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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 23 January 2023

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 23 January 2023 Contents Collaborations Must Be “Enlivened” Context Relevance: GS Paper-3: Infrastructure: Energy Mains Question Why is international energy collaboration required? What role can the public and private sectors play in ensuring the success of these collaborations? Discuss. (150 Words) Collaborations are required due to the following factors EU-India Clean […]

What is Immune Imprinting?

Context: Since last September, countries like the UK and the US have rolled out variant-specific or bivalent boosters, in the hope that they would provide better protection against the coronavirus infection in comparison to the original vaccine. However, a slew of recent studies has shown that a phenomenon in our bodies, called immune imprinting, might […]

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)

Context: The EU is weaning itself off piped Russian gas by rapidly expanding imports of liquified natural gas, much of it fracked in the US. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is LNG? Market Limitations Energy Requirements What’s the climate impact of LNG? Energy Intensity: Methane Loss: High Greenhouse Gas Emissions: […]

World Economic Forum 2023 

Context: Recently, The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2023, held in the Swiss town of Davos, ended – a conference that started in a world possibly fundamentally altered, but whose processes and outcomes remained pretty much business as usual. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Some key takeaways from WEF Davos 2023. […]

Measles and Rubella

Context: As the new year dawned, so did a crucial target for India. India had set a target to eliminate measles and rubella (MR) by 2023, having missed the earlier deadline of 2020, due to a variety of reasons, exacerbated by disruptions due to the pandemic. An earlier target that was set for 2015 was […]

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Context: The average days of employment provided per household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is at a five-year low, this financial year. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice and Governance (Health and Poverty related issues, Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the design and implementation of Government Policies) Dimensions of the […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Context: The Centre has decided to nominate Assam’s Charaideo Maidams — the Ahom equivalent of the ancient Egyptian pyramids — for the UNESCO World Heritage Site status this year. There is currently no World Heritage Site in the category of cultural heritage in the northeast. Relevance: GS-I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: What […]

Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP)

Focus: Government Policies and Interventions Why in News? Recently, KVIC Chairman released margin money subsidy to 5046 Beneficiaries under PMEGP. Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) Objectives of PMEGP Eligibility to avail this scheme: In addition, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is also implementing the following programmes to provide self employment opportunities in rural […]

About Exercise Cyclone-I

Focus: GS III: Security challenges Why in News? The first joint exercise between the special forces of the Indian Army and the Egyptian Army is taking place in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan since 14 January 2023. About Exercise Cyclone-I Purpose of the Exercise Benefits of the Exercise