Values that make us Human

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Human Values   Context: Rising incidents of brutality in society (E.g. Shraddha Murder Case, Delhi – Hit and Drag case) have questioned our understanding regarding Human Values. What is Value? Value means the worth or utility of a thing. According to Rokeach, “Value is an enduring belief, a specific mode of conduct …

Asian Ageing society

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Society/ Social justice   Source: Businesstimes   Context: With populations across East Asia declining and fewer young people entering the workforce, workers are working well into their 70s and beyond.    Impact of an ageing society: On Finance: Early retirement ages have bloated the pension bills, making it difficult for …

Geology to unplanned construction: Decoding why Joshimath is sinking

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Important Geophysical Phenomena/Disaster Management   Source: HT  Direction: The article examines the causes of the recent incidents of land subsidence in Joshimath, as well as the preventive measures that are required.   Context: The Uttarakhand government has banned construction work in and around Joshimath due to land subsidence, which has resulted …