What is Mosquirix, the first malaria vaccine to get the WHO’s backing?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   Context: RTS,S/ASO1 (RTS.S), trade name Mosquirix, was recently endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is the first and, to date only, vaccine shown to have the capability of significantly reducing malaria, and life-threatening severe malaria, in tests on young African children.   About Mosquirix: …

Insights into Editorial: RBI microfinance proposals that are anti-poor

    Introduction: In June 2021, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published a “Consultative Document on Regulation of Microfinance”. While the declared objective of this review is to promote the financial inclusion of the poor and competition among lenders, the likely impact of the recommendations is unfavourable to the poor. If implemented, they will …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 7 October 2021

    Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 3.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such …

Do you think Whistleblowing is ethically justified?

Topic: Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information 7. Do you think Whistleblowing is ethically justified? (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express  Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2022 Secure. Key demand of the …

When morality is not in consonance with a law, what should prevail – the moral principle or the law?

Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; 6. When morality is not in consonance with a law, what should prevail – the moral principle or the law? (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part …

The post-pandemic commodities boom and efforts to reduce coal mining to tackle the climate crisis have driven global coal prices sky high. Analyse the causes for the impending Coal crisis in India and necessary steps to mitigate it.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. The post-pandemic commodities boom and efforts to reduce coal mining to tackle the climate crisis have driven global coal prices sky high. Analyse the causes for the impending Coal crisis in India and necessary steps to mitigate it. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference:  Economic Times …

Discuss the purpose of Anti-Defection law in India and its efficacy in our parliamentary democracy especially in the recent times of MP/MLAs following a trend of party hopping.

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 4. Discuss the purpose of Anti-Defection law in India and its efficacy in our parliamentary democracy especially in the recent times of MP/MLAs following a trend of party hopping. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Recently the Calcutta High Court has …

India’s Global Gender Gap Index rating, 2021 indicates that the phenomena of ‘motherhood penalty’ strongly prevails in the employment sector. Examine the causes for the same and suggest some measures to address this issue.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues 3. India’s Global Gender Gap Index rating, 2021 indicates that the phenomena of ‘motherhood penalty’ strongly prevails in the employment sector. Examine the causes for the same and suggest some measures to address this issue. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why …

The League of Nations was a toothless tiger since its inception and hence was bound to be an utter failure. Comment.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 2. The League of Nations was a toothless tiger since its inception and hence was bound to be …

It was from the latter part of 1927 that the curve of the mass anti-imperialist upsurge began to take a marked upward turn. What were some of the events that led up to the Civil Disobedience Movement? Examine.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 1. It was from the latter part of 1927 that the curve of the mass anti-imperialist upsurge began …