A Road Map For Tolerance

GS 1:Society Racism will not be overcome with mere professions of good faith but with anti-racist action Context UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris hosted a Global Forum against Racism and Discrimination on March 22, 2021, in partnership with the Republic of Korea. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on theContinue reading “A Road Map For Tolerance”

A Walk-Back

GS 2: International Relation CONTEXT: President Joe Biden allowed a ban on issuance of H-1B visas for skilled workers to lapse at the end of March 2021 Background: Biden shows intent on reworking immigration rules by not extending H-1B visa ban 1) H-1B visa What is it: The H-1B visa category covers individuals who “work in aContinue reading “A Walk-Back”

Delay In Filling Key Posts In Apex Tax Body Raises Concerns

Background The delay in appointing members of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex body of the Income Tax Department, is puzzling the entire revenue service and tax bureaucracy. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) It is a statutory body established as per the Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963. It is India’s official financial actionContinue reading “Delay In Filling Key Posts In Apex Tax Body Raises Concerns”

Philippines Accuses China Of Plans To Occupy More Areas

Backdrop The Philippines’ Defense Secretary said that China was looking to occupy more areas in the South China Sea, citing the continued presence of Chinese vessels that Manila believes are manned by militias in disputed parts of the strategic waterway. South China Sea South China Sea is an arm of western Pacific Ocean in Southeast Asia. It is southContinue reading “Philippines Accuses China Of Plans To Occupy More Areas”

Another Batch Of Rafale Jets To Fly In By Mid-May

India will receive another 8 to 9 Rafale jets from France by mid May, with some expected later this month, completing the first squadron of the fighters in the Indian Air Force (IAF). Rafales Introduced in 2001, the Rafale is a French twin-engine and multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation being produced for both the FrenchContinue reading “Another Batch Of Rafale Jets To Fly In By Mid-May”

Amid Virus Surge, Russian Vaccine May Get The Nod

Background Sputnik V, developed by Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, is a two dose  adenovirus based vector vaccine, similar in design to AstraZeneca’s Covishield. A challenge with the vaccine is its storage. The liquid form of the vaccine requires it to be stored at 18°C or colder while the freeze dried version canContinue reading “Amid Virus Surge, Russian Vaccine May Get The Nod”

The Big Push For Digital Currency In China

GS#3_ Science and Technology– Developments and their Applications and Effects in Everyday Life. Backdrop China in February launched the latest round of pilot trials of its new digital currency, with reported plans of a major rollout by the end of the year and ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February 2022. While severalContinue reading “The Big Push For Digital Currency In China”

Maintaining The Inflation Target At 4%

Gs3_Economy Backdrop On the last day of the financial year 2020-21,the Finance Ministry announced that the inflation target for the five years between April 2021 and March 2026 will remain unchanged at 4%, with an upper tolerance level of 6% and a lower tolerance level of 2%. This is the retail inflation target that willContinue reading “Maintaining The Inflation Target At 4%”

Left Wing Extremism (LWE)

Gs3_Role of External State and Non-state Actors in creating challenges to Internal Security. Why in news Five security personnel were killed and more than 12 injured in an encounter with Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. Left-Wing Extremism LWE organizations are the groups that try to bring change through violent revolution. They are against democratic institutions andContinue reading “Left Wing Extremism (LWE)”

Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill 2021

GS 2 : Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors andIssues arising out of their Design and Implementation GS 3 : Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental ImpactAssessment Source : https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/rajya-sabha-passes-mines-and-mineral-amendment-bill/article34134612.ece Reference : https://prsindia.org/billtrack/the-mines-and-minerals-development-and-regulation-amendment-bill-2021http://www.arthapedia.in/index.php?title=Minor_Minerals#ref1 Context: The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Amendment Bill, 2021. TheContinue reading “Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill 2021”

Remove The Wedges In India-Bangladesh Ties

GS 2 – IR : India and its Neighborhood- Relations. GS 2 – IR : Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing   Countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora. Source : The Hindu dated 26/03/2021: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/remove-the-wedges-in-india-bangladesh-ties/article34163863.ece Reference : https://fsi.mea.gov.in/Portal/ForeignRelation/India_Bangladesh_MAR2021.pdf Context : Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi visits Bangladesh as Bangladesh celebrates its 50 yearsContinue reading “Remove The Wedges In India-Bangladesh Ties”

Hydrogen as an alternative fuel

GS 3 Science and Technology Developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Introduction          Hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen atoms ; reacts with oxygen across an electrochemical cell similar to that of a battery to produce electricity, water, and small amounts of heat. Current Scenario: In Union BudgetContinue reading “Hydrogen as an alternative fuel”

Juvenile Justice Act

GS 1 Indian Society, GS 2 Governance Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Introduction          Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act,2015 defines “Juvenile” or “Child” as a person who has not completed 18 years of age. Recent Amendment: Recently the Union Cabinet has approvedContinue reading “Juvenile Justice Act”

Water Governance

GS 3 Environment Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction            Water governance refers to the political, social, economic and administrative systems in place that influence water’s use and management. Every place and every community have their unique problems associated with water, Scarce water resource is to be allocated, Generate livelihood in theContinue reading “Water Governance”

Nanophotonics

GS 3 Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Introduction          Nanophotonics or nano-optics is the study of the behavior of light on the nanometer scale, and of the interaction of nanometer-scale objects with light. Current Context: Crystals are normally rigid, stiff structures, but researchers from University of Hyderabad haveContinue reading “Nanophotonics”

Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplaces

GS 1 Indian Society Role of women and women’s organization, and associated issues. Introduction           Sexual Harassment at the workplace not only violates their right to equality, life, and liberty but also discourages their participation in economic activities. Contemporary Issue: A recent case involving a Senior Editor and former Union Minister has put some lightContinue reading “Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplaces”

Geo-Spatial data Policy

GS 3 Science And Technology Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, and issues relating to it. Introduction          Geo-spatial data represents the data-linked to features or objects on the Earth’s surface. Recent News Department of Science and Technology(DST) announced liberalised guidelines for geospatial data and mapping in India. The guidelines permitted Indian companies toContinue reading “Geo-Spatial data Policy”

DNA Technology Regulation Bill

GS 3 Science and Technology Developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Introduction               DNA analysis is extremely useful and accurate. DNA analysis can ascertain the identity of a person from his/her DNA sample. Recent News The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) asked the government to pay “careful attention” to the DNA Technology (UseContinue reading “DNA Technology Regulation Bill”

Recommendation of 15th Finance Commission and challenges faced by Local Bodies

GS 3 Indian Economy Issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Introduction            The Finance Commissions (IAST: Vitta Āyoga) are commissions periodically constituted by the President of India under Article 280 of the Indian Constitution to define the financial relations between the central government of India and the individual state governments.Continue reading “Recommendation of 15th Finance Commission and challenges faced by Local Bodies”

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in Uttarakhand

GS 3 Environment Disaster and disaster management. Introduction         A glacial lake outburst flood is a type of outburst flood caused by the failure of a dam containing a glacial lake. Recent Incident: Recently a glacial burst has occurred in Nanda Devi glacier in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. 19 bodies have been recovered so far andContinue reading “Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in Uttarakhand”

Myanmar Millitary Coup

GS 2 International Relations Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests Introduction             The 2021 Myanmar coup d’état began on the morning of 1 February 2021 when democratically elected members of Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy, were deposed by the Tatmadaw—Myanmar’s military—which vested power in aContinue reading “Myanmar Millitary Coup”

Mahatma Gandhi’s core values

GS 4 Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators. Introduction          Gandhi was a thinker, writer, public intellectual, political activist, political theorist and, above all, a philosopher who invented a new philosophical way of life. Background As a philosopher, he undoubtedly deserves toContinue reading “Mahatma Gandhi’s core values”

Economic Survey prediction

GS 3 Indian Economy Issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Introduction             India’s economy is firmly in the middle of a V-shaped recovery and will bounce back to record 11% growth in 2021-22 after an estimated 7.7% contraction this year, according to a ‘conservative’ estimate in the Economic Survey 2020-21.         Continue reading “Economic Survey prediction”

The Budget speech

GS 3 Indian Economics Government Budgeting. Introduction              International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Chief Economist Gita Gopinath has favoured the extension of the pandemic support measures. BACKGROUND Budget and Constitutional Provisions:        According to Article 112 of the Indian Constitution, the Union Budget of a year is referred to as the Annual Financial Statement (AFS). InContinue reading “The Budget speech”

Criminalisation of government criticisms

GS 4 – Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance. Introduction           As per the NationalContinue reading “Criminalisation of government criticisms”

5G technology in India

GS 3 Science and Technology Developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Introduction          5G or fifth generation is the latest upgrade so far in the long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks. The 5G technology mainly works in 3Continue reading “5G technology in India”

Caste and the Census – New Framework

GS 1 Indian Society Population and Associated Issues Introduction        Enumerating, describing and understanding the population of a society and what people have access to, and what they are excluded from, is important not only for social scientists but also for policy practitioners and the government.       In this regard, the Census of India, enumeratesContinue reading “Caste and the Census – New Framework”

Flash Droughts in India

Introduction         According to UN, Drought is defined as an extended period – a season, a year, or several years – of deficient rainfall relative to the statistical multi-year average for a region. Historical Background:       In 1979, India faced a severe flash drought, affecting about 40% of the country and taking a toll onContinue reading “Flash Droughts in India”

Agricultural Exports – India’s Potential, Initiatives, Challenges and solutions

GS 3 Indian Economy Transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints Introduction                   The 2019-20 Economic survey mentions a few important figures of India’s agricultural exports. Indian agricultural/horticultural and processed foods are exported to more than 100 countries/regions in the world.   Recently In News US Department of Agriculture(USDA) has forecasted 1.8 millionContinue reading “Agricultural Exports – India’s Potential, Initiatives, Challenges and solutions”

Answer Synopsis 14/01/2021

Question : India has witnessed many instances of invocation of Article 356 and the issues circling it. Highlight the constitutional conditions for valid exercise of Article 356 and the consequences of invocation of Article 356? Structure of the answer Define Article 356. Point out recent issues in relation to Article 356. Enlist the constitutional provisionsContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 14/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 14.01.2021

Question India has witnessed many instances of invocation of Article 356 and the issues circling it. Highlight the constitutional conditions for valid exercise of Article 356 and the consequences of invocation of Article 356? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/article-356-and-an-activist-judiciary/article33419769.ece?homepage=true Structure of the answer Define Article 356. Point out recent issues in relation to Article 356. Enlist the constitutional provisionsContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 14.01.2021”

Answer Synopsis 13/01/2021

Question : Disaster management in India has undergone change throughout the years from relief centric to proactive prevention, mitigation and preparedness oriented approach. Discuss the evolution of this new approach and how has this been put into effect? Structure of the answer Give a short description on Disaster Management. Point out the structural evolution inContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 13/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 13.01.2021

Question Disaster management in India has undergone change throughout the years from relief centric to proactive prevention, mitigation and preparedness oriented approach. Discuss the evolution of this new approach and how has this been put into effect? Referencehttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/india-is-not-prepared-for-natural-disasters/article30463153.ece/amp/ Structure of the answer Give a short description on Disaster Management. Point out the structural evolution inContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 13.01.2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 12.01.2021

Question Multiple fissures has emerged in the sound relation between India and Nepal, highlight the issues aggravating this relation? Bring out the areas where India can work in future to resolve this issues? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/recalibrating-india-nepal-ties/article33215647.ece Structure of the answer Give a short introduction on long-lasting relationship between India and Nepal. Point out the issues aggravating thisContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 12.01.2021”

Answer Synopsis 12/01/2021

Question : In the recent Covid era we have seen increasing presence of many OTT platforms and social media platforms. Discuss the issues emanating from this increased influence and the need for controlling these platforms? What are the possible solutions to overcome this issue? (15 marks, 250 words) Synopsis OTT platforms have become a stressContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 12/01/2021”

COMMUNITY FOREST, HABITAT RIGHTS

GS 3 Environment Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation Draft guidelines were prepared by two committees formed MoTA in February 2020-Committee on Management of Community Forest Rights (CFR) Committee on Habitat rights. OBJECTIVE Guidelines for CFR are aimed at creating a community forests resource management committee as an executive arm of Gram Sabha in managing CFRContinue reading “COMMUNITY FOREST, HABITAT RIGHTS”

Answer Synopsis 11/01/2021

Question : Multiple fissures has emerged in the sound relation between India and Nepal, highlight the issues aggravating this relation? Bring out the areas where India can work in future to resolve this issues? Structure of the answer Give a short introduction on long-lasting relationship between India and Nepal. Point out the issues aggravating thisContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 11/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 11.01.2021

Question Multiple fissures has emerged in the sound relation between India and Nepal, highlight the issues aggravating this relation? Bring out the areas where India can work in future to resolve this issues? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/recalibrating-india-nepal-ties/article33215647.ece Structure of the answer Give a short introduction on long-lasting relationship between India and Nepal. Point out the issues aggravating thisContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 11.01.2021”

WASTE MANAGEMENT- NORTH EAST

GS 2 Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. GS 3 Environment In recent years municipal solid waste (MSW) management has been one of the most environmental concerns for all urban areas of India. India’s North East is perhaps the greenest region in India,Continue reading “WASTE MANAGEMENT- NORTH EAST”

Answer Synopsis 08/01/2021

Question : The devolution of funds to the states have seen a downfall. In this very outset discuss the reasons for the decreased allocation in funds along with its aftereffects? (10 marks, 150 words) Synopsis State government funds has been a constant support to the various development programmes which was directly helpful to the peopleContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 08/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 08.01.2021

Question The devolution of funds to the states have seen a downfall. In this very outset discuss the reasons for the decreased allocation in funds along with its aftereffects? (10 marks, 150 words) Referencehttps://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/cut-in-states-share-in-tax-may-become-next-big-flashpoint/story-R77aApdxDN1UXfuqYgKIEM.html Upload/write your answers in the comment section

ARTICLE 356 AND JUDICIAL ACTIVISM

GS 2 Indian Constitution—significant provisions and basic structure. The recent order of the Andhra Pradesh High Court directing the Andhra Pradesh government to come prepared to argue on the ‘breakdown of constitutional machinery in the state’ is shocking as it opens up the possibility of use or even misuse of Article 356 by the judiciary.Continue reading “ARTICLE 356 AND JUDICIAL ACTIVISM”

Answer Synopsis 06/01/2021

Question : India – Canada relations have seen a blow due to remarks of Canadian PM. What would be the possible impacts of this deteriorating relation with Canada? (10 marks, 150 words) Synopsis Recently Canadian Prime Minister expressed his views on Indian farm Bills and supported farmer’s protest. Similarly, Canadian PM’s coalition partner also praisedContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 06/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 06.01.2021

Question India – Canada relations have seen a blow due to remarks of Canadian PM. What would be the possible impacts of this deteriorating relation with Canada? (10 marks, 150 words) Referencehttps://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/toi-editorials/political-games-trudeaus-comments-on-farmer-protests-can-undermine-india-canada-relations/ https://www.indiawrites.org/india-and-the-world/turning-over-a-new-leaf-in-india-canada-relations/ Upload/write your answers in the comment section

THE MADHYA PRADESH FREEDOM OF RELIGION BILL, 2020

GS 2 Indian Polity Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Key Features provides for a prison term of up to 10 years fine of ₹1 lakh for conversion through “marriage or byContinue reading “THE MADHYA PRADESH FREEDOM OF RELIGION BILL, 2020”

Answer Synopsis 05/01/2021

Question : This COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how differently the population groups in different economic strata are affected by pandemics. What in your opinion are the most adversely impacted populations? What measures would you suggest to provide relief to those groups? Discuss. Structure of the answer Discuss at first the different economic groups have beenContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 05/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 05.01.2021

Question This COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how differently the population groups in different economic strata are affected by pandemics. What in your opinion are the most adversely impacted populations? What measures would you suggest to provide relief to those groups? Discuss. Referencehttps://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/covid-19-and-its-impact-on-india/covid-19-and-its-impact-on-indian-society-27565/ Structure of the answer Discuss at first the different economic groups have beenContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 05.01.2021”

Issue of radicalisation in India

GS – 3 Internal Security Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Introduction          Radicalisation is associated with the political interpretation of religion and the defence, by violent means, of a religious identity perceived to be under attack. Current Scenario: India and Australia recently decided to step up their cooperation in the area of counter-terrorism includingContinue reading “Issue of radicalisation in India”

Answer Synopsis 04/01/2021

Question :Examine the appositeness of Urban Forest Programme launched recently in changing the face of cities and helps in biodiversity conservation. Explain the different kinds of forestry in the vogue and its benefits? Structure of the answer Recent introduction of Nagar Van or Urban Forest programme would make a better introduction. Discuss the significance ofContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 04/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 04.01.2021

Question Examine the appositeness of Urban Forest Programme launched recently in changing the face of cities and helps in biodiversity conservation. Explain the different kinds of forestry in the vogue and its benefits? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/world-environment-day-centre-launches-programme-to-increase-forest-cover-in-urban-areas/article31754582.ece Structure of the answer Recent introduction of Nagar Van or Urban Forest programme would make a better introduction. Discuss the significanceContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 04.01.2021”

India Nepal

GS 2 International Relations Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Introduction                    India and Nepal share a unique relationship, both of them share friendship and cooperation underpinned by linguistic, cultural and civilizational links, along with a wide range of commercial and economic ties, and above they are linked withContinue reading “India Nepal”

Economy Slow Down In India

GS 3 Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Introduction                COVID19  pandemic has pulled down the global economy and India’s economy is one of the worst affected among them. Current Scenario: In the first quarter of the financial year (April-June),  India’s economy had contracted by an unprecedented 23.9%. Continue reading “Economy Slow Down In India”

Hazardous ideas for the Himalayas

GS 3 ENVIRONMENT Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction               The Himalayas, or Himalaya, is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.               The range has many of Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest, at the border between Nepal and China. Current Scenario:Continue reading “Hazardous ideas for the Himalayas”

Answer Synopsis 21/12/2020

Question :Covid stricken India have witnessed the plight of migrant laborers.  Point out the reasons for this and the measures needed to tackle it? Synopsis Migrant workers are considered as the backbone of the industrial sector. The disturbing visuals of these migrant workers on the roads and their deaths on the way to native placesContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 21/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 21.12.2020

Question Covid stricken India have witnessed the plight of migrant laborers.  Point out the reasons for this and the measures needed to tackle it? Referencehttps://www.epw.in/journal/2020/16/editorials/plight-stranded-workers.html Upload/write your answers in the comment section

PM-KUSUM

GS 3 Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Introduction              Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid connected solar and other renewable power plants inContinue reading “PM-KUSUM”

Antitrust Lawsuits

GS 3 Science and Technology Awareness in the fields of IT Introduction              The issue of anti-competitive practices by Tech giants has come into the light again as recently.              An antitrust lawsuit was filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and governments of 48 US states against the tech giant Facebook. accusing it of crushing smaller competitorsContinue reading “Antitrust Lawsuits”

Central Vista Project

GS 2 Indian Polity Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. GS 3 Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development. Introduction               Central Vista Project, the PM of India laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building.             Objections were raised against the project due toContinue reading “Central Vista Project”

Answer Synopsis 18/12/2020

Question :Differently abled are among one of the most vulnerable sections of the society in the age of social dynamics. Comment. What are the measures taken by the government for the welfare of this section of people? Structure of the answer Write down how the differently abled are vulnerable to the changing situations in society.Continue reading “Answer Synopsis 18/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 18.12.2020

Question Differently abled are among one of the most vulnerable sections of the society in the age of social dynamics. Comment. What are the measures taken by the government for the welfare of this section of people? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/beyond-the-barriers-of-disability/article32624953.ece Structure of the answer Write down how the differently abled are vulnerable to the changing situations inContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 18.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 17/12/2020

Question :Discuss the unparallell role played by Birsa Munda in the history of India? Structure of the answer Describe the role and importance of Birsa Munda in the Indian history. Synopsis Birsa Munda was an important figure in the Indian history due to his efforts to strengthen tribal community. Birsa Munda’s parents were Sugana Munda,Continue reading “Answer Synopsis 17/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 17.12.2020

Question Discuss the unparallell role played by Birsa Munda in the history of India? Referencehttps://indianexpress.com/article/who-is/who-was-birsa-munda/ Structure of the answer Describe the role and importance of Birsa Munda in the Indian history. Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Net Zero Target

GS 3 ENVIRONMENT Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction            Climate Ambition Summit, co-hosted by the UK, France, and the UN, on the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Paris Agreement has brought back the debate on the fairness issues regarding the Net Zero targets and the pathways regarding greenhouse gas emission reduction. StatusContinue reading “Net Zero Target”

India – Bangladesh

GS 2 International Relations India and its neighborhood- relations. GS 3 Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Introduction            Bangladesh and India are South Asian neighbours. Diplomatic Relations between the two countries was followed by the visit of Indian Prime Minister on 1 1972, at Dhaka where there she had signed the Indo-Bangladesh Treaty ofContinue reading “India – Bangladesh”

Answer Synopsis 16/12/2020

Question :Pharmaceutical sector has seen an exponential surge in FDI coming in the recent weeks. Even then Indian pharmaceutical sector has not reached its full potential. Discuss the challenges and reforms necessary for the rejuvenated performance of pharmaceutical sector? Structure of the answer Give a short background on the recent surge in FDI. Point outContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 16/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 16.12.2020

Question Pharmaceutical sector has seen an exponential surge in FDI coming in the recent weeks. Even then Indian pharmaceutical sector has not reached its full potential. Discuss the challenges and reforms necessary for the rejuvenated performance of pharmaceutical sector? Referencehttps://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/india-can-become-the-pharmacy-of-the-world/article31516558.ece Structure of the answer Give a short background on the recent surge in FDI. PointContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 16.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 15/12/2020

Question :Indian coastal areas were recently threatened by different cyclones like Amphan and Nivar. Enlist the factors influencing the origin and development of tropical cyclones and why Bay of Bengal remains constant source of cyclones? Structure of the answer A brief background on cyclone prone nature of Indian coastal areas would do as the introduction.Continue reading “Answer Synopsis 15/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 15.12.2020

Question Indian coastal areas were recently threatened by different cyclones like Amphan and Nivar. Enlist the factors influencing the origin and development of tropical cyclones and why Bay of Bengal remains constant source of cyclones? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/news/national/what-are-tropical-cyclones-and-super-cyclones/article31657893.ece Structure of the answer A brief background on cyclone prone nature of Indian coastal areas would do as theContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 15.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 14/12/2020

Question :For Modernization of railways privatization is the need of the hour. But we cannot do it carelessly. Critically evaluate. Synopsis The Indian Railways is among the world‘s largest rail networks. The Government of India has focused on investing on railway infrastructure by making investor-friendly policies. It has moved quickly to enable Foreign Direct InvestmentContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 14/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 14.12.2020

Question For Modernization of railways privatization is the need of the hour. But we cannot do it carelessly. Critically evaluate. Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/the-hindu-explains-why-has-indian-railways-opened-doors-for-private-players/article31991149.ece Upload/write your answers in the comment section

India-Canada relationship

GS 2 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Introduction  India-Canada bilateral relations have seen a transformation in recent years underpinned by shared values of democracy, pluralism, expanding economic engagement, regular high level interactions and long standing people-to-people ties. Current Relevance: Recently Canadian Prime MinisterContinue reading “India-Canada relationship”

Answer Synopsis 11/12/2020

Question :India’s women who are enrolled in education and employment are far less than their counterparts. Examine the reasons and probable solutions for this gap in India? Synopsis 2011 census showed the male literacy rate to be 82.14% while for females it lags behind at 65.46%. Estimates show that for every 100 girls in rural IndiaContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 11/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 11.12.2020

Question India’s women who are enrolled in education and employment are far less than their counterparts. Examine the reasons and probable solutions for this gap in India? Referencehttps://www.epw.in/engage/article/women-and-girls-access-and-experience-education Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Progress on Paris Climate Change Agreement

GS 3 ENVIRONMENT Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction          As the Kyoto Protocol ultimately failed to induce significant emission reductions on a global scale, the Paris Agreement was adopted at the COP21 held in Paris.        It aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change and specifies long-term goals regarding:Continue reading “Progress on Paris Climate Change Agreement”

Answer Synopsis 10/12/2020

Question :WTO’s mandate as a trade body is decreasing day by day. In the light of recent incidents happening in the international arena critically analyze the above statement Structure of the answer Write in short what WTO is Write the achievements of WTO and challenges faced by it. Enlist the possible measures to overcome theContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 10/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 10.12.2020

Question WTO’s mandate as a trade body is decreasing day by day. In the light of recent incidents happening in the international arena critically analyze the above statement Referencehttps://www.hindustantimes.com/opinion/for-wto-it-is-now-or-never-opinion/story-mGh8cVG8J2O6sUBF0OkZDJ.html Structure of the answer Write in short what WTO is Write the achievements of WTO and challenges faced by it. Enlist the possible measures to overcomeContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 10.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 09/12/2020

Question : There are growing concerns about the falling efficiency of the parliament. Enumerate the key issues. What has been done so far in this regard? Suggest measures to improve this condition. Structure of the answer Give a brief intro on falling efficiency of parliament. List out the key issues with the facts. Mention the effortsContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 09/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 09.12.2020

Question There are growing concerns about the falling efficiency of the parliament. Enumerate the key issues. What has been done so far in this regard? Suggest measures to improve this condition. Referencehttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/parliament-stifled-business-and-a-word-of-advice/article32526621.ece/amp/ Structure of the answer Give a brief intro on falling efficiency of parliament. List out the key issues with the facts. Mention theContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 09.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 08/12/2020

Question :COVID-19 pandemic and zoonotic disease in recent years has brought into highlight the need for One Health Approach. Explain what is one health approach and its significance? Synopsis One Health is a collaborative, multi-sectorial, and trans-disciplinary approach – working at local, regional, national, and global levels – to achieve optimal health and well-being outcomesContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 08/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 08.12.2020

Question COVID-19 pandemic and zoonotic disease in recent years has brought into highlight the need for One Health Approach. Explain what is one health approach and its significance? Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/weaker-germs-stronger-cures/article33163281.ece Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Cyclone Nivar

GS 3 Disaster and disaster management Introduction          Tropical cyclone, also called typhoon or hurricane, an intense circular storm that originates over warm tropical oceans and is characterized by low atmospheric pressure, high winds and heavy rain. Contemporary News: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Nivar, which crossed the TN coast as a veryContinue reading “Cyclone Nivar”

Answer Synopsis 04/12/2020

Question :What are the constitutional provisions governing the financial relations between the Union and the States. Comment on the role of Finance Commission in this regard. Structure of the answer Write about the constitutional scheme governing financial relations between Union and states. Discuss the role of Finance Commission in fiscal federalism. Synopsis The Financial relationshipContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 04/12/2020”

Answer Synopsis 07/12/2020

Question :Micro irrigation methods would not only lead to increased productivity but also conservation of water. Enumerating the different methods of micro irrigation, identify the bottlenecks in their implementation and benefits that can accrue once they are implemented. Structure of the answer Enumerate different methods of micro irrigation. Mention the bottlenecks in their implementation. BenefitsContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 07/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 07.12.2020

Question Micro irrigation methods would not only lead to increased productivity but also conservation of water. Enumerating the different methods of micro irrigation, identify the bottlenecks in their implementation and benefits that can accrue once they are implemented. Reference https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/agriculture/micro-irrigation-the-way-ahead-for-sustainable-agriculture-73153 Structure of the answer Enumerate different methods of micro irrigation. Mention the bottlenecks in theirContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 07.12.2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 04.12.2020

Question What are the constitutional provisions governing the financial relations between the Union and the States. Comment on the role of Finance Commission in this regard. Reference https://www.google.com/amp/s/indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/centre-and-state-tax-revenues-7048283/lite/ Structure of the answer Write about the constitutional scheme governing financial relations between Union and states. Discuss the role of Finance Commission in fiscal federalism. Upload/write yourContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 04.12.2020”

Corporates as Bankers

GS 3 Indian Economy Issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.  Introduction              Corporate banking refers to the aspect of banking that deals with corporate customers. Commercial banks make loans that enable businesses to grow and hire people, contributing to the expansion of the economy. Recently in News:  A recent report by anContinue reading “Corporates as Bankers”

Answer Synopsis 03/12/2020

Question : Fundamental Duties, though significant, have certain limitations. Examine. Structure of the answer The first part of the answer, after briefly introducing fundamental duties, should focus on its importance. The second part should contain the primary drawbacks which hinder its unanimous acceptance. Synopsis The fundamental duties were enshrined in the constitution via the 42ndContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 03/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 03.12.2020

Question Fundamental Duties, though significant, have certain limitations. Examine. Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/rights-duties-and-the-constitution/article30915951.ece Structure of the answer The first part of the answer, after briefly introducing fundamental duties, should focus on its importance. The second part should contain the primary drawbacks which hinder its unanimous acceptance. Upload/write your answers in the comment section

GS Paper IV Syllabus

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. Attitude: content, structure, function;Continue reading “GS Paper IV Syllabus”

Answer Synopsis 02/12/2020

Question : The differently abled are turned into ‘disabled’ because the society is built in a manner that does not cater to their needs. Comment. (10 marks, 150 words) Structure of the answer First of all give a brief introduction about the difficulties faced by differently abled people.  Give an explanation on how perception ofContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 02/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 02.12.2020

Question The differently abled are turned into ‘disabled’ because the society is built in a manner that does not cater to their needs. Comment. (10 marks, 150 words) Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/beyond-the-barriers-of-disability/article32624953.ece Structure of the answer First of all give a brief introduction about the difficulties faced by differently abled people.  Give an explanation on how perceptionContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 02.12.2020”

Strategic autonomy in a multipolar world order

GS 2 INTERNATIONAL RELTIONS Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Introduction         Strategic autonomy is the ability of a state to pursue its own national interest and preferred foreign policy without being constrained by other states.         It has to be formulated as per the security environment to ensure India’s sovereigntyContinue reading “Strategic autonomy in a multipolar world order”

Answer Synopsis 01/12/2020

Question : In contrast to state agencies, non-state actors have certain characteristics that make them better suited to developmental activities. Discuss. Also, highlight the problems that NGOs have been facing in India and give remedial measures to deal with them. (10 marks, 150 words) Structure of the answer Firstly, describe the unique ways in whichContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 01/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 01.12.2020

Question In contrast to state agencies, non-state actors have certain characteristics that make them better suited to developmental activities. Discuss. Also, highlight the problems that NGOs have been facing in India and give remedial measures to deal with them. (10 marks, 150 words) Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/demystifying-ngos/article32249068.ece Structure of the answer Firstly, describe the unique ways inContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 01.12.2020”

Changing the discourse on victim jurisprudence

GS 2 INDIAN CONSTITUTION Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Introduction          With the state firmly planted in the driver’s seat, the engine of our criminal justice system runs full throttle in the name of justice; but on-boards only the accused and the functionaries.         The primary victims’ mere witnesses in the eyes of the lawContinue reading “Changing the discourse on victim jurisprudence”

GS Paper III Syllabus

Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Securityand Disaster Management Economic Development Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Government Budgeting. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing ofContinue reading “GS Paper III Syllabus”

Social and Digital media regulations

GS 3 Science and Technology Awareness in the fields of IT Introduction                In the backdrop of the increasing popularity of online platforms (OTT, Social Media Etc.) in India and world over in the recent times, many efforts are being made to regulate the content being posted on them.    Recently in News:               The latest attemptContinue reading “Social and Digital media regulations”

Ethics – II (Case Studies) Previous Year Questions (Mains)

2019 2018 Rakesh is a responsible district level officer, who enjoys the trust of his higher officials. Knowing his honesty, the government entrusted him with the responsibility of identifying the beneficiaries under a health care scheme meant for senior citizens.The criteria to be a beneficiary are the following:(a) 60 years of age or above.(b) BelongingContinue reading “Ethics – II (Case Studies) Previous Year Questions (Mains)”

Answer Synopsis 30/11/2020

Question : Discuss the structure, powers and limitations of NHRC? Structure of the answer Write about the purpose of NHRC, its structure, powers. Highlight limitations to its functioning. Provide some suggestions. Synopsis NHRC is a statutory body, setup in 1993, as the watchdog of human rights in India. Structure NHRC consists of a chairperson andContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 30/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 30.11.20

Question Discuss the structure, powers and limitations of NHRC? Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/giving-human-rights-commissions-more-teeth/article31111463.ece Structure of the answer Write about the purpose of NHRC, its structure, powers. Highlight limitations to its functioning. Provide some suggestions. Upload/write your answers in the comment section

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