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Sansad TV: Perspective- Countering Terrorism

  Introduction: India hosted UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee’s two-day meet which was attended by representatives of all 15 UNSC members. Highlighting terror threats from the use of emerging technologies External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said terrorism is still one of the gravest threats to humanity. With China blocking the listing of five Pakistan-based terrorists …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Air Pollution: That Choking Feeling

  Introduction: Air quality in the Delhi-NCR is deteriorating with each passing day and it continues to remain in the severe category. Air pollution in the national capital and NCR region has been severely affecting people’s health especially elders and children. This problem however is not just limited to the NCR region. According to the …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 18 November 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

Unwritten rule for people holding public office

GS Paper 3   Source: Business Standard Direction: This can be mentioned as an example – of how elected leaders misuse their position.    Context: A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice S.A. Nazeer said that there is an unwritten rule for people holding public office that they “exercise self-restriction and not blabber things” which …

Isn’t reservation for the poor a good thing?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors   Source: TH  Direction: The article discusses what repercussions the EWS judgement can have on the reservation policy with some suggestions to reform the reservation policy. This is a very good analysis of both sides of the issue.   Context: The SC …

Opaque political financing could cost democracy dear

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Role of political finance in the politics of India   Source: TH  Direction: This is an editorial article. This article helps to understand the linkage between political finance and political competition.   Context: In India, the discussion over political financing is mostly focused on its impact on political competition This is …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Opaque political financing could cost democracy dear

Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Electoral bonds, ECI, GST etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Parliament-Structure, functioning and conduct of business, powers and privileges and issues arising out of them etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The discourse around political finance in India usually revolves around the issue of corruption. Electoral bonds were introduced as a …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: Weighing in on PMGKAY, the free grains scheme

 Source: The Hindu, The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance(PMGKAY, National Food Security Act (NFSA) etc Mains GS Paper II & III: Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the Population by center and states and performance of these schemes etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Government has extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), …

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[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 November 2022

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers.   How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until …

You are working as the Quality Control Officer in a major pharmaceutical company which known for making major drugs. During a routine inspection you come across the information that the company has been using sub-standard materials to manufacture a syrup used for treatment of diseases in children, which is by and large exported to many poor African countries. Upon bringing this to the notice of your CEO, he mentions that it being done as per agreement with the governments of the respective countries to make the syrup affordable and assures that the material used has no known adverse effects.

Topic: Case Study 7. You are working as the Quality Control Officer in a major pharmaceutical company which known for making major drugs. During a routine inspection you come across the information that the company has been using sub-standard materials to manufacture a syrup used for treatment of diseases in children, which is by and large …

The long-drawn armed conflict in Kashmir has claimed thousands of lives and made the economy bleed, and has posed grave threats to the country’s security. The abrogation of Article 370 has added fuel to the fire. What measures are needed to find a long-term peaceful resolution to the conflict in Kashmir?

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. The long-drawn armed conflict in Kashmir has claimed thousands of lives and made the economy bleed, and has posed grave threats to the country’s security. The abrogation of Article 370 has added fuel to the fire. What measures are needed …

Considerable success has been achieved in containing terrorism and terror financing over the past few years. But it requires better understanding of the modes used by terror financiers in India for the security forces, enforcement and intelligence agencies to design processes for prevention, adequate due diligence and put an end to terror financing. Examine.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 5. Considerable success has been achieved in containing terrorism and terror financing over the past few years. But it requires better understanding of the modes used by terror financiers in India for the security forces, enforcement and intelligence agencies to design …