Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 18 June 2021

Contents Recovery takes more than reforms Recovery takes more than reforms Context: The most recent growth estimates of the National Statistical Office show that after a steep contraction in the first quarter of 2020, growth accelerated steadily afterwards. This would have assured a recovery had we not experienced the second wave of the pandemic that […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 17 June 2021

Contents Energy inefficiency can short circuit cooling India Energy inefficiency can short circuit cooling India Context: More frequent and intense heat waves are expected with a rise in global temperatures due to climate change. The India Cooling Action Plan projects the number of room air conditioners to become about four times in the next 10 […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 16 June 2021

Contents Preserving India’s archives America’s mistakes in the Afghanistan War Preserving India’s archives Context: The National Archives is the primary repository of documents on India’s past. The last time it was in the news was in 2016 when digital copies of files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were made publicly accessible. The imminent demolition […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 15 June 2021

Contents Policy to declassify war histories, operations Policy to declassify war histories & operations Context: In a significant development that will help set the record straight on India’s military history, defence minister approved a new policy to declassify war histories and records of other military operations in a time-bound manner to give the country an […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 14 June 2021

Contents The world is hardly wired for cyber resilience The world is hardly wired for cyber resilience Context: A string of high-profile cyberattacks in recent months has exposed vulnerabilities in the critical infrastructure of even advanced nations. This has reinforced the need for improved defences against actual, and potential, cyberattacks by all countries across continents. […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 12 June 2021

Contents Group of 7 (G7) and the recent developments Group of 7 (G7) and the recent developments Context: Advanced economies making up the G7 grouping have reached a “historic” deal on taxing multinational companies. Finance ministers meeting in London agreed to counter tax avoidance through measures to make companies pay in the countries where they […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 11 June 2021

Contents Retired officials barred from disclosing information Retired officials barred from disclosing information Context: Recently, the Government of India prohibited retired officials of security and intelligence organisations from publishing anything about their work or organisation without prior clearance from the head of the organisation. Serving civil servants are barred from expressing their personal opinion on […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 10 June 2021

Contents The promise and perils of digital justice delivery The promise and perils of digital justice delivery Context: Draft Rules released by the Supreme Court e-Committee on live-streaming and recording court proceedings are a part of the National Policy and Action Plan for implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the judiciary. Relevance: GS-II: […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 9 June 2021

Contents IMD’s projection of good monsoon IMD’s projection of good monsoon Context: The IMD has said that monsoon rains will likely be 101% of the Long Period Average (LPA) of 88 cm in 2021 and if everything aligns, India could see a third consecutive year of surplus rainfall. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Climatology, Important Geophysical Phenomenon, […]

Editorials/Opinions Analyses for UPSC – 8 June 2021

Contents Towards a stronger mental health strategy Towards a stronger mental health strategy Context: Mental health issues are emerging as a major health challenge in the world, especially due to the havoc wrecked by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Relevance: GS-II: Social Justice (Health related issues, Government Interventions and Policies, Issues arising out […]