(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- UNGA committee endorses India’s resolution for granting Observer Status to International Solar Alliance READ MORE
- Shaktikanta Das given 3-year extension as RBI governor READ MORE
- Centre’s Fiscal Deficit Touches 35% of Budget Estimate read READ MORE
- India’s R value steady at 0.90, but Delhi, Kolkata see rise in infection rate READ MORE
- Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana emerge toppers in governance performance: PAC study READ MORE
- Jackie Chan and ‘Game of Thrones’ inspire names of new gecko species in Western Ghats READ MORE
- Suicides among farm workers rose 18% in 2020 READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
- Why Sardar Patel supported Partition READ MORE
- In India, the steady subversion of equality: The sharp turns away from democracy seen recently in the country must jolt citizens into stopping the descent READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- The Aryan Khan case is about constitutionalism READ MORE
- Fair play: The State’s tendency to charge anyone under the UAPA is facing sustained legal challenge READ MORE
- India Has a Serious Hunger Problem and it Needs Urgent Policy Intervention READ MORE
- The Hunger Conundrum: India has to accelerate efforts to improve the nutrition levels of the population. READ MORE
- India Slam China’s New Boundary Law Amid Border Tensions READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- Where are we in the growth cycle? READ MORE
- Banks must not turn away MSMEs READ MORE
- Economic Impact of COVID-19-induced Lockdown on Rural Households READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- COP26: Realistic expectations – Glasgow will not solve the climate crisis but it can fast-track global climate collaboration READ MORE
- COPing with climate change: Rich nations must walk the talk on clean energy READ MORE
- Pegasus ruling a call for law on cyber security READ MORE
GS Paper- 4
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
- Silly point: Support for the national cricket team or its players is no litmus test for patriotism READ MORE
- Gratitude & Happiness READ MORE
- The Protagonist of a Tolerant Society READ MORE
Questions for the MAIN exam
- ‘The pandemic has exposed the poor State of health infrastructure in the rural areas which needs to be addressed on priority’. Comment.
- While surveillance is a legitimate tool in the hands of governments, it can only be in accordance with the stipulated parameters and procedures established by law. Discuss.
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- The question of hegemony is always the question of a new cultural order.
- The sharp turns away from democracy seen recently in the country must jolt citizens into stopping the descent.
- Support for the national cricket team or its players is no litmus test for patriotism.
- Indic ethical ideas based on Hindu, Buddhist and Jain texts and contexts can inspire us to be more responsible, sustainable, and moral to protect and preserve our planet and nature.
- Service of mankind, when done with selflessness, is a natural outcome of gratitude.
- India has rightly stated that COP26 should not be confined to ‘promises and pledges’ as the world needs rapid and deep emission cuts this decade rather than distant targets.
- While surveillance is a legitimate tool in the hands of governments, it can only be in accordance with the stipulated parameters and procedures established by law.
- There has to be a harmonious balance between the protection of national security on the one hand and the protection of enjoyment of individual liberties on the other.
- The State’s tendency to charge anyone under the UAPA is facing sustained legal challenge.
- The success of the vaccination drive has shown that this is possible and the same leadership, team spirit and motivation are required to transform the public health sector.
- India is not committing to net zero emissions at COP26, but one day it will need to. This is the time to initiate legal and regulatory changes and allow finance to flow in.
- There is an urgent need for immediate policy intervention to uplift the poor from hunger and deprivation.
- As the global economy starts to witness a tapering of peak growth and higher inflation, India could see higher inflation and higher growth.
- Service of mankind is a natural outcome of gratitude.
50- WORD TALK
- The disruption of Friday namaz across Gurgaon sectors by Hindu right wing groups and some residents is a sad reflection of the intolerance and anti-minority sentiment that dominates our society and politics today. Othering of the minority seems to have become a norm. Only political will can stop this now.
- More national security issues and cyber security aspects are likely to come up for consideration before the SC. Citing this judgment, courts could push the envelope of cyber legal jurisprudence and jurisprudence concerning national security law to come up with a balanced approach. While national security is paramount, it should not be used to trammel the citizens’ liberties.
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.