Quad: Its Origins, Goals and Future Plans

Quad

Context: The leaders of four countries — India, the U.S., Australia, and Japan — are meeting for the second in-person summit of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad in Tokyo. Relevance: GS II- International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About QUAD What were the objectives of the grouping? Quad Initiatives What are the future plans […]

Iron in Tamil Nadu – New Dating and Its significance

Iron in Tamil Nadu

Context: Carbon dating of excavated finds in Tamil Nadu pushes evidence of iron being used in India back to 4,200 years ago, the Tamil Nadu government announced this week on the basis of an archaeological report. Relevance: GS I- Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: Iron being used in India back to 4,200 years […]

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Focus: GS-II: International Relations (International Groupings or Agreements affecting India’s Interests, India’s neighbors), GS-III: Internal Security Challenges (Terrorism in Hinterland & Border Areas) Why in News? Recently, Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs attended the FATF Ministerial Meeting in Washington D.C., conducted along-side the 2022 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 19 April 2022

Editorial Analysis

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 19 April 2022 Contents The Process of Cartelization Confidentiality ring amendment and its impact on antitrust disputes The Process of Cartelization Context Competition Commission of India (CCI) has fined 11 firms for of bid rigging, cartelization in Indian Railways tenders. Relevance GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of […]

Draft Medical Devices Policy

Context: The government is proposing a new Draft National Policy for Medical Devices, 2022 to reduce India’s dependence on import of high-end medical devices. Relevance: GS II- Government Policies and Interventions Dimensions of the Article: Key focus areas of the draft policy Need for such a policy Key focus areas of the draft policy Objectives: […]

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 22 February 2022

Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 22 February 2022 Contents: Use international law, call out China’s violations Use international law, call out China’s violations Context: The meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or the Quad was recently concluded. During the meeting, India’s External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar said that the situation at the India-China […]

[UPSC MAINS 2021] GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 4 (GS4)

UPSC MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 4 MAINS 2021 GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 4 Q1. (a) Identify five ethical traits on which one can plot the performance of a civil servant. Justify their inclusion in the matrix. (Answer in 150 words) (b)   Identify ten essential values that are needed to be an effective public servant. […]

UPSC Mains 2021 GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 2 (GS2) | Leagcy IAS

UPSC MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 2 MAINS 2021 GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 2 Q1. ‘Constitutional Morality’ is rooted in the Constitution itself and is founded on its essential facets. Explain the doctrine of ‘Constitutional Morality’ with the help of relevant judicial decisions. (Answer in  150 words) 10 Q2. Discuss the desirability of greater representation […]

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper – 1 Mains 2021 | Legacy IAS

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 1 Q1. Evaluate the nature of the Bhakti Literature and its contribution to  Indian culture. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Q2. Trace the rise and growth of socio-religious reform movements with special reference to Young Bengal and Brahmo Samaj. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Q3. Assess the main administrative issues and […]

Current Affairs 07 January 2022 for UPSC Exam | Legacy IAS

Contents: Asian Water bird Census: Dip in water bird species The status of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty New bridge to connect India and Nepal Asian Waterbird Census: Dip in waterbird species Context: Asian Waterbird Census  conducted at Delhi’s Sanjay Lake recorded only 13 species, down from 17 species recorded from 2019 to 2021. Of these, […]