EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : COP27 and the ambiguity about responsibility

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, COP, IPCC, G20 etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests, Important international institutions etc  ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS This year, at COP27 in Egypt, important topics from the emissions reductions to rules to govern carbon …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Securing the EC

Source: Indian Express   Prelims: Current events of national importance(ECI, CEC, Article 324, PIL etc) Mains GS Paper II: Appointments to various constitutional posts, powers functions and responsibilities of various constitutional bodies etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court regarding the autonomy and neutrality of the Election Commission of India …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 26 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 …

India’s push for millets

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Agriculture/ Nutritional Security   Source: Indian Express Direction: Millet and its promotion is an important part of the government’s agenda and therefore becomes important for UPSC exams   Context: At India’s led initiative for the UN’s International Year of Millets 2023, India has called “Covid, conflict, and climate” the world’s …

States ask the centre to rein in reliance on surcharges, and cess while raising revenue

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment   Source: TH  Direction: This article discusses an issue related to fiscal federalism – how cess and surcharges are impacting the revenues of states.   Context: Several states have recently urged the central government to reduce its …

Govt. forms panel to look into MGNREGA’s efficacy

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes   Source: TH  Direction: There have been demands from several quarters in India to scrap the MGNREGA. The article emphasises that, while the scheme has flaws, it is not useless. This is …

Constitution Day

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Polity: Indian Constitution   Source: The Hindu, Indian Express, Indian Express Direction: This is important for Mains. Keep ready the points about the strengths and weaknesses of the Indian constitution. Context: The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, for ‘We the people of India’. After being unnoticed for …

Sansad TV: Committee Report- India- Preferred Investment Destination

    Introduction: The Parliamentary Committee appreciates the efforts made by the Government in taking proactive steps to attract investment and promote domestic manufacturing. The Committee is hopeful that these measures will help in realising the goal of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and making India a global manufacturing hub. It recommends the government to ensure that the …

Sansad TV: Committee Report- Medical Device Industry in Sunshine Sector

    Introduction: Vaccines, drugs and medical devices are the three vital pillars of the modern healthcare industry. The current market size of the medical devices sector in India is estimated to be USD 11 billion and its share in the global medical device market is estimated to be 1.5%. India is the 4th largest …

[MISSION 2023] Mini Secure Revision Test: 26 November 2022

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Answer the following questions in 150 words: General Studies – 1   1. Although constitutionally banned, untouchability is still practised in India. Examine the reasons for it and suggest steps that must be taken to purge the social …

Cryptocurrencies can make it easy to obscure the source of criminal proceeds and are increasingly becoming the preferred currency because cryptocurrency offers a combination of anonymity, ease of use and the ability to circumvent international borders and regulations, in essence, to launder the ill-gotten proceeds. Examine.

  9. Cryptocurrencies can make it easy to obscure the source of criminal proceeds and are increasingly becoming the preferred currency because cryptocurrency offers a combination of anonymity, ease of use and the ability to circumvent international borders and regulations, in essence, to launder the ill-gotten proceeds. Examine. Reference: Insights on India

The current global environment with its macroeconomic, trade and strategic challenges makes it all the more compelling for the world’s two largest democracies to deepen their engagement in a way that is mutually beneficial. Comment in the light Indo-U.S. relations.

  8. The current global environment with its macroeconomic, trade and strategic challenges makes it all the more compelling for the world’s two largest democracies to deepen their engagement in a way that is mutually beneficial. Comment in the light Indo-U.S. relations. Reference: The Hindu

Critically analyse the proposed Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, in safeguarding the privacy of individuals and upholding the right to privacy of the citizens. Compare the proposed bill with the privacy laws of other countries.

  7. Critically analyse the proposed Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, in safeguarding the privacy of individuals and upholding the right to privacy of the citizens. Compare the proposed bill with the privacy laws of other countries. Reference: Live Mint , Indian Express