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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 12 February 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 12 February 2022 Contents: In a double bind, facing conservatism and politics In a double bind, facing conservatism and politics Context: The controversy surrounding the wearing of ‘hijab’ in a college in Karnataka has once again exposed the inherent contradiction between the Indian State and the Indian model of secularism. Relevance: […]

Quad Meet Focuses on Indo-Pacific Ties

Context: Calling for justice for the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai (2008) and the Pathankot airbase attack (2016) for the first time since the group was formed, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. said the Quad was already cooperating on sharing intelligence on threats in the Indo-Pacific region. Relevance: GS II: Groupings & Agreements Involving […]

IIP Growth Slowed to 0.4% in December

Context: India’s industrial recovery slowed sharply in December, with output growing just 0.4% year-on-year, and manufacturing activity contracting 0.1%, as per official estimates for the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). Electricity output grew 2.8%, while mining activity rose 2.6%. Data shows capital goods, consumer durables output shrank signalling poor investment, consumption Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Growth and Development […]

Collegium System for the Appointment of Judges

Context: Recently, the Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointing Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari as Chief Justice of Madras High Court. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Indian Judiciary) Dimensions of the Article: What is the Collegium System? Working of the Collegium System and NJAC Appointment procedure of HC Judges Transfer procedure of HC Judges What is the Collegium […]

Kaziranga National Park

Context: Recently a research published, which showed that Kaziranga National Park in Assam, is releasing more carbon than it is absorbing. It also showed that as the planet warms further, the ability of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) to absorb carbon would further decrease. Researchers found that Kaziranga absorbed the most amount of carbon dioxide during the pre-monsoon season of March, […]