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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 25 May 2024

CONTENTS Unregulated Tourism in Antarctica Context: Delegates from over 60 nations have gathered in Kochi, Kerala for the 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM), which is expected to last until the end of the month. This annual event primarily involves the ‘Consultative Parties’—the 29 countries with voting rights on matters concerning the continent’s management. Other […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 24 May 2024

CONTENTS The Recognition of Palestine by More Nations Context: Ireland, Norway, and Spain have announced their plans to officially recognize the state of Palestine next week, highlighting the shifting international opinion that the Israeli Prime Minister cannot afford to ignore. Relevance: GS2- Mains Question: The recognition of Palestine by more nations is an indictment of […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 23 May 2024

CONTENTS The Curious Case of Declining Voters in the 2024 Elections Context: It is widely accepted that in a developing and growing country like India, the prices of essential goods, population, GDP, agricultural production, and professionals’ salaries generally increase every year. While the rate of increase may vary each year, the absolute numbers typically rise, […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 22 May 2024

CONTENTS Analysing Local Environmental Footprints Context: While climate change is a global issue, problems like water scarcity and air pollution are often localized or regional. For instance, excessive water usage in one area may not directly impact water scarcity in another. Therefore, focusing on local environmental issues is vital, emphasizing the importance of understanding household […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 21 May 2024

CONTENTS Plug Leakages in Fertiliser Subsidy Context: Recently, the government announced its plans to improve the administration of fertilizer subsidies and reduce leakages and diversions, building on the success of neem-coated urea. It aims to pilot a revised direct benefit transfer (DBT) system in several districts, linking farmers’ land holdings with their nutrient consumption. This […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 20 May 2024

CONTENTS Renew the Generalised System of Preferences Context: In the realm of obscure international trade terminology, the “generalised system of preferences” (GSP) stands out. GSP is a policy that most developed countries have employed for about fifty years, providing lower tariffs to encourage economic reforms in developing countries. Relevance: GS2- Mains Question: There needs to […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 18 May 2024

CONTENTS India, Iran, US and the Chahbahar Port Context: By entering into a 10-year agreement with Iran to develop and operate the Chabahar port, India has significantly advanced its infrastructure and trade collaboration with the Islamic Republic, despite ongoing tensions in West Asia. India will invest $120 million and provide a $250 million credit facility […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 17 May 2024

CONTENTS Can Political Parties be De-Recognised or De-Registered? Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) emphasized in its report on the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that star campaigners should set a positive example and not undermine societal harmony. This has sparked a discussion regarding the ECI’s authority to address MCC violations. […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 16 May 2024

CONTENTS Social Media’s Impact on Indian Politics Context: This marks the first-ever social media-driven election in India, where social media platforms have provided avenues for diverse viewpoints beyond the reach of state influence, thereby creating cognitive dissonance with the government’s narrative. Notably, it is seen that a vast majority of the public are inclined to […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 15 May 2024

CONTENTS On the National Human Rights Commission’s Status Deferral Context: The National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) received official notice late last week that its deferred status would persist for another year. The deferral, initially imposed by the sub-committee on accreditation (SCA) of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) for a […]