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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 06 October 2022


Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 06 October 2022


Contents

  1. Nobel for work on quantum science
  2. Who Deserves It, and Who Doesn’t

Nobel For Work On Quantum Science


Context

  • Recently, three scientists – Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F Clauser, and Austrian Anton Zeilinger – were awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on quantum information science, a field with numerous applications, including encryption.
  • They discovered how unseen particles, such as photons, can be linked or entangled with each other even when separated by great distances, a field that alarmed Albert Einstein, who described it as “spooky action at a distance” in a letter.

Relevance:

GS-3: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

Mains Question

What exactly is Quantum Technology? Discuss its potential applications as well as the importance of the ‘National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications’ in this regard. (150 Words)

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Who Deserves It, and Who Doesn’t


Context

As the Supreme Court considers the validity of the 103rd constitutional amendment granting 10% reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS), this article examines the EWS threshold criteria from the standpoint of the Principle of affirmative action for the poor.

Relevance

GS Paper 2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

Mains Question

Is there empirical support for and justification for the reservation policy allocating a 10% quota for the economically weaker sections of the “general category?” Analyze critically. (250 words)

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