Coal India, the fall guy for power crisis

Source: This post is based on the article “Coal India, the fall guy for power crisis” published in Indian Express on 18h October 2021. Syllabus: GS 3 Infrastructure. Relevance: Understanding the reasons behind shortage in the coal sector. Synopsis: Instead of blaming Coal India, there is a need to recognize its efforts to meet the demand… Continue reading Coal India, the fall guy for power crisis

Powering the energy sector

Source: This post is based on the article “Powering the energy sector” published in The Hindu on 18h October 2021. Syllabus: GS 3  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Relevance: Understanding the need for reforms in the Energy sector. Synopsis: The Electricity (Amendment) Bill will be a game-changer if we implement its provisions successfully.… Continue reading Powering the energy sector

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The founder of a Mini India

Source: This post is based on the article “The founder of a Mini India” published in The Hindu on 18h October 2021 Syllabus: GS1 important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. Relevance: To understand the contributions of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Synopsis: As India seeks to embark on an inclusive development agenda, it is… Continue reading The founder of a Mini India

Countering the Chinese Threat

Source: This post is based on the article “Countering the Chinese Threat” published in Business Standard on 16th October 2021. Syllabus: GS 2 Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. Relevance: Understanding the policies/strategies of China in the Indian context. Synopsis: India should adopt a multi-level approach to counter… Continue reading Countering the Chinese Threat

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NEET hasn’t created the equality of opportunity it had promised

Source: This post is based on the article “NEET hasn’t created the equality of opportunity it had promised” published in the Indian Express on 16th October 2021. Syllabus: GS-2 Issues Relating to Development & Management of Social Sector/Services. Relevant: Understanding the issues related to NEET. Synopsis: The recent move of the Tamil Nadu government to bypass the NEET exam… Continue reading NEET hasn’t created the equality of opportunity it had promised

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Doctor cure thyself: On revising queerphobic medical textbooks

Source: This post is based on the article”Doctor cure thyself: On revising queerphobic medical textbooks” published in the Times of India on 16th October 2021. Syllabus: GS 2- Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions & Bodies Constituted for Protection & Betterment of These Vulnerable Sections. Relevance: To understand the reason behind the stigmatization of the bisexual community under the medical profession. Synopsis: The social… Continue reading Doctor cure thyself: On revising queerphobic medical textbooks

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It’s not fossil fuel: Coal, biomass and degraded land are main contributors to India’s air pollution

Source: This post is based on the article “Its not fossil fuel: Coal, biomass and degraded land are main contributors to India’s air pollution” in Times of India on 16th October 2021. Syllabus: GS 3 Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. Relevance: Understanding the problem of Air pollution in Delhi Synopsis: Instead of announcing various schemes, there is a need… Continue reading It’s not fossil fuel: Coal, biomass and degraded land are main contributors to India’s air pollution

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NHRC’s remit: Human rights body has an incredibly important job, Praising govt is not part of it

Source: This post is based on the following articles: “NHRC’s remit: Human rights body has an incredibly important job, Praising govt is not part of it” published in Times of India on 13th October 2021. “Human rights and basic needs are one and the same thing-PM Modi’s sequencing is fraught” published in Indian Express on 14th October 2021. Syllabus: GS2 – Human… Continue reading NHRC’s remit: Human rights body has an incredibly important job, Praising govt is not part of it

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Bombay High Court POSH guidelines risk silencing victims of sexual harassment

Source: This post is based on the article “Bombay High Court POSH guidelines risk silencing victims of sexual harassment” published in Indian Express on 14th October 2021. Syllabus: GS 2 Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions & Bodies Constituted for Protection & Betterment of These Vulnerable Sections. Relevance: Understanding the problem with POSH. Synopsis: There is a need… Continue reading Bombay High Court POSH guidelines risk silencing victims of sexual harassment

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Freebies, handouts and other myths loved by income taxpayers

Source: This post is based on the article “Freebies, handouts and other myths loved by income taxpayers” published in The Hindu on 14th October 2021. Syllabus: GS 2 Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. Relevance: Understanding the purpose of freebies offered by the government… Continue reading Freebies, handouts and other myths loved by income taxpayers