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U.S. keen on finalising BECA at 2+2 dialogue

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. U.S. keen on finalising BECA at 2+2 dialogue: Context: The U.S. is expecting India to sign the last foundational agreement, Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial cooperation (BECA), at the next India-U.S. 2+2 ministerial dialogue likely to held in October …

Gilgit-Baltistan

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Gilgit-Baltistan: Context: Pakistan has decided to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan’s status to that of a full-fledged province. However, India has clearly conveyed to Pakistan that the entire union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, including the areas of Gilgit and Baltistan, are an integral part of the country by …

In News- Dhrupad

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. In News- Dhrupad: Dhrupad is the most ancient style of Hindustani classical music that has survived until today in its original form. The nature of Dhrupad music is spiritual. It does not seek to entertain, but …

In your own words, explain Kant’s principle of Ends. Do you think that this could be a useful model principal for you in everyday life? Explain.

Topic : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7. In your own words, explain …

Discuss the role of media in disaster management in India.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 6. Discuss the role of media in disaster management in India. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu . Why the question: In the context of the current Covid situation, discuss the role of media in disaster management in India. Key Demand of the question: Discuss the role of media in disaster …

5G technology presents India with an opportunity to become a leader in one of the omnipresent technologies of the future, yet there are many challenges that need to be addressed. Discuss.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 5. 5G technology presents India with an opportunity to become a leader in one of the omnipresent technologies of the future, yet there are many challenges that need to be addressed. Discuss. (250 words) Reference: Times of India  Why the …

What are the implications of changing climate on various aspects of Indian region? Elaborate upon the key actions taken by India towards combating and adapting to climate change.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4. What are the implications of changing climate on various aspects of Indian region? Elaborate upon the key actions taken by India towards combating and adapting to climate change. (250 words) Reference: Hindustan Times  Why the question: While climate change is global, changes in climate are …

Discuss the evolution of Seventh Schedule of the Indian constitution? Do you think there is a need to relook and revise the Seventh Schedule? Explain.

Topic : Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. Discuss the evolution of Seventh Schedule of the Indian constitution? Do you think there is a need to relook and revise the Seventh Schedule? Explain. (250 words) Reference: Indian polity by Lakshmikant Why the question: The dealings with the recent COVID …

“Megalithic economy was a subsistent economy”. In the light of the statement comment on the Megalithic economy.

Topic : Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2. “Megalithic economy was a subsistent economy”. In the light of the statement, comment on the Megalithic economy. (250 words) Reference: NCERT class XI Ancient Indian history by R S Sharma Why the question: The …

llustrate the vertical and latitudinal distribution of temperature in ocean waters along with factors responsible for such a distribution.

Topic : Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. llustrate the vertical and latitudinal distribution of temperature in ocean waters along with factors responsible for such a distribution. (250 words) Reference: Geography by G C Leong Why the question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper 1, subject geography. Key Demand of …

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act:

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act: Context: According to the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 3,005 cases were registered in the country under anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and 3,974 people were arrested under the Act About Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act: Passed …

Draft Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Energy. Draft Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020: Context: Union Power Ministry has drafted Rules providing for Rights of Electricity Consumers for the First Time. The main features are: Reliability of service: State Electricity Regulatory Commissions to fix average number and duration of outages per consumer per year for DISCOMs. (A power outage is …

Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program: Context: Launched at the recently held Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of the G20 countries which took place under the Presidency of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. About the Initiative: It aims to strengthen the implementation of existing frameworks to prevent, halt, …

What is Solar Cycle 25?

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. What is Solar Cycle 25? Context: Scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have announced their predictions about the new solar cycle, called Solar Cycle 25, which they believe has begun. Key findings: The solar minimum for Solar Cycle 25 occurred in December 2019. Scientists predict …

China says India violated border agreements:

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. China says India violated border agreements: Context: China has blamed India for “violating” border agreements and said India bore responsibility for the recent tensions. This comes a day after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that China had, by amassing …

What is serial interval and how can it be managed to control Covid-19?

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. What is serial interval, and how can it be managed to control Covid-19? Why in News? China, which has now gone over a month without any locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, was able to contain Covid-19 due to its ability to manage the serial interval. What is it? The serial interval …