9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – November 28th, 2022

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Why DBT schemes need to fix the problem of tenant farmers

Source: The post is based on an article “Why DBT schemes need to fix the problem of tenant farmers” published in The Indian Express on 28th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Agriculture Relevance: problems associated with agri-DBT News: Many economists argue that all agricultural subsidies should be converted into direct income support to farmers. It is because… Continue reading Why DBT schemes need to fix the problem of tenant farmers

Toward legalising same-sex marriage

Source: The post is based on an article “Toward legalising same-sex marriage” published in The Hindu on 28th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Social Justice Relevance: problems with LGBTQI+ News: Two LGBT couples have filed petitions in the Supreme Court to allow recognition of same-sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act, (SMA) 1954. The SMA provides a… Continue reading Toward legalising same-sex marriage

It’s time to discuss depopulation

Source– The post is based on the article “Its time to discuss depopulation” published in The Hindu on 28th November 2022. Syllabus: GS1 and GS2 Population and associated Issues Relevance– Human Resource News– The article explains the increasing population in India. What are Statistical data of Population in India as per recent report? By current… Continue reading It’s time to discuss depopulation

JUVENILE JUSTICE LAW

Source– The post is based on the article “JUVENILE JUSTICE LAW:PERSON WITH MATURITY MUST NOT GET BLANKET IMMUNITY FROM CRIMINAL PROCESS” published in The INDIAN EXPRESS  on 28th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection of vulnerable sections. Relevance– Protection of juveniles News– The article explains the observation made by… Continue reading JUVENILE JUSTICE LAW

Our free trade agreement with Australia is unique in its details

Source– The post is based on the article “Our free trade agreement with Australia is unique in its details” published in the mint on 28th November 2022. Syllabus: GS3- Indian economy Relevance: economic reforms for more growth News- the article explains the steps taken by the Indian government to increase the trade potential of firms.… Continue reading Our free trade agreement with Australia is unique in its details

India’s high growth a good position for G20, but urban pollution must be checked

Source– The post is based on the article “India’s high growth a good position for G20, but urban pollution must be checked” published in The Indian Express on 28th November 2022. Syllabus: GS3- Environment degradation Relevance: Urban pollution in India News- The article explains the increasing urban pollution in India and steps needed to reduce… Continue reading India’s high growth a good position for G20, but urban pollution must be checked

The future of Indian economy: Should it play the power game or values game?

Source– The post is based on the article “The future of Indian economy: Should it play the power game or values game?” published in the Business Standard on 26th November 2022. Syllabus: GS3- Indian economy Relevance: Economic policy News- The article explains the dilemmas faced by Indian policymakers while deciding the right policies for economic… Continue reading The future of Indian economy: Should it play the power game or values game?

Climate justice means rich nations helping migrants

Source: The post is based on the article “Climate justice means rich nations helping migrants” published in The Times of India on 26th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Environment Relevance: impact of climate change. News: The article discusses the impact of climate change. What is the impact of climate change? Climate change causes climate refugees, i.e., people… Continue reading Climate justice means rich nations helping migrants

Why India’s push for millets is yet to gain widespread traction

Source: The post is based on an article “Why India’s push for millets is yet to gain widespread traction” published in The Indian Express on 26th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Agriculture Relevance: importance of millets News: The year 2023 will be celebrated as the International Year of Millets. The external affairs minister S. Jaishankar has put… Continue reading Why India’s push for millets is yet to gain widespread traction

The Constitution of India deserves better

Source– The post is based on the article “Constitution Day: A rare, enduring document” published in The India Express and “The Constitution of India deserves better” published in The Hindu on 26th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Indian Constitution Relevance: Making of Indian constitution News- The article explains the basic facts about evolution and present working… Continue reading The Constitution of India deserves better

COP27 and the ambiguity about responsibility

Source– The post is based on the article “COP27 and the ambiguity about responsibility” published in The Hindu on 26th November 2022. Syllabus: GS3- Environmental degradation Relevance: Climate change News- The article explains the issues related to the climate finance and Loss and Damage provisions. What is Loss and Damage agenda for developing countries? The… Continue reading COP27 and the ambiguity about responsibility

A word of advice on OTT and the draft Telecom Bill

Source– The post is based on the article “A word of advice on OTT and the draft Telecom Bill” published in The Hindu on 25th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Parliament and state legislatures Relevance: Bills and Acts of the Parliament News- The article explains the issues related to inclusion of OTT communication services within the… Continue reading A word of advice on OTT and the draft Telecom Bill

India-Australia trade pact’s ratification is good, but staying competitive is critical

Source– The post is based on the article “India-Australia trade pact’s ratification is good, but staying competitive is critical” published in The Hindu on 25th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Bilateral groupings and agreements Relevance: India-Australia trade and economic relations News- The article explains the recently concluded free trade agreement between India and Australia. What are… Continue reading India-Australia trade pact’s ratification is good, but staying competitive is critical

Disquiet in Northeast

Source: This post is created based on the article “Disquiet in Northeast” published in The Hindu on 25th November 2022. Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure News: The boundary dispute between Meghalaya and Assam has resurfaced after the killing of five villagers from Meghalaya by Assam forest guards.… Continue reading Disquiet in Northeast

Why the admission of a disabled person to the European Space Agency is a win

Source: This post is created based on the article “Why the admission of a disabled person to the European Space Agency is a win” published in Indian Express on 25th November 2022. Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Social Issues News: European Space Agency (ESA) has expanded the requirements to become an astronaut to make it… Continue reading Why the admission of a disabled person to the European Space Agency is a win

Courts’ Pendency Crisis: One Wheel Cannot Move A Chariot

Source: The post is based on an article “Courts’ Pendency Crisis: One Wheel Cannot Move A Chariot” published in The Times of India on 25th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: reforms required in Indian judiciary News: India has the largest number of pending court cases in the world which is around 47 million and as… Continue reading Courts’ Pendency Crisis: One Wheel Cannot Move A Chariot

Russia’s nuclear icebreakers and militarisation of the Arctic

Source– The post is based on the article “Russia’s nuclear icebreakers and militarisation of the Arctic” published in The Hindu on 25th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Effects of policies of developed and developing countries on India interest Relevance: Increasing importance of Arctic News- The article explains the increasing significance of the Arctic. It also explains… Continue reading Russia’s nuclear icebreakers and militarisation of the Arctic

The G20 president’s responsibility: Ensuring the delivery of the new loss and damage climate fund

Source– The post is based on the article “The G20 president’s responsibility: Ensuring the delivery of the new loss and damage climate fund” published in The Indian Express on 25th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Bilateral groupings involving India interest. GS3- Environment degradation News- The article explains the opportunity provided by the G20 presidency to ensure… Continue reading The G20 president’s responsibility: Ensuring the delivery of the new loss and damage climate fund

Be Punchy On Munchy – On Front of Packet Labelling (FOPL)

Source: The post is based on an article “Be Punchy On Munchy” published in The Times of India on 25th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Food Processing Relevance: benefits and concerns associated with Front of Packet Labelling News: Front of Packet Labelling (FOPL) will become mandatory for the Indian snack industry after four years by FSSAI. What… Continue reading Be Punchy On Munchy – On Front of Packet Labelling (FOPL)

India is losing its cherished right to know

Source: This post is created based on the article “India is losing its cherished right to know”, published in The Hindu on 24th November 2022. Syllabus: GS Paper 2- Governance – Transparency News: Central Information Commission (CIC) has largely become ineffective in carrying out the assigned mandate. Central Information Commission’s main mandate is to decide,… Continue reading India is losing its cherished right to know

India’s G-force moment

Source– The post is based on the article “India’s G-force moment” and published in The Hindu on 24th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Global groupings and agreements News- The article explains the opportunity provided by G20 leadership to increase its stature in the international community. Together, the G20 members represent over 80% of the world’s GDP,… Continue reading India’s G-force moment

Fixing India’s malnutrition problem

Source– The post is based on the article “Fixing India’s malnutrition problem” and published in The Hindu on 24th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Issue related to hunger News- The article explains the issues related to malnutrition in India. The Global Hunger Index 2022 has ranked 107 out of 121 countries. The GHI is an important… Continue reading Fixing India’s malnutrition problem

The Borders Inside – on interstate border disputes

Source: This post has been developed based on the article “The Borders Inside”, published in The Times of India on 24th November, 2022. Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure News: Recently, a dispute between Assam and Meghalaya at the border resulted into loss of lives. Also, a border… Continue reading The Borders Inside – on interstate border disputes

India-Australia trade pact

Source– The post is based on the article “India-Australia ECTA is a landmark in bilateral relations, will deepen ties” published in The Indian Express and “Growth through trade” in the Business Standard on 24th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Bilateral groupings and agreements News- The article explains the recently concluded India-Australia ECTA (Economic Cooperation and Trade… Continue reading India-Australia trade pact

[Answered] Mains Marathon I Daily Answer Writing I November 23rd, 2022

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Deglobalisation poses a climate threat that demands attention

Source– The post is based on the article “Deglobalisation poses a climate threat that demands attention” published in the Hindu on 23rd November 2022. Syllabus: GS3- Environment degradation News- The article explains the impacts of deglobalisation on efforts to fight climate change. What are the impacts of degobalisation on fighting against climate change? Mitigation– Climate… Continue reading Deglobalisation poses a climate threat that demands attention

The ‘India pole’ in international politics

Source– The post is based on the article “The ‘India pole’ in international politics” published in The Hindu on 23rd November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- International relations Relevance: Foreign policy of India News- The article explains the Indian foreign policy. Why is India reluctant to take sides in international affairs? The reason is that India views… Continue reading The ‘India pole’ in international politics

Climate change – on COP 27

Source– The post is based on the article “At COP27, one hit and many misses” and published in The Indian Express and “deja vu over the story of a calamity foretold” published in the mint on 23rd November 2022. Syllabus: GS3- Environment degradation News- The article explains the major developments at COP27. What were the… Continue reading Climate change – on COP 27

Smooth flow – On Inland Waterways in India

Source: The post is based on an article “Smooth flow” published in Business Standard on 23rd November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Infrastructure Relevance: inland waterways in India News: The government of Uttar Pradesh has recently decided to use inland waterways to move export-bound cargo to international seaports. It will integrate the Varanasi-Haldia inland waterway with the existing… Continue reading Smooth flow – On Inland Waterways in India

Politics over pension – on NPS

Source: The post is based on an article “Politics over pension” published in Business Standard on 23rd November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: concerns associated with Old Pension Scheme. News: Punjab along with other states such as Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Jharkhand have opted to restore the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) from the current National Pension System… Continue reading Politics over pension – on NPS

[Download] Mains Marathon Weekly Compilation – November, 2022 – 3rd week

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[Answered] Mains Marathon I Daily Answer Writing I November 22nd, 2022

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China, India population: Implications of slowing dragon, racing elephant

Source: The post is based on an article “China, India population: Implications of slowing dragon, racing elephant” published in The Indian Express on 22nd November 2022. Syllabus: GS 1 – Population News:  China will for the first time register an absolute decline in its population in 2022 whereas India’s population is expected to surpass China in 2023. What… Continue reading China, India population: Implications of slowing dragon, racing elephant

Development of Great Nicobar: strategic imperative and ecological concerns

Source: The post is based on an article “Development of Great Nicobar: strategic imperative and ecological concerns” published in The Indian Express on 22nd November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Infrastructure News: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has given environmental clearance for the development of a project on the Great Nicobar Island. The project is… Continue reading Development of Great Nicobar: strategic imperative and ecological concerns

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[Download] 10 PM Weekly Compilation – November, 2022 – 2nd week

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Decoding The New PDP Bill

Source: The post is based on an article “Decoding The New PDP Bill” published in The Times of India on 21st November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: provisions of the new draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill News: The draft of the Digital Personal Data Protection (PDP) bill has been recently released. This article discusses the… Continue reading Decoding The New PDP Bill

10 steps to make quasi-judicial courts work for the people

Source: The post is based on an article “10 steps to make quasi-judicial courts work for the people” published in The Indian Express on 21st November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: measures required to improve quasi-judicial agencies. News: There is a class of quasi-judicial agencies that are generally handled by the revenue authorities and are largely… Continue reading 10 steps to make quasi-judicial courts work for the people

Threat to federalism in agricultural education

Source– The post is based on the article “Threat to federalism in agricultural education” published in The Hindu on 20th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Issues and challenges pertaining to federal structure Relevance: Centre-state legislative relations News- The article explains the issues related to KUFOS judgement by Kerala High Court What is KUFOS judgement? It annulled… Continue reading Threat to federalism in agricultural education

A place for all refugees under India’s welfare umbrella

Source– The post is based on the article “A place for all refugees under India’s welfare umbrella” published in The Hindu on 20th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Mechanisms for protection of vulnerable sections. GS2- International relations Relevance: Protection of women refugees News- The article explains the need for protection of women refugees especially in the… Continue reading A place for all refugees under India’s welfare umbrella

Charting the economic journey ahead

Source– The post is based on the article “Charting the economic journey ahead” published in The Hindu on 20th November 2022. Syllabus: GS3- Indian economy and growth Relevance: Boosting the growth of economy News- The article explains the trends of economic growth in India. It also explains the steps that are needed to be taken… Continue reading Charting the economic journey ahead

Why an election in Jammu and Kashmir is urgently needed, for India and Pakistan

Source– The post is based on the article “Why an election in Jammu and Kashmir is urgently needed, for India and Pakistan” published in The Indian Express on 20th November 2022. Syllabus: GS3- Role of state and no-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. Relevance: Kashmir issue News- The article explains the need for… Continue reading Why an election in Jammu and Kashmir is urgently needed, for India and Pakistan

[Download] 9 PM Weekly Compilation – November, 2022 – 2nd week

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[Answered] Mains Marathon I Daily Answer Writing I November 19th, 2022

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India must resume its vanguard role in ridding the world of nuclear weapons

Source– The post is based on the article “India must resume its vanguard role in ridding the world of nuclear weapons” published in The Indian Express on 19th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- International relations Relevance: Nuclear threat to world security News- The article explains the ICJ ruling on nuclear weapons and international law on this… Continue reading India must resume its vanguard role in ridding the world of nuclear weapons

Why and how the focus of our industrial policy needs to shift

Source– The post is based on the article “Why and how the focus of our industrial policy needs to shift” published in The Indian Express on 19th November 2022. Syllabus: GS3- Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth Relevance: Reforms in industrial sector News- The article explains the important aspects that should… Continue reading Why and how the focus of our industrial policy needs to shift

Vikram-S launch

Source– The post is based on the articles “The Vikram-S launch opens exciting possibilities for space exploration in India” published in The Indian Express and “The Skyroot Of Our Final Frontier” published in The Times of India on 19th November 2022. Syllabus: GS3- Awareness in the field of space Relevance: Participation of private sector in… Continue reading Vikram-S launch

Yes, the Indian Air Force needs a new doctrine

Source: The post is based on an article “Yes, the Indian Air Force needs a new doctrine” published in The Hindu on 19th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 3 – Security Relevance: challenges with the Indian Air Force. News: There has been an increase in the indigenization of the defense sectors in India which is leading India towards the… Continue reading Yes, the Indian Air Force needs a new doctrine