Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 01 September 2022
- Why do fishermen oppose Vizhinjam Port?
- All boards must implement PARAKH for exam scoring
- Vizhinjam, near Thiruvananthapuram, is on fire from both sea and land due to the under-construction Vizhinjam Port Project.
- The Vizhinjam International Transhipment Deep-water Multipurpose Seaport is an ambitious project undertaken by the Government of Kerala.
- It is primarily intended for container transhipment, as well as multi-purpose and break bulk cargo.
- The port is currently being built using the landlord model, with a Public Private Partnership component on a design, build, finance, operate, and transfer (“DBFOT”) basis.
GS Paper 3: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways Etc.
What exactly is the Blue Revolution? How can it overcome the sustainability challenge that India’s fisheries sector is currently facing? (250 words)
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- The Union government intends to develop a benchmark framework for assessing students at the secondary and higher secondary levels, with the goal of achieving uniformity among state and central boards, which currently use disparate evaluation criteria, resulting in large disparities in scores.
- PARAKH – Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development – the proposed regulator, will work to eliminate the NEP’s emphasis on rote learning.
GS Paper 2: Government Policies
Examine the key features and gaps in the recently approved National Education Policy for 2020. (250 words)
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