(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- India seeks $1 tn in ‘climate finance’ to meet its targets READ MORE
- ‘Carbon colonialism’: India, China among nations to reject first draft READ MORE
- Earth’s first landmass emerged in Singhbhum: study READ MORE
- World Bank Plans To Replace Cancelled ‘Doing Business’ Report in Two Years READ MORE
- Natural wealth of the nations READ MORE
- Zika virus explained: Should India be worried? READ MORE
- India issues revised guidelines for international arrivals: Children exempted from COVID-19 testing READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
- Season of floods: Tamil Nadu’s cities need long-termsolutions to avoid the monsoon woes READ MORE
- Nature’s call: Now’s the time to answer READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- MPLADS, its suspension, and why it must go READ MORE
- For vaccine equity, the TRIPS waiver is crucial READ MORE
- Get around to the truth: The problem of credibility is afflicting our political landscape READ MORE
- The Seditious Half-Life of Facts: The indiscriminate use of draconian laws also denies citizens their rights, perhaps more blatantly, and also has a chilling effects on citizens. READ MORE
SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
- Undefined role: India must be clear on how it wants to shape Afghanistan’s destiny under the Taliban READ MORE
- India and ASEAN look to deepen partnership READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- Digitisation has improved but is still a very small fraction of cash transactions. Moreover, digitisation in a country like ours is conceivable only in cities READ MORE
- Managing cryptocurrencies: Govt must address regulatory concerns READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- On the economic geography of climate change READ MORE
- How the world can decarbonise global trade without burdening developing countries READ MORE
- Time to step up cover for natural calamities READ MORE
GS Paper- 4
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
Questions for the MAIN exam
- ‘Knowledge is important, but it fails to create transformational change in our lives if it isn’t converted into action’. Comment.
- ‘Protection of forests is critical not only to reduce emissions, but also to conserve biodiversity and to support sustainable development’. Comment.
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- Knowledge is important, but it fails to create transformational change in our lives if it isn’t converted into action.
- Wisdom is not merely knowing things—it is knowing things and acting accordingly. It is having both the knowledge to develop principles and the judgment to act in accordance with those principles.
- India must be clear on how it wants to shape Afghanistan’s destiny under the Taliban.
- The EU’s effort to protect the IP standards of pharma corporations signals the triumph of corporate profits over the health of the poor.
- Our integrity at home and abroad will not improve by denying facts but by always speaking the truth, or, at least, most times.
- India and ASEAN have shared values and ideas. This relationship needs more substantive collaboration. The 30th anniversary is a good time to deepen the partnership.
- Digitisation has improved but is still a very small fraction of cash transactions. Moreover, digitisation in a country like ours is conceivable only in cities.
- Analysing the social, economic, and political context of the operation of the TB programme has highlighted the insight and need to rapidly respond to the issues to address the unavoidable TB epidemic.
- Protection of forests is critical not only to reduce emissions but also to conserve biodiversity and to support sustainable development.
- The indiscriminate use of draconian laws also denies citizens their rights, perhaps more blatantly, and also has a chilling effect on citizens.
- No man is really wise until he is gentle and humble in heart.
50- WORD TALK
- This year’s People’s Padma awardees aptly reflect the true spirit of the endeavour. It has a wide and formidable range with respect to issues, region and communities. In the last seven years, Narendra Modi government has steadily worked toward de-politicising this prestigious award by making it more and more diverse.
- The context and current focus of the India-ASEAN Summit are the Indo-Pacific. PM Modi noted the special role of ASEAN in India’s Act East Policy and the Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR) as also in the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative. ASEAN is aware that India was a protagonist of the Quad’s focus on ASEAN centrality. Quad is not mentioned in the documents, but the collaboration is not restrained in any manner.
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.