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UPSC CSE Key – December 27, 2021: What you need to read today

The Indian Express UPSC Key December 27 2021 will help you prepare for the civil service and other competitive examinations with cues on how to read and understand content from the most authoritative news source in India.

Written by Priya Kumari Shukla | Hyderabad |
Updated: December 27, 2021 6:22:17 pm
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Important topics and their relevance in UPSC CSE exam for December 27 2021. If you missed the December 24 2021 UPSC CSE exam key from the Indian Express, read it here.

FRONT PAGE

Centre sets up panel to look into withdrawal of AFSPA in Nagaland

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.

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Nagaland’s people deserve neither AFSPA nor gun culture

📍 From Oting killings to AFSPA shadow, verse gives voice to anger in Nagaland

Minorities back raising marriage age of women, flag concerns on personal law

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance

Main Examination: General Studies II: Social empowerment

Key Points to Ponder:

• Minorities in India (Article 30 and Article 29 of the Constitution)

• What do you Understand By ‘Personal Laws’?

• Personal laws in India

• The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and Uniform Civil Code

• The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021 for all Religion-Issues and Debate

• Raising legal age of marriage for women- Criticism

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: Legal implications of enforcing age of marriage

THE SECOND PAGE

Malaviya not just a person but an institution: Shah

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: History of India and Indian National Movement.

Main 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:

• Madan Mohan Malviya-Freedom Fighter, an Educator and Social Reformer

• Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

• Hindu Mahasabha-Contributions and Criticisms

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Madan Mohan Malviya – A great patriot

📍 Who was Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, freedom fighter and educationist

GOVT & POLITICS

Maharashtra govt plans to hold Speaker election tomorrow, seeks Governor nod

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Indian Polity and Governance

Key Points to Ponder:

• State Legislature-Organisation, Composition of House/Houses (In case of Bicameral System)

• Speaker of Assembly-How speaker is Elected?

• Chairman of Council

Phishing attacks on Central ministry officials get sharper, targeted

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance

Main Examination: General Studies‐III: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, basics of cyber security

Key Points to Ponder:

• Cyberattacks and Cybercrimes in India

• Phishing Attack-Definition, Techniques and Types

• Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act)

• The Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and personal data or information) Rules, 2011

• International Best practices against Cybercrime

• National Informatics Centre (NIC)-Nodal Ministry

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Indigenous development of cyber technologies, products is important for cyber security: Dr (Prof) Nisha Kant Ojha

📍 ‘Importance of cybersecurity still not well understood by all organisations’: Cybersecurity Tech Accord

📍 Here’s how cybersecurity threats will evolve in 2022

THE EDITORIAL PAGE

Putting up a harder fight

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance

Main Examination: General Studies II: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

Key Points to Ponder:

Corbevax vaccine

• Booster/Precautionary Doses-Issues and Challenges

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 The Next Steps

📍 Explained: How is Biological E’s Corbevax different?

The Ukraine Front

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies II: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

Key Points to Ponder:

• Annexation of Crimea By Russian Federation

• 2014 Crimean crisis

• Strategic Location of Crimea-why it matters to Russia?

• Ukraine, NATO, USA and Russia- where is this Heading?

• Article 5 of NATO’s founding treaty (Collective Security)

• India’s stand in Ukraine Crisis

• India and Ukraine-Bilateral Relations

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: Why Russian troops are on Ukraine border, and why West is concerned

📍 Russia and the Ukraine Crisis: An Indian Perspective

EXPLAINED

Right to be forgotten: govt position, court rulings, and laws elsewhere

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Indian Polity and Governance

Main Examination: General Studies II: Indian Constitution

Key Points to Ponder:

• What is the right to be forgotten?

• General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Which countries have such laws?

• What is the position in India?

• What are the ongoing cases in the Delhi High Court about?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: The ‘Right to be Forgotten’ in India, and Ashutosh Kaushik’s case in Delhi HC

THE WORLD

Desmond Tutu, whose voice helped defeat apartheid, dies at 90

Syllabus

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination:

• General Studies I: History of the world (from 18th century onwards)

• General Studies IV: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world

Key Points to Ponder:

• Desmond Tutu

• Apartheid in South Africa

• Struggle against Apartheid-Desmond Tutu’s Contribution

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Desmond Tutu

ECONOMY

Govt imposes antidumping duty on five Chinese goods

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

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

Key Points to Ponder:

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

• Anti-Dumping Duty, Countervailing Duties (CVDs), Predatory Dumping and Import Duty-Know these Terms

• Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)-Role and Mandate

• Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR)- Nodal Ministry and Role

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 What Is an Anti-Dumping Duty?

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