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UPSC CSE Key – January 13, 2022: What you need to read today

Exclusive for Subscribers from Monday to Friday: The Indian Express UPSC Key January 13, 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 |
Updated: January 13, 2022 9:07:21 pm
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Important topics and their relevance in UPSC CSE exam for January 13, 2022. If you missed the January 12, 2022 UPSC CSE exam key from the Indian Express, read it here

FRONT PAGE

Food prices push retail inflation to 6-month high

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:

• Inflation and Various Types of Inflation

• Causes of Inflation

• Long term, Medium Term and Short-term impact of Inflation

• How Inflation is Measured in India?

• What do you understand by Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Consumer Price Index?

• What is CPI-based Inflation or Retail Inflation

• New Standard for Measuring Inflation in India and Old Standard for Measuring Inflation-Key Differences

• Impact of Money Supply on an Economy-Inflation or Deflation?

• Steps or Measures Taken by GOI to Control Inflation

• National Statistical Office (NSO)-About, Vision, Mandate and Role

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explain Speaking: Why (gentle) policymakers prefer retail (over wholesale) inflation

📍 What is Consumer Price Index (CPI) Inflation?

SC flags war of words, names probe team head

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Indian Polity and Governance

Main Examination:

• General Studies II: Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure

• General Studies III: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

Key Points to Ponder:

• Justice Indu Malhotra Committee Constituted by the Supreme Court

• Sudhir Kumar Saxena Committee by Union Government and Mehtab Singh Gill Committee by Punjab government

• Know the Basics-Centre-state relations and Federal Structure in India

• Prime Minister of India- Power and Functions

• Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)-Fulcrum of Indian Administration, How?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: How is the PM’s security planned, and what exactly went wrong in Punjab?

As ISRO prepares for manned mission, its new chief is man for the moment

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

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

Key Points to Ponder:

• Personality in News- Dr S Somanath

• The Indian Human Spaceflight Programme (IHSP) and Gaganyaan – About and Key Features

• Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)-Background, Achievements and upcoming Missions

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 To The Point : Dr S Somanath, Director, VSSC, ISRO

📍 ISRO targets Gaganyaan launch before Independence Day, Chandrayan 3 by mid-2023

📍 2022 is full of first steps to the Moon

EXPRESS NETWORK

Delhi HC to hear plea as Centre says other forms of talaq not illegal in law

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Indian Polity and Governance

Main 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:

• What do you understand by the term ‘Triple Talaq’?

• Supreme Court of India’s Verdict in Shayara Bano v. Union of India & Others

• The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019-Key Highlights

• Talaq-e-Ahsan, Talaq-e-Hasan and Talaq-e-Biddat-Three types of divorce under Islamic law and Difference between them?

• Which Type of Talaq comes under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019?

• Talaq-e-Ahsan, Talaq-e-Hasan and Talaq-e-Biddat-Present Situation, Issues and Challenges

• Article 44 of the Indian Constitution and Uniform Civil Code-Ongoing Debate

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 What is instant triple talaq?

📍 Flawed understanding of triple talaq law is leading to its misuse

EXPRESS NETWORK

Hate speech: SC notices to Centre, Uttarakhand govt, Delhi Police

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Indian Polity and Governance

Main Examination: General Studies II: Indian Constitution, Important aspects of Governance

Key Points to Ponder:

• What is ‘Hate Speech’

• Law Commission of India on ‘Hate Speech’

• Article 19 of the Constitution

• Laws restricting the freedom of expression

• Impact of Hate Speech on Freedom of Expression

• International Legal Regime on Hate Speech

• International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 and Article 21 of the Constitution

• Hate Speech and Democracy

• Supreme Court of India on Hate Speech (Pravasi Bhalai Sangathan v. Union of India,2014)

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 HATE APPS MUST BE CONDEMNED: UN OFFICIAL

📍 Hate Speech

📍 Dharma sansad and mahamandaleshwar: who they are, the role they play

THE EDITORIAL PAGE

Salil’s Story

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

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

Key Points to Ponder:

• What is Gig Economy?

• Gig Workers in India-Issues and Challenges

• Labour Laws and Reforms in Labour laws in India

• National Commission on Labour’s recommendations and its implementation

• Supreme Court of India on gig Workers

• Unorganised Workers and Gig Workers-Key Differences?

• Code on Wages, 2019-Key Provisions

• Industrial Relations Code, 2020-Key Features

• Code on Social Security, 2020-Key Features

• Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2020-Key Features

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Why social security benefits for gig workers must be expedited

📍 High demand, work control pulled in gig workers; now focus turns to rights

📍 e-Shram registration is a stepping stone towards protection of informal workers

THE IDEAS PAGE

Taking the fair call

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies III: Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Telecom Sector in India-Background, Issues, and Challenges

• Spectrum Auction in India-How they are done?

• What is Adjusted gross revenue (AGR)?

• The Telecom Reforms Package by Union Government-What is it and Why Government came up with this Package?

• Why did the Vodafone and other telcos financial condition deteriorated?

• Supreme Court of India on Adjusted Gross Revenue

• What do you Understand by the term “interest on deferred spectrum auction payments” and “adjusted gross revenues
(AGR) to equity”?

• Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)-Role, Vision, Independent Body or Under any Ministry?

• Department of Telecommunications (DoT)-Role, Functions and Powers, Independent or Under any Ministry?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Govt to hold Vi shares via SUUTI, process to be over in ‘coming
months’

📍 Explained: What is AGR? How will it impact Airtel, Vodafone Idea?

📍 Explained: Unpacking the telecom reforms package

📍 Explained: What are spectrum auctions, and what can happen in the upcoming auction?

For order to prevail

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Indian Polity

Main Examination: General Studies II: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Know the Basics-Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India

• Article 245 and Article 246 of the Constitution of India

• What do you Understand by Union List, State List and Concurrent List?

• Government of India Act, 1935 and seventh Schedule of the Constitution

• Various Committees on Centre-State Relations-Key Highlights

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: Centre-state disputes and Article 131

📍 Explained Ideas: How to improve Centre-state relations on a sustained basis

EXPLAINED

Strategy and ambition: In Wang Yi visit, China’s long Africa game

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:

• Map Work-Locate Eritrea, Kenya, and Comoros

• China’s growing influence in Africa-Impact on India?

• China in Africa-A new form of Colonialism or Neo-Colonialism?

• India and Africa-Bilateral Relations

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Is China a New Colonial Power?

📍 China in Africa: win-win development, or a new colonialism?

THE WORLD

Deep divides remain after Russia-NATO latest talks on Ukraine

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:

• USA-Russia and Ukraine Crisis

• Russia’s Demand/Proposals-Key Highlights

• 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

• How India can help US and Russia to maintain ‘Peace’ in this Conflict?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: What are the Minsk agreements on the Ukraine conflict?

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