Month

March 2021

March 31 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Gelatin sticks

CEPI Index

Mahendragiri biosphere reserve

Dust winds in Delhi

Global Wind report, 2021

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

Cape of Good Hope

New Red Algal Seaweed

The Jerdon’s Courser

Aravalli Range


MAINS ARTICLE

India- Philippines Brahmos Pact


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

The sale of the BrahMos would signal India’s potential emergence as a net provider of regional security in the Indo-Pacific. Comment.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Discuss the recent India-Philippines Agreement
    • Discuss the importance of the agreement w.r.t. South China Sea Dispute / Look East Policy
    • Discuss the attractiveness of BrahMos to East Asian Countries
    • Mention the impacts of the Sale
    • Conclusion

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MARCH 30 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

East African Rift valley

Domestic support and subsidy boxes of WTO

Sanskritisation

Continuing Mandamus

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

QCI survey on water bodies

Kharai Camels

Apatani tribe

Multi-beam E-band product Giga Mesh

India-US Strategic Energy Partnership


MAINS ARTICLE

Petition Against Electoral Bonds


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Although introduced with claims that bonds will stop black money from entering elections, in reality they merely open doors to new avenues of corruption. Evaluate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Write about Electoral Bonds and their objectives
    • Discuss the criticisms of the scheme
    • Suggest solutions briefly
    • Conclusion

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MARCH 29 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Bidriware

Gir sanctuary

World Development Report, 2021

Rohingya Muslims

Vaccine wastage

Pygmy Hogs

Khangchendzonga National Park

Karbi Anglong Plateau

Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatre

Performance incentive grant under Jal Jeevan Mission(JJM) – Har Ghar Jal


MAINS ARTICLE

Sovereign Credit Ratings: India’s Woes


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are Sovereign Credit Ratings? Discuss about the reasons for India’s sovereign credit rating not reflecting its fundamentals.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Define Sovereign Credit Ratings 
    • Discuss their importance in brief
    • Write about the reasons for mismatch in India’s credit rating and its fundamentals
    • Suggest solutions for these problems in brief
    • Conclusion

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MARCH 27 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

NV Ramana as Chief Justice of India

National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI)

Korean war 1950-53 and Indian role

State welfare boards for building and other construction workers (BOCW)

Beauty Quarks

Interest Subvention Scheme for Farmers

Types of Droughts

Raj Kumar Shukla

Pashmina Shawls

Thyagaraja


MAINS ARTICLE

Places of Worship Act


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

SC notice to the Centre on the Places of Worship Act could lead to reopening of closed issues and scraping of old wounds. Evaluate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Discuss the background and provisions of the Act
    • Discuss the Sc observation on the Act in Ayodhya Verdict
    • Discuss the consequences of reviewing the validity
    • Conclusion

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