Daily Tasks M21 Initiative

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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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MARCH 26 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Uday Kotak Committee on Corporate governance

NPCI caps market share for UPI apps

Sebi’s new rules on startups, delisting, ESG

Development activities in Garo Hills

Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill 2021

100+ Curriculum based Comic books launched

Per capita water availability

Mice roadshow – meet in India

Schemes for Development, Protection and Welfare of Children

Normalcy restored for IBC


MAINS ARTICLE

SC Guidelines on Handling Cases of Sexual Crimes by the Judiciary


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

SC guidelines on handling Sexual Crimes Cases is a welcome step towards making the criminal justice system more inclusive and considerate towards women. Comment.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Discuss the MP High Court judgement briefly
    • Discuss the problems in such judgements
    • Discuss the guidelines by SC
    • Mention how these guidelines are inclusive and fair towards women
    • Conclusion

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March 25 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Oxfam Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2020

Climate Data Service Portal

CBSE Competency Based Education Project

Indra Sawhney Judgement

UN Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR)

Next Generation Incubation Scheme (NGIS)

Steps taken by the Government to improve Quality Standards of products

Crime Multi Agency Centre (Cri-MAC)

Suez canal

Sixth Schedule areas


MAINS ARTICLE

India and Taiwan 25 Years of Relationship


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

India Taiwan 25 years of unofficial ties provides an occasion to ponder over how they can deepen collaboration and strengthen their relations. Comment.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Discuss the historical background of India-Taiwan relations
    • Discuss the present level of engagement 
    • Discuss the future prospects for the relations
    • Conclusion

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March 24 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa (GKMS) scheme

Meghnad Saha

Bio-Technology Parks

Standing External Advisory Committee (SEAC) for New Bank Licences

National Institute of Social Defence for Senior Citizens (NISDSrC)

National Action Plan for Senior Citizens (NAPSrC)

National Seed Project (NSP) of ICAR

Cross Border Trade of Electricity Regulations 2019

Project Mausam

National Mission on Libraries


MAINS ARTICLE

Agriculture Resources Management and Micro-level Planning


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is agriculture resource management? How is it being achieved in India?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Define agriculture resource management
    • Mention the need for it
    • Discuss the programs for agri resource management in India
    • Conclusion

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March 23 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

World Water Day 2021

Tomar king Anangpal II

Ken Betwa river link project

Kumbh Mela at Haridwar

cVIGIL app

Mankidia tribals of Simlipal

Jaapi, Xorai and Gamosa

Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP)

Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)

Provisions for Good corporate governance in Companies Act, 2013


MAINS ARTICLE

Problem Soils


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Enumerate different types of land degradation and comment on their extent in India. Suggest solutions to overcome these problems.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Define land degradation
    • Mention the types of land degradation briefly
    • Discuss the extent of the problem in India
    • Discuss different conservation measures / Govt programs
    • Conclusion

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March 22 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

International Pulsar Timing Array

Asiatic Cheetah relocation

Refrigeration System Pusa-FSF

World Happiness Report 2021

Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT)

Agartala-Akhaura Rail Link

National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC)

Digital Green Certificate

Niti Aayog vision for Great Nicobar

Wind Pattern and Ventilation Index


MAINS ARTICLE

China’s new Election Law on Hong Kong


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

China’s new Election Law on Hong Kong abolishes the ability to channel dissent through the political process itself. Evaluate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Discuss The political system in HK
    • Mention the changes made by the law
    • Discuss the impact of the new law on the “one country , two systems” model
    • Conclusion

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March 20 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Yoga Volunteer Training Programme on Common Yoga Protocol (CYP)

Yoga Volunteer Training Programme on Common Yoga Protocol (CYP)

National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA)

Mother and Child Protection Card (MCPC)

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP)

Kessler Syndrome

Partnership for Advancing Clinical Trials (PACT) initiative

Mahendra Singh Tikait

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


MAINS ARTICLE

Chinese Model of Economy: Xi hails ‘complete victory’ in China’s fight to end poverty


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How did China manage to end absolute poverty in the country? What can India learn from its neighbor?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Discuss the Historical economic models used by China
    • Discuss the current strategy it used 
    • Mention the lessons for India in its poverty eradication goals
    • Conclusion

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March 19 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

National Commission for Scheduled Castes

Bitcoin Mining

Corruption Perceptions Index, 2020

Applicability of Anti-defection law for nominated MPs

US-India Artificial Intelligence (USIAI) Initiative

National Water Quality Monitoring Programme

High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMTs)

Black-Necked Crane

Sri Krishnadevaraya

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)


MAINS ARTICLE

Fire Safety and Regulations in India


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Highlight the issues concerning Fire Safety in India. Suggest measures to overcome these challenges.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Discuss the situation of Fire Safety in India
    • Mention the organisations involved in Fire Services
    • Discuss the problems in Fire Services
    • Suggest solutions to overcome them
    • Conclusion

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March 18 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Acharya Nagarjuna

Dynamic Composite Risk Analysis (Web-DCRA) & Decision Support System (DSS)

Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

Sendai Framework

Trilateral Highway Project

The Opportunity Index 2021

Hazaras

Transport and Marketing Assistance for Specified Agriculture Products scheme

Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project (KMMTTP)

Micro & Small Enterprises – Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP)


MAINS ARTICLE

75% jobs for locals with the new Haryana Law


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Discriminatory nativist laws will not make a particular state prosperous and will only serve in sending a negative signal to competent people from outside the state. Evaluate this statement in the context of Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2021.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Discuss the provisions of the Act
    • Discuss the rationale of the government 
    • Discuss the criticisms of  the Act
    • Conclusion

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March 17 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati(BPKP)

Multi-layer Farming

Vegetable Initiative for Urban Clusters (VIUC)

Scheme for Human Resources and Institution – Skill Development (SHRISD)

PM Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme

Mythical Saraswati River

Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991

Atmospheric & Climate Research – Modeling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)

Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation of India Limited (HHEC)

VVPATs and Voter Information Slips (VIS)


MAINS ARTICLE

Joe Biden’s peace plan for Afghanistan


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Critically evaluate Joe Biden’s proposed peace plan for Afghanistan. What are its implications for India?

Approach to the answer:

    • Background for the new plan
    • Discuss the plan details 
    • Discuss the complications involved and implications for the regional security & Stability
    • Discuss the implications on India
    • Conclusion

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March 16 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Packaged Commodities Rules

Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCCs)

The United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)

Scheme for Financial Assistance for Promotion of Art and Culture

Raman thermometry for Monitoring of Power Transmission Cables

Price Support Scheme

Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017

Kathakali

Geological Survey of India (GSI)

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development


MAINS ARTICLE

Institutes of National Importance


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the Institutes of National Importance? Evaluate the benefits and challenges faced by them.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Define INIs with examples
    • Discuss their benefits 
    • Mention the challenges faced by them
    • Offer solutions for improving the situation
    • Conclusion

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March 15 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

MSME Credit Health Index

Framework for non ferrous metal scrap recycling

Sub-Mission on Agroforestry Scheme

12 tips to new members of Rajyasabha to be effective parliamentarians

Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR)

Protecting Women’s Livelihoods in Times of Pandemic: Temporary Basic Income and the Road to Gender Equality

Vaccine Passports

Muslim Uighur

Online Teacher Pupil Registration Management System (OTPRMS)

Sarojini Naidu’s


MAINS ARTICLE

Limitation Law 1859: Supreme Court revokes extension of Limitation time


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Why did the Supreme Court order Extension of the Limitation Period? Discuss the provisions of Limitation Act 1963.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction in 2-3 lines
    • Discuss the reasons for the extension
    • Write about the use of Limitation Period in Law
    • Discuss the provisions of Limitation Act 1963
    • Conclusion

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March 13 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Government officials can’t be made SECs

Sabarmati Ashram

Drinking water quality testing, monitoring & surveillance

Laxman Nayak

First Meeting of the BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI)

Atmanirbhar Niveshak Mitra Portal

Malik Muhammad Jayasi

Battle of Haldighati

Lunar Polar Exploration (LUPEX) Mission.

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Synthesis Report


MAINS ARTICLE

50% Cap on the Reservation


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How has the 50% reservation rule evolved in India? Should it continue? Give reasons for your answer.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction in 2-3 lines
    • Discuss Mandal Commission and  Indra Sawhney Case judgement
    • Discuss 102nd Amendment and 103rd Amendment
    • Give reasons for why 50% rule is required or not
    • Conclusion

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March 12 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Vellore Sepoy uprising of 1806

Bamiyan Buddha

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995

Dandi March

Shramik Kalyan Portal

Core-Accretion Theory of Planet Formation

HIMANSH

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

Genome mapping of Indian Ocean by NIO


MAINS ARTICLE

India China Water Disputes: Brahmaputra Conflict


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Having control over cross-boundary rivers are potential tools or weapons to use water as a weapon against India. Evaluate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction in 2-3 lines
    • Discuss about China’s plans to build Dams across Brahmaputra
    • Write about how these could be used as a weapon against India
    • Mention India’s options
    • Conclusion

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March 11 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Kalvari class Submarines

Commission on Agricultural Costs and Pricing

Process flow of E-NAM

Bundelkhand and Defence Industrial Corridor

Andhra Pradesh Disha (Special Courts for Specified Offences against Women and Children) Bill, 2020

Sun Temple, Konark

Doubling Farmers Income

Cellular Agriculture

Dholavira – a Harappan city

Sacred ensembles of Hoysalas


MAINS ARTICLE

C. N.R Rao and his contributions


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Write a short note on the achievements of Prof CNR Rao.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Write about Prof CNR Rao
    • Discuss his scientific Achievements and their importance
    • Mention the awards and recognition
    • Conclusion

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March 10 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE)

National Committee to commemorate75 years of independence

International Women’s Day 2021

Gond tribe

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Afghan peace plan and India

Board for Advance Rulings (BAR)

System of Rice Intensification (SRI)

Types of Farming

Types of Intercropping


MAINS ARTICLE

Power of Community for Conservation


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Write a short note on the community-led environmental movements in India.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction in 2-3 lines
    • Discuss about Bishnoi Movement before independence
    • Discuss the movements in Independent India
    • Discuss the success of these communities and the factors behind them
    • Conclusion

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March 09 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Paid up capital and Authorised capital of LIC

Mentoring Young Authors

Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)

Conditional Grants

The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2020

The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) Bill, 2021

Faceless Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT)

High Speed Rail – China near Arunachal Border


MAINS ARTICLE

Space Commerce: Amazonia I launched by ISRO


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Give a brief account of India’s achievement in space commerce. Also identify the opportunities and threats of this sector for India.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction in 2-3 lines
    • Define Space commerce
    • List the achievements of India in Space Commerce
    • Mention the advantages
    • Discuss the hurdles
    • Conclusion

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March 5 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Tholpavakkoothu

Vision of New India by 2030

Geological Evidence of Eastern Himalaya Earthquake

Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

Mission Innovation 2.0

India to manufacture cargo containers on its own

Indian Pathogen Priority List

Blockchain Art

Biofencing – Man and Animal conflict

Navdanya Seed Bank


MAINS ARTICLE

Right to Vote: No Postal Ballot for NRI Voters in West Bengal Elections


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS)? Evaluate its use in ensuring right of voting in India.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction in 2-3 lines
    • Define ETPBS
    • Who can vote using this
    • Mention its advantages
    • Write about extending the facility to NRIs also
    • Conclusion

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March 04 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

National Mission on Bio-economy

Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institute (SATHI)

Jammu’s Purple Revolution

World Wildlife Day

QUICK’ Model of BIS

Pesticide Residue

Global freedom watchdog report

Legislation on H1B visa

Telecom Equipment Export Promotion Council(TEPC )

Unified Portal of Gobardhan


MAINS ARTICLE

Comprehensive Border Management Plan: India, Bangladesh border fencing


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Why has the India-Bangladesh border been described as the ‘problem area of tomorrow’? Discuss the measures taken to address the internal security threats in border areas.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Discuss the problems along the border
    • Write About CBMP and Border Area Development Program
    • Mention the hurdles
    • Conclusion

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March 03 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Permaculture

FASAL Programme

Fertigation and Fumigation

Karnal Bunt

Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Maritime India summit 2021

Patanjali and his contributions

Srilanka port project to be built by India, Japan

Solar Rooftop Financing Program

Varietal Replacement Rate (VRR)


MAINS ARTICLE

Nanophotonics or Nano Optics


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Write a short note on Nanophotonics.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • What is nanophotonics?
    • Discuss its applications 
    • Discuss its hurdles
    • Conclusion

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March 02 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS)

Waste-to-Energy

The Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC)

National Biotechnology Development Strategy

Rating mechanism for National Highways

Sugamya Bharat App

Heat Wave

MAUSAM, MEGHDOOT and DAMINI apps of IMD

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan

Controller General of Accounts


MAINS ARTICLE

Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Critically evaluate the provisions of Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Write the main provisions of the rules briefly
    • Discuss their importance
    • Mention the criticisms
    • Conclusion

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March 01 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Co-WIN 2.0 portal

National Council for Science Technology Communication (NCSTC)

Morarjibhai Desai

National Toy Action Plan

FICN Coordination Group (FCORD)

Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP)

Shrimad Rajchandra

Year End Review: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Dekho Apna Desh Campaign

Bir Chilarai


MAINS ARTICLE

Defence and Internal Security Modernization Fund


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is the Modernisation Fund for Defence and Internal Security (MFDIS)? Evaluate the need for such a fund in India.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Discuss 15th FC recommendations and MFDIS fund
    • Write about the problems of defence modernisation in India
    • Discuss how MFDIS alleviates these problems
    • Mention the hindrances to MFDIS
    • Conclusion

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February 27 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Bed and Breakfast Scheme

Mandarin Duck

Mukurthi National Park

Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya

Sage Vidyaranya of Sringeri

Information Technology (IntermediaryGuidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021

ADVAIT (Advanced Analytics in Indirect Taxation)

North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC)

Srimanta Sankardeva

City Innovation Exchange (CiX)


MAINS ARTICLE

NITI Aayog’s Draft Policy on Migrant Workers


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Addressing migrant issues is necessary to build a compassionate society and a competitive economy. Comment in light of the recent draft policy on migrants.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Discuss the problems of migrants 
    • Mention why migrants are important
    • Write about provisions of Draft policy briefly
    • Conclusion

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February 26 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

India Pakistan ceasefire agreement

Vaccine phase 2

Regulations for ott and online news content

Inverted duty structure (IDS)

NSE outage

Nirav Modi Extradition

Central Excise Day 2021

New umbrella entity for payments

UTS app

National strategy on blockchain


MAINS ARTICLE

Sabka Sath – Sabka Vikas – Sabka Vishwas


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What do you understand by the slogan Sabka Sath – Sabka Vikas – Sabka Vishwas? Has the programme able to achieve its targets? Comment.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Discuss the meaning of the slogan
    • Write about the targets and their achievement briefly
    • Discuss the way forward
    • Conclusion

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February 25 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Indian Star Tortoises

Semeru Volcano of Indonesia

India Justice Report 2020

National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP)

Scheme for Conservation, Development and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants

Domestic Systemically Important Banks

K-Shaped Economic Recovery

Investment Trends Monitor Report- UNCTAD

Rooftop Solar Scheme

SmartCode Platform & New Smart Cities Website


MAINS ARTICLE

Need for Structural Reforms in Universities & Colleges


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

The governing bodies of Universities and autonomous colleges need reforms for successful implementation of National Education Policy 2020. Evaluate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Discuss Problems of Governing bodies of Universities and their impacts
    • Mention the solutions to tackle these issues
    • Write how they will impact academic achievement of Higher Education in India
    • Conclusion

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February 24 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Streets for People Challenge

Bharat Maps

Bottom trawling

Mahadayi project

Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR)

Sultanpur National Park

Banana Grit

Puducherry at a Glance

Covid-19 Performance Index

Cyber Insurance Policy


MAINS ARTICLE

Self- Regulation Code Adopted by OTT Services


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are OTT Services? Should the government allow the Self regulation of OTT platforms in India?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Define  OTT service and their impact
    • Discuss the Self regulation code in brief
    • Write the arguments for self regulation of these platforms
    • Conclusion

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February 23 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

National Policy on Petrochemicals 2007

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM)

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Artificial Lake in Chamoli

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)

Technology Development Board (TDB)

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)

Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)

EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025


MAINS ARTICLE

Geo-Spatial Data Policy


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

New geospatial data policy opportunity for Indian industry. Analyse

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Write briefly about Geospatial Data and its importance
    • Discuss the changes made to policy
    • Discuss the advantages of such changes for Indian Companies
    • Conclusion

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February 22 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Curiosity rover mars

Arunachal Pradesh Statehood day

Mizoram Statehood day

Red Eared turtle

Agro-Climatic regional planning strategy

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD)

Different APProaches to Family Planning in India

CAFE-2 Regulations

State of the Climate Report 2020

Sulfur Dioxide Emission Norms delayed


MAINS ARTICLE

Money Bills


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is a money bill? What are the problems of using money bills to pass ordinary legislation?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Define Money bill 
    • Discuss the unequal position of RS wrt Money Bills
    • List out the problems of using Money bills indiscriminately
    • Way Forward

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February 20 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Draft Humans in Space Policy for India, 2021

Perseverance Rover

Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment(SEIA)

South Africa Coronavirus Variant

Draft Space Based Remote Sensing Policy of India – 2020

E. Sreedharan

Khudiram Bose

Rash Behari Bose

Nurturing Neighbourhood contest

Mission Indradhanush 3.0


MAINS ARTICLE

State Legislative Committees


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Write a short note on the functioning of the State Legislative Committees. Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • What are State Legislative Committees?
    • Discuss their need
    • Mention their shortcomings

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February 19 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge

Solar Energy Corporation of India

COVID-19 Emergency Fund for SAARC countries

Mahabahu-Brahmaputra

CAR-D portal

Geo-Fencing Technology

Geo Tagging Technology

Labour Bureau

History and Evolution of the Commonwealth


MAINS ARTICLE

Transparency of Lokpal Selection Committee


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

The order of CIC withholding details of Lokpal selection encourages arbitrariness in appointments. Critically Evaluate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Discuss the CIC order and its reasoning
    • Write about the criticism of the order
    • Write the Way forward

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February 18 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Proposed amendments to Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

India-Mauritius CECPA

Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Telecom and Networking Products

Sub Mission on Plant Protection and Plant Quarantine (SMPPQ)

India Energy Outlook 2021

Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators- India (ASHA-India)

Draft Blue Economy policy for India

Advisory for management of Human-Wildlife Conflict(HWC)

MukundPura Meteorite

Nanobodies


MAINS ARTICLE

Afghanistan-India New Development Partnership


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Write a short note on India’s role in the reconstruction and rehabilitation process in Afghanistan.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Write about Post Taliban Era Development
    • Discuss India’s New Development Partnership
    • Discuss the significance of this partnership
    • Conclusion

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Febraury 17 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Global Energy Review 2020

BS VI Emission Norms

Compressed Bio-Gas(CBG)

Blending Hydrogen into Natural Gas pipelines

Biofuels

Nizamuddin Auliya

Pey Jal Survekshan

Logistic Efficiency Enhancement Programme (LEEP)

Majuli Island

Vitthalas (Varkari Panth)


MAINS ARTICLE

Great Divergence


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is great divergence? Evaluated the status of inequality in India post 1991 reforms.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Define great divergence 
    • Discuss the poverty and inequality in India after 1991
    • Discuss the measures taken by the government
    • Conclusion

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Febraury 16 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Index-linked insurance policies (ILIPs)

Mughal Gardens

Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A)

Soil Ameliorants

Jute-icare

Seed Replacement Rate (SRR)

Liberalised Guidelines for Geo-spatial Data

Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls(RGSEAG)-SABLA

Sagarika cruise terminal at Cochin port

NetWire


MAINS ARTICLE

Food Security


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is Food Security? Discuss the pillars of FOod Security. Also comment on the status of malnourishment in India.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Define Food Security
    • Briefly discuss 4 pillars of Food Security
    • Mention the level of malnourishment in India
    • Discuss the policy & programmes of GoI
    • Conclusion

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Febraury 15 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

UP Gangsters and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act, 1986

Unit Linked Insurance Plan

TMA Pai Foundation case, 2002

Dickinsonia in Bhimbetka

Scheme for Adolescent Girls

The Integrated Child Protection Scheme(ICPS)

Focus Product Incentive Scheme (FPIS)

Scheme for Production and Employment Linked Support for Garmenting Units (SPELSGU)

Stand-Up India (SUPI)

Mission POSHAN 2.0


MAINS ARTICLE

Cropping Systems in India


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Distinguish between Alley Cropping and intercropping. What are their advantages over monocropping systems?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Mention the difference between Alley Cropping and intercropping
    • Discuss their advantages 
    • Conclusion

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Febraury 13 2021 PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization

National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGPA)

Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat

Mobile Health Services in India

Accelerated Fodder Development Programme

Nikshay Poshan Yojana (NPY)

National Committee on Dam Safety

Meghraj: GI Cloud

Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance

Policy on Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for Government of India


MAINS ARTICLE

Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZ)


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Protection of the wildlife sanctuary is, in fact, protecting the sustenance of people. Comment on the notification of ESZ and the controversies surrounding it.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Elaborate the statement briefly
    • Mention what are ESZ
    • How they help to protect environment
    • Mention issues and concerns surrounding ESZ
    • Conclusion

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Febraury 12 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Government allows FPI to Invest in REITs and InvITs

National Industrial Corridor Development Programme

Integrated Manufacturing Cluster (IMC)

Phased Manufacturing Programme

Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme

Shramik Shakti Manch (SAKSHAM)

Seaweed Mission

National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF)

Ahimsa silk

Multi-Domain Operations


MAINS ARTICLE

Delegated Legislation


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is Delegated Legislation? Discuss its advantages and criticisms. What can be done to improve the delegated laws in India?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Define Delegated Legislation and mention its status in India
    • Mention the advantages and challenges of Delegated Laws in India
    • Write about the ways to improve the situation
    • Conclusion

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Febraury 11 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Premium Indent policy

National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO)

Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)

Major Port Authorities Bill 2020

Venture Capital Fund for Scheduled Castes (VCF-SC)

National Fellowship Scheme for Scheduled Caste Students

Exemplar Schools

Net Zero Energy Buildings

Ujala program

Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX 21)


MAINS ARTICLE

Bad Bank and Revival of Indian Banks


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is a Bad Bank? Identify the pros and cons of establishing a Bad Bank in Indian context.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Define Bad Bank
    • Write about the NPA crisis and stress test results
    • Write about the NPA crisis and stress test results
    • Mentions the disadvantages
    • Conclusion

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Febraury 10 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) Network

Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam

Central Sector Scheme for Promotion of International Co-operation in AYUSH

Foundation for Development of Rural Value Chains (FDRVC)

National Beekeeping & Honey Mission

Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav

Skill India Mission

Heavy Metals Contaminating Indian Rivers

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 2.0 (PMKVY 2.0) 2016-20

Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP)


MAINS ARTICLE

Smart Wall for Indian Borders


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

A Smart Wall can solve India’s border security issues. Critically Evaluate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Briefly define Smart Wall
    • Highlight India’s Border Security Issues
    • Write the advantages of Smart Wall in solving these problems
    • Discuss the challenges for implementing such projects
    • Conclusion

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February 09 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Sangeet Natak Akademi

National list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)

Joint Advanced Technology Program(JATP)

Software Defined Radio Tactical (SDR-Tac)

Companies Fresh Start Scheme (CFSS)

Digital census

Higher Education Commission of India

National Asset Monetization Pipeline

Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions Code

One City – One-Operator


MAINS ARTICLE

Grievances Against Misleading Advertisements (GAMA)


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are misleading Advertisements? How are they harmful? Discuss recent initiatives of the government to tackle this issue.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Define Misleading ads and mention their characteristics
    • Write about their effects on consumers
    • Discuss GAMA and Consumer Protection Act 2019
    • Conclusion

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Febraury 08 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Spike protein of SARS-CoV-2

Bad Bank

Aung San Suu Kyi

Sentinelese Tribe

Colombo East Container Terminal (ECT)

Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project

National Hydrogen Energy Mission

Catalytic Dewaxing

Asom Mala

Retail Direct


MAINS ARTICLE

Privacy by Design


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is privacy by design? How is it being implemented in India?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Define Privacy by Design and mention its advantages
    • Mention the Sri Krishna Committee Recommendations
    • Write the provisions related to them in PDP Bill
    • Conclusion

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Febraury 06 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

MCA 21

Budget 2021-2022 minimizes Regulatory Compliance Burden to improve Ease Of Doing Business for industry

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS)

Command Area Development & Water Management (CADWM) Programme

Catch the Rain Campaign

Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs)

Central Vista Avenue

e charak portal

Swasthya Rakshan Program

Tribal Health Care Research Program (THCRP)


MAINS ARTICLE

Use and Misuse of IT Act 2000


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Bihar circular on action against critics goes against not just fundamental rights but also views held by the Supreme Court. Critically evaluate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Discuss the rationale given by Bihar govt for the circular
    • Discuss the provisions of Article 19 and Supreme Court observations
    • Write about how the circular goes against the rights and SC judgement on Shreya Singhal case
    • Conclusion

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Febraury 05 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs(CWSN)

IOR & Five S’ vision to tackle global challenges

White Shipping Information

Scheme for Additional Grant for Apparel Manufacturing Units under SITP

Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS)

Mahatma Gandhi BunkarBimaYojana (MGBBY)

Handloom Weavers’ Comprehensive Welfare Scheme (HWCWS)

Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)

Pradhan Mantri Welfare scheme for DNTs


MAINS ARTICLE

Farm Laws: Impact on Women Farmers


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How do the recent Farm Laws impact women farmers? What can be done to improve the condition of women in agriculture?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Briefly discuss the farm Laws
    • Discuss the positive impacts for women
    • Discuss the negative impacts
    • Write the suggestions for improvement
    • Conclusion

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Daily Current Affairs

Posted on04 Feb 2021

Febraury 04 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Make in India 2.0

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF)

Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojna (ABRY)

Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN)

National Dairy Plan

Rajaji National Park

Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0

Scheme to Augment City Buses & Urban Green Mobility

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana(PMSSY)

Bio-medical Waste Management Rules-2016


MAINS ARTICLE

HC Verdict, POCSO and Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

The Bombay High Court verdict that mere touching or pressing of a clothed body of a child did not amount to sexual assault sets a very dangerous precedent. Elaborate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Discuss the High court ruling and its reasoning
    • Write the criticism of the judgement 
    • Conclusion

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February 03 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Grievance redressal mechanism and monitoring under NFSA 2013

Decriminalization of offences under LLP Act

Single Securities code for Financial Sector

Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations

End-to-End Computerization of TPDS Operations scheme

Consumer Welfare Fund Guidelines 2019

Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS)

Centres of Excellence scheme of the AYUSH Ministry

Nari Shakti Puraskar

KRITAGYA


MAINS ARTICLE

OHCHR and Human Rights


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Write a short note on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). How is it different from UNHRC?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Write about the origin, nature and functions of OHCHR
    • Mention the differences between OHCHR and UNHRC with examples
    • Conclusion

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February 02 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Union Budget-2021-22: Health and Wellbeing (Pillar-1)

Union Budget-2021-22: Physical and Financial Capital and Infrastructure (Pillar 2)

Union Budget-2021-22: Inclusive Development for Aspirational India (Pillar 3)

Union Budget-2021-22: Reinvigorating Human Capital(Pillar 4)

Union Budget-2021-22: Innovation and R&D (Pillar 5)

Union Budget-2021-22: Minimum Government, Maximum Governance (Pillar 6)

Union Budget-2021-22: Direct Tax Proposals

Union Budget-2021-22: Indirect Tax Proposals

What if temperature determined a baby’s sex?

Earth is about to lose its second moon


MAINS ARTICLE

Megacity Plan for Little Andaman


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

NITI Aayog’s megacity plan for Little Andaman highlights the strategic importance of  Andaman and Nicobar islands. Elaborate and highlight the concerns related to the project.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Location and importance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    • Write about how the project wants to use these advantages
    • Mention the concerns related to the project
    • Conclusion

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February 01 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Powers of Central government under the Environmental Protection Act 1986

Green Corridor Organ Donation

Pandemic Threat To Indigenous People Of Andaman And Nicobar

Inclusion of the Disabled in the National Food Security Act 2013

Asteroid Named After Pandit Jasraj

Lingaraj Temple

NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia

Heat Dome

Invisible Shield against Electromagnetic Interference

Asteroid 2018VP1


MAINS ARTICLE

Right of Passage for Animals


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How does Habitat Fragmentation affect ecosystems? Discuss the methods that could be used to mitigate its adverse effects.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Define Habitat Fragmentation
    • Mention its harmful effects 
    • Give examples from Indian context
    • Write about restorative measures for enhancing connectivity
    • Conclusion

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January 30 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Prabuddha Bharata

Van Dhan programme

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library

Shape of Economic Recovery

Regulatory Forbearance

Counter-Cyclical Fiscal Policy

Monetary Transmission

LRSAM QRSAM and MRSAM

Digital Quality of Life Index 2020

Bhadbhut Project


MAINS ARTICLE

Celebrating 50 Years of India-Bangladesh Relations


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the challenges ahead for India-Bangladesh Relationship? How can both countries iron out these differences?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Mention cordial nature of Indo-Bangladesh relations briefly
    • Discuss the problems in relations between India and Bangladesh
    • Mention the solutions to these issues
    • Conclusion

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January 29 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Lala Lajapat Rai

Immunity Passport

National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP), 2012

National Marine Turtle Action Plan

Global Preparedness Monitoring Board and World at risk report

National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated (NICSI)

Seed Ball Technique

Perseids Meteor Shower

Time Capsules

The Inequality Virus Report


MAINS ARTICLE

GATS Agreement


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is GATS? Discuss the modes of supply of services under GATS

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Write about GATS and its importance
    • List out modes of supply under GATS with relevant examples
    • Conclusion

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January 28 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

K.V. Kamath Committee

Negative Imports List for Defence

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Forward and Reverse Auction

National Informatics Centre(NIC)

Turant Customs

Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme

Data Sonification

Universal Eligibility for World Bank Loan


MAINS ARTICLE

Discord between the Lieutenant General and the Elected Government


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

The discord between Lieutenant Governor and Chief Minister are an obvious consequence of the political structure of Union Territories. Examine with respect to the standoff in Puducherry.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Write about the tussle between LG and CM
    • Write about the scheme of government in UT’s and its problems
    • Solutions to these
    • Conclusion

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January 27 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Leuser Ecosystem

World Risk Index 2020

Komodo Dragon

Kalinga Frog

Family planning 2020

Living Planet Report 2020

Scrub Typhus

Modern Grand Solar Minimum

Jasmonate Hormone

Biotech-KISAN Programme


MAINS ARTICLE

Al Ula Accord, Gulf Cooperation Council and Qatar


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

The Al-Ula Accord does not signal the end of tensions within the GCC. Critically evaluate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Mention achievements of Al-Ula Accord
    • Mention why the accord brings stability in GCC
    • Issues that still remain to be sorted out
    • Conclusion

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January 26 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

FinCEN and FIU-IND

Multi-stakeholder Body for Net Neutrality

O-SMART Scheme

Country of Origin Rules: CAROTAR 2020

Human Capital Index 2020

Lepakshi temples

National Cancer Registry Programme 2020

National Baseline Geoscience Data Generation Programmes (2020-2024)

AYU SAMVAD Campaign

Indian Sign Language (ISL)


MAINS ARTICLE

Controversy over Andhra’s SEC notifying Panchayat Elections


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the powers available to the State Election Commission with respect to conduct of elections to local self governing institutions? Do you think the State Election Commissions in India as independent as the Election Commission of India?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Write about the powers of SEC in Panchayat and Municipality elections
    • Compare the powers of Election Commission of India and SEC 
    • Observations of Supreme Court about the independence of SEC
    • Conclusion

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January 25 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Factor D Protein: Covid-19

Aquaponics

Holography

Earthshot prize

Zombie Fires

Arctic Amplification

Lepidoptera Species and Climate Change

Ram Manohar Lohia

Madhuca Diplostemon

Section 29 of the POCSO Act


MAINS ARTICLE

Using God’s name to sell products illegal: Bombay HC


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Why was using God’s name to sell products held to be illegal? Does India need a country-wide law to ban such superstitious practices?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Discuss the verdict of Bombay HC 
    • Give reasons for the enactment of anti-superstition law
    • Conclusion

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January 23 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Rapid Assessment System

Western Disturbances

Air Quality Management Decision Support Tool (DST)

Vande Bharat Express

ShramShakti portal

Sree Narayana Guru

Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW)

Data Governance Quality Index

Xoo Infection: Rice

Mars Opposition


MAINS ARTICLE

Industrial Policy Resolutions


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Discuss the evolution of Industrial Policy in India. What are the recent developments to encourage manufacturing in India?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Historical development from 1948 -1991 and New Manufacturing Policy
    • Discuss the recent initiatives of Make in India and PLI Scheme
    • Conclusion

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January 22 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

What are Geo Hazards and how are they managed?

Dragon Fruit

Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC)

Asset Monetization Programmes

Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

North East Reorganisation Act ,1971

Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS)

Draft Data Centre Policy,2020

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

Radio Burst in Milky Way


MAINS ARTICLE

Hydroponics


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explore the potential of hydroponic systems in Indian Agriculture.

Approach to the answer:

    • What is hydroponics?
    • Its advantages for Indian agriculture
    • Challenges for its adoption in India
    • Conclusion

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January 21 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

National Policy on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM)

National Logistics plan

Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Cluster (APC)

National Commission for Minorities (NCM)

Internal Working Group (IWG) recommendation

UNESCO Global Geoparks

Report on National Nutrition Mission

National monsoon mission

National Agricultural Education Policy

Gujarat Maritime Cluster


MAINS ARTICLE

Monsoon Forecast Models


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Why do we need a Monsoon forecast? Discuss different monsoon forecast Models used in India.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction 
    • Uses of Monsoon Forecast 
    • Mention different forecast models used by IMD
    • Mention their strengths and weaknesses
    • Conclusion

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January 20 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS)

MSME Samadhaan

Phytopharmaceutical Mission For North East Region

Unique Methods of Management of Inherited Disorders (UMMID) Initiative

National Biomedical Resource Indigenization Consortium

UNATI Atal Jai Anusandhan Mission

New Covid tongue symptoms

National Scheduled Tribes Finance Development Corporation (NSTFDC)

Chandra x ray captures image of a supernova

Buddhist Circuit


MAINS ARTICLE

Credit Ratings

MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Why are credit ratings required? Discuss the issues with Corporate Credit Ratings in India.

Approach to the answer:

    • Define credit ratings 
    • Write about uses of credit ratings 
    • Write about problems in Corporate Credit Ratings
    • Conclusion

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January 18 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Jagadish Chandra Bose

Iron ore policy 2021

Indian Flag

Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ)

Microbial Decomposer Capsule

Action Plan Improving Air Quality

C V Raman

International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Strategic Petroleum Reserve India

Hydroponic


MAINS ARTICLE

India’s Arctic Policy


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

India’s draft Arctic Policy is an assertion of India’s global ambitions. Elaborate.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Write about India’s Arctic interests
    • Write about the provisions in the policy to addresses geopolitical, scientific and environmental concerns of India
    • Write about how these provisions show India’s ambitions
    • Conclusion

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January 16 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

eChoupal

Mother and Child Tracking system (MCTS)

e-Vin

e-Sanjeevani

Russia to exit Open SKies treaty

World Migration Report 2020

Prarambh -Startup India International Summit

CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute

Food Corporation of India

Saint Thiruvalluvar


MAINS ARTICLE

Decoding a meteorite


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is the difference between a meteorite and an asteroid? How is the study of such celestial bodies relevant to know about the solar system?

Approach to the answer:

  • Brief about the meaning of meteorite and asteroid and their differences 
  • Write about recent study on meteorite impact
  • Write about the importance of such study
  • Conclusion

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January 15 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

Homi Jehangir Bhabha

National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID19

Co-WIN IT platform

Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (NCAVES)

Modified Scheme to Enhance Ethanol Distillation Capacity

National Innovation Foundation

Swachh Bharat Mission Urban

Swachh Bharat Mission Urban

What are Debentures?


MAINS ARTICLE

Reforms in Mining


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the statutory challenges associated with mining in India? What steps has the government taken to resolve them?

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • List the problems with MMDR act
    • Mention the changes proposed in the amendment to MMDR Act
    • Conclusion

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January 15 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Vigyan Jyoti and Engage with Science (Vigyan Prasar)

Medical Model of Disability Vs Social Model of Disability

Antodaya Anna Yojana

GLOBAL HUNGER INDEX 2020

Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

Sexual Harassment Women at Workplace Act,2013

Comparison between powers of Lt Governor of Delhi and Puducherry

National Migrant Information System (NMIS)

Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique(BOLD-QIT)

Five years of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana


MAINS ARTICLE

Toy Manufacturing Clusters


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Revival of the toy industry has the potential to boost the manufacturing sector. Examine with respect to recent initiatives of the Government.

Approach to the answer:

    • Introduction
    • Opportunities in toy industry globally
    • India’s unique advantages
    • Recent initiatives by the government
    • Conclusion

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January 13 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

The National Aids Control Organization(NACO)

System for Assessment, Awareness and Training in Hospitality Industry (SAATHI)

India Code Information System (ICIS)

Dzukou Valley wildfire

Khadi Prakritik Paint: India’s first cow dung paint

Payment Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) scheme

India at the UN high table: as non-permanent member of UNSC

Spintronics and 2D Electron gas

Risk Based Internal Audit (RBIA) Framework

RBI’s Financial Stability Report, January 2021


MAINS ARTICLE

Fire safety in India


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How effective is the fire fighting system in India? Discuss the features of Fire Decision Support System (FDSS).increase modal share of the Railways.

Approach to the answer:

    • Write the status of fire accidents in India
    • Write about the codes and bylaws used
    • Write the features of FDSS
    • Brief about fire safety audit as a measure to reduce fire incidents and conclude.

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January 12 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) of Protected Areas (PAs)

North East venture fund and North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi)

ARISE-ANIC Initiative

Exercise Sea Vigil and TROPEX

Single Window Clearance Portal of Ministry of Coal

Mobile connectivity under Universal Service Obligation Fund(USOF)

Covid-19 Quarantine Alert system(CQAS)

What is Transit-Oriented Development?

25th Amendment of US constitution

The revival of BSNL and MTNL 


MAINS ARTICLE

Dedicated Freight corridor


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How does the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) act as a game changer in achieving efficient freight transportation? Suggest measures to enhance infrastructural capacity to increase modal share of the Railways.

Approach to the answer:

    • Write about DFC in brief.
    • Write its importance (include its need as well as what it achieves if fully implemented).
    • Write about the National Rail Plan as a measure
    • Conclusion

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January 11 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Tapas BH 201 and SWIFT UAV

Golden Quadrilateral & Golden Diagonal (GQ-GD)

DIKSHA portal

Salim Ali: Birdman of India

Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)

Technology Transfer Policy of ISRO

School Bag Policy-2020

Expert Committee On Non-Personal Data

Regional Rural Bank

Over The Counter (OTC) Derivative


MAINS ARTICLE

National Gas Grid


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How does National Gas Grid help to achieve uniform economic and social progress in India?

Approach to the answer:

    • Basics of National Gas Grid
    • How Natural Gas is used in India?
    • Write about the imbalances in demand and supply of Natural Gas in India
    • How do gas pipelines bridge the gap?
    • Conclusion

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January 09 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Pong Dam wildlife Sanctuary

Shram Suvidha Portal

NIXI-The National Internet Exchange of India

National Informatics Centre (NIC)

National Service Scheme(NSS)

National Youth Corp scheme

Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangatan(NYKS)

Manufactured Sand (M-Sand)

Gandagi Mukt Bharat Campaign

FAO Food Price Index


MAINS ARTICLE

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Why are BIS norms needed? What is the impact of Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) scheme on Make in India scheme? parameters of the programme.

Approach to the answer:

    • Define BIS standards and recent review of BIS norms
    • Write why the standards and new norms needed.performed
    • Write in brief about ZED scheme and its goals
    • Conclude with its impact on Make in India

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January 08 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2021

Liberalized MSME AEO package

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity

National Educational Technology Forum 

National Research Foundation

Cri-MAC and National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

Safe city project

Demand for Statehood of Gorkhaland

USA’s S301 report on Equalisation Levy and Indian Response

RBI Digital Payments Index


MAINS ARTICLE

RMNCAH +N


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is RMNCAH +N? Assess the performance of different parameters of the programme.

Approach to the answer:

    • Write about the RMNCAH +N programme
    • Put subheadings and briefly write how the sub schemes have performed
    • Conclude on a positive note

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January 07 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) 

Status of residence to Specified skilled workers in Japan 

Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme 

Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana 

Regulations for operating a Bullion Exchange in the IFSC

Declaration of Dividend by NBFCs

National Road Safety Board

National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing

Asteroids passing near Earth

Basavanna and his contributions


MAINS ARTICLE

Retrospective taxes and arbitration


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

The recent victory of Cairn over India in the retrospective taxation case has brought into fore the loopholes of Indian taxation system. Discuss.

Approach to the answer:

    • Define retrospective taxation
    • Write about recent Cairn case
    • Write why the ruling went against India’s interests
    • What needs to be done to deal with bilateral treaties?
    • Conclusion

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January 06 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

The climate of India during 2020

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) 

Energy Efficiency Services Limited(EESL)

Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) 

Advanced Biodigester Mk-II Technology 

Aadhaar Payment Bridge System

Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Medical Oxygen Generation Plants 

Global Economic Prospects Report-2021

UN World Wildlife Crime Report-2020

Kochi-Mangalore Natural Gas pipeline


MAINS ARTICLE

Nanomicelles


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the generations of nanomaterials. What are the applications of nanomicelles?

Approach to the answer:

    • Write about the generation of nano materials.
    • Write about nanomicelles
    • Write its applications
    • Explain its application in drug delivery and give conclusion.

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January 05 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya: India Reference Materials

H5N8 subtype of Influenza A Virus

National Atomic Timescale 

RailTel proposes smart classes for rural schools

Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Flue Gas Desulphurization Units

Vaccine related adverse event & strategy to handle it

Sagarmala Seaplane Services

Status of wildlife crime in India

Supreme Court order on Confiscation of animals


MAINS ARTICLE

Law to keep check on private hospitals


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

The Parliamentary Committee recommendations on the management of the Covid-19 pandemic help in strengthening the public health care system. Critically analyze.

Approach to the answer:

    • Explain the recommendations in detail.
    • Write the importance of such recommendations
    • Write the criticisms by taking problems of private hospital into consideration
    • Give a balanced conclusion

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January 02 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

Financial Stability Board (FSB)

Draft National Science Technology and Innovation Policy 

Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for promotion of domestic manufacturing of APIs, KSMs and Dis

Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIRs)

Role of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) during Covid-19

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) & its role in the wake of Covid-19 crisis

Comparison of- anti-conversion laws of MP, UP, and Himachal Pradesh

Spreading of the new variant of Corona virus 

Covishield shot


MAINS ARTICLE

Legacy of Subhash Chandra Bose


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT S

ubhash Chandra Bose represented an alternative political tradition in Indian national movement which questioned the dominant line of the Indian politics. Critically Examine.

Approach to the answer:

    • Write about ideology of Bose
    • Write his contribution in INC
    • Write why he quit congress and formed Indian National Army (INA)
    • Write his differences of opinion with Gandhi
    • Conclude with stating about the respect Gandhi and Bose had towards each other

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January 01 2021

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Digital India Awards-2020

Indigenously developed Laser Dazzler for armed forces

Oxford vaccine- AZD1222

Facial Recognition Technology

Increase in the Urban jobless rate

Global Housing Technology Challenge-India

Interest Subvention Scheme for Ethanol Distilleries

Post-BREXIT Deal: Its consequences

Maiden flight test of SAHAYAK-NG

Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)


MAINS ARTICLE

Sedimentary basins of India


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the importance of sedimentary basins. Why are hydrocarbons formed in a sedimentary basin?

Approach to the answer:

    • Define a sedimentary basin.
    • Explain its importance
    • Explain why hydrocarbons are formed in a sedimentary basin
    • Brief about India’s sedimentary basins
    • Conclusion

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December 30 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

India’s highest Meteorological Centre in Leh

Digital ocean platform

Autonomous Navigation Systems

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) 

Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization(GAVI)

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)3.0 & UMANG portal 

Kolar Leaf-nosed Bat

DRDO develops Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG)

Spike in Ammonia levels in the Yamuna river

5G and its difference with other generations


MAINS ARTICLE

India on US currency watch list


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What criteria is used by the US to classify countries as currency manipulator? What implication does it have on India?

Approach to the answer:

    • Write about the latest report
    • Write about the criteria used
    • Write why India has been added to the latest list
    • Write the implications of getting added to the list
    • Conclusion

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December 29 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Beach Environment & Aesthetics Management Services(BEAM) programme 

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC)

Flexible Inflation Targeting

National Medicinal Plants Board Launches Consortia for Medicinal Plants

Single-use plastics

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

From our home to your home campaign of TRIFED

Inner Line Permit (ILP) to Manipur

Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan

Uttarakhand to bring White Tigers from Madhya Pradesh


MAINS ARTICLE

National Strategy on Financial Education (2020-25)


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is the need for financial education in India? How does the National Strategy for Financial Education (NSFE) help in fulfilling it?

Approach to the answer:

    • Write the need for financial education
    • Brief about initiatives launched for financial education
    • Explain the features of NSFE
    • Conclusion

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December 28 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Monpa Tribe and their Handmade Paper Industry 

Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

Human personal Freedom Index 2020

Zero-Coupon Bonds

A68a Iceberg of Antarctica

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) advisory on severe cold wave

Man-made wetlands to treat wastewater

Role of governor in summoning an assembly

Provisional free-trade agreement as part of Brexit deal

Seven-member Panel to work out common entrance test for varsities


MAINS ARTICLE

Second Cohort under the Regulatory Sandbox


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the utility of a Regulatory Sandbox (RS). How does the RS announced by RBI spur innovation and growth?

Approach to the answer:

    • Define Regulatory Sandbox (RS)
    • Write about its importance
    • Write the advantages of phase-1 of RS
    • Explain the newly announced phase -2 of RS and its advantage
    • Conclusion

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December 26 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Vishwa Bharati Shantiniketan and Tagore’s Ideas on Education

What is the Sonali bag?

Yellow Leaf Disease of Arecanut

What is genome sequencing?

Fake GST invoices

Madan Mohan Malaviya and his contributions

Operation Vijay-Liberation of Goa 

A dry run of Covid-19 vaccine

The Tibet Policy and Support Act of USA

e- Sampada Portal & Mobile App


MAINS ARTICLE

National Family Health Survey(NFHS) – 5 report


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the prevalence of malnutrition in India. What are the government interventions in place to reduce malnutrition?

Approach to the answer:

    • Briefly write the causes of malnutrition
    • Write the recent NFHS data on malnutrition
    • Write about government interventions
    • Way ahead

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December 25 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Tso Kar wetland complex

Mission Sagar III

New Features of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019

What Is DTH service and its difference with analog?

CIC Ruling on Electoral Bond scheme

What is a bio bubble?

Swachhata Abhiyan Mobile APP

Revised post-matric scholarship scheme for SC students

PM-JAY SEHAT scheme for Jammu and Kashmir

Ammonia gas leakage in IFFCO & its impact


MAINS ARTICLE

Ayurveda doctors to practise Surgery


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

To what extent is the recent central government proposal to allow Ayurvedic doctors to perform surgery feasible. Analyze.

Approach to the answer:

    • Write about the new policy
    • Write its advantages
    • Write the criticisms
    • Give a balanced conclusion

Conclusion


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December 24 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

CoWIN system

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Medium Range Surface to Air Missile(MRSAM)

Kisan Credit Cards scheme

NITI Aayog DigiBoxx

Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) 

Kisan Diwas

Legion of Merit conferred on PM Narendra Modi

Jewish  Nation Law

India loses Cairn case in arbitration


MAINS ARTICLE

Data Privacy: Right to be Forgotten(RTBF)


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What do you understand by the term Right to be Forgotten? When can it be imposed? What is its status in India?

Approach to the answer:

    • Define ‘Right to be forgotten’
    • Write the six conditions under which it can be imposed
    • Write the cases in India where RTBF was highlighted.
    • Conclude with the provisions of Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018.

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December 23 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Xinjiang province

What are multi-use forests? 

Status of Leopard in India 2018

Winter Solstice and the celebrations associated with it 

Recognition of prior learning under skill India programme 

Simultaneous Multiple Round Ascending (SMRA) Auction of spectrum 

National Tiger Conservation Authority(NTCA)

Firefly bird diverters  to protect Great Indian Bustard

NFHS-5 findings on Total Fertility Rate

Green National Highways Corridor Project


MAINS ARTICLE

Nursing governance in India


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the shortcomings of the nursing sector in India? How can they be resolved?

Approach to the answer:

    • Write about the regulation of nursing and its loopholes
    • Write the shortcomings of the nursing profession
    • Write about the Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2020
    • Write conclusion stating other solutions.

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December 22 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Electricity rights of consumers rules 2020

India International Science Festival 2020

US Senator blocks Hong Kong People’s Freedom and Choice Act

House panel suggestions on private hospitals

Himachal Pradesh Law against forced conversion

The white-backed vulture

75th National Conference of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (NATCON) 

Reform Linked Borrowing Permissions for States

Benefits of Indomethacin in Covid 19 care

Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khanan Tomb


MAINS ARTICLE

Two Children Policy


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Is the idea of having a two-child policy good for India. What are the repercussions of such policy?

Approach to the answer:

    • Write about the recent proposal.
    • Write the advantages of such policy
    • Explain the repercussions with respect to China’s one child policy.
    • Mention the hurdles and conclude.

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December 21 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

New Safety Features in Cheques

Shigella infection reported in Kerala

Why are women less affected with COVID-19 as compared to men?

Gas production in Krishna Godavari Dhirubhai 6 (KG-D6)

SARS-CoV-2 variant in  the United Kingdom (UK)

Social Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine (SEHAT) scheme for Jammu & Kashmir

West Bengal’s first Oil and Gas Reserve

United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)

Inclusion of Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta & Mallakhamba in Khelo India Youth Games 2021

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards


MAINS ARTICLE

Israel- Morocco Deal


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the geo-political implications of the recently signed Rabat’s agreement?

Approach to the answer:

    • Write about the deal, participating countries
    • Write about the role of US (perks US is giving for Morocco in return to the deal)
    • Write why the deal is criticized ( Mention briefly about dispute history)
    • Conclusion

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December 19 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

FAO’s World Soil Day Award to ICAR

Defence minister hands over DRDO systems to Armed Forces Chiefs

Adoption of E20 fuel

UNEP’s Young Champions of the Earth prize 2020

National Security Directive on Telecommunication Sector

North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP)

SolarWinds hack

What is the process of choosing a Republic Day Chief Guest in India?

National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation

Draft National Rail Plan


MAINS ARTICLE

A turnaround in J and K on Roshni Act


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Why is the J&K Roshni Act controversial? What is the reason behind J&K UT government’s review petition on annulling of the act?

Approach to the answer:

    • Brief about Roshni Act
    • Write its criticisms
    • Write about recent High court judgement on the Act and government’s reply to it
    • Give a balanced conclusion

 


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December 17 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Quality Council of India(QCI)

Golden Peacock Environment Management Award to SAIL

Citizen-Centric reforms in State and center’s incentives 

India signs one billion dollar loan agreement with New Development Bank (NDB)

Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS)

Myristica swamp tree frog

5th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) 

50th anniversary of 1971 India-Pakistan war

The USA puts India on currency watchlist

Eight member panel committee recommendations on the reservation in IITs


MAINS ARTICLE

Indian Foreign Secretary’s visit to Nepal


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Though India and Nepal are historic partners, the recent geo-political changes have strained their relationship. What needs to be done to bring this relation in the correct trajectory?

Approach to the answer:

    • Brief about Indo-Nepal history
    • Write the reason for recent visit of India’s foreign secretary to Nepal.
    • Brief about discussions done
    • Conclude with what needs to be done by stating grey areas ( boundary dispute, Relation with China)

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December 16 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Himalayan Serow

Shri Ram Temple in Nagara  style of architecture 

What are green buildings? 

COVID-19 vaccine shortlisting

23rd meeting of Financial Stability and Development Council(FSDC)

Criminal Tracking Network and Systems and Interoperable Criminal Justice System 

Supreme Court judgment of Homeopathy practitioners

Labour Bureau’s surveys on domestic workers and migration

Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) Fund

Non-Gulf NRIs likely to get Postal Voting Rights 


MAINS ARTICLE

Witch Hunting – a social problem in India


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the reasons for the prevalence of witch hunting in India? What needs to be done to tackle this menace?

Approach to the answer:

    • Give details of NCRB data about prevalence of witch hunting in India
    • Write the reasons for its prevalence
    • Write briefly about Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Act, 2015 and other measures to tackle the problem
    • Conclusion

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December 15 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)

Project 17A of Indian Navy

Indian Coast Guard

Equalisation Levy

Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India

Maharashtra bill on sexual crime

Mucormycosis or Black Fungus

International Court of Arbitration

The Assam government bill on Madrasa & History of Madrasa

NFHS-2019-20 on Domestic Violence in India 


MAINS ARTICLE

Applicant’s privacy and RTI act


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Is a RTI applicant’s address a Matter of Privacy? Discuss.

Approach to the answer:

    • Write why the matter in news
    • Write about recent Bombay High court judgement with brief reference to 2013 judgement
    • Write the importance of judgement
    • Note down the drawbacks
    • Conclusion

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December 14 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Plasmodium ovale a type of malaria 

Voluntary Disclosure of Exotic Pets

Eluru mystery illness

International Financial Services Centre(IFSC)

Argentina abortion law & abortion laws around the world

Solar-Wind Hybrid Parks

The Antitrust Suit

National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2019-20

Great Rann of Kutch &Breeding colonies of Flamingos

Planet Nine in our Solar System & HD106906 b


MAINS ARTICLE

Karnataka and the Cow Slaughter bill


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Highlight the salient features of the anti-Cow slaughter Bill of Karnataka. How do such bills impact the farmers as well as the agrarian economy?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write the features of the bill
  • Write the trend of cattle and buffalo population in India
  • Write the criticisms of such bills by highlighting their impacts
  • Conclusion

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December 09 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

First Preferential Trade Agreement of Bangladesh

VISVAS Yojana

The new height of Mount Everest

Yamuna Action Plan 

Mahakali Treaty between India and Nepal

Elephant Corridors

SIPRI study on the global arms market

Central Zoo Authority announces two new zoos

Tharu tribe

What is Emergency Use Approval of a Vaccine?


MAINS ARTICLE

Forest fires


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Discuss the vulnerability of India to forest fires. What strategies are adopted to contain these fires?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about India’s vulnerability to forest fires
  • Draw map showing regions
  • Write about the strategies followed
  • Way forward

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December 07 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

The Internal Working Group on Private Sector Banks

National Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management Policy

Ranjitsinh Disale wins Global Teacher Prize

Upper Bhadra Project

Lottery, gambling and betting are taxable under the GST Act

The 2nd Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) 2020 Conference

Stone chariot of Hampi

Bryde’s whale 

UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

Supreme Court judgement on the 2020 Tribunal Rules


MAINS ARTICLE

US, Taiwan alternative to China’s BRI


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How is the US preparing to counter the Chinese influence in Indo-Pacific region? Can the informal alliance between Taiwan and the US be a right step in this direction?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about OBOR
  • Write about US- Taiwan informal alliance
  • Write how QUAD and US partnership with Taiwan helps in countering China
  • Conclusion

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December 05 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

I K  Gujral and his contributions

Safai Mitra Suraksha Challenge

Digital Payment Security Control Directions 2020

Cultured meat approved by Singapore

Artificial Sun of China

Feeder level solarisation under PM KUSUM scheme

PASSEX

The first-ever study on Malayan Giant Squirrel

State of Global Climate Report 2020

Hawkish policy stance and Dovish policy stance of Central Bank


MAINS ARTICLE

Pardoning powers of US and Indian Presidents


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the pardoning powers exercised by Indian President and what are its limitations? Why are such clemency powers needed?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write the pardoning powers of Indian president
  • Write the limitations of the power
  • Write why such powers are given
  • Conclusion

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Daily Current Affairs

Posted on04 Dec 2020

December 04 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Eutrophication

Millets and their special nutrient value

India Services Business Activity Index(ISBAI) 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Technical Textiles

Exchange traded funds 

Naturopathy and its origin

Nisarg Gram campus in Pune 

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence 

Dr Rajendra Prasad


MAINS ARTICLE

Bhutan- Germany relations


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the history and importance of Bhutan- Germany relations. How does it affect India?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write why it is in news
  • Brief about its importance
  • Explain the historical ties
  • Write how India is benefited ( also mention with respect to China)

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December 02 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Cyclone Burevi

Border Security Force(BSF) role and mandate 

Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares

What is Emergency Use Approval of a Vaccine?

New Unified Natural Gas Pipeline Tariff Regulations 

Octane 100 petroleum in India 

Honey Mission of KVIC

National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS)

National Statistical Office(NSO)

WHO’s World Malaria Report 2020


MAINS ARTICLE

Digital Strike


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Analyze India’s move to ban Chinese apps. What are the drawbacks of India’s digital strike on China?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about recent Chinese app ban
  • Brief about previous bans
  • Write the advantages of ban
  • Write the drawbacks

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December 01 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

The Giant Metre wave Radio Telescope (GMRT)

Commando Battalion for Resolute Action(CoBRA)

Fusarium or Panama Disease(Banana)

Mission COVID Suraksha

Jeevan Praman Patra (Life Certificate) 

Ind-CEPI mission

Mission Olympic Cell

AI & Robotics Technology Park (ART PARK)

Green Energy

Guru Nanak  Dev Ji


MAINS ARTICLE

Love jihad


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How does love jihad violate freedom of religion? Explain the salient features of Uttar Pradesh law against love jihad.

Approach to the answer:

  • Define love jihad
  • Write how it violates Article 25
  • Write about the new UP law against love jihad
  • Conclusion

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November 28 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

World Bank’s climate change knowledge portal 

What is Bank Moratorium?

Climate Resilient Development 

Formation and promotion of 10,000  Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs) 

Unified single window clearance system for FDI

Invest India

GST shortfall and the options provided by centre to the states

Draft Merchant shipping bill 2020

Motor vehicle aggregator guidelines2020

India climate change knowledge portal


MAINS ARTICLE

Victim Centric Justice System


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the importance of the Victim centric justice system. What needs to be done to strengthen it?

Approach to the answer:

  • Define Victim centric justice system
  • Write its importance
  • Write measures to be taken to strengthen it
  • Conclusion

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November 26 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

National Portal for Transgender Persons

Nyaya Bandhu app

Human Papillomavirus(HPV)

Sentinel-6 satellite

Land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

Bru(Reang) tribe

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund & its Infrastructure debt financing platform 

Booker Prize 2020

Fit India Movement

15th G20 Leaders’ Summit


MAINS ARTICLE

History of Jainism in Karnataka


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the contributions of Jainism to Karnataka literature and architecture.

Approach to the answer:

  • Brief introduction about Jainism
  • Write contributions to literature
  • Write contributions to architecture
  • Conclusion

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November 25 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

National Disaster Response Force(NDRF)

Input tax credit system in India

United Nations Population Award

Bonda Tribe

Colour coded warnings of IMD for Cyclones 

Sir Chhotu Ram

Sahakar Pragya of the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)

Cyclone Nivar

Lachit Borphukan 

Virtual currency


MAINS ARTICLE

APEC Virtual Meet 2020


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How has been APEC successful in securing its position in today’s multi-polar global economic order? What are the hindrances for India’s membership to the APEC?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write briefly about APEC
  • Write its achievements / success
  • What are the issues with India’s membership
  • Conclusion

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November 24 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Pink Bloom

Guru Tegh Bahadur

National Crisis Management Committee 

ATAL Academy Faculty Development Programme(FDP)

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

International version of UMANG Ap

ADIP scheme

Shreya Singhal vs Union of India case key judgements 

Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR)

Zoonotic Diseases(Zoonosis)


MAINS ARTICLE

Same Sex Marriage


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Critically analyse the problems faced by LGBT community due to non-recognition of same-sex marriages.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about the problems faced by them
  • Why should they be given recognition
  • What are the hurdles in giving recognition
  • Way forward (conclude by writing about decriminalizing Article 377)

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November 23 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Vaccine Task Force 

Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API)

Nutraceutical Industry

SIMBEX 20

What is Biomining?

Refuse Derived Fuel 

Regasification of LNG 

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) approach in education

SITMEX-2020

chapare virus


MAINS ARTICLE

RCEP


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is the significance of RCEP? Explain the approach of India towards it. Approach to the answer:

  • Write about RCEP
  • Explain its significance
  • Why did India withdraw from it?
  • Conclude with the options before India

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November 21 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

India’s IRNSS is now part of World Wide Radio Navigation System

NSS Report: Time Use in India-2019

Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 

Ananda- Atmanirbhar Agents New Business Digital App

The COVIN Portal and Network

Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF)

World Fisheries Day-2020

Indo-Thai CORPAT

Virtual courts

The willow warbler


MAINS ARTICLE

India-Japan 5G pact


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the recent agreements signed by India with Indo-Pacific region countries, to counter Chinese aggression.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about recent India-Japan 5G pact
  • Explain Indo-Pacific ocean initiative
  • Explain RSCI
  • Conclude by stating their importance

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November 20 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

World Toilet Day

Defence Land Management System (LMS)

Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)

Energy Technology Perspectives 2020

IBRD’s aid to Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project

Injectable hydrogel from κappa-carrageenan

Rani Lakshmibai

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

Maternity benefits for the second child

The willow warbler


MAINS ARTICLE

Types of bails in India


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the different types of bail and conditions related to them? How is a bail misused?

Approach to the answer:

  • Define bail
  • Write the types and conditions for bail
  • Write the drawbacks of bail system
  • Conclusion

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November 18 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Chhath puja-2020

Floating Rate Bond and Other kinds of bonds

Supreme Court’s interpretation of Article 32 of the Indian Constitution

COVAXIN

Hepatitis C drugs shown to inhibit coronavirus enzyme

India’s first Green Energy Convergence Project

Lilavati Award-2020

12th BRICS Summit

3rd Annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum

Vulture Action Plan 2020-25


MAINS ARTICLE

Assam – Mizoram Border Conflict


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is the Assam-Mizoram border dispute all about?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write briefly about recent clashes
  • Write the history of boundary dispute
  • Conclude with what was done to solve the recent trigger

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November 17 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Vocal for local

Policy on FDI in Digital Media

Recusal of Judge

The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED)

International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics(ICRISAT)

Bhai Dooj 

Leonid meteor showers

Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM)

Tristan da Cunha

Executive Board of WHO


MAINS ARTICLE

Atmanirbhar package 3.0


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the recent measures taken by the government under Atma Nirbhar 3.0 to bring back the ailing Indian economy on track?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write briefly the measures taken
  • Write about PLI scheme
  • Write its importance in promoting Indian economy
  • Conclusion

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November 16 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve status to Panna Tiger Reserve

Crew Dragon spacecraft of SpaceX

Scientists found why COVID-19 does not affect children

International Atomic Energy Agency

The Lancet Commission report on Diabetes

Vital statistics of India based on the Civil Registration System

Draft rules under the Code on Social Security-2020

New Chief Information Commissioner of India

8th BRICS STI Ministerial Meeting

CSIR’s Emergency Retrieval System (ERS)


MAINS ARTICLE

Star Campaigning, Kamal Nath and the Supreme Court


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What do you understand by the term ‘star campaigner’? What is the power of the Election Commission of India in determining the star campaigner status?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about the star campaigner status
  • Write the recent controversy and Election commission decision
  • Write what the Supreme court told about it
  • Conclusion

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November 14 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report by IVAC

INS Vagir

Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) System

Geo-polymer aggregate

Collision between Space Junk and monitoring of Junk

Lonar lake is a new Ramsar site

15th East-Asia summit

National Water Awards 2019

New species of vine snakes

Birsa Munda


MAINS ARTICLE

Alimony guidelines


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the different types of provisions regarding maintenance laws in India? Explain the importance of recent Supreme court guidelines on the alimony.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write the maintenance laws and provisions
  • Write the recent supreme court guidelines
  • Conclude by stating its importance

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November 13 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

First Snow Leopard Census

Jeevika

Fish in nutrition scheme

New Central Vista structure

Rohanixalus-New genus of the Old World tree frog

17th ASEAN-India Summit

Digital Life Certificate through Postman

Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana

Red Sandalwood

Operation Thunder 2020


MAINS ARTICLE

Star Campaigning, Kamal Nath and the Supreme Court


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What do you understand by the term ‘star campaigner’? What is the power of the Election Commission of India in determining the star campaigner status?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about the star campaigner status
  • Write the recent controversy and Election commission decision
  • Write what Supreme court told about it
  • Conclusion

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November 12 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Acharya J B Kripalani

Insider Trading 

Infrastructure Viability Gap Funding Scheme

Over The Top(OTT) platforms

Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)

Capital goods

The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA)

Tax Terrorism

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad 

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal 


MAINS ARTICLE

Insulting remarks to SC, ST


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Critically analyse the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989

Approach to the answer:

  • Write the provisions of the act
  • Write how it is misused rather than getting used
  • Write the importance of recent judgement
  • Conclusion (Give a balanced one)

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November 11 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Obama care

Energy Conservation (EC) Act, 2001

World’s largest toy museum to be set up in Gujarat

Pfizer’s COVID vaccine-BNT162b2

Thirty Meter Telescope(TMT) 

mRNA Vaccine

National Mineral Development Corporation(NMDC)

RailTel 

Inspire scheme

Shivalik Elephant Reserve


MAINS ARTICLE

15th finance commission report


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is Fiscal federalism in India? What role does the Finance commission play in promoting it?

Approach to the answer:

  • Define fiscal federalism
  • Write the importance of FC
  • Write the current issues of fiscal federalism and how FC is related to it
  • Conclude (on a positive note)

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November 09 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Biodiversity heritage sites 

Ministry of Shipping to be renamed 

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI)

Net Zero Emissions

Anti Infiltration Obstacle System

AIM–Sirius Innovation Programme 3.0

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation

Virtual workshop of BRICS Competition Agencies

One Rank One Pension scheme(OROP)

PSLV-C49/EOS-01 Mission


MAINS ARTICLE

Pharmaceutical sector in India


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Why are the pharma industries concentrated in few pockets in India? What measures the government has taken to boost the pharma sector? Approach to the answer:

  • Write about the status of India in pharma sector briefly
  • Write factors for concentration
  • Measures taken by the government
  • Conclusion

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November 07 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Kepler Spacecraft

Exoplanets and Goldilocks Zone

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC Ltd.)

New Age Skills

EEPC India

Prime minister employment generation programme (PMEGP)

Indian knowledge systems

IFFCO

Ropax shipping


MAINS ARTICLE

Agroforestry


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is social forestry and its types? Explain the importance of National Agroforestry policy of India. Approach to the answer:

    • Define social forestry
    • Write the types
    • Define agroforestry and its benefits
    • Write the objectives of the National Agroforestry policy
    • Conclusion

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November 06 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Draft Model Tenancy Act

Committee to review Guidelines on Television Rating Agencies in India

NURTURING NEIGHBORHOODS CHALLENGE

FLY ASH BRICKS

GEOINFORMATICS

Integrated township

What is book building method

Differential licencing in Telecom

Star campaigner

Immunoglobulins


MAINS ARTICLE

Bounce back in economy


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is aiding the post pandemic recovery process? Highlight the role played by RBI and the government in this regard? Approach to the answer:

  • Define green shoots and write about present economic indicators 
  • Write about the boost in rural economy 
  • Write how tourism and shopping are contributing 
  • Conclusion 

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November 05 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

ALL INDIA TRADE UNION CONGRESS

LUHRI HYDRO POWER PROJECT

INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL ELECTION VISITORS PROGRAMME 2020 (IEVP)

ENHANCED VERSION OF PINAKA ROCKET SYSTEM

INDIA CEO FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Public Affairs Index-2020

Academic Freedom Index (AFI)

Scheme on Fortification of Rice & its distribution through PDS

India-UAE High Level Joint Task Force on Investments

Virtual Global Investor Roundtable


MAINS ARTICLE

US signs Defence Agreement with Maldives


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How the defence agreement between the Maldives and US is an initial step in countering the presence of China in the IOR? Approach to the answer:

  • Explain the provisions of the agreement
  • Importance of the agreement (keep China factor in mind)
  • Write the implications for India
  • Conclusion

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November 04 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

SPIRAL GALAXIES

Ganga Utsav, 2020

Shri Shakti Challenge

NCAER Report

Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)

The Criminal Law(Amendment) Act, 2018

INDIA – USA BASIC EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION AGREEMENT

10% RESERVATION FOR ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SECTION IN UNRESERVED CATEGORY

HERD IMMUNITY FOR COVID-19

D614G mutation in coronavirus


MAINS ARTICLE

Daylight saving time


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Why is there a demand for two Indian Standard Time (IST) zones? Is it a feasible option? Approach to the answer:

  • Explain the present problem with time zone
  • Write about proposal of 2 time zones
  • Write its advantages and disadvantage
  • What can be done? ( Chai Bagan time)

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November 03 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

EMERGENCY CREDIT LINE GUARANTEE SCHEME

Hazardous & other wastes amendment rules 2020

Environment (protection)amendment rules 2020

Working group to study cyber liability insurance

Mission Sagar -II

Sri Guru Ramdas Ji

GOLDEN JUBILEE OF DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NYAY KOUSHAL E-RESOURCE CENTRE

ROSHNI ACT of Jammu and Kashmir

INDIA’S FIRST SEA PLANE PROJECT


MAINS ARTICLE

Senate votes to confirm Barrett to Supreme Court


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the Procedure of Election of US supreme court judges. How is it different from that followed in India?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write why it is in the news?
  • Write the procedure in US
  • Compare it with that of India
  • Conclusion

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October 30 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Army’s Infrastructure Management System (IMS)

Secure Application for Internet (SAI)

National Productivity Council (NPC)

Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)

Coastal Shipping Bill, 2020

SERB-POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research)

Operation Meri Saheli

Extension of Norms for Mandatory Packaging in Jute Materials

Draft model Act and rules for states for regulation on conclusive land titling

Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)


MAINS ARTICLE

In House Procedure Mechanism for judges


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Describe the In House Procedure Mechanism to deal with complaints against Judges. Why is it criticised? Approach to the answer:

  • Write why it is news in short
  • Describe the procedure in detail
  • Note down the flaws
  • Conclude by writing the importance of Judicial Standards And Accountability Bill 2010

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October 29 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Global action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environmental preservation (GREEN)

Electricity Access & Utility Bench-marking Report

Aarambh 2020

19th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

10th Round of Ministerial UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue

IFSC framework for listing of Depository Receipts

Debt Service Suspension Initiative

Annual State of Education Report (ASER)-2020

Green Crackers

Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City


MAINS ARTICLE

45 years of China- Bangladesh relations


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How has China – Bangladesh relations evolved in recent years? What are the implications of these close ties on India? Approach to the answer:

  • Write the China- Bangladesh historical relations in brief
  • Write recent China’s leverage in Bangladesh
  • How is India affected by it?
  • Conclude with how India can tackle it.

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October 28 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

The Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020

Pandemic risk pool

Types of hand sanitizer

Standing committee report on financing startup ecosystem

Bringing Natural gas under GST

The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020

Waste-to-power plant Ghazipur

Fixed base price for certain Agricultural products in Kerala

Agreement between India Post & US Postal service

National Conference on Vigilance and Anti Corruption


MAINS ARTICLE

75 years of UN – Achievements and Failures


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Though the UN is celebrating its 75th anniversary, the multilateral institution is not short of failures. Comment. Approach to the answer:

  • Write briefly about UN and its organs
  • Write the failures of chief organs
  • Jot down the success these organs have achieved
  • Conclude with the necessity of reforms

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October 26 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Jal Jeevan Mission

Asia’s longest Ropeway project on Mount Girnar

Kisan Suryoday Yojana

Himalayan brown bear

Chatar festival

NASA’s OSIRIS-REX

Dairy production in the Indus Valley Civilisation

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020


MAINS ARTICLE

World Food Programme (WFP)


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How has the World Food Programme (WFP) acted as saviour in combating hunger across the globe?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about organization’s origin
  • Write its activities
  • Jot down the points about its role in India
  • Conclusion

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October 23 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)

Ministerial Meeting of G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group

Right of First Refusal(ROFR) licensing

Anti Tank Guided Missile NAG 

Life in Miniature

State of Global Air report-2020

Revised base year for Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers

CPCB guidelines for disposal of carcasses of livestock

20th Amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution

Multilateralism in international affairs


MAINS ARTICLE

Dalit movement in India post independence


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the dynamics of dalit movement in India. How Ambedkar carried forward the struggle for dalits post independence?

Approach to the answer:

    • In introduction brief about the causes for dalit movement
    • Write the dynamics of the movement
    • Explain Ambedkar’s work post independence
    • Conclude with his policy of power as a means to attain dignity
    • Conclusion

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October 22 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Mobile application for Geotagging of the components of projects under PMKSY

Leave Travel Concession (LTC) voucher scheme

Committee to examine issues concerning expenditure limits of election

77th year of Formation of Azad Hind Government

Aditi Urja Sanch

India’s first-ever Khadi fabric footwear

INS Kavaratti

National Super Computing Mission (NSM)

District Councils in Jammu & Kashmir

Productivity Linked Bonus & Non-Productivity Linked Bonus


MAINS ARTICLE

Youth representation in Parliament


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT What are the hurdles and ethical issues youth face to enter politics? How can the participation of youth in politics be increased?

Approach to the answer:

    • Define a youth parliamentarian
    • Give statistics on youth in Indian politics
    • Jot down the hurdles faced by them
    • Write down the solutions for increasing their participation
    • Conclusion

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October 20 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center

Asafoetida (Heeng) cultivation

AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme

BIS certification

Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020

Arogya Setu app

Share Buy Back

IFSCA’s framework for Regulatory Sandbox

National Green Tribunal(NGT)

The Broadcast Audience Research Council(BARC)


MAINS ARTICLE

UNGA and UNSC reforms


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the powers and functions of the UN Security Council (UNSC). What needs to be done to make it more representative? Approach to the answer:

  • Brief introduction about UNSC
  • Write its functions
  • Write mainly about the G4, Coffee club proposals
  • Conclude by saying how UNSC can be reformed

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October 19 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Repurposed Drugs

SLINEX-20

FIST programme

Skinks

International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO)

Mahila Kisan Diwas and International Day of Rural Women

‘Buldhana Pattern’ of water conservation

New START treaty

China’s New Export Control Law

GST Compensation Cess


MAINS ARTICLE

World Conference on Women


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action? Explain the significance of the 25th Anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women which was recently held.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about 4th World Conference on women and its outcome
  • Write about the recent conference and its outcome
  • Brief about India’s stand in the conference
  • Conclusion

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October 17 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

75th Anniversary of FAO

Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana (KSVY)

World Bank Development Committee Plenary

International Telecommunication Union

UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

VIHARA

World Food Day-2020

World Intellectual Property Organisation(WIPO)

UN Industrial Development Organisation

Global Hunger Index-2020


MAINS ARTICLE

GST compensation to states


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the recent proposals by the centre to states to meet their revenue shortfall in the compensation cess under GST. Why are certain states dissenting the proposal?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write the two options given to states
  • Explain the recent proposal of GST council meeting
  • Explain why some states are against it

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October 16 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)

“Yuddh Pradushan Ke Virudh”campaign

SCALE India Android App

Saral Jeevan Bima

The Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP)

Zozila Tunnel – the longest tunnel road in Asia

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Working Group of OECD

KAPILA’ Kalam Program

Bhanu Athaiya

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur


MAINS ARTICLE

CAG and its recent report on Rafale deal


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Though CAG is an independent Constitutional body, it is undermined by several limitations. What reforms are needed to strengthen the office of CAG?

Approach to the answer:

Give introduction in 3-4 lines (Mention related articles)

Write how CAG office is independent

Write down the limitations

Write the reforms needed

Conclude on a positive note


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October 15 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers

Food and Agriculture Organisation

UNHRC

STARS Program

Inflation Targeting Approach in Monetary Policy

National Rural Livelihood Mission

Public Debt to GDP Ratio

National Register of Citizens

NAFED

Gupkar Pact


MAINS ARTICLE

Lal Bahadur Shastri


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the economic and foreign policies of Lal Bahadur Shastri during his tenure as Indian Prime minister.

Approach to the answer:

Introduction

Write about his economic policies

Write about his diplomatic relations with foreign countries

His role during Indo-Pak war

Conclusion


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October 14 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

RTI Act

Right to Education Act

Greece Turkey Conflict

Stimulus Package

CRISPR Cas9

Lashkar e Taiba

Border Roads Organisation

Congress System

Indian Meteorological Department

New Wheat Variety in Maharashtra


MAINS ARTICLE

Victimless crime


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What is a victimless crime? How does it have a bearing on society? Should such crime be punished?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write definition with examples
  • Write its effect on society
  • Take a stand and write the supporting arguments
  • Conclusion (depends on your stand taken)

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October 13 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Jaya Prakash Narayan

RTI Act

Anti Microbial Resistance

Madrid Principles for Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict

Nobel Prize in Economics 2020

Need for Pulses Revolution in India

India’s First CRISPR COVID-19 Test (FELUDA) Approved

Blue Flag International

UN World Food Program

Vaccine Nationalism


MAINS ARTICLE

Gilgit Baltistan


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How old is the conflict of Gilgit-Baltistan area between India and Pakistan? What will be the implications if its present status is changed?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write why it is in news briefly
  • Explain the history of the dispute
  • Jot down the implications of the decision
  • Conclusion

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October 12 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Decomposer Technology for Stubble

Climate Smart Agriculture

Earthquake Swarms

Nutrition Gardens

Human Challenge Trials

Design Principles for Transformation of Education in National Education Policy

Neobanks

Hepatitis

Precision Farming

Natural Gas Marketing Reforms


MAINS ARTICLE

Mining revamp


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the recent developments that have taken place in the coal mining sector?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write why it is in news
  • Write down the recent changes
  • Jot down 3-4 important points of Mineral laws (Amendment) bill
  • Conclusion

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October 10 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Animal and Plant Discoveries, 2019

Real Time Gross Payment System

Battle of Bhima Koregaon

COFEPOSA

High Flow Rate Water Purification Technology

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme

Anti Radiation Missile Rudram-1

Biopesticides

Allocation of Broadcast Time by ECI

SVAMITVA Scheme


MAINS ARTICLE

Hathras Rape Case


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Law is a double edged sword when it comes to sexual violence in India. Comment.

Approach to the answer:

  • Give a status about women crimes, especially on rapes in India
  • Write important anti-rape laws and amendments in force
  • Write down the criticisms
  • Conclude by writing what needs to be done

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October 09 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Television Rating Point

Organ Transplant

Mahadayi River Dispute

Ram Vilas Paswan

Indo-Sri Lankan Accord

ISIS

Jan Andolan for COVID-19

State Disaster Response Fund

Fluorosis


MAINS ARTICLE

US Presidential Elections


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

How do the political systems of India and US differ? What are the functions of the US President?

Approach to the answer:

  • Introduction in 2-3 lines
  • Write the differences between two political systems
  • Jot down the functions of US president
  • Conclusion

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October 08 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Climate Change

Stockholm Convention

Chemistry Nobel Prize 2020

Gig Economy

Collision Avoidance Technology

Rapid Action Force

Anti Trust Law

Joseph Stiglitz

Ensemble Technology and Ensemble Flood Forecast

Sedition Law


MAINS ARTICLE

Loan moratorium and interest on interest


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Elaborate the Centre’s recent decision to waive interest on interest during the loan moratorium period.

Approach to the answer: 

  • Write the issue on moratorium
  • Write about government’s decision
  • Conclude by stating the importance of the decision

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October 07 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Solar Magnetic Field

Nobel Prize for Physics

Mankading

Monetary Policy Committee

Dovish and Hawkish Stance-Monetary Policy

Taliban

National Commission for Women

Krishna River Management Board

Crimes in India Report 2019

Production Linked Incentive Scheme


MAINS ARTICLE

Amendments to Constitution of Srilanka


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What does the 19th amendment of Srilankan constitution signify? How the newly gazetted 20th amendment brings changes in it?

Approach to the answer: 

  • Write why in news
  • Write the provisions of 19th amendment
  • Write about the 20th amendment
  • Conclusion

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October 06 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness for Innovation

Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART)

Nobel Prize for Medicine

Kamath Panel Recommendations

Green New Deal

Kayakalp Award

Provisions of RERA

MoU Between ISLRTC and NCERT for Converting Educational Materials into Indian Sign Language

National Capital Region

World Health Organization


MAINS ARTICLE

RBI guidelines for priority sector


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Explain the significance of RBI’s revised guidelines on Priority Sector lending (PSL).

Approach to the answer:

  • Write briefly about PSL
  • Write down the recent changes
  • Write about its significance
  • Conclude in 2-3 sentences on a positive note

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October 05 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Village Water and Sanitation Committees

Breath Print

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Belt and Road Initiative

New Rules for Postal Ballot

Narco Test

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

No First Use Nuclear Doctrine

Phishing


MAINS ARTICLE

Age of marriage for women


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Is the proposal of increasing minimum legal age of marriage for women from 18 years to 21 years a solution for curbing child marriage. Analyse.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write why it is news
  • Write the advantages of the proposal
  • Jot down the disadvantages
  • What needs to be done to avoid child marriages?

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October 03 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Tribal Entrepreneurship Development Program

Initial Public Offering

Forest Rights Act, 2006

Cess and Surcharge

Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Megadiverse Countries

World Wildlife Fund

Convention on Biological Diversity

WASH Campaign

Public Distribution System


MAINS ARTICLE

Coparcenary rights of women


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

What are the provisions of Hindu Succession Act, 1956? What is the importance of the latest SC verdict on the 2005 Amendment of the Act?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write down the previous act provisions
  • Jot down the changes
  • Mention the importance and conclude

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October 02 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Tribes India e-Marketplace

Mega Food Parks

Purchasing Managers’ Index

Disputes in South China Sea

Line of Control

Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana

Atal Tunnel

NABARD

Amnesty International

Black Holes


MAINS ARTICLE

Abraham accords


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT The establishment of new diplomatic relationships between Israel and UAE would be a game changer in war torn West Asia. Examine.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about the new accord
  • Write in brief why UAE took this step
  • Write how it alters West Asian politics and conclude the answer

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October 01 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

3 Language Formula of NEP, 2020

Dated Government Securities

Tax Collected at Source

Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission

Small Savings Scheme

Program-Management Information System

Treasury Bills

Direct Benefit Transfer

Brahmos Missile


MAINS ARTICLE

Foreign Contribution Regulation Amendment Bill, 2020


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Highlight the provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Amendment Bill, 2020. What are the criticisms?

Approach to the answer:

  • 2-3 lines introduction
  • Write the provisions
  • Mention the criticisms
  • Conclude the answer using importance of the bill

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September 30 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Cairn Energy Taxation Issue

Time Use Survey

Naturopathy

Public Safety Act

Aadhar Act, 2016

National Green Tribunal

RMNCH+A

Natural Farming

Priority Sector Lending

Global Commons


MAINS ARTICLE

Arrest of journalist under Official Secrets Act


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT The Official Secrets Act has been often blamed for being incongruent with a democratic society. Why is it criticised? What can be done in this regard?

Approach to the answer:

  • Introduction in 2-3 lines
  • Mention the contentious sections of the act
  • Mention the criticisms
  • Write about the recommendations of different committees and write conclusion

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September 29 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

ESG Investing

Mission Olympic Cell

Important Banking Terms

New Defence Acquisition Policy, 2020

Sustainable Development Goals

Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope

Bhagath Singh

Fugitive Economic Offender

Offset Clause in Defence Deals

Power Finance Corporation


MAINS ARTICLE

e-Lok Adalat in Karnataka


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Explain the importance of Lok Adalats in ensuring speedy justice delivery. Can e-Lok Adalats act as an alternative to Lok adalats? Approach to the answer:

  • Write about lok adalats.
  • Give example of recent e-Lok Adalat held and write about its importance
  • Write down the hurdles faced in e-Lok Adalat
  • Give a balanced answer

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September 28 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

India Japan Bilateral Relations

13th Amendment to Sri Lankan Constitution

Bilateral Investment Treaties

Hyperloop

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

India Renewable Energy Development Agency

Carbon Tax

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage

Vikram Sarabhai

Nehru Yuva Kendra


MAINS ARTICLE

UK law and Brexit


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Why is the newly proposed UK Internal Market bill opposed? What are its implications on the Brexit deal? Approach to the answer:

  • Write about the provisions of the bill.
  • Briefly write how it affects Northern Ireland.
  • Explain how it affects the Brexit deal.

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September 25 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

National Service Scheme

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana

Artificial Intelligence

Green Supply Chain Management

Vote of No Confidence

National Biopharma Mission

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

G-4

Non Governmental Organisations

Financial Action Task Force


MAINS ARTICLE

Private Property as a Human Right


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT Right to property though no longer a fundamental right, is definitely qualified as a human right. Analyse. Approach to the answer:

  • Constitutional position of Right to property
  • Recent SC ruling
  • Conclusion in 2-3 sentences

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September 23 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

SEBI

NDPS Act

KIRAN and CURIE Schemes

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Net Neutrality

ASHA Workers

National Testing Agency

Shikshak Parv Initiative

Faster Breeder Nuclear Reactor and Other Types of Nuclear Reactors


MAINS ARTICLE

75th UN General Assembly(UNGA) meet


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

The UN General assembly (UNGA) plays a significant role in the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law. Discuss.

Approach to the answer:

  • Write 2-3 lines about the UNGA
  • Write its powers and functions
  • Mention the criticisms
  • Give a balanced conclusion

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September 22 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

FCRA Amendment Bill, 2020

Rules of Procedure Regarding Voting in Parliament

National Bamboo Mission

Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan

Neutrinos

Gulf Cooperation Council

O Smart Scheme

Make in India Scheme

UDAN Program

Pre-filled GST Return Filing


MAINS ARTICLE

Ordinances during COVID


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT How does the frequent issuance of ordinances go against the spirit of democracy? What needs to be done to keep a check on the arbitrary power of the executive in issuing ordinances?

Approach to the answer:

  • Write about the articles dealing with ordinance making.
  • Note down the problems faced due to frequent usage
  • Write the safeguards available including SC judgments
  • Way forward

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September 21 2020

PRELIMS SNIPPETS

Code on Social Security 2020

Industrial Relations Code 2020

National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction

Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme

Shell Companies

Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code 2020

Integrated Child Development Services

e-Gram Swaraj Portal

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Consumer Protection (Consumer Commission Procedure) Regulations, 2020


MAINS ARTICLE

Changes in Environment Impact assessment (EIA)


MOULD YOUR THOUGHT

Critically analyse the key changes introduced in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) draft notification, 2020.

Approach to the answer:

  • Define in brief the importance of EIA
  • Jott down the changes introduced in the draft
  • Write down the criticisms
  • Way forward

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