(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- Edible Oil prices show a declining trend across the country READ MORE
- World food prices hit a 10-year-high; wheat harvests a factor: U.N. READ MORE
- Explained: What is Molnupiravir? READ MORE
- Climate Change: Global Carbon Emissions Going to Rebound to Pre-Pandemic level READ MORE
- Global warming led to frequent, extreme melting of ice in Greenland over the past 40 years READ MORE
- India, Senegal sign MoU on health, medicine in Dakar, review bilateral ties READ MORE
- Air quality deteriorates in many parts in North and Central India READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- What we need to fix our judicial system READ MORE
- The politics of illegal drugs and legal highs READ MORE
- Individual independence is a myth, we need a social support system READ MORE
- Blow to children’s nutrition READ MORE
- Charting a trade route after the MC12: An upbeat global trade scenario provides an ideal setting for Trade Ministers to correct iniquitous rules and provisions READ MORE
- ASEAN nations and the china factor READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- How the Pacific Protects its Fisheries READ MORE
- Good judgement needed to push privatization READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- The right time for India to have its own climate law: The country’s existing laws are inadequate in dealing with climate change; India’s situation is also unique READ MORE
- Impact of greenhouse gases and deforestation READ MORE
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- India’s 5G leap is about powering tomorrow: The revolution that 4G technology ushered in can be enhanced but the nation cannot gloss over the digital divide READ MORE
GS Paper- 4
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
- Symbols as an expression of universal welfare READ MORE
- Positive actions READ MORE
- Tortured as a Child Labourer, He Is Now Helping Draft India’s Anti-trafficking Bill READ MORE
Questions for the MAIN exam
- India’s existing laws are inadequate in dealing with climate change. In this backdrop, discuss the need for separate climate law in India.
- ‘When New Delhi speaks of the need for climate justice, global funding and climate adaptation technology transfer, India’s voice would only be strengthened multiple times if it speaks for South Asia as a whole.’ Analyse the need and challenges involved in regional cooperation on the issue of climate change in South Asia.
- Enumerating the applications of 5G technology, examine the challenges involved in its implementation in India.
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- Hate has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.
- An upbeat global trade scenario provides an ideal setting for Trade Ministers to correct iniquitous rules and provisions.
- The country’s existing laws are inadequate in dealing with climate change; India’s situation is also unique.
- The answer to fixing our judicial system does not lie in throwing more money at it or building shiny new digital platforms or creating a new behemoth like the National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation as demanded by the incumbent Chief Justice of India.
- Western countries are raising only issues of security and sustainability. Of course, growth should be sustainable, and the species has to be made secure from the impact of climate change.
- While natural gas plants are running, they need to purchase fuel and the price of fossil fuels does not reflect the cost of climate change in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
- The pandemic has deprived parents of employment and their children access to education and school meals.
50- WORD TALK
- Modi government’s decision to cut taxes on petrol and diesel, followed by many states, was long overdue. Hopefully, it’s driven by stagflation concerns and not by political exigencies after bypolls and ahead of assembly elections. Packaging it as a ‘Diwali gift’ is just smart politics. The economy needs more cuts.
- The drastic deterioration in Delhi-NCR’s air quality due to Diwali firecrackers and farm fires is a damning indictment of the failure of authorities and policies and the insensitivity of the violators. Especially when the pandemic’s health emergency trauma is so fresh. AAP-BJP politics over this only makes it tragic.
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.