UPSC CSE Key – May 3, 2022: What you need to read today

FRONT PAGE

No winner in this war, serious impact on developing and poor countries: PM

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies II: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s Interests.

Key Points to Ponder:

• India and Germany Relations-Historical Background

• India and Germany Relations-Areas and Instruments of Cooperation

• India and Germany on Ukraine Crisis-Outcome of Joint statements by both Nations

• The Ukraine crisis throws up many learnings-what are they?

• Ukraine-Russia War-Try to understand the changing dynamics in diplomatic relations and its impact on India

• What is G7?

• How did G7 become G8 and again G7-Reasons

• Map Work-G7 Countries

• G7 and India-Know in Brief

• India, Germany and Indo-Pacific Region

• The Term ‘Indo-Pacific’-What does it mean? Define this term in Geopolitical and in geographical context.

• Importance of Indo-Pacific region for Germany-what are they?

• India’s Indo-Pacific strategy

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Engaging Germany

📍On Ukraine, India must choose a side

Before Modi meets Macron, French opt out of India project for submarines

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies II: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s Interests.

Key Points to Ponder:

• What is ‘Project-75’?

• Project -75 and Project-75I-difference between the two?

• Project-75I (India)-Key Features

• Project -75 or Project-75I (India)-Significance

• Project-75I and France-Know in Detail

• Defense Acquisition Council-About, Role and Functions

• Other Submarines under Project P75-Know in detail

• How many submarines does India have?

• Why are nuclear submarines so coveted?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: India’s submarine strength

How heat wave added to power demand amid coal shortages

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

Main Examination:

• General Studies I: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

• General Studies III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Heat Wave, Fuel shortage at coal-fired thermal plants and its impact

• What is a heat wave?

• Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) criteria for Heat Waves?

• What is the present situation of Heat Waves in India?

• Why is India facing a prolonged heat wave in 2022?

• What is La Nina phenomenon?

• What is the reason behind an early heat wave in North India?

• La Nina phenomenon, North-South low-pressure pattern over India in winters and Heat Waves-Connect the dots

• What is the Impact of these Heat Waves?

• Health Impacts of Heat Waves

• India Meteorological Department (IMD)-About, Role and Objectives

• Power Sector in India-Background

• What is Plant Load Factor (PLF)?

• Power Generation Scenario-Contribution of Thermal, Hydro and Nuclear in Power Generation

• What are the Issues and Challenges faced by Thermal Power Plants in India?

• Coal: demand and supply in India

• Why is there a Coal Shortage?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Why is India facing a prolonged heat wave in 2022?

THE CITY

From 3 colleges and 750 students, how DU grew and grew over 100 years

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: History of India and Indian National Movement.

Main Examination: General Studies I: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Delhi University-The idea of ​​a university

• The Delhi University Bill 1922 and Initial three Colleges

• Who was the first Chancellor and the first Vice-Chancellor of the Delhi University?

• Role of Delhi University in India’s Struggle for Independence-Know in Brief

• Sir Maurice Gwyer, The Maker of university-About Him and His Contributions

• Post Partition, growth and spread of Delhi University

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: 100 years of DU, the story of a university’s birth

THE IDEAS PAGE

Europe to the centre

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies II: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Berlin, Copenhagen, and Paris-Significance especially in current geopolitical context

• India, Europe and European Union-Historical Relations and Current Status

• India-Nordic Summit-Know the Background (Note: Nordic Summit is Different from Nordic Council)

• Nordic Countries-Know the Names of those countries

• Map Work-Locate Nordic Countries

• India and Germany-Bilateral relationship between the two, Background and current Status

• India-Denmark and Green Strategic Partnership-Significance

• India and France-Historical Background and Strategic partnership between the two Nations

• India and European Union-Historical Relations and Current Status

• Know about European Union (EU)

• European Union (EU)-Members (Locate on Map)

• European Union and ‘Copenhagen criteria’

• India’s Geopolitical Stature and Changes in India’s Diplomacy-Elaborate in the current scenario

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍Explained: The significance of PM Modi’s Europe tour

Dark days ahead

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

Key Points to Ponder:

• The power sector in India is going through a crisis-What kind of crisis? Elaborate

• Power Sector in India-Background

• Understand the chronology of the crisis given in the article

• The fall in coal stock in power stations is because of two main reasons-what are they?

• What do you understand by the term ‘Discoms’?

• Issues Faced by Power Sector in India

• What are the Challenges Faced by the Power Sector DISCOMs?

• Transmission and Distribution Issues-Know the facts

• What do you understand by ‘Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) Losses’?

• What Initiatives have been launched for Power Sector DISCOMs?

• Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)-Key Features

• Revamped Distribution Sector Reform Scheme (RDSS)-Key Features

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 How to create a better power distribution network

EXPLAINED

‘Need ease of doing science, wider distribution of grants’

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies II: Role of civil services in a democracy.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India-Know in detail

• What is the job of the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA)?

• Initiatives Undertaken by Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA)

• How will the opening of the space sector to private players change space science?

• What needs to be done to improve the quality of science in India?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 About the PSA Office

ECONOMY

Casinos, online gaming: GoM onboard for GST hike to 28%

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

Key Points to Ponder:

• Group of Ministers (GoM)- View of the GoM

• The 28% tax on these services and its overall impact

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: Why online gaming could now attract a higher GST of 28%

Get an e-paper subscription via our special offer – click here
For any queries and feedback, contact priya.shukla@indianexpress.com
The UPSC KEY Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Updates.

.

Leave a Comment