UPSC CSE Key – December 30, 2021: What To Read Today

COVER PAGE

Migrants in mind, Delhi says no new curbs for now; Cases rise to 923

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main exam: General Studies III: Disaster and Disaster Management.

Important points to think about:

• Action plan for tiered response to Covid and its implementation

• Genome sequencing and how does this method confirm the presence of Omicron Variant?

• “Community Transmission of Omicron” – What do you mean by that? What is community broadcast?

• ‘Herd immunity’ meaning

• National Center for Disease Control – Role and under which Ministry?

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Explained: What is the transmission of Covid-19 in the community, the stage the Delhi Minister of Health indicated that the city has entered?

📍 Genome sequencing: can Delhi keep up with the rise in cases?

📍 Explained: Delhi Government Color Coded Action Plan to Fight Covid-19

Jharkhand’s unique petrol subsidy: Rs 25 / liter for two-wheeler owners

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

Main exam: General Studies II: Welfare Programs for Vulnerable Populations by the Center and Countries and the Performance of these Programs

Important points to think about:

• Why are fuel prices increasing?

• Actions by the Government of India and the state government to combat rising fuel prices

• How is the gasoline price calculated in India? (Market based or decided by the government)

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Petrol and diesel prices

📍 Retail Price of Gasoline and Diesel in India: Raw Calculations

THE EDITORIAL SITE

Risk and flow

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Economic and social development

Main exam: General Studies III: Indian Economy and Planning, Mobilization, Resources, Growth, Development and Employment Issues.

Important points to think about:

• Reserve Bank of India Report on Banking Trends and Advances in India, 2020-21 Highlights

• Banking Sector in India

• Impact of the pandemic on the banking sector – problems and challenges

• Know these conditions – bad loans, gross bad assets, monetary and tax measures (in the Indian context), capital buffers, accounts with special mention (loans)

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Indian banks’ asset quality strong enough to handle shocks, RBI says; recognizes omicron concerns

The moving triangle

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main exam: General Studies II: India and its Neighborhood Relations.

Important points to think about:

• Economic crisis in Sri Lanka

• Why is Sri Lanka’s economy in trouble?

• How is India helping Sri Lanka in this crisis situation?

• India and Sri Lanka bilateral relations – trust deficit or close neighbors?

• Trincomalee oil tank farm

• 1987 India-Sri Lanka Agreement

• India-Sri Lanka and China geopolitics and geoeconomics

• Map work – Sri Lanka

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Explained: The perfect storm that led to Sri Lanka’s national “food emergency”

📍 Sri Lanka: Covid, economic crisis leads to food shortages

📍 Food and Foreign Exchange Crisis in Sri Lanka: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

📍 Sri Lanka: Bridging the ‘growing confidence deficit’ with the Indian neighbor

THE IDEAS PAGE

AFSPA in perspective

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Indian politics and government

Main exam:

• General Studies II: tasks and responsibilities of the federal and state levels, questions and challenges of the federal structure

• General Studies III: General Studies-III: Security Challenges and their Management in Border Areas – Links between Organized Crime and Terrorism

Important points to think about:

• Special Powers of the Armed Forces Act (AFSPA), 1958

• Why is AFSPA important?

• AFSPA and Armed Forces perspective on AFSPA

• Framework agreement from 2015

• The Supreme Court guidelines for the use of AFSPA in 1997

• “Disturbed Area” and who has the authority to declare “Disturbed Area”?

• Other states under AFSPA

• Recommendation of the Judiciary Committee BP Jeevan Reddy in 2005, the Administrative Reform Commission (ARC) in 2007 and
The Santosh Hegde Committee was appointed by the Supreme Court in 2013.

Other important articles on the same topic:
📍 Impunity, immunity: ongoing debate on AFSPA

📍 Explained: Why Nagaland Murders Reignited The AFSPA Debate

📍 AFSPA: A Soldier’s Perspective

EXPLAINED

In the shadow of Covid, challenges from China and Afghanistan

Curriculum:

Main exam: General Studies II: India and its Neighborhood Relations.

Important points to think about:

• Diplomatic challenges for India in 2021

• Upcoming diplomatic challenges for India in 2022

• Upcoming diplomatic opportunities for India in 2022

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Afghanistan: To keep a foot in the diplomatic door, Delhi opens windows

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