Naga peace process

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Internal security related issues.   Naga peace process Context: Naga rebel group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN(IM) has stuck to its demands for a separate flag and a constitution in an indication that the deadlock in the peace talks with the central government, aimed at bringing an end …

Amidst the changing paradigms of international security arena, the modern hybrid war fare encompasses deployment of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) and capabilities should be built to counter it. Analyse.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. Amidst the changing paradigms of international security arena, the modern hybrid war fare encompasses deployment of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) and capabilities should be built to counter it. Analyse. (250 words)  Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Financial Express Why the question: …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 March 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: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. Atmanirbhar Bharat is a …

Use of drones:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Science and technology, use of technology.   Context: The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has sent a note on use of drones across various sectors to different ministries at the centre.   Where all can drones be effectively utilised? Ministry of Home Affairs: For surveillance, situational analysis, crime control, VVIP …

Framework for traffic management of drones:

GS Paper 2:  Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: The Civil Aviation Ministry has notified a traffic management framework for drones. The framework has been issued under the Drone Rules 2021.   Overview of the framework: Public and private third-party …

Pakistan exploiting scope of uranium enrichment in Gilgit Baltistan:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   Context: In violation of international laws, Pakistan has been exploiting the scope of uranium enrichment in Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan, confirmed locals and political activists from the occupied region.   India’s concerns: Earlier, there were reports that Pakistan has …

Karbi Agreement

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; -linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Context: A tripartite agreement among five insurgent groups of Assam, the Centre and the State government was recently signed to end years of violence in the Karbi Anglong region.   The insurgent groups which signed …

Naga peace process

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Internal security related issues.   Context: Members of Parliament, ideologues and activists have called for replacing R.N. Ravi as the interlocutor in the Naga peace process to prevent it from derailing. Ravi is the Governor of Nagaland and has been crossing swords with the extremist Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist …

MLAs forum to check outmigration from Arunachal Pradesh:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Context: The MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh representing constituencies bordering Tibetan China have formed a forum to prevent the outmigration of villagers and modify the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) to suit local needs.   Need for …

How and why should India deal with Afghanistan now? 

GS Paper 2   Context:  Taliban recently seized more major cities and raced to take full control of Afghanistan with the U.S. and Britain deploying troops to evacuate their citizens.  What is the issue?  Non-governmental player Taliban has been making advances to return to power with sheer display of violence after USA’s decision of withdrawal from …

The America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has spun the balance of power in favour of the Taliban. Critically analyse.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 3. The America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has spun the balance of power in favour of the Taliban. Critically analyse. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: As part of the U.S.’s plan to withdraw its …

Responsible news media not just needs to provide credible information but also needs to enjoy the trust of the population. Comment.

Topic:  role of media 6. Responsible news media not just needs to provide credible information but also needs to enjoy the trust of the population. Comment. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The question is amidst rising responsibility of News media amidst tough situations the world is facing owing to covid-19 pandemic. Key …

Why is media termed as 4th pillar of Democracy? What are its responsibilities in a vibrant democracy and how can selective targeting subdue democratic spirit? Explain.

Topic: GS-2: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. GS-3: role of media 5. Why is media termed as 4th pillar of Democracy? What are its responsibilities in a vibrant democracy and how can selective targeting subdue democratic …

UN framework to combat international terrorism

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   UN framework to combat international terrorism   What to …