Forum Ias 9pm Compilation For The Month of December 2021 English Medium
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General Studies – 1 1. Challenges with Globalization: An olde fairy tale of the new world order we must brace for 2. “Technology can either save or doom capitalism” 3. Explained: Personal laws in marriage 4. India urgently requires resilient and empowered cities General Studies – 2 1. Neo-socialism: State’s expanding tech biz 2. Tehran’s white flag in Vienna 3. The need to reopen anganwadis 4. Putin’s visit must be used to realize the potential of India- Russia ties 5. Nagaland killings aren’t a mere ‘blunder’ 6. The learning curve: Why college education for women matters 7. Why India will be scrutinised at Summit for Democracy 8. A new era in public procurement 9. The way to tackle malnutrition 10. A docket full of unresolved constitutional cases 11. The nine lives of India’s National Family Health Survey 12. Mediation Bill: Not getting the Act together 13. Surveillance as governance 14. India-Russia summit recognised that each needs the other, and that the drift in bilateral ties needs to be arrested 15. About Swacch Bharat Mission 2.0: Being free of old waste 16. What schools need to do during pandemic 17. Health account numbers that require closer scrutiny 18. High LPG prices are scorching the air pollution fight 19. Women in the post-pandemic workplace 20. Order those jabs: India needs plenty more vaccines & vax-makers need advance notice. GoI take heed 21. Low tobacco tax, poor health 22. Repealing AFSPA will not weaken, only strengthen Constitution 23. India-Russia Relations: Russia, a legacy relationship with limitations 24. Don’t ignore context of NFHS data 25. Pavlovian responses like travel restrictions won’t stop omicron 26. A better NJAC: Politicians are right on the collegium. But can their solution rise above politics, that’s the question 27. Suspension of 12 MPs for entire Winter Session is worrying 28. School education: Children and schooling in the post covid 19 era 29. India-Germany relations: After 16 years 30. About the foreign aids: Imagine: The common good 31. Gujarat HC’s strictures against the campaign to stop sale of non-vegetarian food is a muchneeded pushback 32. Make the mental well beings of teacher a priority 33. India and its neighbourhood relations: Winning back some neighbours 34. Celebrating NRI success: When ‘national pride’ trumps obvious questions 35. “Chinese Project at Balochistan port: local protests, global concerns 36. “Future of jobs: Modernised labour market require social security” 37. Defining democracy: Biden’s summit is a good context for democracies to remind themselves what the system means 38. Judges cannot be shielded from citizens’ questions 39. India-Afghanistan relations: India sending medical aid to Afghanistan is a sign of thaw in bilateral relations 40. Fathoming the new world disorder 41. A global gateway to creating links, not dependencies 42. The case for deeper technological ties with London 43. “Karnataka government has done right thing by adding eggs to mid day meals” 44. “State declarations must not be made via twitter” 45. “The kind of engineering education we need” 46. Hospitals should rationalize their pandemic protocols 47. NDPS Act: a drafting error, its implications, and an amendment 48. “Bonded labour, child labour-Manual scavenging in India is far from being eradicated” 49. “Losing the art of critical thinking and ” and “That CBSE question and what it says about our time” 50. “Justice truly done-An enlightened SC ruling reminds us of how little attention mental disability gets in India” 51. The speaker who stifled debate 52. About globalization: Mixed signals 53. India-Bangladesh relations: Making Of Shonar Bangla 54. A false conflation between duties and rights 55. Fixing idealism in humanities education in India 56. CEC’s, EC’s interaction with the PMO-Why this raises questions and breaches a red line 57. Importance of data during pandemic: Reflections on flying blind into the storm 58. Covid 21 months after it struck: Is it a replay of the Spanish Flu? 59. Addressing cross border insolvency 60. Summoning CEC, EC to PMO is outrageous 61. For an honest broker: On Russia and India-China ties 62. Soft power: Who does it help? 63. For disabled citizens to have the police they deserve 64. Testing the red lines in the Iran nuclear talks 65. Bangladesh – Model or Miracle? 66. The realm of ideas must always be free and fair 67. Age and marriage: On raising the age of marriage for women 68. Reading sex ratio trends in NFHS-5 data 69. Health will remain high on agenda 70. On India’s Data Policy – The promise and peril of big data in India’s policy space 71. Why WHO’s Pandemic treaty is a smokescreen 72. Courting the stans: India’s outreach to central Asia is vital to counter the China-Pakistan axis 73. Exam-conducting bodies must support candidates with disabilities 74. Summit for Democracy: What constitutes democracy is for actual democracy to define 75. Fiscal Federalism: The sustained attack on federalism 76. Raising marriage age won’t lead to women’s empowerment 77. Why the Russia-West equation matters to India 78. Why raising marriage age of women won’t achieve its stated goal 79. How the Code on Wages ‘legalises’ bonded labour 80. India is keeping an eye on Central Asia 81. Ladakh: A deeply insecure Union Territory 82. A delicate but necessary mission to Mynamar 83. Looking beyond the Forest Rights Act 84. On Geopolitics of India – As a regional leader, not a victim of circumstance 85. The troubling courtroom policymaking by the supreme court 86. Common electoral roll: Electoral reform is welcome, but shouldn’t be selective 87. e-shram registration is a stepping stone towards protection of informal workers 88. On Omicron: Before the third wave 89. Needed, a public health architecture for India 90-.This clean cooking fuel plan needs more firing up 91. So, no one killed news television ratings: Ring a bell? 92. On Sports Culture – Every sportsperson is a champion 93. India cannot take a black and white approach to Myanmar 94. A chance to tap India’s high equity in Myanmar 95. Explained | Right to be forgotten: govt position, court rulings, and laws elsewhere 96. How a universal constitution can save democracy across the world 97. Iran nuclear talks reverberate in the Gulf 98. Outpatient care: Prevention is better than cure 99. Vaccination: Central control of health care 100. Collaborative approach: Tackling a public health challenge is a team effort 101. The elderly are assets, not dependents 102. How PMO letter to EC challenged institutional balance 103. Has India turned into a barricade nation 104. Protection from data protection authority 105. India Israel ties no longer just a close friendship 106. Opec+ should expect plenty of turbulence in the years ahead 107. The problem of verbose policy documents – on National Electricity Policy 108. E-com competition as a worthy policy response 109. Centre’s push to merge film archive and other film bodies will ill serve their original mandates 110. An opportunity for Digital India 111. Edtech’s teachable moment 112. Step Motherly? Is the denial of FCRA renewal for the Mother Teresa founded NGO at all justified? 113. In Tamil Nadu, a lack of political will to end the Palk Bay conflict 114. Judiciary is Indian democracy’s only flicker of hope 115. Medical postgraduates: Omicron’s Here, Doctors Aren’t 116. How to protect India’s film heritage 117. Great Power Politics is back with a twist 118. Joint development of oil tank farm by India, Lanka could alter dynamic of Delhi-Beijing rivalry 119. A whiff of trouble in the Nord Stream pipeline 120. Questions still on how far labour codes will change gig workers’ lot 121. The efficiency myth of Aadhaar linking 122. Wrong medicine-Quota case delayed PG intake in medical institutes. Courts intervene too much 123. J&K delimitation exercise sets a dangerous precedent 124. On FCRA & NGOs: Killing the license 125 Asia faces many regional security threats 126. Judges & journos: CJI is partly right on the media mixing news and views. But judges should be less prickly too General Studies – 3 1. Wanted: New leaders to tackle climate change challenge 2. On Blockchain: The next big tech revolution 3. The brush with crypto offers some lessons for regulation 4. Cooperation awaits its “finding Raiffesisen” movement 5. Fresh air has become a luxury in Delhi 6. Storm surges and relief: Why India should rethink its cyclone response 7. Why the Reserve Bank wants to have its own digital currency 8. Fighting together: Only the political leadership can clear the way for joint theatre commands 9. The farm laws fiasco offers 7 lessons on how to reform in a democracy 10. Proposal to create bad bank for farm loans raises several issues that need careful deliberation 11. MSP is no silver bullet to boost farmers’ income 12. We’re on a knife’s edge between global reflation and stagflation 13. The Goa government’s TReDS adoption is worthy of emulation 14. Draft extended producer responsibility policy: How gaps in achieving fundamental goals can be closed 15. Basking in reflected glory 16. Nagaland killings should prompt a broad rethink 17. How to regulate crypto, minus a crypto-specific law 18. NFTs are overhyped, but useful for a creative economy 19. India’s labour market distress 20. On fiscal deficit: The turn of the Centre 21. Karnataka Government objects to implementation of Kasturirangan Report 22. Check stubble burning, monitor policy implementation 23. What PLFS tells us about India labour market 24. Aiming for a high, quality of life does influence investment decisions, India needs to loosen up 25. RBI must tackle surplus liquidity on way to policy normalisation 26. Real Cost of MSP For All Crops 27. Open banking puts banks on notice-Digitise or perish 28. A window of opportunity 29. Covid impact on what we may call a relevant market 30. On Agri reforms: Setback for reforms 31. PM-AASHA, price deficiency payment scheme: A fact check on its progress 32. On corporatisation of banks: Companies Needn’t Own Banks 33. The NFT promise is overhyped even for creative folks 34. The mountains are calling and they need help 35. Clean Energy from cold nuclear fusion is our Planet’s best hope 36. Delhi Pollution-Looking at social. political facets of climate crisis can help in better adaptation 37. Government shouldn’t rush to rein in fiscal deficit-NITI Aayog 38. Nagaland’s people deserve neither AFSPA nor gun culture 39. How waterways can help improve competitiveness 40. What true MSP means 41. Despite risks, there’s great potential in cryptocurrencies 42. Before criticising AFSPA, a full probe is necessary 43. “58 Percent of Potential oil palm acreage identified in 5 states: ICAR study” 44. “Goods and services tax as an unfinished agenda” 45. “Radioactive Pollution in water: A global concern for human health” 46. The stepping stones in the post-pandemic world 47. The good and not so good of new bank ownership norms 48. The question of US monetary policy 49. The curious case of India’s rising forex reserves and falling rupee 50. Poverty and Hunger stalk India’s countryside 51. Challenges associated with China’s economy: Dragon Stumbling, World Ok 52. How the pandemic has worsened inequality in India 53. Poverty and Hunger stalk Indias countryside 54. “The Parliament attack was 20 years ago, are we more prepared today?” 55. “The dream of being a Chip hub” 56. “How Delhi is leading the charge in electric vehicle adoption” 57. On COP26: Home truths on climate change 58. On USO Fund: Speed up broadband roll-out 59. Bank-NBFC co-lending: how it works, and the concerns it raises 60. The tug of war within the gig economy 61. Why Farmers Won, People Lost 62. Insect hits 9L acres of chilli crop in south India; experts point to use of pesticide 63. Boosting agrifood life sciences is key to India’s agricultural future 64. We need a renewed conversation on economic inequality in India 65. On Algorithmic trading/Algos: Regulate, don’t stifle 66. The NMP is hardly the panacea for growth in India 67. India’s drone companies are soaring in these 4 sectors 68. SafetyNet.co.in: Gig work’s inevitable & indispensable. But social security for such workers is essential 69. Needed: repeal of AFSPA, not regret 70. “Mainstreaming climate resilience through MGNREGS: Learning from Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai” 71. IMF cues could help the world align crypto rules 72. Plant protection authority sets right its potato blunder 73. On waste management: Zero the way to go 74. Surplus liquidity in the system: How it came and how it may go 75. Protecting gig workers 76. Why does the Log4Shell vulnerability have tech firms worried? 77. Household biomass burning- The invisible polluter 78. Wrong forum: On climate change and the UNSC 79. Bridging the financing gap in the clean energy transition 80. Delivering climate action: The road ahead for India after CoP26 81. The WTO’s challenge to MSP is another frontier to cross 82. India seems likely to grow old before it can become wealthy 83. The hidden threat to our fledging economic recovery 84. How to read the WTO panel’s sugar report against India 85. India must prepare for changes in the great Himalayan water 86. Data Protection Bill: Explained: JCP prescription for data Bill 87. Tourism in Kashmir: Fixing Kashmir-Phase 2 88. Neither ban nor regulate crypto 89. Interpretation of ARC maladies 90-.The overlooked case for food losses and waste 91. MSP for all crops is fiscally unfeasible 92. Data Protection Bill: National security, at the cost of citizens’ privacy 93. Insurgencies are defeated by democratic politics, not force 94. How to get PLIs transform manufacturing 95. Focus on local bodies in govt push to improve ease of doing business 96. Can India become a technology leader? 97. How does the Fed’s taper move impact Indian economy? 98. Why bugs should be a bigger part of the human food chain 99. India’s FTA ambitions in perspective 100. What rising inequality means 101. An over-engineered social stock exchange? 102. Blue sky thinking-Net zero aviation is more than a flight of fantasy 103. Gati Shakti: A much-needed fast track to development 104. Delink the good, bad and ugly of online gaming for apt regulation 105. A fair playing field for ARCs to rival our new bad bank 106. On Plastic pollution 107. Our Harmed Forces? 108. The data protection bills’ reduced emphasis on privacy 109. Our semiconductor shortage is likely to persist for a long while 110. Will India Pay For RBI’s Hurry? 111. On PSB privatisation: Avoidable delay 112. On WTO Ruling against Indian Sugar industry – Lasting solution 113. Sleepwalking into Chinese control of critical tech 114. Turmoil on the high seas-Indian shippers need stability assurers 115. The spirit of disinvestment 116. What to look at before investing in ESG funds 117. Let’s re-emphasize the ‘social’ aspect of our ESG investments 118. Avoid policy adventurism 119. Goodbye shadow banking 120. Agriculture needs a booster dose 121. It’s not too late for India to gain a global edge with high-end chips 122. Our expanding gig economy must treat workers fairly 123. The cold truth about India’s income inequality 124. Panel to explore withdrawal of AFSPA in Nagaland is a step in the right direction. Centre must build on it 125. Transforming lives-The job creation potential of livestock transition 126. The gaps in the plan to tackle plastic waste 127. Why online gaming in India needs regulation 128. Trade defence: On anti-dumping duty on Chinese goods 129. Strengthening IBC 130. What the pandemic has taught us about the economics 131. Farm reform: the Achilles’ heel of any Indian government 132. The capital market: Then and now 133. The value and vulnerability of centralized data storage 134. Maximising the boost-on mixing the COVID vaccines 135. Banks have fared better than expected in pandemic, but there are also signs of stress building up 136. On India’s Employment Situation – India’s most abundant resource remains tragically underutilized 137. Trading on a buffer-Can India afford to commercialize its fuel reserves 138. Legal MSP: A right and a necessity 139. Disinvestment needs a different approach 140. On James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): A new universe 141. Debt-for-climate swaps an effective means for relief 142. Should vaccination be made mandatory?
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