Five social sector ministries join PM Gati Shakti

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Social Justice/ Governance   Source: Financial express  Context: Five key social sector departments – health, women and child development, rural development and panchayat raj, education, and housing and urban affairs – have joined the PM Gati Shakti Scheme, aimed at cutting India’s logistical costs Implementing agency: DPIIT (Department for promotion of …

What the Vande Bharat train says about the lopsided priorities of Indian modernity

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Infrastructure   Source: The Indian Express  Context:  With the latest edition of the Vande Bharat train, India made a huge leap into the future of mass transportation. However, it has also raised questions, as the poor may not be able to afford these trains.   Examples of skewed priorities of new …

How does infrastructure play a role in transformation of economy leading to economic development? Discuss the policies of the government aimed at providing major infrastructural push in the recent years.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. How does infrastructure play a role in transformation of economy leading to economic development? Discuss the policies of the government aimed at providing major infrastructural push in the recent years. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …

Why are electric vehicles catching fire?

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Developments in Science and Technology.   Context: The Union Government has constituted an expert panel to probe the recent series of battery explosions in electric vehicles (EVs).   Reasons for the recent increase in demand for electric vehicles: Concern over climate change. Cost of Li-ion (Lithium-ion) battery technology has decreased. …

[MISSION 2022] SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 8 April 2022

  Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic:  geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and …

Sagarmala project provides opportunity for improving carrying capacity and developing ports as a key contributor to economic growth. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. Sagarmala project provides opportunity for improving carrying capacity and developing ports as a key contributor to economic growth. Discuss. (250 words)   Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insightsonindia    Why the question: Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

Overcoming bottlenecks in development of road infrastructure is key to having a seamless supply chain and reducing cost of logistics. Comment. (250 words)

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 4. Overcoming bottlenecks in development of road infrastructure is key to having a seamless supply chain and reducing cost of logistics. Comment. (250 words)   Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: InstaPedia   Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 …

SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE- BOOSTING FOR HEALTH INFRA

  Introduction: As the Covid pandemic continues to wage on, people have started prioritising their health over most things. This pandemic, especially during the Delta wave, exposed several gaps in the healthcare system and infrastructure. In view of these challenges, the government announced various policies like PLI scheme for domestic manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients …

Govt Policies of 2021 To Help Boost EV Adoption:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Roadways.   Context: In a thrust towards incentivising new age technologies and fulfil the pledged taken at COP26 to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by the year 2070, India is aggressively promoting the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs).   Aim: India aims to switch 30 percent of private …

The post-pandemic commodities boom and efforts to reduce coal mining to tackle the climate crisis have driven global coal prices sky high. Analyse the causes for the impending Coal crisis in India and necessary steps to mitigate it.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. The post-pandemic commodities boom and efforts to reduce coal mining to tackle the climate crisis have driven global coal prices sky high. Analyse the causes for the impending Coal crisis in India and necessary steps to mitigate it. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference:  Economic Times …

Shoonya Campaign: 

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy.    Context:  Recently, NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India have launched the Shoonya Campaign. RMI is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1982.    About the Campaign:  It is an initiative to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.  The campaign will …

Privatisation of Railways

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Infrastructure- railways.   Context: The employees union of the North Western Railway (NWR) protested recently against the privatisation of railways announced by Centre recently.   Rail Privatisation: Objectives of privatisation: To introduce modern technology rolling stock with reduced maintenance. Reduced transit time. Boost job creation. Provide enhanced safety. Provide world-class travel …

Assam govt. unveils electric vehicle policy:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   Context: The Assam government has unveiled an electric vehicle (EV) policy for phasing out vehicles running on fossil fuels by 2030.   Highlights of the Policy: The policy aims to introduce at least 200,000 electric vehicles (EVs) within the next five years through a set of incentives for …

National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP)

GS Paper 3   Context: NITI Ayog recommendations to achieve monetisation goal.  NITI Ayog recommendations: to improve retail participation To make the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) a success, the government should give Income tax breaks to attract retail investors into instruments like Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs). Though this will entail a cost in the form …

NITI bats for tax breaks to achieve monetization goal

GS Paper 3: Topics covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.   Context: Recommendation made by NITI AYOG pertaining to the monetization plan unveiled by the government recently  More on this: NITI AYOG has opined that to  make the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP) a success, the government should give Income …