Category : Daily Editorials for UPSC IAS Exam Preparation

GM Mustard debate

GS3 – Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. GS3 – Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Context The manner in which the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) recently cleared the proposal for genetically modified (GM) mustard is extraordinary to say theRead Full Article

Taxing Agricultural income Taxing Agricultural income

GS3 – Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment GS3 – Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.  GS3 – Money-laundering and its prevention  Context Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy recently said that agricultural income should be taxed, an idea that the central government said is not under consideration atRead Full Article

NITI Aayog “Planning Model” NITI Aayog “Planning Model”

GS2 – Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. GS3 – Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment Context The draft “Three Year Action Agenda” of the NITIRead Full Article

Climate Change Geopolitics Climate Change Geopolitics

GS2 – Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora GS2 – Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests GS3 – Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Context S. President Donald Trump’s has made an accusation concerning the Paris AccordRead Full Article

India’s independence in Nuclear Sector! India’s independence in Nuclear Sector!

GS1 – Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) GS3 – Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc. Context Union cabinet today approved the setting up of 10Read Full Article

Governance at decentralised levels Governance at decentralised levels

GS2 – Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Context The 2001 Census had 593 districts, the 2011 Census had 640; the number has crossed 700 now. But the governance structure at theRead Full Article

India’s NPA conundrum India’s NPA conundrum

GS3 – Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Context The government is amending  the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, which is expected to invest banks with some freedom in resolving bad loans without inviting the prosecutorial gaze of central investigative agencies. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget proposed aRead Full Article

OBOR challenge OBOR challenge

GS2 – Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate GS2 – Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests GS2 – Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora Context China is organising ‘Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation’ whichRead Full Article

Israel Palestine developments Israel Palestine developments

GS2 – History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc. – their forms and effect on the society. Context On May 1, 2017, Hamas published a policy document approved by all the movement leaders.Read Full Article

North-East consolidation efforts North-East consolidation efforts

GS1 -Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. Context Politics in contemporary India is witnessing the construction of counter-narratives to the dominant narrative and the appropriation of public figures to make integration in the modern nation-state complete. Such a process is visible not only at the national level, but also at the regional and localRead Full Article