Daily Tasks M21 Initiative

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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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