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    Relevance for Prelims and Mains  

    GS 3

     

     

    6

    Delhi’s air quality is now poor, GRAP measures enforced

    (Environment) 

    Know about the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), Air Quality Index (AQI). Various categories and pollutants of AQI. Major reasons behind Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh’s poor Air Quality, challenges and mitigation efforts.

    GS 2

    9

     

    IAS officer’s initiative scales up students’ learning level in Sangli schools 

    (Governance)

    Know about the ‘Learning Improvement Programme (LIP)’ model of Education & assessment in Sangli. 

    GS 2

    10 

    Election Commission’s political plunge erodes its role as a neutral watchdog 

    (Indian Polity)

    What are the Freebies? Issues with the irrational Freebies. Supreme Court’s directions over the issue, role of Election Commission & way ahead.

    GS 2

    10 

    In a society that defines women by marital status, can the Supreme Court judgment on abortion make a difference?

    (Governance)

    Know about the recent Supreme Court judgment on abortions of unmarried women in India, Salient features of the “Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 2021”, criticisms of the Act & challenges.

    GS 2

    11

    ‘IPO-isation’ of political manifestos ahead of polls: Why the Election Commission’s proposal on freebies is an overreach 

    (Governance)

    What is the Model Code of Conduct? Know about the Election Commission’s proposal asking parties to quantify poll promises. 

    Significance and challenges of making financial disclosures a part of the Model Code of Conduct. 

    Know about the debate around Freebies and the issue of internal democracy within political parties.

    GS 3

    11

    The General’s labyrinth

    (Defence)

    Know about the Agnipath scheme and issues around it. What is the development of an integrated theater command of defense forces? Significance and challenges.

    GS 2

    13

    Parliament Committees, their leaders, and their role in law-making 

    (Indian Polity)

    What are the Committees of Parliament, and what do they do? Know about the Constitution of these Committees and members. 

    How do discussions/ debates in the Parliamentary Committees differ from those in Parliament? Significance of Parliamentary committees & way ahead.

    GS 3

    13

    Scientists engineer mosquitoes that can’t spread malaria, offer hope of eradicating disease 

    (Science & Technology)

    Know about the transmission of Malaria parasite and other diseases spreading through mosquitos. What is the significance of the recent advancement that can help prevent transmission of the disease to humans & its Applicability.

    GS 2

    13

    Collegium system the way in which judges appoint themselves 

    (Indian Polity)

    What is the Collegium system? Constitutional significance of the system. Know about the second, third judges case, Evolution & criticisms of the system & way ahead.

    GS 2

    14, 15

    Oil cut complicates EU’s plans

     

    OPEC+ agrees deep cuts to oil production despite U.S. pressure

    (International Relations)

    Know about the potential impact of Oil caps on Russian oil, fears of a global economic recession, OPEC+ on its deepest cuts to oil production. Know about the Under-production of oil & output problems due to the Western sanctions on countries such as Russia, Venezuela and Iran. 

    GS 2

    15

    What are the EU’s new laws to regulate content online, and how do they compare with India’s? 

    (Indian Polity)

    Know about the Digital Services Act (DSA) of the EU. What is the significance of the protection & regulation of users and fundamental rights online?

    Know about the Information Technology Rules, 2021 (IT Rules) in India, its key features, significance, criticisms and way ahead.