EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: The anti defection law — political facts, legal fiction

 Source: The Hindu Prelims: Anti-defection law, floor test, Tenth schedule, powers of speaker etc Mains GS Paper II: State legislature- functioning, role and conduct of business, role of judiciary in checks and balances etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The practice of legislators from changing political parties during their term continues unabated in the Indian legislature despite …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: Modi’s two Summits: UAE trumps G7

 Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance, India-UAE relations, G7 etc. Mains GS Paper II: Significance of UAE for India, Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Prime Minister of India is attending two summits this week – he is a special invitee’ …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS:  Indian laws on Abortions

   Source: The Hindu Prelims: Functions and responsibilities of union and states, schemes for vulnerable sections( fundamental rights, abortion laws) Mains GS Paper I and II: Role of women and women organizations, schemes for vulnerable sections. Fundamental rights. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In a significant step backwards for women’s rights in the U.S.,the Supreme Court overturned the …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS:  The Advent of ‘Appsolute’ chaos in NREGA

 Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance(Different social service Schemes,MGNREGA) Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, schemes for vulnerable sections, development and management of social sectors/services. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) launched the National Mobile Monitoring Software (NMMS) app,a new application meant for “improving citizen oversight and increasing …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: The problems plaguing thermal power generators

 Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, Environmental pollution and degradation(Coal, Paris Agreement) Mains GS Paper III: Conservation, Thermal energy demand, environmental pollution and degradation, Coal. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India’s power demand touched a record high of 211 MW even though the coal shortage continued with coal stocks available only for eight days. In …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS:  Towards a single low tax regime

 Source: The Hindu Prelims: Indian Economy(Fiscal Policy, GST) Mains GS Paper III: Fiscal policy, GST Council, Cooperative Federalism etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In 2018, the late FinanceMinister, announced that the 28% GST slab, which he called the “dying slab”, would be phased out, except for luxury items. India, he said, would eventually have just two slabs: …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: A new global standard for AI ethics

 Source: The Hindu Prelims: Science and technology, Artificial intelligence(AI), UNESCO etc Mains GS Paper III: Significance of technology for India, AI, indigenisation of technology and development of new technology. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS AI algorithms can also be partially credited for the rapidity with which vaccines were developed to tackle COVID-19. The algorithm scrunched up complex data …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS:  A case of the court straying into the legislative sphere

 Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance(Basic structure doctrine, Supreme Court, High Court,Article 142 etc) Mains GS Paper II: Significance of separation of power, role in judiciary in checks and balances, law making power of Parliament.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Allahabad HighCourt, while allowing two criminal revisions pertaining to a dowry case, took …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: Recognising the ‘compulsory’ woman worker

Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance(Different social service Schemes, MGNREGA) Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment(women empowerment), development and management of social sectors/services related to Health. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) reported that the labour participation rate of rural women was 9.92% in March 2022 compared …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: The Fragile State Of Nuclear Disarmament

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance, Important International Institutes, SIPRI’s annual report, Nuclear Disarmament agreements. Mains GS Paper II: Significance of Important International Institutes, Significance of nuclear disarmament. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI) released its yearbook a few days back highlighting some worrying trends of the past year …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: The Reasons behind the crashing crypto Market

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Indian Economy, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Mains GS Paper III: Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Impact of crypto on fiat currencies. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies have been crashing since they hit an all time high late last year. Bitcoin has lost more than two thirds of its value since it …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: Malnutrition in India is a worry in a modern scenario

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance(Different social service Schemes, NFHS) Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Health. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India’s greatest national treasure is its people especially women and children but even after 75 years of independence, a majority of them …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: The influenza pandemic and ‘nations within a nation

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, Government policies, influenza pandemic, influenza vaccine, Disaster Management Act). Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementations, Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, Significance of Vaccine policy. ARTICLE …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: The FATF and Pakistan’s Position

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance, Bilateral relations, Important International Institutes, FATF(Grey list, black list) Mains GS Paper II: Significance of Important International Institutes, India-Pakistan relations. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Ahead of the plenary session of the Financial Action Task Force(FATF), the global financial crime watchdog, Pakistan which continues to face an economic …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Inequality in India

  Introduction: State of Inequality in India Report was released by Dr Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Written by the Institute for Competitiveness, the report presents an analysis of the depth and nature of inequality in India. It compiles information on inequities across sectors of health, education, household characteristics and …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: Understanding the Organization of Islamic Cooperation(OIC)

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance, Regional forums, OIC. Mains GS Paper II: Significance of Middle East for India, India and its neighborhood relations. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS On June 5, the General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned and denounced” the comments on Prophet Muhammed made by two erstwhile …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: Musings on ‘Indic civilisation’ and Indianness

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Indian culture, Angkor Wat temple, Ramayana and the Mahabharata, qawwali etc Mains GS Paper I: Salient features of art form and spread of Indian culture to SE Asian countries.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Angkor Wat, the greatest Hindu temple ever built anywhere in the world in Cambodia, not in India. To …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: India is not the fastest growing big economy

 Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Indian Economy(GDP, GVA etc) Mains GS Paper III: Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, GDP, Issues related to planning etc. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Provisional Estimates of Annual National Income in 2021-22 just released shows that GDP grew 8.7% in real terms and 19.5% in nominal terms (including inflation). The real economy is …