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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 03 May 2023

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 03 May 2023 Contents India Needs To Be Vigilant Against Harmful Gases Context A toxic gas was allegedly inhaled by eleven people, including three children, in the densely populated Giaspura neighbourhood of Ludhiana. High levels of hydrogen sulphide were found in the air. Relevance: GS Paper-3: Disaster Management; Chemical Disaster Mains […]

About Similipal Tiger Reserve

Context: A rare melanistic tiger was found dead in the core area of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR). Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) Location and Terrain: Vegetation: Fauna: Other Facts: What are Melanistic animals? Other Major Protected Areas in Odisha -Source: The Hindu

About Gig Economy

Context: The recent strike by Zomato-owned Blinkit delivery agents has once again brought to the forefront issues plaguing the gig economy in the country. Relevance: GS III- Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Who is a ‘gig worker’? Proposed Law: Concerns related to gig workers and the proposed labour codes in India: Limited benefits and […]

Methyltransferase Protein and Monkeypox Virus

Context: Scientists recently deciphered the structure of the protein methyltransferase from the monkeypox virus. It is with the help of methyltransferase protein that the virus escapes human immunity and causes monkeypox disease. Relevance: GS II-Health Dimensions of the Article: About Monkeypox virus Zoonotic disease Transmission: Symptoms and treatment Treatment: -Source: Indian Express

Article 142 Of the Constitution

Context: The Supreme Court recently held its extraordinary discretion under Article 142 of the Constitution can be used to do “complete justice” for couples trapped in bitter marriages by granting them divorce by mutual consent. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: Extraordinary powers under Article 142 Pros of Article 142 Cons […]

Windfall Tax On Crude Oil

Context: India recently slashed the windfall tax on domestically produced crude oil to ₹4,100 per tonne from ₹6,400 per tonne. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: What is a windfall tax? Why are countries levying windfall taxes now? What are the issues with imposing such taxes? Brew uncertainty in the market about […]

Violation Model Code of Conduct 

Context: As the Karnataka Assembly Elections draw closer, political parties are trading accusations of hate speech against each other. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article:  Model Code of Conduct (MCC) Duration and applicability: MCC (Model Code of Conduct) for political parties and candidates: Campaign Conduct Polling Booth and Identity Conduct of […]

About FASTag System

Focus: Government policies and interventions Why in News? The implementation of the FASTag system for toll collection in India has been a resounding success, with a consistent growth trajectory. About FASTag Advantages of Using FASTag Problems with FASTag About RFID Technology RFID applications apart from usage in Toll collection:

About Mission Karmayogi

Focus: GS-II Social Justice, Governance Why in News? Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology said that “Mission Karmayogi”, launched by Prime Minister, had institutionalised the process of capacity building, particularly for the benefit of civil servants, with the aim to shape the Century India of 2047. About Mission Karmayogi – National Program […]