[UPSC Mains Focus] Grain aplenty and the crisis of hunger: on universal Public Distribution System

With the economic crisis continuing on the one hand and the health system crumbling under the burden of rising COVID-19 cases on the other, it is clear that it will take a long time for things to get back to “normal”.

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[UPSC Mains Focus] In border claims, reimagining South Asia’s boundaries

Claims and counterclaims over territories in and around the Kalapani region (located at the tri-junction between northern India, western Nepal and southern China/Tibet) have resurfaced again.

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[UPSC Mains Focus] Brief reprieve: On Pakistan and the terror financing watchdog

Financial Action Task Force, the global watchdog group, has decided to grant Pakistan and other countries on its watch list a three-month extension on fulfilling commitments, in view of the pandemic.

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[UPSC Prelims Focus] “Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings” Initiative

Context: The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has launched the “Healthy and Energy Efficient Buildings” initiative that will pioneer ways to make workplaces healthier and greener. About the Initiative Nodal…

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[UPSC Mains Focus] Pandemic offers chance to pursue an alternative model of urbanisation

June 8, 2020 | The Hindu (Link) Mains Paper 1: Society Prelims level: Not much Mains level: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their…

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[UPSC Mains Focus] The call for self-reliance asks for a pragmatic development strategy to capitalise on India’s inherent strengths

June 8, 2020 | Indian Express (Link) Mains Paper 2: National Prelims level: Atmanirbhar Bharat mission Mains level: Role and objectives of the Atmanirbhar Bharat mission Context: One of the…

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[UPSC Mains Focus] Delhi must build power-balancing alliance, or come to honourable accommodation with

June 6, 2020 | Indian Express (Link) Mains Paper 2: International Prelims level: Line of actual control Mains level: India and China boundary settlement Context: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has…

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[UPSC Mains Focus] World Environment Day: India Inc must get water positive

June 5, 2020 | Financial Express (Link) Mains Paper 3: Environment Prelims level: World Water Day 2020 Mains level: Facing problems related to water resources Context: Rising population and climate…

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