2) Do you think declaring access to the Internet as a citizen’s right is a defensible proposition? Critically examine the statement in the light of recent judgment passed by high court of Kerala stating right to access internet is a fundamental right forming part of right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. (250 words)

Topic: Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 2) Do you think declaring access to the Internet as a citizen’s right is a defensible proposition? Critically examine the statement in the light of recent judgment passed by high …

1) The World Population Prospects 2019 finds that India’s total fertility rate (TFR) has declined from 5.9 in early Sixties to 2.4 to 2010-15, Discuss the factors responsible to such a decline and the outcome of it.(250 words)

Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) The World Population Prospects 2019 finds that India’s total fertility rate (TFR) has declined from 5.9 in early Sixties to 2.4 to 2010-15, Discuss the factors responsible to such a decline and the outcome of it.(250 words) Indianexpress Why …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 20 September 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 20 September 2019   Table of contents:   GS Paper 1: Sangam civilisation older than thought. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.   GS Paper 2: Draft Social Security code. Report on Malnutrition. National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) Scheme. Gilgit-Baltistan. Scope for third party mediation in Kashmir.   Facts …

Scope for third party mediation in Kashmir

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Scope for third party mediation in Kashmir   What to study?  For Prelims: Various bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan. For mains: Mediation in Kashmir issue- do we need it? India’s opposition and what is the way …

Gilgit-Baltistan

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Gilgit-Baltistan   What to study? For Prelims: Location of Gilgit- Baltistan, eigth thousanders. For Mains: Controversy over the administration of the region, India’s concerns, viable solution.   Context: Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement in the Parliament has sufficiently amplified India’s broadened vision that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir including …

National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) Scheme

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) Scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the scheme. For Mains: Need for and significance of the scheme, usage of technology for better learning outcomes.   Context: Ministry …

Report on Malnutrition

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Report on Malnutrition   What to study? For Prelims: Key findings of the report. For Mains: Concerns, challenges and ways to address them.   Context: Report on the  first comprehensive estimate of disease burden due to child …

Draft Social Security code

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Draft Social Security code   What to study? For Prelims: Higlights of the draft. For Mains: need for …

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Topics covered: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana …

Sangam civilisation older than thought

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Sangam civilisation older than thought   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of Sangam period. For Mains: Significance of Recent findings.   Context: Carbon samples collected from Keezhadi, the Sangam-era site, have been found to …