19TH JANUARY 2021 – EDITORIALS/OPINIONS ANALYSES

Content: Being tethered to bars during a pandemic Mining in India equals selling the family gold Editorial: Being tethered to bars during a pandemic Context: Issues related to prisoners during Covid19. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Article 21, Right to life and liberty Mains Questions: In India, COVID-19 must lead to an immediate review of the vulnerability of those in jail and the issue of decongestion. Discuss. 15 Marks Dimensions of the Article: Why is […]

18th January 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Content Update debate The unravelling of liberal globalism Editorial: Update debate Context: WhatsApp’s decision to delay the update of its privacy policy, following a backlash from its users, is an implicit acknowledgement of the increasing role played by perceptions about privacy in the continued well-being of a popular service. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Historical underpinnings […]

16th January 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Content Private space Double ignominy Editorial: Private space Context: On November 27, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated by the state government.  Relevance: GS Paper 2: Historical underpinnings & evolution; Features, amendments, significant provisions, basic structure; Comparison of Indian constitutional scheme with other countries’ Mains Questions: […]

14th January 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Content Farm laws, their constitutional validity, and hope Terror trail Editorial: Farm laws, their constitutional validity, and hope Context: With the Supreme Court of India staying the operation of the farm laws and setting up a committee of experts to negotiate with the government and the farmers, the agitation being carried on by the farmers […]

13th January 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Content Reclaiming SAARC from the ashes of 2020 Strained ties Editorial: Reclaiming SAARC from the ashes of 2020 Context: Thirty-six years after it first began, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), appears to be all but dead in the water. The year 2020 marked the sixth year since the leaders of the eight […]

12th January 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Content India at UN high table Reframing India’s foreign policy priorities Editorial: India at UN high table Context: India will sit in the 15-nation UNSC for the 2021-22 term as a non-permanent member — the eighth time that the country has had a seat on the powerful horseshoe table. Relevance: GS Paper 2: Important International […]

11th January 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Content Planning an exit out of the easy money regime The front seat in electric mobility Editorial: Planning an exit out of the easy money regime Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) embarked on an extraordinary expansionary policy to manage the financial pressures unleashed by COVID-19. It slashed policy interest rates aggressively, flooded the […]

9th January 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Content Night and day Grading India’s counter-coercive strategy Editorial: Night and day Context: The dirge continues as news of another horrific alleged rape and murder emerged from Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Relevance: GS Paper 1: Role of women and women’s organisation; Mains Questions: Patriarchy is the least noticed yet the most significant structure of social […]

8th January 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Content Do we have a grip on disinformation in 2021? Agri Reforms 2: Raising Agricultural Productivity and Making Farming Remunerative for Farmers Editorial: Do we have a grip on disinformation in 2021? Context: Disinformation is increasing and becoming harder to combat, but fact-checking too is evolving. Relevance: GS Paper 3: Role of media and social-networking […]

7th January 2021 – Editorials/Opinions Analyses

Content Boosting India with maritime domain awareness Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 needs to be debated thoroughly Editorial: Boosting India with maritime domain awareness Context: Beyond monitoring Chinese activity in the Indian Ocean, India’s initiatives could help generate intraregional synergy. Relevance: GS Paper 2: India and Its neighbourhoods Mains Questions: What do you understand by […]