Acute malnutrition risking 30 million children’s lives: WHO

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health   Source: DTE   Direction: The article gives a perspective on the issue of malnutrition in the world along with efforts being made by global agencies. It also briefs about the situation in India.   Context: According to the …

Law Minister’s suggestion to CJI on the appointment of judges: The context and background

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary   Source: IE   Direction: The article attempts to explain the MoP for the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, as well as the Law Minister’s suggestion to reform the collegium.    Context: The Union Minister for Law and Justice …

Disaster risk reduction: CEA releases disaster management plan for power sector

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Disaster and Disaster Management   Source: BL   Direction: The article highlights the approach for disaster mitigation, preparedness, emergency response and recovery efforts in the power sector.   Context: The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the disaster management plan (DMP) for the power sector in a bid to evolve a …

Centre vs Delhi Govt on control over services: timeline of a dispute

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the protracted legal battle between the Centre and the Delhi government and SC’s verdicts on this dispute.    Context: A five-judge Constitution Bench of …

Case in Supreme Court: Can an underage Muslim girl marry after attaining puberty?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection of vulnerable sections   Source: TH  Direction: The article discusses the issue of the age of marriage in India and the challenges as the legal age of marriage is not uniform across communities.    Context: The SC agreed to examine whether girls as …

Europe turns to LNG instead of Russia gas: What is it, how it impacts the climate

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Energy, Environment and Conservation   Source: IE   Direction: The article attempts to explain LNG and why switching to LNG is not an environmentally sustainable idea and way forward.   Context: The EU is replacing piped Russian gas imports with rapidly increasing imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), much of which …

SC dismisses PIL challenging committees set up by Gujarat and Uttarakhand for Uniform Civil Code

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure   Source: ToI  Direction: As some states attempt to enact the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), this article attempts to discuss the topic of UCC in India.   Context: The SC refused to entertain a PIL challenging the decisions of the …

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 …

Remote work helped in saving jobs during COVID: ILO report

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment   Source: TH   Direction: The article highlights the changes in the nature of work during the Covid-19 pandemic, its impact and suggestions to leverage these changes.   Context: A report titled ‘Working Time and Work-Life Balance …

SC transfers to itself all pleas related to same-sex marriage

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions and Bodies constituted for the Protection and Betterment of these Vulnerable Sections   Source: TH    Direction: The article highlights the background of which the issue of same-sex marriages reached before the courts in India and also highlights countries around the world which recognise same-sex marriages.    Context: …

SC directs the committee to build a framework to ensure road safety

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation   Source: TH  Direction: The article emphasises SC’s concerns about increasing fatal accidents on Indian roads, data on road accidents in India, steps by the Indian government and the way ahead.   Context: …

The new industrial policy aims to focus on One Nation-One Standard

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Effects of Liberalisation on the Economy, Changes in Industrial Policy and their Effects on Industrial Growth   Source: BS   Direction: The article highlights objectives, proposals/suggestions in the new Industrial Policy.    Context: The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is working on …

Facebook fined €390 mn for breaching EU privacy law: Why is the ruling significant?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the implications of a fine imposed on Meta by an Irish agency for breaching the EU’s GDPR.    Context: Meta has been slapped with fines totalling €390 million by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) …

New UGC Norms: Foreign universities can set up a campus

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the key provisions, significance and concerns with respect to the draft regulations of the UGC for setting up and operating campuses of Foreign Higher Educational Institutions in India. …