of Air India marks the gradual erosion of the public sector and inclusive employment.
- To combat the coal shortage and prevent its recurrence, meticulous and efficient planning holds the key.
- The new Middle Eastern Quad will push India to transform itself. While the US might be more lenient towards Indian stretchable time, Israel and the UAE are impatient countries.
- The success of the new Middle Eastern Quad rests on India moving away from rhetoric, focusing on the deliverables and hopefully, improving its work culture and efficiency.
- The prevalent complexity and heterogeneity, including religious demographics, ethnic and linguistic profiles, geography and political orientations, to the south of Pir Panjal, demand more rigour and a non-binary understanding of the region.
- The formulation of an effective counter-terrorism strategy will have to factor in the new sets of challenges, including technological and local realities and past trends.
- Indian politics doesn’t take the idea of conflict of interest seriously. This allows politicians to escape responsibility.
- India would do well to actively take part in these negotiations and try to shape the investment facilitation agreement in a manner that reflects its concerns.
- Democratic functioning may be an ideological imperative, operational choice, or legitimising tactic but it is not an end in itself for a political party.
50- WORD TALK
- Modi government’s refusal to cut taxes on petrol and diesel despite record-high prices but wanting producers to lower crude prices is odd. Soaring fuel prices can reignite inflation and hurt India’s nascent economic recovery. It’s not prudent for the government to depend on just one sector to boost revenues.
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 main 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.