(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)
Prelim and Main
- Home Ministry push to Intelligence Bureau’s counter-terrorism grid READ MORE
- Extending the GST compensation READ MORE
- ICMR approves India-made kit to detect Omicron READ MORE
- India’s old dams: Gandhi Sagar in MP needs immediate repair, says CAG report India to acquire lithium, cobalt mines in South America, Australia READ MORE
- Moody’s assigns Baa2 rating to RIL’s $5 billion bonds issue READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
- Urbanisation of rituals: Durga Puja won UNESCO recognition because it moved from rural to urban Bengal READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
- The hint of a ‘one nation one NGO’ regime READ MORE
- FCRA Denial to Missionaries of Charity Holds Lessons on Federalism READ MORE
- Poshan Abhiyaan: It’s time for national self-reflection READ MORE
- Institutionalising the bane of manual scavenging must end READ MORE
- The bottom line in Blinken’s foray into Southeast Asia READ MORE
- The TRIPS waiver is needed more than ever READ MORE
- Delhi-Dhaka ties have a long way to go READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
- The eligible denied benefits READ MORE
- Agriculture needs a separate budget READ MORE
- The uneven nature of India’s export growth READ MORE
- The limits of MSP: Farm sector needs intervention at multiple levels READ MORE
ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- A partnership to carry India into net-zero future READ MORE
- Like Japan and Singapore, why doesn’t India burn plastic waste to produce energy? READ MORE
- Significant increase in rainfall in north, central Africa: Study READ MORE
- A Green Route READ MORE
GS Paper- 1
ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY
- Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara: a true karma yogi READ MORE
- Right time to Start Preparing for Life’s Exams READ MORE
- Cultivate Positive Thoughts in the Mind READ MORE
Questions for the MAIN exam
- ‘To achieve net-zero target by 2070, India needs and active cooperation from the private sector’. Discuss how the private sector can help India to achieve net-zero?
- ‘India’s deficit in nutrition care can be bridged with systemic reforms for better maternal and child care’. Examine.
- ‘Agriculture is too diverse a subject for it to be compressed into a sub-section of the regular budgets of the Centre and States’. In light of the statement, whether do you think there should be separate budget for agriculture?
QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS
- The increasing level of surveillance type of data sought has resulted in many organisations losing people on their governance structure and resulting in problems in funding.
- The depth and the variety of the work of a civil society organisation cannot be captured in the annual returns filed on the FCRA portal, where there is no scope for explaining something beyond the binary.
- With active cooperation from the private sector, India will be able to help build a more sustainable world.
- India’s journey on the low-carbon pathway towards net-zero requires the active participation of all stakeholders. Sustainable lifestyles and climate justice are at the core of this journey.
- With cooperation from the private sector, India will be able to responsibly use its fair share of the global carbon space and contribute to reaching the global net-zero goal to build a more environmentally sustainable planet.
- India’s deficit in nutrition care can be bridged with systemic reforms for better maternal and child care.
- Agriculture is too diverse a subject for it to be compressed into a sub-section of the regular budgets of the Centre and States.
- The government will need a multi-pronged approach to address concerns in the farm sector. Guaranteed prices would only increase complications.
- To succeed with necessary and rapid technology transfer and development, increased global cooperation is needed. No single country can complete the entire value chain for hydrogen and thus there is a need for cooperation among countries to secure markets and make green energy available at the earliest opportunity.
- A parliamentary panel with 30 men and one woman examining marriage age bill is inexcusable. Women parliamentarians are right in questioning why men should decide women’s rights. Their demand for better participation in scrutinising it is justified. RS chairman must look into skewed gender representation in standing committee on women.
- China’s new bridge across the Pangong lake will give the PLA improved logistics in a region where India has enjoyed tactical advantages. This isn’t a game-changer, but it shows China is anticipating a long military face-off. The crisis on the LAC doesn’t seem likely to melt away any time soon.
- The announcement of weekend curfew in Delhi is a knee-jerk, unimaginative reaction to the Covid surge. Much like night-time restrictions. The antidote to Covid is well established and simple – vaccines and masks. Governments should stop window dressing and creating alarm but should tell citizens how they are improving hospital infrastructure.
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.