Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 7 August 2021

Content: South Asia’s emerging digital transformation South Asia’s emerging digital transformation Context: COVID-19 has forced South Asia to take a quantum leap in digitalisation. The shift to remote work and education has propelled an unprecedented spike in Internet penetration, with even smaller nations such as Nepal recording almost an 11% increase in broadband Internet users. […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 6 August 2021

Contents India-Nepal flood management India-Nepal flood management Context: Despite the efforts made on the ground, people continue to suffer with perennial flooding in north Bihar, Tarai in Nepal and nearby regions. Relevance: GS-III: Disaster and Management (Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters, Disaster Management in India), GS-I: Geography (Important Geophysical phenomena), GS-II: International Relations (India’s Neighbors, Foreign […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 5 August 2021

Content: Why switching to electric vehicles is fiscally imprudent? Why switching to electric vehicles is fiscally imprudent? Context: Prem Shankar Jha writes: It would mean subsidising a small affluent section of the car-owning population, when there are better alternatives to fossil fuels available. Relevance: GS Paper 3: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 4 August 2021

Content: Poverty in India is on the rise again Poverty in India is on the rise again Context: India has not released its Consumption Expenditure Survey (CES) data since 2011-12. Normally a CES is conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSO) every five years. But the CES of 2017-18 (already conducted a year late) […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 3 August 2021

Content: We need more creators We need more creators Context: The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has rightfully identified 21st century skills as fundamental to developing creators. Critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration, creativity and innovation, flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, social and cross-cultural interactions, and productivity and accountability all strengthen the […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses For UPSC 2 August 2021

Content: Long overdue Long overdue Context: The Centre has approved reservation for the OBC and EWS categories within the All India Quota for NEET. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. Mains Questions: OBC reservation in All-India Quota medical seats […]