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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 17 August 2023

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 17 August 2023 Contents Consumption-Based Poverty Estimates Context: Over time, the idea of measuring poverty has expanded to include both income-based and multidimensional methods. Multidimensional poverty estimates have drawn attention recently, however it is debatable whether they are as useful as consumption-based poverty estimates. The significance of consumption-based poverty estimates is […]

About The Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Context: The Madras High Court recently directed the Central government to release funds to relocate all 495 residents of the Thengumarahada village in Tamil Nadu (TN), as the village falls within the protected area of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Mudumalai Tiger Reserve Terrain: Habitat: Flora: Fauna: Film Connection: -Source: […]

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Context: The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) has officially been renamed the Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library Society recently. Relevance: GS I: Culture Dimensions of the Aricle: Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML): Features of NMML: Museum: Library: Archives: Research Center: Nehru Planetarium: Publications: -Source: Indian Express

One District One Product wall

Context: The One District One Product (ODOP) initiative has collaborated with the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojna – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) to unveil the captivating ‘ODOP Wall’ in a bid to showcase India’s diverse and exceptional craft heritage. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: One District One Product (ODOP) Initiative: […]

What are Microplastics?

Context: A team of scientists in China recently found microplastics in the human heart for the first time. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What are Microplastics? Microplastics are tiny plastic debris that are smaller than 5 mm in length, tinier than even a grain of rice. There are two types […]

Key Cabinet Decisions

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved a slew of schemes ranging from the PMe-Bus Sewa to seven multi-tracking projects of the Indian Railways worth Rs 32,500 crore. Relevance: GS II: Polity and Governance Dimensions of the Article: PM e-Bus Sewa: Green Mobility Enhancement: The Union Cabinet approved the PM e-Bus Sewa initiative to elevate urban bus […]

About Preventive Detention In India

Context: The Kerala High Court has underscored that the power of preventive detention can only be invoked in cases where an individual’s activities pose a threat to public order or are detrimental to society. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights), GS-II: Governance (Government Policies and Interventions) Dimensions of the Article: About Preventive […]

About The Metagenomics

Context: Recently, scientists from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control conducted a study utilizing metagenomic sequencing for pathogen surveillance. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Metagenomics: Definition and Scope: Microbial Complexity: Direct Sequencing and Paradigm Shift: Versatile Applications of Metagenomics in Diverse Fields Environmental Studies: Human Health: Environmental Solutions: Biotechnological Discoveries: […]

The SC Handbook: A Tool for Countering Stereotypes

Context: The Supreme Court has launched a handbook that contains a glossary of gender unjust terms and suggests alternative words and phrases which may be used. Relevance: GS II: Government policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: About the News SC Handbook Purpose and Content: Identification of Stereotypical Language: Quotations from Judgments: Promotion of Alternative […]

About The BOCW Scheme

Context: Recently, the Minister of Labour and Employment provided valuable insights into the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 during a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. Relevance: GS II: Government schemes Dimensions of the Article: Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of […]