[Important] UPSC IAS CSE Mains 2022 Results announced

Dear Friends, The much-awaited result of UPSC IAS CSE Mains 2022 has just been declared by UPSC. Around 2530 candidates have been selected for the final stage of the Personality Tests. You can download the result file using the link given below and check your result: UPSC IAS Mains 2022 Result pdf UPSC IAS Mains… Continue reading [Important] UPSC IAS CSE Mains 2022 Results announced

Must Read Current Affairs Articles – December 5th, 2022

About Must Read News Articles: Must Read News Articles is an initiative by Team ForumIAS to provide links to the most important news articles of the day. It covers The Hindu newspaper. This saves the time and effort of students in identifying useful and important articles. With newspaper websites requiring a paid subscription beyond a certain… Continue reading Must Read Current Affairs Articles – December 5th, 2022

[Questions] Mains Marathon I Daily Answer Writing I October 18th, 2022

Good Morning Friends, Following are today’s Mains Marathon Questions. About Mains Marathon – This is an initiative of ForumIAS to help/aid aspirants in their writing skills, which is crucial to conquering mains examination. Every morning, we post 2-3 questions based on current affairs. The questions framed are meaningful and relevant to the exam. Write your answers in… Continue reading [Questions] Mains Marathon I Daily Answer Writing I October 18th, 2022

India’s cyber infrastructure needs more than patches

Source: This post is created based on the article “India’s cyber infrastructure needs more than patches”, published in The Hindu on 3rd September 2022. Syllabus Topic: GS Paper 3 – Cybersecurity Context: Cybercrime is increasing with the increased use of information and communication technology (ICT). However, the capacity of enforcement agencies to investigate cybercrime remains… Continue reading India’s cyber infrastructure needs more than patches

Fallty towers: Lesson from the Supertech demolition: reduce the risk borne by homebuyers, improve Rera

Source: The post is based on an article “Fallty towers: Lesson from the Supertech demolition: reduce the risk borne by homebuyers, improve Rera” published in The Times of India on 29th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Government policies for various industries News: This article discusses the issues associated with real estate in India and about Real Estate (Regulation and Development)… Continue reading Fallty towers: Lesson from the Supertech demolition: reduce the risk borne by homebuyers, improve Rera

A neglected contributor to the country’s crisis of public health

Source: The post is based on an article “A neglected contributor to the country’s crisis of public health” published in The Live Mint on 29th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Issues related to health News: This article discusses the reasons and concerns associated with malnutrition in India and poor public health services. What are the reasons behind the high rates… Continue reading A neglected contributor to the country’s crisis of public health

Privacy Protection has been far too long to wait

Source: The post is based on the article “Privacy Protection has been far too long to wait” published in The Live Mint on 29th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Fundamental Rights Relevance: Privacy and issues associated with it News: This article discusses the issues associated with the facial recognition system and the efforts taken by the Supreme Court to address… Continue reading Privacy Protection has been far too long to wait

Why Nepal has put on hold Gorkha recruitment under India’s Agnipath scheme

Source: The post is based on an article “Why Nepal has put on hold Gorkha recruitment under India’s Agnipath scheme” published in The Indian Express on 27th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Bilateral relations of India Relevance: India and Nepal military relations News: This article discusses the recruitment of Nepalese Gorkha soldiers and recent changes made by the Indian army in… Continue reading Why Nepal has put on hold Gorkha recruitment under India’s Agnipath scheme

India’s chip-making gambit: Ambitious plans or breakthrough strategy?

Source: The post is based on an article “India’s chip-making gambit: Ambitious plans or breakthrough strategy?” published in The Business Standard on 27th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Government policies for various industries Relevance: advantages and concerns associated with the chip-making industry News: This article discusses the benefits and concerns associated with the decision of India, to enter the chip-making industry. What… Continue reading India’s chip-making gambit: Ambitious plans or breakthrough strategy?

Murder in the Sewer

Source: The post is based on an article “Murder in the Sewer” published in The Hindu on 27th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Laws and mechanisms for the protection of the vulnerable sections News: This article discusses the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013, and the issues associated with manual scavenging. Tamil Nadu recently… Continue reading Murder in the Sewer

Rainbow of Hope

Source: The post is based on the article “Rainbow of Hope” published in The Hindu on 26th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2, Laws and mechanisms for the vulnerable sections Context: The T.N. government, on the orders of the Madras High Court, has come out with a glossary of terms to address people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or of… Continue reading Rainbow of Hope

The simple truth

Source: The post is based on the article “The simple truth” published in The Times of India on 26th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Functioning of judiciary and governance in India Context: The Supreme Court’s recently set aside the judgment of the Himachal Pradesh high court. The reason behind SC’s decision was that the judgment was incomprehensible. Historical context behind… Continue reading The simple truth

Pharma needs a dose of regulation

Source: The post is based on an article “Pharma needs a dose of regulation” published in The Business Standard on 26th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Government policies for various sectors  Relevance: Regulating Pharma Companies News: Pharmaceutical marketing requires regulations. Bengaluru-based Micro Labs has been accused of tax evasion and paying doctors Rs 1,000 crore as bribe to prescribe Dolo-650 for… Continue reading Pharma needs a dose of regulation

How to decarbonize the steel industry

Source: The post is based on the article “How to decarbonize the steel industry” published in The Live Mint on 26th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Climate change and pollution News: India is a big producer of steel. Reducing emissions from this industry will have a hugely positive effect on the environment. What is the significance of reducing emissions from… Continue reading How to decarbonize the steel industry

Chips for growth

Source: The post is based on an article “Chips for growth” published in The Business Standard on 25th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Industries and industrial policies News: India’s attempt to enter the global semiconductor market with a government commitment of $10 billion is well-timed. But the policy decision must be followed up with a lot of work on the… Continue reading Chips for growth

Keep it simple: On Aadhaar-voter ID linking

Source: The post is based on an article “Keep it simple: On Aadhaar-voter ID linking” published in The Hindu on 25th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2, Government policies for various sectors News: Any mandatory linking of the Aadhaar to the voter ID is problematic. The success of Indian democracy has been the regular conduct of elections and the relatively high participation… Continue reading Keep it simple: On Aadhaar-voter ID linking

Drone strikes: Targeted killings raise troubling questions

Source: The post is based on an article “Drone strikes: Targeted killings raise troubling questions” published in The Business Standard on 25th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Science and technology and their effects on everyday life News: Increasing range and unrestricted use of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS), is a matter of global concern. What are Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems… Continue reading Drone strikes: Targeted killings raise troubling questions

Let’s end the Wild West ways of fintech lending

Source: The post is based on an article “Let’s end the Wild West ways of fintech lending” published in Live Mint on 25th August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Financial Institutions Context: The internet has revolutionized digital businesses. Many such businesses are practicing unfair business practices and nil accountability. Fintech is fast becoming one such business. Fintech promised efficient and… Continue reading Let’s end the Wild West ways of fintech lending

More women are making a career in science. A lot more needs to be done to ease their journeys

Source: The post is based on the article “More women are making a career in science. A lot more needs to be done to ease their journeys” published in The Indian Express on 23rd August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Social Justice – Women and related issues Relevance: Women making careers in science. News: The social sciences and humanities register a… Continue reading More women are making a career in science. A lot more needs to be done to ease their journeys

India’s clean energy transition plays to the country’s strengths

Syllabus: GS Paper 3, energy and climate change News: While India’s current commitments are a promising start, they won’t be enough to avert the worst effects of climate change. India has committed to 500 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030. What more is required over and above India’s present climate commitments? More financing from developed… Continue reading India’s clean energy transition plays to the country’s strengths

Death by pothole: There’s a way to change that

Source: The post is based on the article “Death by pothole: There’s a way to change that” published in The Times of India on 23rd August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Infrastructure Relevance: Death caused by potholes. News: As per reports, India ranks the worst in road deaths worldwide. Among these deaths, death by potholes is most shocking in India. Last… Continue reading Death by pothole: There’s a way to change that

How should public sector banks be privatised?

Source: The post is based on the article “How should public sector banks be privatized?” published in The Indian Express on 22nd August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Indian Economy News: In the Union Budget 2021-22, the government announced its decision to privatize two public sector banks. What were the reasons behind Privatization? India’s public sector banks have struggled with high… Continue reading How should public sector banks be privatised?

The New Drugs Bill

Source: The post is based on the article “The New Drugs Bill” published in The Business Standard on 22nd August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance. News: The recently unveiled New Drugs, Cosmetics and Medical Devices Bill, 2022, has left many issues unaddressed. History of laws associated with the AYUSH industry. 1940 – The parliament enacted the Drugs Act in 1940.… Continue reading The New Drugs Bill

Women’s empowerment is about land ownership

Source: This post is created based on the article “Women’s empowerment is about land ownership”, published in Live Mint on 19th August 2022. Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Social Issues – Women and related issues Context: Despite legislative efforts to fix a sharp gender imbalance in inheritance, very few Indian women have any legal title… Continue reading Women’s empowerment is about land ownership

India’s strides in the Gulf

Source: This post is created based on the article “India’s strides in the Gulf”, published in Indian Express on 19th August 2022. Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – International Relations News: In the centenary celebrations program of AMU, PM asked the AMU community to further strengthen India’s relations with the Islamic world. Recently, Aligarh Muslim University… Continue reading India’s strides in the Gulf

Must Read Current Affairs Articles – August 18, 2022

About Must Read News Articles: Must Read News Articles is an initiative by Team ForumIAS to provide links to the most important news articles of the day. It covers several newspapers such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Livemint, etc. This saves the time and effort of students in identifying useful and important articles. With newspaper websites… Continue reading Must Read Current Affairs Articles – August 18, 2022

Launch a national tribal health mission

Source: This post is created based on the article “Launch a national tribal health mission” published in The Hindu on 9th August 2022. Syllabus: Issues related to health, Schemes, and programs for the vulnerable sections Context: The health of the Tribal in India is in a dismal state. A health revolution for the tribal people… Continue reading Launch a national tribal health mission

India got Swaraj in 1947. It must now strive for Suraj or good governance

Source: This post is created based on the article “India got Swaraj in 1947. It must now strive for Suraj or good governance” published in Indian Express on 9th August 2022. Syllabus: GS paper 2- Governance + GS Paper 1 – Indian history News: It is 75 years since India got independent. Now is the… Continue reading India got Swaraj in 1947. It must now strive for Suraj or good governance

Infrastructure Finance Secretariat (IFS): Getting set to make an impact

Source: This post is created based on the article “IFS: Getting set to make an impact”, published in Business Standard on 4th August 2022. Syllabus Topic: GS Paper 2, Government departments and organisations News: Government is setting up Infrastructure Finance Secretariat (IFS). The 2 divisions of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA); 1) the Infrastructure… Continue reading Infrastructure Finance Secretariat (IFS): Getting set to make an impact

Letting jobless growth worsen is way too risky

Source: This post is created based on the article “Letting jobless growth worsen is way too risky”, published in Live Mint on 4th August, 2022. Syllabus: GS Paper 3, Indian Economy, Employment and development Context: In an emerging country, like India, the path to productivity and growth must lead workers away from farms towards jobs… Continue reading Letting jobless growth worsen is way too risky

Concern in Delhi over not being part of US-led Minerals Security Partnership

Why in the News? India is exploring the possibilities of joining the Minerals Security Partnership. About Minerals Security Partnership Minerals Security Partnership is an ambitious new US-led partnership to secure supply chains of critical minerals, aimed at reducing dependency on China. Members: US, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, United… Continue reading Concern in Delhi over not being part of US-led Minerals Security Partnership

Efficacy of RTI Act is threatened by opacity, opposition from bureaucracy and lawmakers

Source: This post is created based on the article “Efficacy of RTI Act is threatened by opacity, opposition from bureaucracy and lawmakers” published in Indian Express on 3rd August 2022. Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Governance – Transparency – RTI News: The Right to Information Act (RTI) is set to complete 17 years in the… Continue reading Efficacy of RTI Act is threatened by opacity, opposition from bureaucracy and lawmakers

India’s response to Sri Lanka and Myanmar crises is a study in contrast. It shouldn’t be 

Source: The post is based on an article “India’s response to Sri Lanka and Myanmar crises is a study in contrast. It shouldn’t be” published in the Indian Express on 2nd August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 International Relations; Bilateral Relations, etc. Relevance: India-Myanmar Relations News: On 1 August 2022, Myanmar is going to mark 18… Continue reading India’s response to Sri Lanka and Myanmar crises is a study in contrast. It shouldn’t be 

India and Switzerland’s deepening partnership 

Source: The post is based on an article “India and Switzerland’s deepening partnership” published in the Indian Express on 2nd August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 International Relations; bilateral Relationship Relevance: India-Switzerland Relations News: At present, Switzerland’s State Secretary in charge of Switzerland’s Foreign Policy is on an official visit to India. India-Switzerland Relationship Diplomatic relation:… Continue reading India and Switzerland’s deepening partnership 

Key lessons from public-private efforts will help us eliminate TB 

Source: The post is based on an article “Key lessons from public-private efforts will help us eliminate TB” published in the Business Standard on 2md August 2022.  Syllabus: GS 2 Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.  Relevance: Reforms in delivery of public health services  News: In… Continue reading Key lessons from public-private efforts will help us eliminate TB 

Rethinking the coal issue 

Source: The post is based on an article “Rethinking the coal issue” published in the Business Standard on 2nd August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 Infrastructure: Energy Sector Relevance: Coal Sector Reforms News: At present, the country has been frequently facing coal supply crises. India is compelled to import expensive coal to keep its thermal power… Continue reading Rethinking the coal issue 

Where’s that law? 

Source: The post is based on the article “Where’s That Law?” Published in The Times of India on 2nd August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 Important Provisions of the Constitution of India; Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. Relevance: Fundamental Right to Privacy News: In… Continue reading Where’s that law? 

Central bank autonomy and its crypto plot twist 

Source: The post is based on an article “Central bank autonomy and its crypto lot twist” published in the Live Mint on 31st July 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 Issues and Challenges pertaining to the growth and development of the Indian Economy News: At present, there are arguments that the Central banks should have functional autonomy… Continue reading Central bank autonomy and its crypto plot twist 

How IAF’s hero became a villain 

Source: The post is based on an article “How IAFs Hero became A Villain” published in The Times of India on 1st August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Internal and External Security; Various Security Forces and their mandate News: Recently, a fatal accident involving India’s MiG-21 aircraft took place, which is part of the Indian Air… Continue reading How IAF’s hero became a villain 

Sowing the ‘AI’ seed for intelligent farming 

Source: The post is based on an article “Sowing the ‘AI’ seed for intelligent farming” published in The Times of India on 1st August 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – E-technology in the aid of farmers. Relevance: Application of the Artificial Intelligence in the Agriculture Sector News: The Telangana government has promoted the use of Artificial… Continue reading Sowing the ‘AI’ seed for intelligent farming 

Hail the rise of digital humanities

Source: The post is based on an article “Hail the rise of digital humanities” published in the Business Standard on 1st August 2022. Syllabus: GS 1 Indian Art and Culture News: Recently, the Jadavpur University has launched the Bichitra project, a digital humanities project. In this project, digital versions of manuscripts and printed books and… Continue reading Hail the rise of digital humanities

Representation, all the way up

Source: The post is based on the article “Representation, all the way up” published in the “The Hindu” on 1st August 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers and Finances up to Local Levels and Challenges Therein. Relevance: Local Self Government; Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) News: Recently, Droupadi… Continue reading Representation, all the way up

Post-pandemic surprises and where the indian economy truly stands today 

Source: The post is based on an article “post-Pandemic surprises and where the Indian Economy truly stands today” published in the Business Standard on 29th July 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 Issues and Challenges Pertaining the growth and development of the Indian Economy Relevance: Macroeconomic Performance News: Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its… Continue reading Post-pandemic surprises and where the indian economy truly stands today 

The JWST images can help us cherish earth’s present 

Source: The post is based on an article “The JWST images can help us cherish Earth’s present” published in The Times of India on 30th July 2022. Syllabus: GS 1 World Geography; and GS 3 Awareness in the fields of Space Relevance: Origin and Evolution of Earth; and James Webb Space Telescope (JWST); News: Recently,… Continue reading The JWST images can help us cherish earth’s present 

The exodus is rational 

Source: The post is based on an article “The exodus is rational” published in The Times of India on 30th July 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Relevance: Higher Education Reforms News: The trend of Indian students going abroad for higher education… Continue reading The exodus is rational 

Government bailouts are not the answer to india’s energy sector woes 

Source: The post is based on an article “Government bailouts are not the answer to India’s energy sector woes” published in the Indian Express on 30th July 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 Infrastructure; Energy Relevance: Power Sector Reforms; DISCOMS News: Over the past few weeks, there has been much tension over India’s twin deficits, i.e., the… Continue reading Government bailouts are not the answer to india’s energy sector woes