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UPSC CSE Key – April 29, 2022: What you need to read today

Exclusive for Subscribers from Monday to Friday: The Indian Express UPSC Key April 29, 2022 will help you prepare for the Civil Services and other competitive examinations with cues on how to read, how to connect the dots and understand content from the most authoritative news source in India.

Written by Priya Kumari Shukla | Hyderabad |
April 29, 2022 7:51:47 pm
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Important topics and their relevance in UPSC CSE exam for April 29, 2022. If you missed the April 28, 2022 UPSC CSE exam key from the Indian Express, read it here

FRONT PAGE

In a first, IndiGo uses Indian navigation system to land aircraft

Syllabus:

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Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Mains Examination: General Studies III: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

Key Points to Ponder:

• GPS-aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN)-Key Features

• What is Satellite-based Augmentation Systems (SBAS)?

• What is Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs)?

• Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)-About, Role and under which Ministry?

• GPS-aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN)-Significance

• GPS-aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN)-Applications

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 About GAGAN

Remains found in Punjab well traced to 1857 rebellion: Study

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: History of India and Indian National Movement.

Mains Examination: General Studies I: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues.

Key Points to Ponder:

• 1857 Revolt-Background

• Difference between the Revolt of 1857 from the earlier uprisings

• Nature of Revolt and Protest before 1857

• Significance of Revolts before 1857 and its impact on 1857 Revolt

• Regions/People affected by the Revolt of 1857

• Causes of the Revolt-Economic Causes, Political Causes, Administrative Causes and Socio-Religious Causes

• Immediate Causes of the Revolt-Discontent among Sepoys and other reasons

• Prominent Leaders of the Revolts-General Bakht Khan, Nana Saheb, Begum Hazrat Mahal, Khan Bahadur, Kunwar Singh, Maulvi Ahmadullah of Faizabad and Rani Laxmibai

• Suppression of the 1857 Revolt-Role of Zamindars and Princely States

• Reasons for the failure of 1857 Revolt-Brainstorm

• Changes Introduced after the Revolt-Administration, Military and Socio-religious Consequences

• Significance of the 1857 Revolt

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 India’s first war of Independence, and the legacy of Hindu-Muslim unity

GOVT & POLITICS

Working towards removing AFSPA from Northeast: PM

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Indian Polity and Governance

Main Examination:

• General Studies‐II: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure

• General Studies‐III: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism

Key Points to Ponder:

• Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958

• Framework agreement of 2015

• The Supreme Court guidelines for the use of AFSPA in 1997

• “Disturbed Area” and the power to declare “Disturbed Area” lies with whom?

• Other States under AFSPA

• Recommendation of Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy Committee in 2005, Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) in 2007 and Santosh Hegde Committee appointed by Supreme Court in 2013.

• Supreme Court on AFSPA (Naga People’s Movement of Human Rights v. Union of India 1998)

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 AFSPA and the Northeast

📍 Why AFSPA exists

Russia-Ukraine war shows necessity of self-reliance: Rajnath

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

Mains Examination: General Studies II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Self-Reliant and Self Sufficient-Know the Difference

• Atmanirbhar Bharat or Self-Reliant India Campaign-Important Components

• Five Pillars of a Self-reliant India

• Significance of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

• Self-Reliant India Campaign is inspired by Swadeshi Movement 1905-Do you agree?

• Self-Reliant India Campaign-Issues and Challenges ahead

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 An ‘atmanirbhar’ India can look the world in the eye

EXPRESS NETWORK

PM-Kisan in Kerala: Over 30,000 ineligible beneficiaries detected

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

Mains Examination: General Studies III: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

Key Points to Ponder:

• What is PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana?

• When did the PM-Kisan scheme come into effect?

• Definition of Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs)?

• PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana-Benefits and Eligibility conditions

• PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana- Who is not eligible for this scheme?

• What is Central Sponsored Scheme?

• What is Centrally Sponsored Scheme?

• What is the difference between central sector scheme and centrally sponsored scheme?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 What is PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana?

THE EDITORIAL PAGE

Shock-Proofing Power

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Mains Examination: General Studies III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Power Sector in India-Backgound

• What do you understand by the term ‘Discoms’?

• Issues Faced by Power Sector in India

• What are the Challenges Faced by the Power Sector DISCOMs?

• Transmission and Distribution Issues-Know the facts

• What do you understand by ‘Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) Losses’?

• What Initiatives have been launched for Power Sector DISCOMs?

• Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)-Key Features

• Revamped Distribution Sector Reform Scheme (RDSS)-Key Features

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 How to create a better power distribution network

EXPLAINED

States vs Centre on fuel taxes

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

Mains Examination: General Studies III: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment

Key Points to Ponder:

• Base Price, Central Excise Duty, State Tax and Petrol Prices-Connect the Dots

• Why States in India have different prices for Petrol and Diesel?

• Retail prices in India compared to global crude oil price

• What Is Value-Added Tax (VAT)?

• How Value-Added Tax (VAT) works?

• Fuel levies as revenue share

• How fuel is taxed?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍Explained: For state governments, why cutting taxes on fuel is easier said than done

The Hattis of Himachal Pradesh, and their demand for ST status

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Mains Examination: General Studies II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

Key Points to Ponder:

• Who are the Hattis?

• Since when have the Hattis been demanding tribal status?

• How many people are likely to benefit if the government concedes the demand?

• What is the political significance of this move?

• How has the Hattis’ case for ST status progressed so far?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Centre to grant ST status to Hatti community soon: Himachal CM

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