(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- SWADESH, World’s First Multimodal Brain Imaging Data and Analytics, Developed at DBT-National Brain Research Centre, Haryana READ MORE
- 50% population of Bihar ‘multidimensionally poor’ READ MORE
- Current season’s first cyclone might be brewing over Bay of Bengal: Experts READ MORE
- IIT Delhi hosts fifth World Congress on Disaster Management READ MORE
- Germany announces Euro 1.2 bn to aid India’s fight against climate change READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
- The dreaded rainforest shift READ MORE
GS Paper- 2
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- The democratic backsliding of India READ MORE
- Our Constitution, A Beacon of Freedom READ MORE
- Lessons in Democracy READ MORE
SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
- Migrant Children and ‘Free’ Education in India READ MORE
- India’s major soft-power tool in foreign policy READ MORE
GS Paper- 3
- The rate reset: Slashing multiple GST slabs is essential, as is resisting frequent tinkering with rates READ MORE
- Indian agriculture needs a Verghese Kurien READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- Setting the tone at Glasgow, the job ahead in Delhi: India, while moving to renewable energy, e-vehicle use, and a digital economy, needs to focus on sustainable well-being READ MORE
- Climate justice to net-zero emission: A change in narrative READ MORE
- It’s not shipshape: India needs to do a lot more to realise its natural maritime potential READ MORE
GS Paper- 4
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
- Bhakta only follows the will of Param Purush READ MORE
- Intolerance: More than 70 years since Independence, we as a nation haven’t grown up enough to grow together READ MORE
Questions for the MAIN exam
- ‘Pandemic has exposed inadequacies in the current global system; a multilateral and collaborative approach needed to address these gaps’. Comment.
- ‘Soft power of the cultural kind is for coffee-room discussions. Across the working table, real power along with financial and political support matter more’. Critically examine.
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- Pandemic has exposed inadequacies in the current global system; a multilateral and collaborative approach needed to address these gaps.
- Oceans are the pathways to prosperity; it is important that their access remain free and unencumbered.
- At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.
- Amul’s success does not seem to have become a catalyst for similar movements across other agricultural commodities.
- Given how little the country spends on health and education as a share of GDP, the improvements seem remarkable.
- The Constitution’s endurance is rooted in our ability and commitment to the project of expanding freedom.
- Soft power of the cultural kind is for coffee-room discussions. Across the working table, real power along with financial and political support matter more.
- In India, though still in a nascent stage, telepsychiatry is the new normal and promises to bridge the huge gap. Mental health workers can now reach faraway corners of the country help those in need.
- The government’s retreat on farm laws cannot be seen in isolation from the farmers’ commitment to democracy.
- The appropriateness of the criterion that pegs the ratio of public health expenditure to the gross domestic product which is volatile needs a re-examination. The targets for allocation and expenditure of financial resources for health need to be based on indicators that can be monitored.
50- WORD TALK
- Alarm over the new coronavirus variant in South Africa, Europe’s surging infections and 182 students testing positive in a Karnataka medical college shows Covid isn’t history. This should jolt Indians to take their second vaccine dose and non-pharmacological interventions like masking should remain in focus. India doesn’t need another wave.
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.