UPSC CSE Key – January 14, 2022: What you need to read today

TITLE PAGE

Loss in dense forests higher than gain in network coverage since 2019

Curriculum:

preliminary test: General topics on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change

Main exam: General Studies III: Conservation, Pollution and Destruction, Environmental Impact Assessment.

Important points to think about:

• What is the India State of Forest Report?

• India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021 – Key Findings

• Other key features of ISFR 2021 such as assessment of forest cover in India’s tiger reserves, corridors and lion sanctuaries

• New FSI initiative such as Mapping of Climate Change Hotspots in Indian Forests and Over Ground Biomass documented in IFSR 2021

• What do you mean by “above ground biomass”?

• Maximum total gain in forest cover – top five states

• Significant losses of dense forest cover-bottom five states

• Know the Basics – Very Dense Forest, Moderately Dense Forest, Open Forest, Shrubbery, Tree Canopy, Forest Area and Forest Cover

• Why have the northeastern states consistently lost forest cover?

• India’s National Forest Policy – ​​What forest cover target has India set?

• Forest Survey of India – About, Role and Under Which Ministry?

• Compare both reports (main results) – India State of Forest Report (ISFR), 2019 and India State of Forest Report (ISFR), 2021

• Map the work – Locate the top five and bottom five states tiger reserves mentioned in IFSR 2021

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Forest survey report 2021

📍 Explained: Findings from the forest report

📍 Forest Survey Report 2021: 11 states lost forest cover; 21 have lost good forests

📍 Forest cover and forest area

📍 Forest Survey Report 2021: 11 states lost forest cover; 21 have lost good forests

📍 Every Northeastern state reports forest loss: State of India’s Forest Report 2021

📍 Forest Survey Report 2021: India’s mountain states already facing climate change are losing forest cover

THE CITY

“Desh ke mentor”: NCPCR tries to stop initiative, AAP hits back

Curriculum:

preliminary test: Economic and social development

Main exam: General Studies II: Social sector development and management issues/services related to health, education, human resources.

Important points to think about:

• Desh k Mentor – Knowledge of the program

• Are you familiar with the National Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights (NCPCR) – constitutional body or statutory body?

• What is the National Education Alliance for Technology (NEAT) initiative?

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 National Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights (NCPCR)

📍 With hope for the future: State program helps to close technical gaps

📍 National Education Alliance for Technology (NEAT)

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

US prevents India from acquiring Russian S-400 missile systems

Curriculum:

preliminary test: Current events of national and international importance.

Main exam:

General Studies II: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and arrangements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

Studium Generale III: Science and Technology – Developments and their Applications

Important points to think about:

• Knowledge of the S-400 Triumph missile system

• The S-400 “Triumf” Missile Systems and Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions’ Act (CAATSA) – What is the main problem?

• What do you mean by “Sanctions Against America’s Adversaries Act”?

• Why does India need the S-400 Triumph missile system?

• Russian S-400 air defense system vs. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Explained: S-400 Purchase & Effects

📍 S-400 Missile Systems: A booster dose with side effects

📍 What is CAATSA and how did the S-400 deal run afoul of this law?

📍 Russian Air Defense System S-400 Vs American Patriot Vs THAAD: Learn more

THE EDITORIAL PAGE

A social control line

Curriculum:

Main exam:

• General Studies I: Salient features of Indian society, role of women and women’s organisation

• General Studies IV: Ethics and Human Interface, Attitude and Case Studies

Important points to think about:

• What is the GitHub and BullyBai controversy?

• Women’s rights issues and social media

• Safety of women on social media – cybercrime laws

• Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals

• Social media and empowerment of women

• Youth in India and growing hatred of certain races, religions, genders, castes and creeds

• Growing hatred towards a particular religion and its adherents in the country (current situation) and Article 15
the Constitution

• Impact of media and social media on youth

• Demographics of youth in India – issues and challenges

• Youth, attitudes towards women in Indian society and violent extremism on social media

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Youth and violent extremism on social media

📍 Bulli Bai is the latest example of harassment women face online

📍 Explained: what is
GitHub, at the center of the online probe on sexual harassment?

📍 Anti-Social Media: Inclusion, representation and safety for women on social media platforms

THE IDEAS PAGE

Dangers of a single issue choice

Curriculum:

preliminary test: Indian polity

Main exam: Studium Generale II: Landtag and Landtag and Outstanding Features of the People’s Representation Act.

Important points to think about:

• What do you mean by “cult of personality or cult of personality”?

• The Emergence of Personality Politics and Democracy in India – Analysis from the Post-Independence Period to the Present

• The Emergence of Personality as a Focus of Indian Politics – Issues and Challenges for Vibrant Democracy
like India

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 The return of the cult of personality

📍 What is a cult of personality?

THE WORLD

Russia says Ukraine talks have reached a ‘dead end’, Poland warns of risk of war

Curriculum:

preliminary test: Current events of national and international importance.

Main exam: General Studies II: Impact of policies and policies of developed and developing countries on the interests of India

Important points to think about:

• Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – information, member countries, mandate and headquarters

• Where is Ukraine – locate it on the map

• USA-Russia and Ukraine crisis

• Russia’s demands/proposals – key highlights

• 2014 Crimean Crisis

• Strategic location of Crimea – why is it important for Russia?

• Ukraine, NATO, USA and Russia – where are we headed?

• Article 5 of the NATO founding treaty (collective security)

• India’s stance on the Ukraine crisis

• Bilateral relations between India and Ukraine

• How can India help the US and Russia to keep the “peace” in this conflict?

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

📍 Ukraine Crisis: Risks Remain as Russia and the West Talk

📍 Explained: what happened at the NATO-Russia Council talks?

📍 Quixplained: What’s going on between Russia and Ukraine?

BUSINESS

India, UK begin FTA talks and will avoid ‘sensitive issues’

Curriculum:

preliminary test: Economic and social development

Main exam: General Studies II: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements with India and/or
Implications for India’s interest

Important points to think about:

• What is a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)?

• Find out about other types of trade agreements such as bilateral investment agreements (BIT), preferential trade zones, single market, customs union, etc.

• What is the WTO’s definition of trade?

Other important articles on the same topic:

📍 What is a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)?

📍 What is the World Trade Organization?

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