India Needs Parliamentary Supervision of Trade Pacts

Context India is negotiating and signing several free trade agreements (FTAs) with countries like Australia, the UK, Israel, and the EU. While the economic benefits of these FTAs have been studied, there is very little discussion on the lack of parliamentary scrutiny of these treaties. Relevance GS-III: Effects of Liberalization on the Economy, Changes in […]

Branch Campuses in India, Prospects and Challenges

Context India, after half a century of keeping its higher education doors closed to foreigners, is on the cusp of opening itself to the world. Relevance GS-II: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Dimensions of the Article Higher Education Reforms Opportunities for Branch Campuses Current Initiatives […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 25 May 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 25 May 2022 Contents India needs parliamentary supervision of trade pacts Branch campuses in India, prospects and challenges India Needs Parliamentary Supervision of Trade Pacts Context India is negotiating and signing several free trade agreements (FTAs) with countries like Australia, the UK, Israel, and the EU. While the economic benefits of […]

Xinjiang Leak Puts Uighurs in Spotlight

Xinjiang Leak Puts Uighurs in Spotlight

Context: A leak of thousands of photos and official documents from China’s Xinjiang has shed new light on the atrocious methods used to enforce mass internment in the region. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbors, Foreign Policies affecting India’s Interests) Dimensions of the Article: What is the leak about? Who are Uyghurs? About China’s Treatment […]

Prithviraj Chauhan Controversy

Prithviraj Chauhan Controversy

Context: There is controversy around a new Akshay Kumar film called ‘Prithviraj’, with both the Gujjar and Rajput communities of Rajasthan laying claim over the 12th century king. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the Article: Why in News? Prithviraj of legend History of Prithviraj How do medieval texts describe the reign of Prithviraj? Version of ‘Prithviraj Raso’ […]

Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project

Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project

Context: Recently, The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said that a sculpture of a lion, which possibly dates back to the Ganga dynasty, was found during excavation for the controversial heritage corridor project around the 12th century Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha. This is the third such lion sculpture found during the excavation work. The […]

Qutub Minar Not a Place of Worship

Qutub Minar Not a Place of Worship

Context: The Qutub Minar complex is not a place of worship and its character cannot be changed now, the Archaeological Survey of India submitted in a Delhi Court while opposing a plea challenging the dismissal of a civil suit seeking “restoration” of temples on the premises. Relevance: GS I- History Dimensions of the Article: Why […]

Quad: Its Origins, Goals and Future Plans

Quad

Context: The leaders of four countries — India, the U.S., Australia, and Japan — are meeting for the second in-person summit of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad in Tokyo. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About QUAD What were the objectives of the grouping? Quad Initiatives What are the future plans […]

Ayushman Bharat Health Account

Ayushman Bharat Health Account

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions Why in News? The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) announced the launch of a revamped Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile application.   About Ayushman Bharat Health Account: The ABHA app will be instrumental in helping citizens to create […]