UPSC CSE Key – May 4, 2022: What you need to read today

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Influence Russia to end war: Denmark to India

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 Denmark Relations-Historical Background

• Map Work-Locate Denmark

• Map Work-Danish Colony or Danish Settlements in India

• India and Denmark-Areas and Instruments of Cooperation

• High points in the Indo-Danish relations-Green Strategic Partnership

• Green Strategic Partnership-Key Highlights

• Contentious Issues between India and Denmark-Have you heard of Purulia Arms Drop case?

• India and Denmark on Ukraine Crisis-New Initiatives and Outcome of Joint statements by both Nations

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 India, Denmark to expand ties in health, agri, climate sectors

Us Abortion Rights Hang in Balance

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies II: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health.

Key Points to Ponder:

• What is Roe v Wade?

• What is the Mississippi law?

• Why is the decision of the Supreme Court important?

• What if Roe is overturned?

• India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 and an Amendment in 2021-Key points

• Abortion Laws in India vs Abortion Laws in other countries Like USA, UK, Europe and Australia-Compare and Contrast

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Roe v. Wade: what happens if US top court junks ruling

THE CITY

Delhi has a burning problem: Three garbage mountains

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

Main Examination:

General Studies I: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

General Studies III: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Garbage Mountains-Present Situation and its Impact

• What do you understand by the term ‘Legacy Waste’?

• Why landfills catch fire?

• What was the verdict of National Green Tribunal on Delhi’s Garbage Landfill back in 2019?

• What is Bio mining of Solid Waste?

• Solid Waste Management Rules of 2016-Key Highlights

• Article 51 A (g) of the Constitution of India and Citizens duty to protect and improve the natural environment-Connect the dots

• Bio-remediation and Bio-mining of solid waste-compare and contrast

• Environmental damage caused by landfills-Know in Detail

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Why reducing size of Delhi’s garbage mountains is easier said than done

EXPRESS NETWORK

‘India is pragmatic…there is understanding in the US about our concerns’

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’s stand in Current Ukraine Crisis

• How India can help maintain ‘Peace’ in Ukraine-Russia Conflict?

• Indian stance on Ukraine-Analyse India’s Stand on Ukraine-Russia Conflict

• India-USA relations post Ukraine Crisis-will it remain cordial?

• Role of United Nations in Ukraine-Russia Crisis-Analyse

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

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 On Ukraine, India must choose a side

To plug infant deaths among tribals, project to improve women health

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

Main Examination: General Studies II: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Schemes launched by Ministry of Tribal Affairs for the welfare of Scheduled Tribes-Know them

• Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Scheme (SCA to TSS)-Key Objectives

• Grants-in-aid under Article 275(1) of the Constitution-Key Points

• Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)-Know in detail

• What are the main objectives of integrated tribal development project (ITDP)?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Schemes launched by Ministry of Tribal Affairs for the welfare of Scheduled Tribes

EXPLAINED

Submarine tech that India wants

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies III: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology

Key Points to Ponder:

• What is ‘Project-75’?

• What is ‘Project-75I project’?

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

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

• What is Air-independent propulsion (AIP) Technology?

• 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

Distortion, imposition: Why NE groups are against Center’s Hindi push

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: Indian Polity and Governance

Main Examination: General Studies II: Indian Constitution

Key Points to Ponder:

• How widely is Hindi spoken in India?

• What explains Hindi’s high numbers?

• How widely is English spoken?

• Where is English most prevalent?

• Official language of the Union and Articles 343 to 351 of the Constitution-Know in detail

• The Constitution of India does or does not specify the official language of different states-True or False?

• The Official Language Act (1963)-Know the Provisions

• Language row and Center-State Relations-Connect the Dots

• Eighth Schedule of the Constitution-Know the Provisions

• Classical Language Status in India-Know in Detail

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: The languages ​​India speaks

THE EDITORIAL PAGE

Red hot planet

Sillabus:

Preliminary Examination: General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

Main Examination: General Studies III: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Key Points to Ponder:

• 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?

• Reasons behind prolonged heat wave in North India?

• The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports (ARs)-Key Highlights

• Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (Third Part)-Key Highlights

• What are the new insights on climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation from IPCC?

• How will nature and the benefits it provides to people be affected by higher levels of warming?

• How will climate change affect the lives of today’s children tomorrow, if no immediate action is taken?

• Climate Change and India’s Strategy to deal with Climate Change

• What is Climate Resilient Development?

• Know about Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: What is the IPCC, and why are its Assessment Reports important?

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