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Will it be sufficient if only listen to the Hindu analysis videos on YouTube rather than reading newspapers?

Nope it won't. You tube videos act as a booster rather than a replacement. Newspaper reading is must as it not only allows you to keep an eye on the syllabus and daily news but it also improves your reading skills,analytical skills and vocabulary. Read The Hindu without giving any single thought, make notes out… Continue reading Will it be sufficient if only listen to the Hindu analysis videos on YouTube rather than reading newspapers?

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Solution to India’s Water Crisis

Context According to the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) report released by the NITI Aayog in 2018, 21 major cities (Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and others) are racing to reach zero groundwater levels by 2020, affecting access for 100 million people.The CWMI report also states that by 2030, the country's water demand is projected to be twice the available… Continue reading Solution to India’s Water Crisis

Agriculture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Power Subsidy in Agriculture and Related Issue

Context There has been a sharp growth in electricity use in the agriculture sector, especially since the 1980s with consumption rising from 8% of total consumption in 1969 to 17% in 2016. This is supplied either free or at subsidised rates, and a large part of it is not metered. There is a strong linkage between electricity, water… Continue reading Power Subsidy in Agriculture and Related Issue

GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Yemen Crisis

Yemeni Revolution The Yemeni Uprising (intifada), and also known as the Yemeni Revolution of Dignity followed the initial stages of the Tunisian Revolution and occurred simultaneously with the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and other Arab Spring protests In its early phase, protests in Yemen were initially against unemployment, economic conditions and corruption, as well as… Continue reading Yemen Crisis

GS-2, GS-3, Uncategorized

Economic Mobility and Inequality

Context There has been a phenomenal rise in economic inequality in India, especially in the post-1991 liberalization period. However, widening income inequality has raised questions over economic mobility in an inclusive way. According to the Annual Wealth Check report 2019 of Oxfam, the top 1% of India’s richest lot got richer by 39% as against just 3% increase… Continue reading Economic Mobility and Inequality

Editorials, GS-2, Public Admin 2

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Context Recently the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by both Houses of Parliament with an objective of stopping the rampant sexual abuse of children. It seeks to provide more stringent punishment, including death penalty, for sexual crimes against children. The present bill is welcome in certain respects as it specifically defines… Continue reading Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Agriculture, GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Annadata to Urjadata

Recently, the minister of the state of agriculture admitted that current policies will fall short of the goal of doubling farmer's income by 2022. In this context, the narrative of turning Annadata (farmer) into Urjadata (producer of solar power) as highlighted by Finance Minister in Budget 2019, can provide multidimensional benefits. Doubling the Farmer's Income. Indian PM in… Continue reading Annadata to Urjadata

GS-2, Uncategorized

National Medical Commission Bill

Recently, the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 was passed by the parliament. The bill sets up the National Medical Commission (NMC) which will act as an umbrella regulatory body in the medical education system. Also, the NMC will subsume the MCI and will regulate medical education and practice in India. Apart from this, it also… Continue reading National Medical Commission Bill

Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

Climate Change and Land

Context Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently, on 8th August, released Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) which finds that we must dramatically change the way we use land to limit global warming to safe levels by 2030. It is alarmed about the degrading land resources globally and its impact on furthering negative effects of climate change. It… Continue reading Climate Change and Land

GS-2, Uncategorized

India and RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)

Recently, an Indian delegation headed by Commerce Secretary attended the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial meet in Beijing. This marks the change in India’s stance from being stuck in a deadlock to listing out its demands individually to the partner countries of the RCEP in the bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event. Advantages of… Continue reading India and RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)