Important Issues

The sudden return of quantity planning in the wake of COVID-19

Context One of the defining features of a war economy is that economic thinking is focused on quantities rather than ...
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Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 extended for one year

Context The Union Commerce and Industry Ministry has announced changes in India’s Foreign Trade Policy (FTP). The Govt. has decided ...
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PM – CARES Fund

Context The government has set up the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) to deal with any ...
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Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0

Context The Union Minister for Human Resource Development has informed Lok Sabha about the progress of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan ...
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Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio

Context The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister has given its approval for continuation of the process ...
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What is contact tracing?

Context As the number of coronavirus cases in India increases, authorities in different states are relying on contact tracing, a concept in ...
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The coronavirus dictionary

Context When is an epidemic considered a pandemic, and what is the difference? What do health officials mean when they recommend ...
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Why follow social distancing?

Context Over the last two days, a number of states in India have enforced measures aimed at reducing public gatherings ...
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How climate change leads to more violence against women, girls

A Case Study for Essay-Ethics-GS Papers-Climate Change, Social Issues, Environmental Issues, Gender Specific Ntoya Sande was 13 years old when ...
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What next for virtual currency?

Context the Supreme Court set aside a ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on banks and financial institutions ...
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How an MP is suspended from Lok Sabha by the Speaker?

Context Seven Congress members were suspended on Thursday (March 5) for unruly behaviour in the Lok Sabha. The motion was ...
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The Right of an Accused to be Defended

Context Last month, the Karnataka High Court observed that it is unethical and illegal for lawyers to pass resolutions against ...
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One Health Concept

Context The concept of ‘One Health’ is gaining importance as most of the contagious diseases affecting humans are zoonotic (animal ...
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22nd Law Commission of India

Context The Union Cabinet has approved Twenty-second Law Commission of India for a period of three years from the date ...
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Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI)

Context Recently India has jumped five ranks in the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019. About WEFFI The report ...
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The sedition law and its validity

Section 124A IPC states: “Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, ...
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Know your ‘unparliamentary’

Context Two days of heated exchanges in Parliament have brought back recurring questions around “unparliamentary” speech and conduct. Article 105(2): ...
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What is genome mapping?

Context The government has given clearance to an ambitious gene-mapping project, estimated to be worth Rs 238 crore. The Genome India ...
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The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (PEMSR) Act

Context The Maharashtra government has directed all civic bodies in the state to set up Emergency Response Sanitation Units (ERSUs) ...
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Mapping the ‘Indian’ genome

Context The government has cleared an ambitious gene-mapping project that is being described by those involved as the “first scratching ...
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