Lessons that can be learned from the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers   Source: Indian Express  Direction: Certain examples and instances from the life of Sardar Patel can add value to your GS4 answers. Do note them down in your notes.  Context: On Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 72nd death anniversary, let us understand his contribution towards nation-building and …

WB report on Curbing air pollution in India

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment   Source: TH  Direction: The article attempts to demonstrate that air pollution is a regional problem that requires regional efforts to control.  Context: According to a World Bank report, India has six large airsheds, some of them shared with Pakistan, between which air …

Parliamentary committee for the state of onion storage

GS Paper 3 Syllabus:  Issues of Buffer Stocks and Food Security   Source: DTE  Direction: The article covers the reasons behind the fluctuation in the prices of onions in India and steps taken by the government to reduce this fluctuation.  Context: According to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution report, …

What are Kerala’s university laws (amendment) Bills?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: State Legislature – Structure, organisation, functioning and conduct of business etc   Source: TH  Direction: The article discusses the controversies surrounding the appointment of Chancellors and VCs at Kerala State Universities.  Context: The Kerala government has passed the two University Laws (Amendment) Bills to amend laws relating to the governance of …