As CJI constitutes an all-women bench, what’s the status of women in law?

Source: The post is based on an article “As CJI constitutes an all-women bench, what’s the status of women in law?” published in Business Standard on 3rd December 2022.  Syllabus: GS 2 – Social Justice  Relevance: position of women in judiciary  News: The proportion of women enrolling in LLB courses or in judiciary is very low which is… Continue reading As CJI constitutes an all-women bench, what’s the status of women in law?

Winning the world, softly

Source– The post is based on the article “Winning the world, softly” published in The Times of India on 3rd December 2022. Syllabus: GS2- International relations Relevance– Soft power of India News– The article explains the soft power enjoyed by India in ancient times. It also explains the steps needed to enhance India’s soft power.… Continue reading Winning the world, softly

Why tracking migration is important for nutrition schemes?

Source– The post is based on the article “Why tracking migration is important for nutrition schemes?” published in The Indian Express on 2nd December 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Poverty and hunger Relevance– Issues related to malnutrition News– The article explains the challenges faced by the government in reducing malnutrition due to high migration in some areas.… Continue reading Why tracking migration is important for nutrition schemes?

State elections and the troubling return of the old pension scheme

Source: The post is based on the article “State elections and the troubling return of the old pension scheme” published in the Livemint on 2nd November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2- Governance Relevance: About reviving old pension scheme (OPS). News: The poll promises in ongoing state elections are always debatable. The Himachal Pradesh election witnessed a promise of revival… Continue reading State elections and the troubling return of the old pension scheme

An Indian recipe to quell micronutrient malnutrition

Source– The post is based on the article “An Indian recipe to quell micronutrient malnutrition” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Issue relating to poverty and hunger Relevance– Malnutrition in India News– The article explains the benefits of food fortification in checking malnutrition What does the statistics say about malnutrition in… Continue reading An Indian recipe to quell micronutrient malnutrition

Towards a robust triumvirate – on appointment of Election Commissioner

Source– The post is based on the article “Towards a robust triumvirate” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Salient features of Representation of People Act Relevance– Electoral reforms News– THe article explains the issue of appointment of CEC and ECs. It also explains the issue of security of tenure for ECS.… Continue reading Towards a robust triumvirate – on appointment of Election Commissioner

Re-design and deliver – Govt crop insurance scheme needs radical rethink

Source: The post is based on an article “Re-design and deliver – Govt crop insurance scheme needs radical rethink” published in Business Standard on 1st December 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: problems with PMFBY and ways to address it News: The government has decided to bring changes in the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in… Continue reading Re-design and deliver – Govt crop insurance scheme needs radical rethink

Party Congress over, understanding the China puzzle

Source– The post is based on the article “Party Congress over, understanding the China puzzle” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests Relevance– India and China relationship in global context News– The article explains China strategy in context of… Continue reading Party Congress over, understanding the China puzzle

Has GST reduced inter-state disparities?

Source– The post is based on the article “Has GST reduced inter-state disparities?” published in the mint on 1st December 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Indian economy and mobilisation of resources Relevance– Taxation structure of country News– The article explains the performance of GST regime. Two months, April and October in 2022 have seen the highest GST… Continue reading Has GST reduced inter-state disparities?

Unseemly conflict – Government’s diatribe does not resolve conflict over judicial appointments

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Unseemly conflict – Government’s diatribe does not resolve conflict over judicial appointments” published in The Hindu on 1st November 2022. “Order, Order – NJAC better than collegium” published in The Times of India on 1st November 2022. Syllabus: GS – 2: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the… Continue reading Unseemly conflict – Government’s diatribe does not resolve conflict over judicial appointments

India’s agenda during its G20 Presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive

Source: The post is based on the following articles “India’s agenda during its G20 Presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive” published in the Indian Express on 1st November 2022. “Today, India commences its G20 presidency” published in the Business Standard on 1st November 2022. Syllabus: GS – 2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India… Continue reading India’s agenda during its G20 Presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive

Settling the language for cooperative federalism

Source– The post is based on the article “Settling the language for cooperative federalism” published in The Hindu on 30 November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Challenges pertaining to federal structure Relevance– Language issues News– The article explains the issues of language in our federal setup What does the constitution say about language issue? Article 345 leaves… Continue reading Settling the language for cooperative federalism

My dream for India at 100: A chance at excellence for every athlete

Source– The post is based on the article “My dream for India at 100: A chance at excellence for every athlete” published in The Indian Express on 29h November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Government policies and interventions in various sectors Relevance– Sports sector News– The article explains the steps needed to be taken for development of… Continue reading My dream for India at 100: A chance at excellence for every athlete

About Digital Personal Data Protection Bill: Finger On The Future

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Finger On The Future” published in The Times of India on 30th November 2022. “India’s law should be practical about breaches of data” published in the Livemint on 30th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their… Continue reading About Digital Personal Data Protection Bill: Finger On The Future

WHY INDIA MUST STAND WITH PALESTINE

Source– The post is based on the article “Why India Must Stand with Palestine” published in The HINDU on 29th November 2022. Syllabus: GS2- International Relations Relevance– As rising confrontation of Israel and Palestine India must have a particular stand as both the nations were erstwhile colonial empire and now must stand against Islamphobia. News–… Continue reading WHY INDIA MUST STAND WITH PALESTINE

MUMBAI MEASLES OUTBREAK DUE TO LOW VACCINATION COVERAGE

Source– The post is based on the article “MUMBAI MEASLES OUTBREAK DUE TO LOW VACCINATION COVERAGE” published in The HINDU on 29h November 2022. Syllabus: GS2 and GS 3 Relevance– In the recent week at least 4 states have shown a sudden rise in the measles infection so it becomes an important issue to discuss.… Continue reading MUMBAI MEASLES OUTBREAK DUE TO LOW VACCINATION COVERAGE

Unsure Payout – India’s health insurers get away with denying too many claims. Regulator must step in

Source: The post is based on an article “Unsure Payout – India’s health insurers get away with denying too many claims. Regulator must step in” published in The Times of India on 29th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Social Justice Relevance: problems with health insurance in India News: India’s out-of-pocket expenditure is around 55% of total health… Continue reading Unsure Payout – India’s health insurers get away with denying too many claims. Regulator must step in

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

Shifts unexplained – System of shuffling High Court judges without consent needs reconsideration

Source: The post is based on the article “Shifts unexplained – System of shuffling High Court judges without consent needs reconsideration” published in The Hindu on 28th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary. Relevance: About transferring the judges of High Courts. News: A recent round of transfers… Continue reading Shifts unexplained – System of shuffling High Court judges without consent needs reconsideration

Pill Carefully Hospitals, doctors, chemists – they all need a stronger push towards rational use of antibiotics

Source: The post is based on the article “Pill Carefully Hospitals, doctors, chemists – they all need a stronger push towards rational use of antibiotics” published in The Times of India on 28th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health Relevance: About Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). News:… Continue reading Pill Carefully Hospitals, doctors, chemists – they all need a stronger push towards rational use of antibiotics

The President’s caution on overcrowding of prisons is a wake-up call to the executive and judiciary

Source: The post is based on the article “The President’s caution on overcrowding of prisons is a wake-up call to the executive and judiciary” published in the Indian Express on 28th November 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Prison reforms Relevance: About overcrowding of prisons. News: Recently, the President called the government and the judiciary to address the issue… Continue reading The President’s caution on overcrowding of prisons is a wake-up call to the executive and judiciary

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

How to cement the Election Commission’s credibility

Source: The post is based on the article “How to cement the Election Commission’s credibility” published in the Indian Express on 26th November 2022. Syllabus: GS – 2 – Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Relevance: About the independence of the Election Commission. News: The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court… Continue reading How to cement the Election Commission’s credibility

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

What the measles outbreak in India reveals

Source: The post is based on the article “What the measles outbreak in India reveals” published in the Indian Express on 25th November 2022. Syllabus: GS – 2 – Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health. Relevance: About the recent Measles outbreak. News: A measles outbreak in Mumbai has raised concerns amongst the… Continue reading What the measles outbreak in India reveals

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

Why the judiciary may not be the best selector of election commissioners

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Space, not time” published in The Hindu on 24th November 2022. “Why the judiciary may not be the best selector of election commissioners” published in the Indian Express on 24th November 2022. “Make a house call: EC does a great job holding polls. Let Parliament decide who should make… Continue reading Why the judiciary may not be the best selector of election commissioners

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

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

Strategy to save: The National Suicide Prevention Strategy must percolate to every district

Source: The post is based on the article “Strategy to save – The National Suicide Prevention Strategy must percolate to every district” published in The Hindu on 23rd November. Syllabus: GS 2- Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health. Relevance: About India’s Suicide Prevention Strategy. News: Recently, the Ministry of… Continue reading Strategy to save: The National Suicide Prevention Strategy must percolate to every district

A solution to the problem of judicial pendency, posed by the law minister – don’t mechanically arrest a suspec

Source: The post is based on the article “A solution to the problem of judicial pendency, posed by the law minister – don’t mechanically arrest a suspect” published in the Indian Express on 23rd November. Syllabus: GS 2- Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary. Relevance: About restricting bail pleas to trial courts… Continue reading A solution to the problem of judicial pendency, posed by the law minister – don’t mechanically arrest a suspec

Judging A Decade Of POCSO

Source: The post is based on the article “Judging A Decade Of POCSO” published in The Times of India on 22nd November 2022. Syllabus: GS-2 – Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Relevance: About the implementation of the POCSO Act. News: On November 14, 2022, the POCSO Act completed… Continue reading Judging A Decade Of POCSO

Revised Personal Data Protection Bill: One step forward, one step back

Source: The post is based on the article “Revised Personal Data Protection Bill: One step forward, one step back” published in the Indian Express on 22nd November 2022. Syllabus: GS-2 – Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Relevance: About the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022.… Continue reading Revised Personal Data Protection Bill: One step forward, one step back

About transferring the judges: The Bar and the Bench

Source: The post is based on the article “The Bar and the Bench” published in the Indian Express on 22nd November 2022. Syllabus: GS-2 – Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary. Relevance: About transferring the judges of High Courts. News: The transfers of high court judges, especially from Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh High Courts… Continue reading About transferring the judges: The Bar and the Bench

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