Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 19 August 2021

Contents Keeping an eye on China’s expanding nuclear stack Keeping an eye on China’s expanding nuclear stack Context: China is in the middle of a significant modernisation and expansion of its nuclear weapon inventory according to Swedish think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Year Book 2021. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbors, Foreign […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 18 August 2021

Contents More feed, better productivity: Feed and fodder for livestock More feed, better productivity: Feed and fodder for livestock Context: The COVID-19 Pandemic situation has highlighted how the lack of affordable good quality feed and fodder for livestock is a major stumbling block faced by Indian farmers. Relevance: GS-III: Agriculture (Agricultural Resources, Growth & Development, […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 17 August 2021

Content: Bringing women into the workforce Bringing women into the workforce Context: As we celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day, there are many reasons to cheer for all those committed to gender equality. Women have made rapid strides in access to education, even at the secondary and tertiary level.  Relevance: GS Paper 1: Women Empowerment and […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 16 August 2021

Contents The many shades of religious intolerance in India The many shades of religious intolerance in India Context: The Pew Research Center launched its report ‘Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation’. Relevance: GS-I: Indian Society (Demography, Social Issues, and Developments in Indian Society), GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights) Mains Questions: Does the […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 14 August 2021

Contents India’s leadership in UNSC Meet on Maritime Security India’s leadership in UNSC Meet on Maritime Security Context: The Indian Prime Minister chaired a debate on maritime security titled, ‘Enhancing Maritime Security — A Case for International Cooperation’, as a part of India’s United Nations Security Council (UNSC) presidency. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Important International […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 13 August 2021

Contents Squaring up to India’s education emergency Squaring up to India’s education emergency Context: During the COVID-19 pandemic, India enforced among the strictest, most generalised and continuous school and university closures creating in the process the largest education emergency in the world. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out of the […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 12 August 2021

Contents An urban jobs safety net An urban jobs safety net Context: According to the World Economic Outlook report of April, 2021 of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 95 million people have fallen into the ranks of the extreme poor category. Relevance: GS-III: Indian Economy (Human Resource, Unemployment, Mobilisation of Resources, Growth and Development, Inclusive […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 11 August 2021

Contents The shaky foundation of the labour law reforms The shaky foundation of the labour law reforms Context: It could be a long wait before employers and workers enjoy the so-called benefits extended by the labour codes: Code on Wages, Industrial Relations Code, the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code and Code on Social […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 10 August 2021

Content: Code red: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report Code red: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report Context: The IPCC has issued arguably its strongest warning yet on impending catastrophe from unmitigated global warming caused by human activity, lending scientific credence to the argument that rising wildfires, heatwaves, extreme rainfall and floods witnessed in recent […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 9 August 2021

Content: The sovereign right to tax is not absolute The sovereign right to tax is not absolute Context: An important bill introduced in Parliament last week aims to nullify the regressive 2012 amendment in the Income Tax Act. The 2012 amendment overturned the Supreme Court’s decision in Vodafone International Holdings v. Union of India and […]