DMPQ-. Discuss India-UK ties amid pandemic and economic crisis. Also mention the challenges of this Bilateral relations.

India and the United Kingdom share a modern partnership bound by strong historical ties. The bilateral relationship that was upgraded to a strategic partnership in 2004 and further strengthened by the successive government. The possibilities range from ramping up vaccine production to the structuring of a strong public health system in India, the absence of … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss how India’s banking sector needs next generation reforms.

The government recently announced new banking reforms, involving the establishment of a Development Finance Institution (DFI) for infrastructure, creation of a Bad Bank to address the problem of chronic non-performing assets (NPAs), and privatisation of public sector banks (PSBs) to ease its burden in terms of mobilising additional capital. The Indian banking sector has been … Read more

DMPQ-. Discuss the significance of Cooperative Centre-State relations in fighting against covid-19 pandemic.

history of federal relationship between the states and the centre is fraught with cold indifference at its best and tension and conflict at its worst. It is needless to emphasise that the context of opposing political ideologies and pragmatic orientations has always supplied grounds on which the ruling regime at the centre and governments at … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the need to revolutionize India-EU relations in the wake new happenings in the world and India.

It has been a long road from the first European Union (EU)-India Summit in 2000 to the virtual India-EU leaders meeting in 2021, which saw Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi interacting with the 27 EU leaders as well as presidents of the European Council and the European Commission last week. The optics could not have … Read more

DMPQ- Write an essay on the relevance and future roadmap for India’s PSE (Public Sector Enterprises).

. Recently, the government has announced that it will be using three public sector enterprises (PSEs) for manufacturing Covaxin to augment the manufacturing capacity under Mission COVID Suraksha. Apart from it, several PSEs in the steel, petroleum and natural gas sectors have supplemented the efforts of the government in making available liquid medical oxygen as … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss how Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) act 2021 will restructure India’s Tribunal system.

Recently, the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021 has been promulgated by the central government. Through this ordinance the centre has abolished several appellate tribunals and transferred their jurisdiction to other existing judicial bodies. The Ordinance has met with sharp criticism for not only bypassing the usual legislative process, but also for … Read more

DMPQ- What is Compulsory licensing or Trips Waiver ? Explain why it is important to eradicate the compulsory licensing in the view of devastating pandemic.

Recently, India and South Africa have piloted the proposal to waive key provisions of the TRIPS agreement on Covid-19 vaccines, drugs, therapeutics, and related technologies. This proposal has been now backed by the U.S also. The TRIPS waiver proposal would give immunity to member countries from a legal challenge at the WTO if their domestic … Read more

DMPQ- India is sealing relationships with US, UK, Europe after the double reality check from China.” Comment.

. Almost unnoticed in the ferocity of the current Covid surge battering us, India’s foreign policy pivoted westwards, embracing partners and relationships that, if taken at the flood, could have interesting implications for India’s future. A Quad leaders’ summit in March drew the curtains from the new focus. For years the Indian system downplayed the … Read more

05-06.12.21 Daily jPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND State unit of Cardiological Society of India best in Country   Jharkhand chapter of Cardiological Society of India (CSI) was adjudged best branch in annual convention of CSI held at Hyderabad from December 2 to December 5. CSI Jharkhand Chapter, president Dr Satish and Secretary Prattay Guha Sarkar received award on Saturday in Hyderabad. … Read more

DMPQ-. Explain the importance of creative non-tariff based policy to boost India’s oilseeds output.

Several commodity exporting countries that are either suppliers to, or competitors, to India in the international market have made the World Trade Organisation (WTO) an arena to spar with India. The idea seemingly is to pressure India into continuing to be a major destination market for their supplies or to blunt India’s competitive edge in … Read more

DMPQ-. Throw light on India’s Options regarding the regulations of Blockchain technology and Cyrptocurrency .

Govt. of India is still skeptical about the very idea of crypto-currency. The pioneer cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, which traded at just $ 0.0008 in 2010, commanded a market price of just under $65,000 this April. Many newer coins were introduced since Bitcoin’s launch, and their cumulative market value touched $ 2.5 trillion this May. Within a … Read more

DMPQ-Explain the challenges faced by India’s Dairy Sector. Also suggest some measures to deal with them.

In the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, agriculture and allied sectors put up a spectacular performance with an annual growth of 3.4 per cent while the economy contracted by (-)7.2 per cent in 2020-21. In the farm-dependent population comprising cultivators and agricultural labourers, those involved in dairying and livestock constitute 70 million. Moreover, in … Read more

DMPQ-. Define the priority sector lending. Also suggest some measures to improve it in the context of changing India’s economic situations.

The origins of priority sector (PS) lending can be traced back to 1966 when Morarji Desai saw a need for increasing credit to agriculture and small industries. However, the definition for PS was only formalised based on a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report in the National Credit Council in 1972. After bank nationalisation, the … Read more

04.12.21 Daily jPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Govt to waive agri loans upto Rs 1 lakh soon: Oraon Finance Minister Dr Rameshwar Oraon on Saturday said that the State Government will waive loans of farmers up to Rs one Lakh and discussions are being held in this direction. Under the Chief Minister’s Agriculture Loan Waiver Scheme, loans of up to Rs … Read more

DMPQ-Explain how Covid-19 pandemic has pushed India’s children into the menace of Child labour problem. Also suggest some measures to control it.

With increased economic insecurity, lack of social protection and reduced household income, the Covid-19 pandemic is pushing the children from poor households to contribute to the family income with the risk of exposure to exploitative work. Subsequent lockdowns have worsened the situation, posing a real risk of backtracking the gains made in eliminating child labour. … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the feasibility of ‘one nation one election’ strategy in order to make india’s democracy more efficient.

The Election Commission is one agency in India that works round the clock, throughout the year. The Panchayat, District Board, State Assemblies, Legislative Council, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, President, Vice-President all require supervision by the Election Commission of India. Enumeration of votes, verification of voters’ list and delimitation of constituencies take up almost all the … Read more

DMPQ-Throw light on the significance of National Mission on Biodiversity and human well being for saving Biodiversity and securing Earth’s Future.

Globally, there has been a 7% loss of intact forests since 2000, and recent assessments indicate that over a million species might be lost forever during the next several decades. Further, climate change and the ongoing pandemic will put additional stresses on our natural ecosystems. India is not an exception to these trends. Today, it … Read more

DMPQ-. Explain how Boosting Blue Economy can help in recovery of India’s Economy after Pandemic .

One of the major challenges following the pandemic is the loss of livelihoods and jobs. The road to recovery and growth goes through the ocean. The Blue Economy represents enormous potential for sustainable economic activity and job creation after the crisis. India has a unique maritime position, with a 7,517-km long coastline and an Exclusive … Read more

DMPQ-. Explain how digitalization of India’s Judicial Institutes can boost the justice system. Also mention the challenges of it.

. In popular perception, Indian courts are not associated first with the delivery of justice, but with long delays and difficulties for ordinary litigants. According to data released by the Supreme Court in the June 2020 newsletter of the e-Committee, 3.27 crore cases are pending before Indian courts, of which 85,000 have been pending for … Read more

DMPQ-. “Planing for India’s smart cities must include the tree planting”. Discuss.

. Every year since 1974, nations, communities and individuals across the globe have come together on June 5 to celebrate and remember our duty towards the planet and our future generations by observing World Environment Day. This year, the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is being launched, building towards the goals of this decade. … Read more

DMPQ- The confidentiality around the Electoral bonds defeats the very purpose they were created for”. Discuss.

. In 2014, the Delhi High Court held that both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were guilty of illegally accepting donations from two companies registered in India but whose controlling shareholder was Vedanta, a foreign company. The court held that this was in contravention of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 1976, … Read more

DMPQ- “Climate change is creating need for the policy framework for managing multiple risks from overlapping hazards”. Discuss with recent examples.

. Recently, India has been hit by two cyclones, first the Western Coast (Cyclone Tauktae) and then the eastern coast (Cyclone Yass). The increasing frequency of environmental hazards indicate the vulnerability owing to climate change. However, the more concerning matter is the occurrence of overlapping hazards.For example, while the Yaas cyclone caused immediate damage, the … Read more

03.12.21 Daily jPSC Current Affairs

  JHARKHAND   Cervical cancer screening in J’khand better than Bengal   The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) for the first time has included certain new parameters in its survey, including screening for cancer, among women in the age group 30 to 49 years. In Jharkhand, only 0.5% of the surveyed women have confirmed to have undergone … Read more

02.12.21 Daily jPSC Current Affairs

  JHARKHAND IITF: J’khand Pavillion bags Gold medal in Focus State category The country’s largest trade fair, the India International Trade Fair, concluded on Saturday. At the conclusion of the fair, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi presented the Jharkhand Pavilion with a Gold Medal and a Citation in the Focus State Category. The … Read more

01.12.21 Daily jPSC Current Affairs

  JHARKHAND Torpa becomes first block in State to achieve 100 % vaccination Torpa in Khunti has become the first block in Jharkhand to achieve 100 per cent Covid-19 vaccination coverage. This tribal-dominated block has achieved this feat despite resistance against vaccination from villagers during the initial phase of the immunisation campaign. However, the sincere … Read more

30.11.21 Daily jPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND ‘Over 1K severe factory incidents in 2020’     Expressing a need to digitalise safety, Gopal Kumar, chief inspector of factories, Jharkhand, on Monday said that over 1000 severe incidents got registered in 2020 and led to avoidable human deaths. Addressing the 3rd Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Jharkhand Safety Conclave at Beldih Club, … Read more

DMPQ-. Discuss how FPO’s (Food Producing Organizations) can transform India’s Agriculture.

. It is not unsurprising that in today’s world, most small farmers do not want their children to follow in their footsteps. With a monthly household income of less than ?6,000, fragmented landholdings and a 30 per cent probability of buying seeds and pesticides that could be adulterated or spurious, small and marginal farmers in … Read more

DMPQ-. Discuss the challenges faced by Indian Federalism in current India.

. Federalism believes in shared sovereignty and territoriality between multiple constituent units of governance. In India, Federalism is a device to accommodate India’s multiple linguistic, religious, and ethnic identities. Presently, in different parts of the world, the federal system of government is facing some of its biggest trials yet, from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, much … Read more

DMPQ-“Economic growth alone can not solve the challenge of development, to do so income levels needs of people need to increase as well”. Comment

. The provisional estimates of annual national income (2020-21), released on May 31 by the National Statistical Office, did not have any surprises, but for one, that is, there is nothing encouraging in the numbers. The agriculture sector continued its impressive growth performance, reiterating that it still remains as the vital sector of the economy, … Read more

DMPQ-The One Nation One Ration Card is the most far-reaching reform of the public distribution ecosystem since the Food Security Act.” Comment.

. As the Supreme Court’s deadline for all states to join the One Nation, One Ration Card (ONORC) initiative nears, this is an opportune time to examine how the scheme has fared in its first two years. ONORC allows a beneficiary to access his food entitlements from anywhere in India irrespective of the place where … Read more

28-29.11.21 Daily jPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND NFHS 5 points at improvement in sex ratio in State   The fifth edition of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) confirmed signs of a demographic shift in India. For the first time since the NFHS began in 1992, the proportion of women exceeded men: there were 1,020 women for 1,000 men. In the … Read more

DMPQ-Explain how Covid-19 pandemic has effected Women labour force in India.

. Women tend to be the backbone of society during crises, even as they are also more likely to face the disproportionate impacts of such events. The Covid-19 pandemic is no different. It has severely exacerbated existing gendered barriers, widened India’s gender gap in the workforce, and affected (overwhelmingly female) caregivers and frontline workers. Moreover, … Read more

27.11.21 Daily jPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Farmers to soon get ‘sexed semen’ to increase female calf population   Milk farmers in Jharkhand will soon be able to choose a pack of semen that would ensure birth of female calf, thereby reducing the burden of rearing male calf or bull which becomes useless for those who are not into farming. Jharkhand … Read more

DMPQ-. What is G-7’s Build back better proposal ? Explain it’s implications for India.

G-7 leaders finally came around with the proposed Build Back Better World (B3W) to counter China’s rising influence across 100-plus countries through Belt Road Initiative (BRI) projects. The proposal, though at a nascent stage, aims to address the infrastructure investment deficit in developing and lower income countries — the space which has been increasingly captured … Read more

DMPQ-Suggest healthcare measures for India’s health system in the wake of current pandemic.

. The Covid-19 pandemic reiterates the importance of Public Health systems. The private health sector which accounts for 70% of healthcare services in India, is playing only a supporting role. There is a need to address the constraints and revamp of the public health system in India which would not only enable improved handling of … Read more

DMPQ-. Discuss why Surveillance reforms are the need of the hour in the wake of the Pegasus project reveal.

The ‘Pegasus Project’ says that over 300 verified Indian mobile telephone numbers, including those used by ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, the legal community, businessmen, government officials, scientists, rights activists and others, were targeted using spyware made by the Israeli firm, NSO Group. In India the government can surveillance through existing laws that offer impunity for … Read more

DMPQ-“India needs an economic stimulus that can also aid green energy transition.”

A large demand stimulus seems necessary in getting the V-shaped economic recovery that we need. A green stimulus can create demand, address air pollution and accelerate the green energy transition.  In a few months from now, around Diwali, the burning of rice crop residue in northern India will create an air pollution crisis. This can … Read more

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