Contemporary Issues for UPSC Prelims & Mains

Contemporary Issues and Current Affairs Articles: Polity & Governance, Ecology & Environment, Internal Security, Science & Technology

Female Labour Force Participation And Economic Recovery

According to ILO, female labour force participation in India was 20.5% in 2019, just before the Covid-19 pandemic. As compared to India, female labour force participation was slightly higher at 23.5% in South Asia during the same period.During the same period, male labour force participation in India and South Asia were 76% and 77% respectively. …

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Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)

The southern India received unusually heavy rainfall from January 1 to January 17. Tamil Nadu received almost 10 times the rainfall that it receives in this period. Sixteen of the districts received 10 times (or more) the normal rainfall. Same thing happened in Kerala and Karnataka with 19 and 12 times the normal rainfall for …

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Crop Diversification In India

According to the UN population projections, India, in all probability, will be the most populous country by 2027. More than 600 million people will living in urban areas by 2030. They need safe food from the hinterlands. Average agricultural land holding size is only 1.08 hectare, according to 2015-16 data). Indian agriculture engages 42 per …

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Role Of Powerful Online Platforms In The Free Speech

Internet giants are cracking down on fringe groups online after the deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January 2021.  By 12 January, Twitter had suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with QAnon, a conspiracy collective built around the notion that Trump is a bulwark against child sex trafficking rings run by satanic pedophiles …

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Six Space Missions To Look Forward To In 2021

By Ian Whittaker, Gareth Dorrian Space exploration achieved several notable firsts in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, including commercial human spaceflight and returning samples of an asteroid to Earth. The coming year is shaping up to be just as interesting. Here are some of the missions to keep an eye out for. Artemis 1 Artemis 1 is the first flight of …

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Nuclear Deterrence

Nuclear Deterrence 3.0

The World is practicing nuclear deterrence since 1945; Even, it was maintained even during the Cold War. US-USSR/Russia arms control agreements have helped reduce nuclear weapons stockpiles from nearly 65,000 in late-1970s to less than 15,000. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that entered into force in 1970 for 25 years with about 50 states was …

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Digital Divide And E-learning in India

Poor Access To Internet, Digital Divide And E-learning

The full report of the NSO’s survey of ‘Household Social Consumption on Education in India’, for July 2017-June 2018, highlights the poor state of computer and Internet access in several States. E-learning In India: Disparities Are Glaring The disparities are glaring among different economic strata as well. The digital chasm that separates the privileged from …

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None Including The Judiciary Is Supreme, Only The Constitution Is: Vice President

Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on November 25 asserted that none of the three organs of the ‘State’ can claim to be supreme as only the Constitution is supreme and the legislature, the executive and the judiciary are bound to work within the respective domains as defined …

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