Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 31 July 2021

Content: Editorial: Law and lawmakers Law and lawmakers Context The LDF government in Kerala has suffered a setback as it strongly favoured the withdrawal of cases against six members sought to be prosecuted for creating a ruckus in the Assembly on March 13, 2015, when they boisterously tried to interrupt the presentation of the Budget […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 30 July 2021

Contents Return to Troubles: Good Friday Agreement on Brexit Return to Troubles: Good Friday Agreement on Brexit Context: The British government’s demand to renegotiate parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol of the Brexit agreement with the EU has set the stage for another round of clashes between London and Brussels. Relevance: GS-II: International Relations (Foreign […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 29 July 2021

Content: Editorial: Oxygen for fiscal federalism Oxygen for fiscal federalism: On GST Compensation Context: At the time of introducing the new indirect tax regime, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) law assured States a 14% increase in their annual revenue for five years (up to July 1, 2020). But the Union government has deviated from […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 28 July 2021

Content: Needed: an anti-trafficking law Needed: an anti-trafficking law Context: The Government of India has proposed the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021. This Bill aims to tackle all aspects of trafficking including the social and economic causes of the crime, punishment to traffickers, and the protection and rehabilitation of survivors. Relevance: […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 27 July 2021

Content: Wounded mountains Wounded mountains Context: The tragic death of nine tourists in a landslip in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh is another pointer to the fragility of the ecology of the Himalayan States. The descending boulders from destabilised terrain, which crushed a bridge like a matchstick, are a source of worry even for cautious […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 26 July 2021

Content: Lessons from India’s food security response Lessons from India’s food security response Context: With a reduction in COVID-19 infections as the second wave weakens in India, it is important to focus on the pandemic’s disruptive impact on the food security and livelihoods of the poor and marginalised. Relevance: GS Paper 3: Public Distribution System […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 24 July 2021

Content: The Ganga’s message The Ganga’s message Context: A new study by an NGO has found evidence of a modern-day scourge, microplastics, in the river, with the highest concentrations in Varanasi and Kanpur, followed by Haridwar. What the data show is the alarming presence of plastic filaments, fibres, fragments, and in two places, microbeads, with […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 23 July 2021

Contents: Limits of cooperation Limits of cooperation Context: The Supreme Court on July 20 in a 2:1 majority verdict upheld the validity of the 97th constitutional amendment that deals with issues related to effective management of cooperative societies but struck down a part inserted by it which relates to the Constitution and working of cooperative […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 22 July 2021

Contents On Krishna and Godavari River Management boards On Krishna and Godavari River Management boards Context: The Union Ministry of Jal Shakti sent a notification on the jurisdiction of the Krishna and Godavari River Management Boards over projects and assets in the fields of irrigation and hydropower. Relevance: GS-II: Polity and Governance (Constitutional Provisions, Tribunals, […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 21 July 2021

Content: Accepting radical otherness Accepting radical otherness Context: The U.S.-based Pew Research Center’s survey has thrown up an interesting finding on religious tolerance in India: Indians of all faiths, paradoxically, support both religious tolerance and religious segregation. Most Indians (84%) surveyed said that respecting all religions is very important to them and all religious groups […]