UPSC CSE Key – Jan 12, 2022: What To Read Today

COVER PAGE

Vodafone opts for share-linked rescue, Govt will own 35.8%

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main exam: General Studies III: Changes in industrial policy and its impact on industrial growth.

Important points to think about:

• What is Adjusted Gross Sales (EGR)?

• The Union Government Telecom Reform Package – What is it and why did the government develop this package?

• The Indian government will own a 36 percent stake in Vodafone Idea as a rescue plan. Why did GOI occur? (Note: one of the key features of the telecom reform package)

• Why has the financial position of Vodafone and other telecommunications companies deteriorated?

• Supreme Court of India on Adjusted Gross Income

• What do you understand by the terms “interest deferred frequency auction payments” and “adjusted gross income (AGR) to equity”?

• Telecommunications Sector in India – Background, Problems and Challenges

• Department of Telecommunications (DoT) – role, functions and powers, independent or subordinate to a ministry?

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Network problem

📍 Explained: Why SC Hard Line on AGR Might be a godsend for the government but higher phone bills for you

📍 Explained: What is EGR? How will it affect Airtel, Vodafone Idea?

📍 Explained: Unpacking the telecommunications reform package

THE CITY

High Court is deliberating whether IPC Section 375 should cover consensual sex with the wife

Curriculum:

Main exam: General Studies I: Salient Features of Indian Society, Social Empowerment, Role of Women and Women’s Organizations

Important points to think about:

• Observations by the Delhi Supreme Court on marital rape

• Criminalizing and non-criminalizing marital rape – for and against

• IPC Section 375 of the Indian Criminal Code and Exemption 2 of Section 375 of the Indian Criminal Code

• Marital rape status in India – latest data from National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

• “Doctrine of Camouflage”, Articles 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution and Exception 2 to Section 375 of the
Indian Criminal Code

• Report of the Judiciary Verma Committee and Report of the Pam Rajput Committee “Status of Women in India” on Marital Rape

• United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on violence against women in India

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Marital rape – a non-criminalized crime in India

📍 High-level body criticizes lawmakers for failing to criminalize marital rape

📍 The impunity of marital rape

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

House can’t ban a member for more than 59 days, says SC

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Indian politics and government

Main exam: General Studies II: State Parliament and State Parliaments

Important points to think about:

• Exclusion of members of the legislative assembly or council of a state

• Article 190 (4) of the Constitution

• “Absolute power does not mean unbridled” – What do you understand by this quote?

EXPRESS NETWORK

Sea-to-sea variant of the BrahMos supersonic missile tested

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main exam: General Studies III: Achievement of Indians in Science and Technology; Indigenization of technology and development of new technologies.

Important points to think about:

• Sea-to-Sea variant of the BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile key features

• Brahmos rockets and how many versions of Brahmos are there?

• Know the terms and the difference between Infra Sonic, Subsonic, Super Sonic, Ultra Sonic, etc.

• What are cruise missiles?

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Explained: The BrahMos missile and the significance of the Bundeswehr’s ongoing series of tests

EXPLAINED

How Scientists Use Filth-Eating Bacteria to Restore Classical Art

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Important points to think about:

• Desulfovibrio vulgaris or D Vulgaris and the role of microorganisms in protecting the artistic heritage of mankind

• Biorestoration of Monuments in India – Problems and Challenges

• Other methods of restoring heritage and monuments

THE EDITORIAL SITE

The third party

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:

• Indian Ocean Rim Association-About and Member Countries

• What is the Indian Ocean Shipping Symposium?

• Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR) – Purpose

• China-Sri Lanka and India change in geopolitics

• Border disputes between India and China are growing

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Explained: Why Sri Lanka Ousted India From Colombo Terminal Project Offered As Compensation

📍 Explained: The setback in the port of Colombo for India

THE IDEAS PAGE

Unemployed

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Economic and social development

Main exam: General Studies III: Inclusive Growth and Problems That Result in It.

Important points to think about:

• India’s urban and rural unemployment rate – current status

• Why is unemployment higher in urban areas than in rural areas?

• What is labor force participation (LPR)?

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Explain Speaking: High unemployment, a common factor in polling countries

THE WORLD

In a first case, US surgeons transplant pig hearts to a 57-year-old patient

Curriculum:

Preliminary examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main exam: General Studies III: Biotechnology

Important points to think about:

• Animal-to-Human Organ Transplants – a Solution or a New Problem?

• Animal-to-Human Organ Transplants – Why a Tipping Point?

• Animal-to-Human Organ Transplants – Solution to the Organ Shortage Crisis

• Are you familiar with the term xenotransplantation

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Human patient receives pig heart in the first transplant of its kind

📍 Animal-to-Human Organ Transplants – a Solution or a New Problem?

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