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Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas

UPSC MAINS 2019 : Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas

Topic : Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Indian Governance   Context: The central government has decided to launch the People’s Plan Campaign, also known as “Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas” from September 2019.   Aim: It aims to draw up Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDPs) in the country and place them on a website where anyone can see […]

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Water Governance

UPSC MAINS 2019 : Water Governance

Topic : Water Governance Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Ecology & Environment   Context: Individual States need to assume the responsibility for managing water resources in their territories   Concerns: India’s cities are running out of water, coupled with Chennai’s drinking water woes, made the ‘crisis’ viral, raising questions about the quality of […]

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AI in ethics

UPSC MAINS 2019: AI in ethics

Topic : AI in ethics Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 4: Ethics   Context: A technology should be evaluated both on the basis of its utility and the intention of its creator. We can intuitively recognise whether an action is ethical or not. Example: A cigarette company wants to decide on launching a new […]

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KUSUM scheme

UPSC MAINS 2019 : KUSUM scheme

Topic : KUSUM scheme Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2: Schemes & Programs   Context: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently rolled out a massive solar-pump programme called the PM-KUSUM scheme.Here is an overview of the implications of the scheme and the necessary changes to be made.   Concern: The World […]

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Seed Certification

UPSC MAINS 2019 : Seed Certification

Topic : Seed Certification Topic in Syllabus: General Studies Paper 3: Indian Agriculture   Context: The Centre is planning to mandate uniform certification of seed by amending the Seeds Act, 1966.   Objectives: To bring uniformity to the process of quality regulation. To brought planting materials such as cuttings, grafting and tissue culture under the ambit of the law. To regulate […]

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Afghanistan

General Studies Paper 2 (International Affairs): India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy

IAS Junior Mains Answer Writing June-Sep 2019 Schedule (Click Here)   Syllabus: General Studies Paper 2 (International Affairs)   In the context of “neighbourhood first policy” analyse the significance of a Stable Afghanistan for India? What should be India’s Afghanistan policy in the backdrop of sudden US withdrawal from the country?   Introduction: Afghanistan is considered to “the […]

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