EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A door to a housing scheme, tribals find hard to open

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Parliament-Structure, organization and functioning, PMAY, PM-JANMAN, PVTGs, DBT, MGNREGA etc Mains GS Paper II: Parliament- structure, functioning and conduct of Business etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS According to official data, PVTGs comprise around 6 lakh households. India is home to Adivasi groups, with 75 identified as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The missing links in IMEC Corridor as shown by the Gaza war

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), Arabian gulf, mapping of west asia and Europe etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India and Iran signed a 10-year long-term bilateral contract for …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A ‘no-limit’ bromance that is not just a bilateral matter

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance(Indo-China relations, India Russia) China-Russia etc Mains GS Paper II: Multipolar World, Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India or Affecting India’s interest etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Russian President concluded visit to China emphasizing the countries’ burgeoning strategic ties as well as his own personal relationship …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A minor girl victim support scheme that loses its way

                       Source: The Hindu Prelims: POCSO, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), medical termination of pregnancy (MTP), Child Welfare Committee (CWC), National Crime Record Bureau etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Vulnerable sections of society, Laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections of society etc   ARTICLE …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Health advice to take with no pinch of salt

    Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, WHO, NCDs, Salt, ICHI, ICMR, age tax, mortality, fertility rate, AI, robotic surgery etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Development and management of social sectors/services related to Health and education etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS World Health Organization (WHO)(2023) released a report, the first ever …

  EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The challenge of extra-pulmonary TB

                                        Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance(AMR,TB, extrapulmonary TB, National TB Elimination Programme, WHO etc Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementations etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The World Health Organization (WHO) reports over 10 …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Stabilizing India-Nepal ties in changing times       

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance(India-Nepal ties, India-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship, Seti River (SR6) projects etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India, Significance of Indo-Pacific for India etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Nepal protesters are demanding the restoration of a constitutional monarchy and a Hindu …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Investment lessons from the India-EFTA trade deal

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance(FTA, tariff, European Free Trade Association (EFTA), etc) Mains GS Paper II & III: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India and affecting India’s interests etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India made a historic trade deal this year with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : An AI-infused world needs matching cybersecurity

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Science and technology, Artificial intelligence(AI), Generative AI, Big Data, GANs, phishing, cybersecurity, ChatGPT1 tool etc Mains GS Paper III and IV: Significance of technology for India, AI, indigenisation of technology and development of new technology. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS According to a recent report, there has been a 1,265% increase in phishing …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Giving primacy to human development

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance(HDI, UNDP, Different social service Schemes, MPI) Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Health, poverty and hunger etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Human Development Index (HDI) report stated that India ranked 135 in 2021, it …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : An inheritance tax will help reduce inequality

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance(Inheritance Tax, Labour Force Survey data, wealth tax, Land value tax etc) Mains GS Paper II & III: Functions and responsibilities of the union and the states, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The World Inequality database found that …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A half-hearted climate change verdict

      Source: The Hindu, The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, COP, IPCC, Article 21, Article 14, CJI, Pavagada Solar Park 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 The Supreme Court has recognised …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : It is time to operationalise the Indian Defence University

    Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national and international importance, Professional Military Education (PME), CDS, military reforms etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global groupings involving India or affecting India’s interests, Significance of US etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Thucydides: A nation which makes a distinction between its scholars and its …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Recognise ‘this leave’ as a woman’s right

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Menstruation, Parliament, Menstrual leave, MP, dysmenorrhea, menstrual hygiene products, ILO etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Education and women empowerment etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Member of Parliament (MP) from Tamil Nadu, introduced a Private Member Bill named, ‘Right …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Preventing animal cruelty is a duty of the state               

                   Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Article 14, Article 21, Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA Act), 1960 etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors and issues arising out of them etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Amendments to the Croatian Penal Code, enhanced the punishment for causing …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Make EPI an ‘Essential Programme on Immunization’

  Source: The Hindu, WHO Prelims: Current events of national importance, WHO, NCDs, G20, age tax, mortality, fertility rate, AI, robotic surgery etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Development and management of social sectors/services related to Health and education etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The year 2024 commemorates 50 years since the launch of the Expanded …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : For Future Ready Seniors

                   Source: Indian Express   Prelims: Elderly population in India, Schemes for old age people, OPS, Provident Fund pension scheme, EPFO, etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Schemes for vulnerable sections of society and performance and issues associated with these schemes etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The number of persons above 60 years is …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Sounding the gavel on curative jurisdiction

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Supreme Court, Judges of SC, Curative Jurisdiction, right of privacy, Tribunals etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Structure, organization and functioning of judiciary, role of CJI etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Supreme Court quashed an arbitral tribunal award directing the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to pay ₹7,687 …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The reality of the Swachh Bharat Mission

      Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, SDG, covid-19, SBM etc. Mains GS Paper II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Health, education etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India was ranked right at the bottom of 180 countries in the Environment Performance Index (EPI) in 2022. …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Restoring earth’s right to ‘good health’

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, G20, Global south, UNFPA, SDG, Article 14, Article 21, World Meteorological Organization, International Mother Earth Day, NDC, Mains GS Paper II & III: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The European Court of …