An India chapter for foreign universities

Source: The post is based on the article “An India chapter for foreign universities” published in The Hindu on 24th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education. Relevance: About foreign universities in India. News: Recently University Grants Commission (UGC) announced draft regulations for foreign… Continue reading An India chapter for foreign universities

It’s time for India’s universities to join the world

Source– The post is based on the article “It’s time for India’s universities to join the world” published in The Hindu on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Issues relating to development and management of education Relevance– Higher education News– The article explains the specifications of the higher education sector in India. It also suggests some… Continue reading It’s time for India’s universities to join the world

Oxfam inequality report: Taxing the ‘obscenely’ wealthy may not be the right solution

Source– The post is based on the article “Oxfam inequality report: Taxing the ‘obscenely’ wealthy may not be the right solution” published in The Indian Express on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Indian economy and mobilisation of resources Relevance– Inequality and taxation structure of India News– The article explains the Oxfam “Survival of Richest report”… Continue reading Oxfam inequality report: Taxing the ‘obscenely’ wealthy may not be the right solution

The gas paradox: Govt encouraging huge investment to push demand but imposing policies that deter domestic exploration and production

Source: The post is based on an article “The gas paradox: Govt encouraging huge investment to push demand but imposing policies that deter domestic exploration and production” published in Business Standard on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Economic Development Relevance: import dependency of India on oil and gas News: The article discusses the policies adopted… Continue reading The gas paradox: Govt encouraging huge investment to push demand but imposing policies that deter domestic exploration and production

Aspirational Blocks Programme: Building blocks of Viksit Bharat

Source– The post is based on the article “Aspirational Blocks Programme: Building blocks of Viksit Bharat” published in The Indian Express on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Government policies and interventions Relevance– Government schemes for development of backward areas. News– The article explains the recently launched Aspirational Block Programme. It also explains some successful outcomes… Continue reading Aspirational Blocks Programme: Building blocks of Viksit Bharat

A reminder of the flaws in India’s urbanisation policies

Source– The post is based on the article “A reminder of the flaws in India’s urbanisation policies” published in The Hindu on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Urbanisation, their problems and their remedies Relevance– Issues related to urban finance and urban governance News– The article explains the scenario of urban finance in India. It provides… Continue reading A reminder of the flaws in India’s urbanisation policies

State actors and information warfare – We should recognise that many can play the game of manipulation targeting the Indian information space

Source: The post is based on an article “State actors and information warfare – We should recognise that many can play the game of manipulation targeting the Indian information space” published in Business Standard on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Technology Relevance: misuse of the internet technology News: Countries these days use the internet… Continue reading State actors and information warfare – We should recognise that many can play the game of manipulation targeting the Indian information space

No Entry, No Deal – Without more visas, UK FTA makes little sense for India

Source: The post is based on the article “No Entry, No Deal – Without more visas, UK FTA makes little sense for India” published in The Times of India on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Relevance: About the process of visa liberalisation.… Continue reading No Entry, No Deal – Without more visas, UK FTA makes little sense for India

A step too far – ‘Fake news’ rules will damage press freedom

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Draft amendments to IT rules: A looming censor” published in the Indian Express on 23rd January 2023. “A step too far – ‘Fake news’ rules will damage press freedom” published in the Business Standard on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Role of media and social networking… Continue reading A step too far – ‘Fake news’ rules will damage press freedom

Necessary pushback – The Centre should stop seeing judicial appointments as rewards for loyalists

Source: The post is based on the article “Necessary pushback – The Centre should stop seeing judicial appointments as rewards for loyalists” published in The Hindu on 23rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary. Relevance: About the process of appointing judges. News: The Supreme Court collegium has… Continue reading Necessary pushback – The Centre should stop seeing judicial appointments as rewards for loyalists

Appointments, Disappointments – on SC collegium

Source: The post is based on an article “Appointments, Disappointments” published in The Times of India and “SC Collegium’s move to go public on government’s objections to its nominees is welcome but selective” published in The Indian Express on 21st January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: concerns with the appointment of judges News: The article… Continue reading Appointments, Disappointments – on SC collegium

Chexit, in parts: Reshoring, friend-shoring and billions of dollars in sops

Source– The post is based on the article “Chexit, in parts: Reshoring, friend-shoring and billions of dollars in sops” published in the Business Standard on 21th January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Economy Relevance– Issues related to global economy News– The article explains the shift of numerous factories and supply-chain dependence away from China. China is facing… Continue reading Chexit, in parts: Reshoring, friend-shoring and billions of dollars in sops

There is hardly any autonomy at the panchayat level

Source– The post is based on the article “There is hardly any autonomy at the panchayat level” published in The Hindu on 21th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Devolution of Powers and Finances up to Local Levels and Challenges Therein Relevance– Issues related to implementation of 73rd and 74th amendment act News– The article explains the… Continue reading There is hardly any autonomy at the panchayat level

Aging factory – on China’s population decline

Source– The post is based on the article “Aging factory” published in The Hindu on 21th January 2023. Syllabus: GS1- Population and associated issues Relevance– Issues related to population planning and control News– The article explains declining population in China and its impact on Chinese economy What are some facts and statistics about the declining… Continue reading Aging factory – on China’s population decline

Internet blues for media

Source: The post is based on an article “Internet blues for media” published in Business Standard on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – IT and Computer Relevance: reasons behind declining internet users in India News: There has been a decrease in the use of the internet by the people. This article discusses the reasons behind low… Continue reading Internet blues for media

Prioritising stability over growth

Source– The post is based on the article “Prioritising stability over growth” published in the Business Standard on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Indian economy and issues relating to growth Relevance– Issues related to fiscal policy News– The article explains the economic outlook for India. It also provide some suggestions for the upcoming budget What… Continue reading Prioritising stability over growth

Judging a decade of the POCSO Act

Source– The post is based on the article “Judging a decade of the POCSO Act” published in The Hindu on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Vulnerable sections of population. GS1- Social empowerment Relevance– Issues related to crime against children and adolescents News– The article explains the working of POCSO Act in India and issues faced… Continue reading Judging a decade of the POCSO Act

Sexual harassment allegations made by women wrestlers: Wrestle with this

Source– The post is based on the article “Sexual harassment allegations made by women wrestlers: Wrestle with this” published in The Indian Express on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Government policies and interventions Relevance– Issues related to sports News– The article explains the issues of sexual exploitation of sports women by people holding important positions… Continue reading Sexual harassment allegations made by women wrestlers: Wrestle with this

The inevitable geopolitical lens in Sri Lanka

Source– The post is based on the article “The inevitable geopolitical lens in Sri Lanka” published in The Hindu on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- India and neighbourhood- Relations Relevance– Trade and economic relationship with Sri Lanka News– The article explains the status of Sri Lankan relationship with India and China. It also explains the… Continue reading The inevitable geopolitical lens in Sri Lanka

Maldives polls, India’s concerns

Source:Maldives polls, India’s concerns The post is based on an article “Maldives polls, India’s concerns” published in The Indian Express on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – International Relations Relevance: India-Maldives relations News: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Maldives earlier this week and met country’s President Ibrahim Solih. The article discusses the current development… Continue reading Maldives polls, India’s concerns

A detached approach is crucial for a uniform civil code

Source: The post is based on the article “A detached approach is crucial for a uniform civil code” published in the Livemint on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Indian Constitution—significant provisions and basic structure. Relevance: About Uniform Civil Code (UCC). News: Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India can be taken into consideration in India only… Continue reading A detached approach is crucial for a uniform civil code

Disruptive change in education could help us tackle joblessness

Source: The post is based on the article “Disruptive change in education could help us tackle joblessness” published in the Livemint on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 and GS 3 – Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education and Employment. Relevance: About the education needs and India’s labour market. News:… Continue reading Disruptive change in education could help us tackle joblessness

ASER 2022 findings – ASER report has significant pointers on reversing post-pandemic educational losses

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Flip the page to the chapter on middle schoolchildren” published in The Hindu on 20th January 2023. “ASER report has significant pointers on reversing post-pandemic educational losses” published in the Indian Express on 20th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Issues relating to the development and management of… Continue reading ASER 2022 findings – ASER report has significant pointers on reversing post-pandemic educational losses

Margin of safety

Source– The post is based on the article “Margin of safety” published in the Business Standard on 19th January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Indian economy and mobilisation of resources Relevance– Issues related to money and capital markets News– The article explains the recently released consultation paper “Blocking of Funds for Trading in Secondary Market” for public… Continue reading Margin of safety

Check, do not cross – Government should work towards systemic reform; not attack the judiciary

Source: The post is based on an article “Check, do not cross – Government should work towards systemic reform; not attack the judiciary” published in The Hindu on 19th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: issues associated with the Collegium system News: The Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has written to the Chief Justice of… Continue reading Check, do not cross – Government should work towards systemic reform; not attack the judiciary

The conflict behind eco-sensitive zones

Source– The post is based on the article “The conflict behind eco-sensitive zones” published in The Hindu on 19th January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Environment conservation Relevance– Issues related to protected areas News– The article explains the concept of protected areas and ESZ. It explains the issues related to the concept of ESZ. It also tells… Continue reading The conflict behind eco-sensitive zones

Admonishments that endanger the Constitution

Source– The post is based on the article “Admonishments that endanger the Constitution” published in The Hindu on 19th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Indian constitution and Basic structure Relevance– Working of the constitution News– The article explains the basic structure and its importance for Indian constitutional structure. It also explains the recent attack of judiciary… Continue reading Admonishments that endanger the Constitution

Look Who’s Feeding Pendency

Source– The post is based on the article “Look Who’s Feeding Pendency” published in The Times of India on 19th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Functioning of judiciary Relevance– Issues impacting the justice delivery News– The article explains the issue of judicial delays and pendency of cases in courts of India. Over 4 crore cases are… Continue reading Look Who’s Feeding Pendency

Overtaking China – New population estimates have wider implications

Source: The post is based on the article “Overtaking China – New population estimates have wider implications” published in Business Standard on 19th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 1 – Population and Associated Issues Relevance: challenges with increasing population News: The article discusses the challenges with India due to the increasing population. What is the news? According to… Continue reading Overtaking China – New population estimates have wider implications

Democide, step by step

Source– The post is based on the article “Democide, step by step” published in The Indian Express on 18th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Polity Relevance– Democracy and its different forms News– The article explains the challenges and threats to democracy in recent times. What are challenges before democracy in current times? Inflation and middle class… Continue reading Democide, step by step

New rules on online gaming

Source: The post is based on the article “New rules on online gaming” published in Indian Express on 18th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – News: Recently, Union Ministry of Electronics and IT released the draft rules for online gaming for public consultation. About the new rules Need for new rules? India’s share of the global… Continue reading New rules on online gaming

Cleaning up FCI’s operations

Source: The post is based on an article “Cleaning up FCI’s operations” published in Business Standard on 18th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Issues Related to Development Relevance: measures required to bring reforms in Food Corporation of India (FCI).  News: CBI carried out “Operation Kanak” that revealed the corruption in Food Corporation of India (FCI). What… Continue reading Cleaning up FCI’s operations

A case for reassigning GST to States

Source– The post is based on the article “A case for reassigning GST to States” published in The Hindu on 18th January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Indian economy and mobilisation of resources Relevance– Issues related to fiscal policy News- The article explains the fiscal imbalances between centre and states. It explains the need for assigning the… Continue reading A case for reassigning GST to States

The illogical rejection of the idea of South Asia

Source– The post is based on the article “The illogical rejection of the idea of South Asia” published in The Hindu on 18th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- India and its neighbourhood- Relations Relevance– Regional cooperation in South Asia News- The article explains the challenges and obstacles for regional cooperation in South Asia. It suggests the… Continue reading The illogical rejection of the idea of South Asia

In light of China-Russia alliance and Ukraine conflict, India and the new Eurasia

Source: The post is based on an article “In light of China-Russia alliance and Ukraine conflict, India and the new Eurasia” published in The Indian Express on 18th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – International Relations Relevance: changing relations between Asia and Europe News: The article discusses the changing geopolitical scenario between Asia and Europe. How is… Continue reading In light of China-Russia alliance and Ukraine conflict, India and the new Eurasia

India’s new proposal for migrant voting

Source: The post is based on an article “India’s new proposal for migrant voting” published in The Hindu on 18th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Electoral Reforms in India News: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced that it has developed a prototype for a Multi-Constituency Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM). However, the ECI could… Continue reading India’s new proposal for migrant voting

New free foodgrain scheme as an illusion, doublespeak

Source– The post is based on the article “New free foodgrain scheme as an illusion, doublespeak” published in The Hindu on 18th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to poverty and hunger. GS3- Food security Relevance– Food security Act and related schemes News– The article explains the recently announced new version of Pradhan Mantri Garib… Continue reading New free foodgrain scheme as an illusion, doublespeak

Crisis in the Himalayas

Source: The post is based on the article “Crisis in the Himalayas” published in the Business Standard on 18th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Disaster and disaster management. Relevance: About protecting the Himalayan Ecosystem. News: The Himalayan town Joshimath is under tremendous stress, and a portion of it has started sinking. The real issue has always… Continue reading Crisis in the Himalayas

Role of private sector in space: India’s rocket dreams ready for a lift-off

Source: The post is based on the article “INDIA’S ROCKET DREAMS READY FOR A LIFT-OFF” published in the Livemint on 18th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Achievements of Indians in science & technology. Relevance: About the role of the private sector in space. News: Barring ISRO, no other organization was building satellites (or rockets) in India… Continue reading Role of private sector in space: India’s rocket dreams ready for a lift-off

Why retaining talent in India will require more than foreign campuses

Source: The post is based on an article “Why retaining talent in India will require more than foreign campuses” published in The Indian Express on 17th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: measures needed to retain Indian talent News: Government is planning to open doors for campuses of foreign universities in India. However, highlights of… Continue reading Why retaining talent in India will require more than foreign campuses

Five priorities for India Inc could help us reach ahead of the curve

Source: The post is based on an article “Five priorities for India Inc could help us reach ahead of the curve” published in Live Mint on 17th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 3 – Economy Relevance: priorities need to be adopted by Indian private companies to make India a global leader News: The article discusses the priorities which… Continue reading Five priorities for India Inc could help us reach ahead of the curve

Because Both Rich And Poor Countries Deserve Good Health …

Source– The post is based on the article “Because Both Rich And Poor Countries Deserve Good Health …” published in The Times of India on 17th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to development and management of health Relevance– India vision of global health cooperation News– The article explains the Indian priorities for global health… Continue reading Because Both Rich And Poor Countries Deserve Good Health …

Why is Kerala opposing the new Electricity Rules?

Source– The post is based on the article “Why is Kerala opposing the new Electricity Rules?” published in The Hindu on 17th January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Infrastructure: Energy Relevance– Issues related to electricity sector News– The article explains the recently released gazette notification on the Electricity (Amendment) Rules, 2022. Kerala had fiercely objected to Rule… Continue reading Why is Kerala opposing the new Electricity Rules?

Election Commission’s initiative to enfranchise migrant voters is a step in the right direction

Source– The post is based on the article “Election Commission’s initiative to enfranchise migrant voters is a step in the right direction” published in The Indian Express on 17th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Salient feature of Representation of People Act Relevance– Issues related to electoral reforms News– The article explains the issue of remote voting… Continue reading Election Commission’s initiative to enfranchise migrant voters is a step in the right direction

This is an ‘address’ of great constitutional importance

Source– The post is based on the article “This is an ‘address’ of great constitutional importance” published in The Hindu on 17th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Issues and challenges pertaining to federal structure Relevance– Position of Governor News– The article explains the issues related to the Governor of Tamil Nadu in skipping an important and… Continue reading This is an ‘address’ of great constitutional importance

Balance of powers The constitutional bedrock should stay untouched

Source: The post is based on the article “Balance of powers The constitutional bedrock should stay untouched” published in the Business Standard on 17th January 2023 Syllabus: GS 2 – Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary. Relevance: About basic structure doctrine. News: The Vice President of India in 83rd All-India Presiding Officer’s conference… Continue reading Balance of powers The constitutional bedrock should stay untouched

Social equaliser – While promoting digital payments, care is needed to guard against cyber threats

Source: The post is based on the article “Social equaliser – While promoting digital payments, care is needed to guard against cyber threats” published in The Hindu on 17th January 2023 Syllabus: GS 3 – Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Relevance: About initiatives to promote digital payments. News: The Union… Continue reading Social equaliser – While promoting digital payments, care is needed to guard against cyber threats

Why the government ought not to intervene with Amul

Source– The post is based on the article “Why the government ought not to intervene with Amul” published in The Indian Express on 16th January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Marketing of Agricultural Produce and Issues and Related Constraints Relevance– Marketing of animal husbandry products News– The article explains the difference between cooperative and company. It tells… Continue reading Why the government ought not to intervene with Amul

MV Ganga Vilas: A welcome push for riverine tourism

Source– The post is based on the article “MV Ganga Vilas: A welcome push for riverine tourism” published in The Indian Express on 16th January 2023. Syllabus: GS3- Economy Relevance– Issues related to tourism sector News– The article explains the potential of riverine tourism in India. Recently, the Prime Minister launched the MV Ganga Vilas… Continue reading MV Ganga Vilas: A welcome push for riverine tourism

India, Qatar and the continuing saga of eight detained ex-Indian Navy officers

Source: This post is created based on the article “India, Qatar and the continuing saga of eight detained ex-Indian Navy officers”, published in Indian Express on 16th January, 2022. Syllabus Topic: GS Paper 3, Disaster Management News: Eight retired Indian Navy personnel were arrested by Qatari authorities in August. They have been in imprisonment for… Continue reading India, Qatar and the continuing saga of eight detained ex-Indian Navy officers