Daily Tasks M21 Initiative

Manifest 21 FREE initiative assures minimum 21 tasks to students on daily basis.

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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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