Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 05 March 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 05 March 2022 Contents: Our data, not for sale Being ready Our data, not for sale Context: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), recently released a draft data accessibility policy. The policy is criticised for prioritising commercial interests over privacy Relevance: GS-II: Government Policies & Interventions, GS-III: Cyber Security, […]

Our Data Not For Sale

Context: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), recently released a draft data accessibility policy. The policy is criticised for prioritising commercial interests over privacy Relevance: GS-II: Government Policies & Interventions, GS-III: Cyber Security, IT & Computers Dimensions of the Article: The Draft Data Accessibility Policy Criticisms-Licensing Citizen data Criticisms- Open Data Criticisms-Absence of […]

Being Ready for Covid 19

Context: The number of active COVID-19 cases and test positivity rates in India has declined sharply. The third wave of Pandemic showed the efficacy of vaccine as a life saver. Relevance: GS-II: Government Policies & Interventions, Health Dimensions of the Article: COVID-19 pandemic What made all the difference? Shortage of supply and demand Way Forward […]

Monetary Policy Committee

Context: A dissident member of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has said that the central bank’s accommodative policy stance “carries with it the risk of falling behind the curve in future because the stance limits the MPC’s freedom of action in ensuing meetings”. The MPC fixes the benchmark interest rate — or the base […]

What is Kavach? 

Context: According the Budget proposal, Kavach, this indigenously developed Automatic Train Protection System showcased on South Central Railway , is earmarked for aggressive rollout on 2,000 km in 2022-23 Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy (Infrastructure) Dimensions of this article: What is Kavach?  What is the upgrade? How far is the rollout? What is Kavach?  It […]

General Consent for the CBI

Context: Meghalaya has withdrawn consent to the CBI to investigate cases in the state, becoming the ninth state in the country to have taken this step. Relevance: GS II- Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: What is general consent? Which states have withdrawn consent, and why? What does the withdrawal of general consent mean? Central […]