(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- President of India Presents Padma Awards READ MORE
- UNESCO picks Srinagar as ‘creative city’ READ MORE
- Telling numbers: A ranking of countries on drug policies and implementation READ MORE
- In just 30 years, marine heatwaves have turned the Great Barrier Reef into a bleached checkerboard READ MORE
- Abu Dhabi issues law on divorce, inheritance for non-Muslims READ MORE
- Demonetisation, 5 years on: Key economic indicators paint a mixed picture READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
- The Invisible Women of Colonial India’s Textile Industry READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- Is the Centre trying to take over the primacy accorded to India’s judiciary in appointing judges? READ MORE
- Incipient Shift in Civil-Military Relations? READ MORE
SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
- Over 33 lakh children are malnourished in India, Maharashtra has highest number: Report READ MORE
- India needs a new, integrated approach to Eurasia READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- No scientific basis to GM crops’ regulation READ MORE
- India’s Broken Credit System Is Stalling GDP growth READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- Carbon Emission of 1% Super-Rich Imperils 1.5 Degree Celsius Target READ MORE
- Will COP26 be just another PR event? READ MORE
- Why Chennai’s Flooding Problem Won’t Be Solved for Another 10 Years READ MORE
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- Breaking down the hype around Metaverse: Its commodification in the hands of one corporation could be detrimental to the Web 3.0 decentralisation movement READ MORE
GS Paper- 4
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
- Allama Iqbal’s concept of self emancipates us READ MORE
- Advertisements and Majoritarian Morality: A Dangerous Precedent READ MORE
Questions for the MAIN exam
- Critically analyse the outcomes of COP26. Do you agree with the view that this time the world leaders are more serious about climate change?
- Examine the reasons for wage gap in India. Suggest the way forward to address the issue.
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- Authority does not come from the loudest voice, but the wisest.
- The time has come for it to begin a strategic conversation with Europe on Eurasian security. This will be a natural complement to the fledgeling engagement between India and Europe on the Indo-Pacific.
- The current flux in Eurasian geopolitics will lessen some of the current contradictions and generate some new antinomies in the days ahead. But the key for India lies in greater strategic activism that opens opportunities in all directions in Eurasia.
- The successful Covid vaccine drive and use of Bt Cotton technology for the economic benefit of the cotton farmers are great examples of using science and technology to solve problems in the health and agriculture fields.
- If India is serious about climate change, it can ill afford to beat around the bush and play into the distraction of greenwashing, false or weak solutions.
- Climate leadership is not about organizing massive global conventions, making lofty promises or paying large amounts of money while still perpetuating the same systems that is causing global warming.
- The surge in energy prices is a concern for growth; even if temporary, a reminder of India’s strategic dependence on imported energy.
- Understanding and addressing the modern day wage gap requires that we pay attention to its historical origins.
- Compared to other large economies around the globe, India does not have the credit institutions in place to support the real economy on the scale its growth needs demand.
- The PIL heard by the apex court is seeking adequate infrastructure across the country for providing effective legal aid to women abused in matrimonial homes and creating shelter homes for them.
50- WORD TALK
- India’s cryptocurrency craze is alarming. The new “asset” promising fantastic returns is enticing teens to homemakers even in small towns and has celeb endorsements – all with zero regulation or oversight. The government, RBI should stop sitting on the sidelines and urgently create a framework to govern this very risky investment.
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.