Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC 03 December 2021

Contents Breathing fresh air into the NCR’s pollution control Should the state stop focusing on population control? Breathing fresh air into the NCR’s pollution control Context: Chief Justice of India asked the Government as a ‘layman’ the question that haunts the Capital, that is, why does pollution continue to smother Delhi despite orders from Supreme […]

Should the state stop focusing on population control?

Context: According to the recently released National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5, India’s Total Fertility Rate (TFR), which is the number of children a woman would have in the course of her life, is 2, a decrease from 2.2 in NFHS-4. This raises the question of whether governments should stop focusing on population control. Relevance: GS-I: […]

Breathing fresh air into the NCR’s pollution control

Context: Chief Justice of India asked the Government as a ‘layman’ the question that haunts the Capital, that is, why does pollution continue to smother Delhi despite orders from Supreme Court, action from Government and lawyers arguing so much. The court gave the Government 24 hours to find a way or make way for the […]

Current Affairs 03 December 2021 for UPSC Exam | Legacy IAS Academy

Contents Decarbonisation scheme not effective enough: CSE report Stop NATO expansion, Russia tells U.S. Facial recognition at airports from 2022 Four-pronged plan on Sri Lanka crisis Paika rebellion to be included in history textbook Decarbonisation scheme not effective enough: CSE report Context: A key scheme introduced in 2008 by the Indian government to improve energy […]

Paika rebellion to be included in history textbook

Context: The 1817 Paika rebellion of Odisha would be included as a case study in the Class 8 National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) history textbook, considering it as a beginning of a popular uprising against the British. Relevance: Prelims, GS-I: History Dimensions of the Article: About Paika Rebellion Causes of the rebellion […]

Four-pronged plan on Sri Lanka crisis

Context: India and Sri Lanka agreed to a four-pronged approach to discuss initiatives on food and energy security to help mitigate Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, during a two-day visit by Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa to New Delhi. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India and its Neighborhood, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the […]

Facial recognition at airports from 2022

Context: After a delay of three years, come March 2022, passengers will be able to use a face scan as their boarding pass at four airports in the country. Relevance: GS-III: Science and Technology, GS-III: Internal Security Challenges Dimensions of the Article: About the implementation of Facial Recognition Introduction to Face Recognition How does it […]

Stop NATO expansion, Russia tells U.S.

Context: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State that Moscow needed “long-term security guarantees” that would halt NATO’s eastward expansion, Moscow said. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Important International Groupings) Dimensions of the Article: About NATO Major pointers regarding NATO India and NATO – Non-NATO Ally Status About the recent tussle over Ukraine […]