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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 17 July 2023

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 17 July 2023 Contents Floods in North India Context A succession of heavy rainstorms are currently wreaking havoc in a number of areas of India, causing landslides, flash floods, and fatalities, among other severe damage. Relevance Mains Question Analyze the causes of the excessive rains in North India and how they […]

Impact of Welfare Schemes on Brain Development

Context: Recently, a study published in the journal Nature has shed light on the impact of welfare schemes on brain development, particularly in children from low-income families. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Key Highlights of the Study: The Role of Anti-Poverty Policies: Impact on Brain Development: Future Implications and Limitations Implications for the Future Limitations to […]

Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy

Context: A collaborative effort between doctors in Tamil Nadu and scientists in Japan has led to the development of a disease-modifying treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The treatment involves the use of a food additive called beta-glucan, which is produced by a strain of yeast called Aureobasidium pullulans, specifically the N-163 strain. This breakthrough […]

Waterlogging Crisis in Delhi Due to Rising Yamuna River Levels

Context: Delhi is currently experiencing a severe waterlogging crisis due to the rising water levels of the Yamuna River. The water level has surged to 208.13 meters, marking the highest recorded level since 1963. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Cause and Impact of Increasing Water Level of Yamuna Cause: Impact: Yamuna River Important Dam and Tributaries: […]

About The Perseverance Rover

Context: Recently, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Perseverance rover has discovered evidence of organic compounds in a Martian crater. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Key Findings: Perseverance Rover: -Source: Indian Express

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Context: The UK has formally agreed to become the first European country to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: What is CPTPP? How much does Britain trade with CPTPP? Benefits of Rules of Origin under CPTPP for Exporters The Rules of Origin […]

About The Anthropocene Epoch

Context: Geologists recently said sediments at Crawford Lake in Canada’s Ontario have provided evidence of the beginning of the Anthropocene epoch. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is the Anthropocene? What is the Holocene Epoch? Geological Time Scale: -Source: Indian Express

About The Electoral Bonds In India

Context: A recent report by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) an Indian Non-governmental Organization (NGO) established in 1999 situated in New Delhi sheds light on the significant role played by Electoral Bonds as the primary source of donations for political parties in India. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article:  Key Highlights of the ADR Report The report analyzed various sources […]

Revitalization of Stepwells and Borewells

Context: 10 cities across the country are getting ready to revive defunct borewells, neglected heritage stepwells and other shallow aquifers in a pilot project to recharge the groundwater as well as mitigate flooding. The pilot project will be executed under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0. Relevance: GS II: Government policies […]