(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- Co-op societies are not banks, RBI cautions READ MORE
- RBI announces draft scheme for PMC-USFB amalgamation READ MORE
- Explained: What is El Salvador’s Bitcoin city? READ MORE
- Explained: What is PESA Act, and politics behind its implementation in Chhattisgarh READ MORE
- Finance Ministry notifies 12% GST rate on MMF, yarn, fabrics from January 1; corrects duty anomaly READ MORE
- IMF deal with Pakistan would revive $6 billion bailout READ MORE
- Uttar Pradesh: Ganga expressway gets environmental clearance READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- Falling short: JPC Bill gives much leeway to Govt. to exempt its agencies from data protection provisos READ MORE
- Reservation as Affirmative Action – A Look Into the Future READ MORE
- Uniform Civil Code is a progressive step READ MORE
SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
- Prolonged school closures due to COVID-19 pose threat to gender equality: UNESCO study READ MORE
- The significance of Supreme Court’s recent POCSO decision READ MORE
- Dynamism in India-U.S. ties: Interactions between Indian MPs and members of the U.S. Congress are significant and should be institutionalised READ MORE
- NAM and India’s Attempts to Nurture Asian-African Ties: The writ of the pro-militarist lobby within Asian and African countries ultimately prevailed, blocking enduring unity and cooperation. READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- Reforming the fertilizer sector: In order to address the multiple goals of fertilizer policy, India needs to work on four key areas READ MORE
- Non-farm jobs and social mores hold India’s key to farm reforms READ MORE
- The return of inflation and what central banks are doing READ MORE
- Amid Cryptocurrency Boom – and No Regulation – What’s the Way Forward for India’s Policymakers? READ MORE
- The dairy sector plays a crucial role in rural economy READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- Devastating effect of climate change on nomads READ MORE
- Winter monsoon: 2021 had fewest sub-divisions with normal rainfall in five years READ MORE
- Climate justice must drive climate action READ MORE
- Evolving concepts of national security READ MORE
GS Paper- 4
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
- Best way to refine your worldly experience READ MORE
- NBDSA finds Times Now, Zee News violated ethics code READ MORE
Questions for the MAIN exam
- The Right to Education Act seems to be more of a “right to access schooling” than a “right to education’’. In the light of the statement, discuss the need for the inclusion of online education in the Act.
- Discuss the role of the dairy sector in the rural economy. How can this sector become an important pillar to address the rural employment crisis?
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- The balance between freedom and security is a delicate one.
- The new business ethics acknowledges and accepts the messy world of mixed motives and moral conflicts.
- There is ethical value in doing the right thing because it is right, not just because it serves one’s interest.
- Big emitters must reconsider their stated net-zero date and specify a credible action plan.
- The climate of the earth is the same for all humans and all living beings. It is a global public good and the anthropogenic impact on it has to be treated as a joint responsibility.
- Dairy is one of the important sectors in rural economy that helps the economic condition of 80 million landless, small and marginal farm households.
- India faces two hostile neighbours, China and Pakistan, both of whom would seek to exploit weakness in Indian defence preparedness, while backing anti-national groups within, damaging national cohesion.
- India’s affirmative action programme is perhaps the largest and most complex in the world. A permanent, multi-disciplinary secretariat comprising well known and acclaimed experts needs to be established to study the evolving situation and suggest viable options.
- A robust grievance redressal mechanism has been provided while upholding journalistic and creative freedom
50- WORD TALK
- The consequences of climate change are often limited by the global north’s interests and understanding. The multi-dimensional reality in the global south is outside the immediate purview and scope of the funding by the north. For instance, the effects of climate change on nomadic communities find little mention in the discussions on climate. The understanding of the effects of climate change on human population requires a framework that is customised to the local realities in the global south.
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.