India and the new Quad in West Asia

Source: This post is based on the following articles “India and the new Quad in West Asia” published in Indian Express on 19th October 2021. “Second Quad? Exciting opportunities await India in Middle East, but not without risks” published in Indian Express on 18th October 2021. Syllabus: GS 2 Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and… Continue reading India and the new Quad in West Asia

A shadow foreign policy for the first time

Source: This post is based on article “A shadow foreign policy for the first time” published in The Hindu on 19h October 2021. Syllabus: GS 2 Foreign Policy of India. Relevance: Understand India’s present and future foreign policy. Synopsis: A new research paper has emerged which offers some directions for alternatives to India’s foreign policy.… Continue reading A shadow foreign policy for the first time

The world refugees must also be shielded from Covid

Source: This post is based on the article “The world refugees must also be shielded from Covid” published in Livemint on 19th October 2021. Syllabus: GS 2 Issues related to refugees. Relevance: Understanding the problems faced by refugees. Synopsis: There is a need to include refugees and provide them basic health care facilities, including vaccines, to… Continue reading The world refugees must also be shielded from Covid

A new global economic consensus

Source: This post is based on the article “A new global economic consensus” published in Business Standard on 19th October 2021. Syllabus: GS3 – Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment Relevance: Unsustainable development and need for sustainable economic model. Synopsis: Cornwall Consensus should replace the Washington Consensus. Introduction The world is now facing… Continue reading A new global economic consensus

Education is a powerful enabler of climate-change containment

Source: This post is based on the article “Education is a powerful enabler of climate-change containment” published in Livemint on 19th October 2021. Syllabus: GS3 – Issues related to Climate change Relevance: Role of education in mitigating climate change. Synopsis: At this critical juncture in the history of humanity, we must now re-imagine education as… Continue reading Education is a powerful enabler of climate-change containment

Slide in China’s GDP growth and implications for India

Source: This post is based on the article “Slide in China’s GDP growth and implications for India” published in Indian Express on 19th October 2021. Syllabus: GS3 – Indian Economy and issues relating to Growth, Development and Employment. Relevance: Bilateral trade and Self sufficiency Synopsis: Growth slow down in China can impact global economic recovery… Continue reading Slide in China’s GDP growth and implications for India

India’s pulses problem: We need real reform

Source: This post is based on the article “India’s pulses problem: We need real reform” published in “Down To Earth” on 18th October 2021. Syllabus: GS3: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices. Relevance: To understand issues confronting smooth functioning of “MSP” system in the country. Synopsis: Some inherent flaws… Continue reading India’s pulses problem: We need real reform

Has Kerala learnt anything from extreme weather? Apparently not, say experts

Source: This post is based on the following articles “Has Kerala learnt anything from extreme weather? Apparently not, say experts” published in “Down To Earth” on 18th October 2021. “Kerala floods require a local set of responses”published in “Livemint” on 19th October 2021. Syllabus: GS3-Disaster and disaster management. Relevance: To understand the often crisis of… Continue reading Has Kerala learnt anything from extreme weather? Apparently not, say experts

Improving livestock breeding

Source: This post is based on the article “Improving livestock breeding” published in “The Hindu” on 19th October 2021. Syllabus– GS3: Economics of animal-rearing. Relevance: To understand the livestock sector and issues associated with it. Synopsis: The facts and schemes relating to different livestock sector and the expected benefit out of it. Introduction Livestock breeding… Continue reading Improving livestock breeding

Digitisation of farm data needs awareness

Source: This post is based on the article “Digitisation of farm data needs awareness” published in “Business Standard” on 18th October 2021. Syllabus: GS3: e-technology in the aid of farmers. Relevance:To understand the need to digitise agriculture related information. Synopsis: Digitisation of data relating to farmers, and how private participation can strengthen agriculture. Introduction Government… Continue reading Digitisation of farm data needs awareness