The Pee Case: Why India Needs Tort Laws

Source: The post is based on an article “The Pee Case: Why India Needs Tort Laws” published in The Times of India on 14th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: structural problems with Indian laws News: The article discusses a recent case of misbehavior with a woman in the flight. What are the issues? The accused… Continue reading The Pee Case: Why India Needs Tort Laws

Bound supremacy – Parliamentary sovereignty isn’t undone by the basic structure doctrine

Source: The post is based on the article “Bound supremacy – Parliamentary sovereignty isn’t undone by the basic structure doctrine” published in The Hindu on 14th 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 Bound supremacy – Parliamentary sovereignty isn’t undone by the basic structure doctrine

Capital stalemate

Source– The post is based on the article “Capital stalemate” published in The Hindu on 13th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Issues and challenges pertaining to federal structure Relevance– Issues related to division of powers between centre and states News– The article explains the issue of continuous tussle between Delhi government and Lieutenant governor over their… Continue reading Capital stalemate

Delhi LG has got it wrong, India doesn’t need new prisons — it needs prison reform

Source– The post is based on the article “Delhi LG has got it wrong, India doesn’t need new prisons — it needs prison reform” published in The Indian Express on 13th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Functioning of judiciary Relevance– Criminal justice system News– The article explains the issues related to prison inmates in India What… Continue reading Delhi LG has got it wrong, India doesn’t need new prisons — it needs prison reform

Under Constitution, law declared by the Supreme Court is binding on all

Source: The post is based on an article “Under Constitution, law declared by the Supreme Court is binding on all” published in The Hindu on 13th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: judicial review and related issues News: The Vice-President of India has recently made a statement regarding the power of the court on judicial review.… Continue reading Under Constitution, law declared by the Supreme Court is binding on all

Remove Raj From Raj Bhawans

Source: The post is based on an article “Remove Raj From Raj Bhawans” published in The Times of India on 13th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Indian Polity Relevance: issue associated with the Governor News: The article discusses the changing role of the Governor from the British period to the recent times. What were the roles of… Continue reading Remove Raj From Raj Bhawans

Terra Pharma – WHO ruling on two India-made cough syrups should lead to a thorough, transparent investigation at home

Source: The post is based on the article “Terra Pharma – WHO ruling on two India-made cough syrups should lead to a thorough, transparent investigation at home” published in The Times of India on 13th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health. Relevance: About… Continue reading Terra Pharma – WHO ruling on two India-made cough syrups should lead to a thorough, transparent investigation at home

V-P Jagdeep Dhankhar sparks debate with remarks on Basic Structure of Constitution; what is it?

Source: The post is based on the following articles “V-P Jagdeep Dhankhar sparks debate with remarks on Basic Structure of Constitution; what is it?” published in the Indian Express on 13th January 2023. “Jagdeep Dhankhar’s criticism of the basic structure doctrine should ring alarm bells” published in the Indian Express on 13th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2… Continue reading V-P Jagdeep Dhankhar sparks debate with remarks on Basic Structure of Constitution; what is it?

Does the governor have the right to delete portions of his address to the legislative assembly?

Source: The post is based on an article “Does the governor have the right to delete portions of his address to the legislative assembly?” published in The Indian Express on 12th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: issue associated with the Governor News: The Tami Nadu Governor has sparked controversies after speaking outside the customary government-prepared… Continue reading Does the governor have the right to delete portions of his address to the legislative assembly?

Reducing preterm births and stillbirths

Source– The post is based on the article “Reducing preterm births and stillbirths” published in The Hindu on 12th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to development and management of health Relevance– Child and maternal health News– The article explains the issue of child mortality caused by preterm births and stillbirths in India. It also… Continue reading Reducing preterm births and stillbirths

Mystery of vanishing monuments: Why we need to think about the way we preserve heritage

Source– The post is based on the article “Mystery of vanishing monuments: Why we need to think about the way we preserve heritage” published in The Indian Express on 12th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Architecture from ancient to modern India Relevance– Preservation and management of heritage News– The article explains the preservation and management of… Continue reading Mystery of vanishing monuments: Why we need to think about the way we preserve heritage

Barking up the wrong tree

Source– The post is based on the article “Barking up the wrong tree” published in The Hindu on 11th 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 by migrants. Recently, the EC proposed using isolated remote voting… Continue reading Barking up the wrong tree

Indian campuses of foreign universities are a win-win for students and institute

Source– The post is based on the article “Indian campuses of foreign universities are a win-win for students and institute” published in The Indian Express on 11th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to development and management of education Relevance– Higher educational institutions News– The article explains the recent draft UGC regulations on allowing foreign… Continue reading Indian campuses of foreign universities are a win-win for students and institute

Japan’s national security strategy: Why if Japan goes nuclear, India should welcome the decision

Source– The post is based on the article “Japan’s national security strategy: Why if Japan goes nuclear, India should welcome the decision” published in The Indian Express on 11th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Effects of policies of developed and developing countries on India interests Relevance– India and Japan defence relationship News– The article explains the… Continue reading Japan’s national security strategy: Why if Japan goes nuclear, India should welcome the decision

A step towards fighting corruption

Source– The post is based on the article “A step towards fighting corruption” published in The Hindu on 7th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Important aspects of governance Relevance– Issues related to corruption News– The article explains the recent Supreme Court judgement on corruption in public life. It also explains the reason behind corruption by public… Continue reading A step towards fighting corruption

Indians abroad: History, spread, remittances

Source– The post is based on the article “Indians abroad: History, spread, remittances” published in The Indian Express on 10th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Indian diaspora News– The article explains the history, classification, numbers, geographical spread of diaspora. It also explains the remittances sent by them and their involvement in politics of the host country.… Continue reading Indians abroad: History, spread, remittances

Securing cyberspace for children: How to tackle online child sexual abuse and exploitation

Source– The post is based on the article “Securing cyberspace for children: How to tackle online child sexual abuse and exploitation” published in The Indian Express on 10th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Vulnerable actions of the population. GS3- Basics of cyber security Relevance– Issues related to childrens News– The article explains the increasing danger of… Continue reading Securing cyberspace for children: How to tackle online child sexual abuse and exploitation

Madhya Pradesh HC’s resolution to call ‘lower courts’ as district courts is a welcome step towards ending judicial feudalism

Source: The post is based on an article “Madhya Pradesh HC’s resolution to call ‘lower courts’ as district courts is a welcome step towards ending judicial feudalism” published in The Indian Express on 9th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: problems associated with lower judiciary News: The High Court of Madhya Pradesh has passed the resolution… Continue reading Madhya Pradesh HC’s resolution to call ‘lower courts’ as district courts is a welcome step towards ending judicial feudalism

UGC guidelines on foreign universities: The University Gimmicks Commission

Source: This post is created based on the article “UGC guidelines on foreign universities: The University Gimmicks Commission”, published in Indian Express on 9th January 2023. Syllabus Topic: GS Paper 2, Social Issues, Issues associate with education News: University Grants Commission (UGC) has allowed entry of foreign universities in India through new guidelines. However, there… Continue reading UGC guidelines on foreign universities: The University Gimmicks Commission

Making healthy choice the easier choice

Source: This post is created based on the article “Making healthy choice the easier choice”, published in The Hindu on 9th January, 2023. Syllabus Topic: GS Paper 2, Social issues, Health related issues News: The 2017-18 National NCD monitoring survey reported that 98% of Indians do not take adequate fruits and vegetables and only 59%… Continue reading Making healthy choice the easier choice

Imagining the politics of fraternity

Source: This post is created based on the article “Imagining the politics of fraternity”, published in The Hindu on 9th January, 2023. Syllabus Topic: GS Paper 2, Indian Polity, Context: The principle of fraternity is one of the most important principles for keeping the nation together. India must strive hard to uphold this principle. The… Continue reading Imagining the politics of fraternity

The superbugs are here – and they are resistant to antibiotics

Source: The post is based on an article “The superbugs are here – and they are resistant to antibiotics” published in The Indian Express on 9th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Health Relevance: measures needed to tackle AMR News: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), also called antibiotic resistance, is a global health challenge and a worrying public health crisis.… Continue reading The superbugs are here – and they are resistant to antibiotics

The crisis in international law

Source– The post is based on the article “The crisis in international law” published in The Hindu on 6th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- International relations Relevance– Impacts of emerging world order News– The article explains the challenges created by emerging global order and rising populism for international law What has been the shape of global… Continue reading The crisis in international law

Strategic space & diffidence

Source– The post is based on the article “Strategic space & diffidence” published in the Business Standard on 7th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- International relations Relevance– External challenges and its management by Indian strategic establishment News– The article explains the external security environment of India. It also explains India strategic outlook on issues impacting its… Continue reading Strategic space & diffidence

Political parties are not like companies

Source: The post is based on an article “Political parties are not like companies” published in The Hindu on 7th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: reforms required in political parties News: Political parties have started being compared like corporations these days which is misleading and is not a feature of politics. How are political parties… Continue reading Political parties are not like companies

The judicial pendency question: How to lighten the court’s load

Source: The post is based on an article “The judicial pendency question: How to lighten the court’s load” published in The Indian Express on 7th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: high number of pending cases in the court News: Indian courts have a high number of pending cases and out of these cases the government… Continue reading The judicial pendency question: How to lighten the court’s load

Free speech in India: How Free Speech Is Little Freer

Source: The post is based on the article “How Free Speech Is Little Freer” published in The Times of India on 6th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Relevance: About the SC ruling on free speech in India. News: Recently, the Supreme Court has… Continue reading Free speech in India: How Free Speech Is Little Freer

Stabilising ties with Nepal in uncertain times

Source– The post is based on the article “Stabilising ties with Nepal in uncertain times” published in The Hindu on 6th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- India and its neighbourhood relations Relevance– India and Nepal bilateral relations News– The article explains the significance of recent election results for bilateral relations. It also explains the China factor… Continue reading Stabilising ties with Nepal in uncertain times

Jallikattu: cultural practice or cruelty?

Source: The post is based on the article “Jallikattu: cultural practice or cruelty?” published in The Hindu on 5th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: issues associated with Jallikattu News: Petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court to strike down a 2017 Tamil Nadu law that protects Jallikattu. SC will give the verdict in a… Continue reading Jallikattu: cultural practice or cruelty?

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Making healthcare accessible, the digital way

Source– The post is based on the article “Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Making healthcare accessible, the digital way” published in The Indian Express on 5th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to development and management Relevance– Use of digital technology for healthcare sector News– The article explains the use of digital technology by the government… Continue reading Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Making healthcare accessible, the digital way

How Free Now? – SC did well to warn against further restrictions on free speech. But misuse of IPC provisions needs checking too

Source: The post is based on the following articles “Why the Supreme Court is right to not curb ministers’ free speech” published in the Indian Express on 5th January 2023. “How Free Now? – SC did well to warn against further restrictions on free speech. But misuse of IPC provisions needs checking too” published in… Continue reading How Free Now? – SC did well to warn against further restrictions on free speech. But misuse of IPC provisions needs checking too

It is crucial for India to embrace multi-domain operations

Source– The post is based on the article “It is crucial for India to embrace multi-domain operations” published in The Hindu on 4th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Security News–  The article explains the concept of multi-domain operations and its relevance for India. It also explains the steps needed to embrace the concept of MDO. What… Continue reading It is crucial for India to embrace multi-domain operations

India@75, Looking@100 – on healthcare sector in India

Source– The post is based on the article “India@75, Looking@100” published in The Indian Express on 4th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to development and management of health News– The article explains the problems faced by healthcare sectors and measures needed to improve the provision of healthcare services in India. What are the issues… Continue reading India@75, Looking@100 – on healthcare sector in India

For great road safety, India needs a change in mindset

Source– The post is based on the article “For great road safety, India needs a change in mindset” published in The Indian Express on 4th January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Government policies and interventions News– The article explains the issue of road safety in India. What are the reasons behind increasing road accidents in India? Human… Continue reading For great road safety, India needs a change in mindset

A late but right call by Kerala Governor

Source: The post is based on the article “A late but right call by Kerala Governor” published in The Hindu on 4th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Indian Polity Relevance: Role of Governor News: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has finally decided to reinstate former Minister Saji Cherian into the Cabinet and administer the oath. However, he… Continue reading A late but right call by Kerala Governor

Restrictions on NGO activities: Beyond civil society – ‘Protectionism’ in social services is impractical

Source: The post is based on the article “Beyond civil society – ‘Protectionism’ in social services is impractical” published in the Business Standard on 4th January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – The role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Relevance: About restrictions on NGO activities. News: Recently, at least… Continue reading Restrictions on NGO activities: Beyond civil society – ‘Protectionism’ in social services is impractical

The case against- state control of Hindu temples

Source– The post is based on the article “The case against state control of Hindu temples” published in The Hindu on 3rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Significant provisions of Indian constitution. Relevance– Issues related to secularism in India News– The article explains the issue of state governments managing the affairs of Hindu religious endowments. What… Continue reading The case against- state control of Hindu temples

Towards reducing India’s prison footprint

Source: The post is based on the article “Towards reducing India’s prison footprint” published in The Hindu on 3rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – Governance Relevance: measures needed to prevent overcrowding of prisons News: Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi in June last year directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to allocate land to Delhi’s prison department to construct a… Continue reading Towards reducing India’s prison footprint

When degrees lose their worth

Source– The post is based on the article “When degrees lose their worth” published in The Hindu on 3rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to development and management of education Relevance– Higher education News– The article explains the phenomena of increasing emphasis on gaining more degrees and certificates. What is the reason behind the… Continue reading When degrees lose their worth

The New Year looks decidedly gloomy in India’s political neighbourhood

Source: The post is based on the article “The New Year looks decidedly gloomy in India’s political neighbourhood” published in the Business Standard on 3rd January 2023. Syllabus: GS 2 – India and its neighbourhood- relations. Relevance: About challenges in India’s political neighbourhood. News: Three key Indian neighbourhood countries with which India has economic ties — Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and… Continue reading The New Year looks decidedly gloomy in India’s political neighbourhood

The success of translations has bridged the gap between writing in Indian regional languages and Indian writing in English

Source– The post is based on the article “The success of translations has bridged the gap between writing in Indian regional languages and Indian writing in English” published in The Indian Express on 2nd January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- Indian literature News– The article explains the status of vernacular literature in India The International Booker Prize… Continue reading The success of translations has bridged the gap between writing in Indian regional languages and Indian writing in English

India-China: between pre-1962 and now

Source– The post is based on the article “India-China: between pre-1962 and now” published in The Hindu on 2nd January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- India and its neighbourhood relationship Relevance– Bilateral relationship between India and China News– The article explains the similarities and differences between India-China bilateral relations and the situation along LAC in the 1960s… Continue reading India-China: between pre-1962 and now

India’s dilemmas in an Asian century

Source– The post is based on the article “India’s dilemmas in an Asian century” published in The Hindu on 2nd January 2023. Syllabus: GS2- International relations Relevance– Emerging global order and Implications for India. News– The article explains the emergence of the Asian century and its implications for stability of global order. It also explains… Continue reading India’s dilemmas in an Asian century

Equity in healthcare: Aim For More Than Just More AIIMS

Source: The post is based on the article “Aim For More Than Just More AIIMS” published in The Times of India on 2nd January 2022. Syllabus: GS 2 – Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health. Relevance: About achieving equity in healthcare. News: India’s primary level can take care of almost 70-75% of… Continue reading Equity in healthcare: Aim For More Than Just More AIIMS

Regaining lost votes: Remote voting for migrants is a great idea

Source: The post is based on the article “Regaining lost votes: Remote voting for migrants is a great idea” published in The Times of India on 31st December 2022.  Syllabus: GS 2- Salient features of Representation of People Act  Relevance: Electoral reforms  News: The article explains the Election Commission’s move to extend voting rights to… Continue reading Regaining lost votes: Remote voting for migrants is a great idea

India’s global approach: 2023: The year India may realise its global power aspirations

Source: The post is based on the article “2023: The year India may realise its global power aspirations” published in The Indian Express on 31st December 2022.  Syllabus: GS2- International relations  Relevance: Foreign policy choices of Indian government  News: This article explains the Indian choice on important global issues. It also suggest the way forward… Continue reading India’s global approach: 2023: The year India may realise its global power aspirations

Marriage rights of same-sex couples: A strong case exists for marriage equality

Source: The post is based on the article “A strong case exists for marriage equality” published in The Hindu on 31st December 2022.  Syllabus: GS2- Vulnerable sections of the population. Relevance: Issues related to the marriage rights of same-sex couples. News: A petition for marriage rights of same-sex couples under the Special Marriage Act, 1954… Continue reading Marriage rights of same-sex couples: A strong case exists for marriage equality

The Karnataka-Maharashtra border row

Source– The post is based on the article “The Karnataka-Maharashtra border row” published in The Hindu on 30th December 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Issues and challenges pertaining federal structures Relevance– Issues related to border disputes between states News– The article explains the issues of Karnataka-Maharashtra border row. What has been the politics around the dispute? No… Continue reading The Karnataka-Maharashtra border row

DefenDefending the constitutional orderding the constitutional order

Source– The post is based on the article “Defending the constitutional order” published in the Business Standard on 30th December 2022. Syllabus: GS2- Appointment to various constitutional posts Relevance– Independent working of institutions News– The article deals with the issue of appointment of judges of higher courts and election commissioners. What is the system of… Continue reading DefenDefending the constitutional orderding the constitutional order

Friendly neighbours – on India Maldives relations

Source– The post is based on the article “Friendly neighbours” published in The Hindu on 30th December 2022. Syllabus: GS2- India and its neighbourhood relationship Relevance– India and Maldives relationship News– The article explains the recent political developments taking place in Maldives and its relevance for bilateral relationship between India and Maldives What are important… Continue reading Friendly neighbours – on India Maldives relations