Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Focus: GS I- Personalities in News Why in News? The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his Punya Tithi. About Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was born in a Bengali family on 6th July 1901. His father Ashutosh Mukherjee was a judge of the Calcutta High Court. He […]

What is Sao Joao Festival?

Context: As in every monsoon, Catholics in Goa will celebrate Sao Joao, the feast of St John the Baptist. Relevance: GS I- Festivals, Prelims What is Sao Joao ? The celebrations will include revellers sporting crowns made of fruits, flowers and leaves, and the major draw of the feast is the water bodies – wells, […]

Burmagomphus Chaukulensis

Burmagomphus Chaukulensis

Context: Recently, a rare dragonfly, Burmagomphus chaukulensis was spotted in Kerala. Relevance: GS II- Species in News Key Findings This is a dragonfly of genus Burmagomphus, which is represented by three species – B. Cauvericus, B. Pyramidalis and B. Laidlawi.  While B. laidlawi is found throughout the Western Ghats, B. cauvericus is more restricted in its distribution. B. pyramidalis is found in the Western […]

8th International Day of Yoga (IDY-2022)

Focus:  Facts for prelims Why in News? On 21st June, the eighth edition of International Day of Yoga (IDY) was observed across the world in solidarity. IDY-2022 In the spirit of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav as the country celebrates 75th year of independence, International Yoga Day celebrations were held at 75 prominent Heritage spots across […]

Tackling The Crisis of Rising Global Food Prices

Context This increase in global food prices which manifested itself in the three food price crises since the 1960s offers some pertinent lessons for global food systems and the international community. Relevance GS-III: Issues of Buffer Stocks and Food Security Dimensions of the Article Managing year-to-year volatility Vs. periodic spikes in food prices History of […]

Judicial Vacancies And Pendency Of Cases

Context: Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana said lack of proper infrastructure and judicial vacancies had adversely impacted the mechanism involved in the fast disposal of cases. Out of 1,100 judges in various high courts in the country, there are about 400 to 500 posts vacant all the time. Relevance: GS II- Executive and […]

World Summit of Information Society 2022

Focus: Facts for Prelims Why in News? The Minister of Communications recently attended the opening ceremony of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland, where India demonstrated its telecom prowess in multilateral and bilateral engagements. Details: India’s participation coincides with its re-election to the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Council for the […]

The Problem With Putting the Civil Services on a Pedestal

Context Recently, two IAS officers were the subject of widespread public derision for misuse of power. A week later, the media and the public feted those who had successfully cracked the UPSC examination in order to become bureaucrats of the future. Relevance GS-II: Role of Civil Services in a Democracy Dimensions of the Article About […]

UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2022: General Studies Paper 1

UPSC Prelims Answer Keys 2022

Check the UPSC Prelims 2022 Answer Key here: UPSC Prelims Answer Key for the UPSC Civil Services 2022 Prelims examination which was conducted successfully across the country on 5th June , 2022 is provided by Legacy IAS Academy. The examination is a qualifier for the Civil Services and Indian Forest Services – and it is […]

A Judicial Course That Calls For Introspection

Context The recent decision of the Supreme Court of India in the case of A.G. Perarivalan has stirred up a hornet’s nest. Relevance GS-II: Separation of Powers between various organs Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions Dimensions of the Article Use of Article 142 to grant pardon Evaluating the constitutionality of decision Way Forward Use of […]