UPSC CSE Key – January 10, 2022: What you need to read today

FRONT PAGE

J&K security net wider: not only ops, raids, arrests in new strategy

Syllabus:

Main Examination: General Studies III: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security, Challenges to internal security through communication networks

Key Points to Ponder:

• Increase in Security Operations in Jammu And Kashmir Reasons

• Types of Security Operations in Jammu & Kashmir and use of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Public Safety Act (PSA)

• Meaning of ‘Over Ground Worker (OGW) networks’

• Terror Monitoring Group-Role, Work and under which Ministry?

• Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Public Safety Act (PSA) key highlights

• Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Public Safety Act (PSA) and Human Rights

• Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Article 22 of the Constitution

• Know the terms – punitive detention and preventive detention

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Reading Section 43D (5): How it sets the bar for bail so high under UAPA

Delhi police arrest BCA graduate from Indore for hate app case filed in July

Syllabus:

Main Examination: General Studies I: Salient features of Indian Society, Role of women and women’s organization

Key Points to Ponder:

• Youth in India and growing hatred towards particular race, religion, sex, Caste and Creed

• Know the terms-Misogyny and Misandry

• Impact of Media and Social Media on Youth

• Demography of Youngsters in India Issues and Challenges

• Recent BullyBai Controversy and attitude towards women in Indian Society

• Youth and violent extremism on social media

• What are “Trads”?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 What are ‘trads’, used by police to describe GitHub case accused?

📍 Youth and violent extremism on social media

EXPRESS NETWORK

Adi Sankaracharya’s birthplace likely to be national monument

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: History of India

Main Examination:

• General Studies I: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

• General Studies IV: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Adi Shankaracharya Philosophy

• Adi Shankaracharya and Advaita Vedanta

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: Life, work and legend of Adi Shankara, Advaita master, philosopher nonpareil

THE EDITORIAL PAGE

Making room to grow

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

Main Examination: General Studies III: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Professional forecasters’ survey-Published by Whom?

• How GDP is Calculated?

• Gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national product (GNP)

• First Advance Estimates (FAE) for the financial year (2021-22 or FY22) key highlights

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: Reading GDP early estimates

📍 India’s economic outlook in 2022

The Neglected Crisis

Syllabus:

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:

• Health Sector in India-Pre and Post Pandemic

• Tuberculosis (TB) and India-Impact

• India TB Report 2021 and Global TB Report 2021-key Highlights and who publishes?

• Know the term BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin)

• National Strategic Plan 2017-2025 for TB Elimination in India-Issues and Challenges

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 National Strategic Plan 2017-2025 for TB Elimination in India

THE IDEAS PAGE

Health of the nation

Syllabus:

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:

• National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) – Key Highlights

• Know the terms – Total Fertility Rate (TFR)

• Key Differences between National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5) and National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4)

• TFR Data of Northern States and Southern States-why so much of difference?

• Family Planning in India Issues and Challenges

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Worrying trends in nutrition indicators in NFHS-5 data

📍 What NFHS-5 data reveals about gender in India

A shelter in Pandemic

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

Main Examination: General Studies I: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies

Key Points to Ponder:

• Urbanization in India-Issues and Challenges

• Migration push and pull factors

• Migrants, Unorganized Sector and Gig Economy-How they are related and what are the challenges ahead?

• Pandemic and Impact on Migrants

• Housing Schemes in India by Central Government (For Poverty Alleviation)

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Locating Migrants in India’s Gig Economy: A Scoping Report

THE WORLD

Lanka seeks Chinese debt restructuring amid economic crisis

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

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

Key Points to Ponder:

• Sri Lankan economic crisis

• Why Sri Lanka’s economy is in trouble?

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

• India and Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations-Trust Deficit or Close Neighbors?

• India-Sri Lanka and China-Geopolitics and Geo-economics

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

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

📍 Sri Lanka: Covid, economic crisis cause food shortages

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar probe finds 1st on-site proof of water on moon

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies III: Science and Technology

Key Points to Ponder:

• What is the Chang’e 5 Lunar Probe or Lunar Mission

• Lunar Samples-Importance and Necessity

• India’s Moon / Lunar Missions

• India, China and Geopolitics of Moon

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: What Chandrayaan-2 has sent

📍 India and the geopolitics of the moon

📍 2022 is full of first steps to the Moon

ECONOMY

As third Covid wave sets in, bankers see likely NPA surge, growth impact

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

Key Points to Ponder:

• Know the basics of non-performing assets (NPAs), gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio

• what is repayment capacity?

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