scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Premium

UPSC CSE Key – January 18, 2022: What you need to read today

Exclusive for Subscribers from Monday to Friday: The Indian Express UPSC Key January 18, 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 |
January 18, 2022 9:43:07 pm
upsc key 2022, upsc key January 18 2022, indian express news analysis Jan 18, express explained upsc content Jan 18, indian express the hindu news analysis 2022UPSC Key 2022: Here's what you should be reading from the February 1, 2022 edition of The Indian Express.

Important topics and their relevance in UPSC CSE exam for January 18, 2022. If you missed the January 17, 2022 UPSC CSE exam key from the Indian Express, read it here

Front Page

In rare move, EC pushes Punjab polls to Feb 20

Syllabus:

Best of Express Premium

Why I fell in love with Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio despite its sho...Premium
Penalties for delays, cuts in weekly pay: Life gets riskier for 10-minute...Premium
The Sunday Profile: Father, son and ‘holy suits’Premium
Tavleen Singh writes: India must choosePremium

Preliminary Examination: Indian Polity and Governance

Main Examination: General Studies II: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies and Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

Key Points to Ponder:

• What are Constitutional Bodies?

• Election Commission of India- Composition, Independence,

• Election Commission of India- Powers and Functions

• System of Election- First past the post electoral system.

• How Elections are conducted in India?

• How Election Commission Can Change dates for Election? (Any Past Precedence? Hint: 1991, Section 153 and Article 324 of the Constitution)

• Section 153 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951

• Article 324 of the Indian Constitution

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Election and Representation

📍 The Functions (Electoral System of India)

Kathak doyen who embodied virtuosity and expression, grace and control

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: History of India

Main Examination: General Studies I: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Brijmohan Nath Mishra Maharaj/Pt Birju Maharaj-About, His Massive Contributions in Dance and Legacy

• Kathak Dance-Origin, Style, and Revival in Modern India

• Role of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah in Revival of Kathak

• Difference between Nritta and Nritya

• Other Classical Dance forms in India

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Dance Like A Man

📍 Birju Maharaj

📍 Classical Dances

EXPRESS NETWORK

SC upholds NCLAT order to wind up Devas

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:

• Antrix-Devas deal Controversy- Background (2005 Deal, 2011 UPA Government Cancelled the agreement, Legal Disputes etc.)

• National Company Law Tribunal decision on Devas Multimedia

• Supreme Court of India’s Decision on Antrix-Devas Deal

• National Company Law Tribunal- Quasi-Judicial Body, Established Under which Act?

• Know About Antrix, Restrictive Immunity

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: Why did NCLAT term the Devas-Antrix agreement as fraud

📍 The story of a Rs 4,400 crore fiasco at ISRO

Centre cites Covid-19 risk, tells SC can’t let plea to allow Parsi last rites

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance

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:

• Parsis and the “dokhmenashini” ritual

• Parsi community’s customary last rites during pandemic, Article 25 of the Indian Constitution and Rules and Protocols

• Why letting bodies decay is risky

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 COVID-19 Victims Have A Right To Decent Burial As Per Religion Under Articles 21 And 25: Calcutta HC issues Guidelines

THE EDITORIAL PAGE

Forest Fine Print

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

Main Examination: General Studies III: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Key Points to Ponder:

• India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021- Major Findings

• Loss of Natural Forests-Reasons and Long-Term Impact

• Other Significant Features of ISFR 2021 like the assessment of forest cover in the Tiger Reserves, Corridors and Lion conservation area of India

• New initiative by FSI like ‘Mapping of Climate Change Hotspots in Indian Forests’ and ‘Above Ground Biomass’ documented in IFSR 2021

• Significant losses of dense forests Cover-Bottom five States

• India’s national forest policy-What is the forest cover target set by India?

• Forest Survey of India-About, Role and Under which Ministry?

• Map Work-Locate top five and bottom five states, Tiger Reserves mentioned in IFSR 2021

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Forest Survey report 2021

📍 Explained: Takeaways from Forest Report

📍 Forest Survey Report 2021: 11 states have lost forest cover; 21 have lost good forests

A Natural Partnership

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance

Main Examination: General Studies Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s Interests

Key Points to Ponder:

• 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and India

• India-Japan Relations- Historical Background

• Buddhism in Japan

• Japan’s role in India’s struggle for independence

• Meaning of ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Japan’s unsung role in India’s struggle for independence

📍 How India’s independence movement influenced Korea’s struggle for freedom from Japanese rule

📍 What Does a ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ Actually Mean?

THE WORLD

Europe faces threat of prolonged ‘twindemic’

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Key Points to Ponder:

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

• Impact of Twindemic on Europe

• Twindemic and Health Infrastructure India

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Twindemic

China’s birth rate drops to record low in ‘21

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

Key Points to Ponder:

• China’s Birth Rate-Issues and Challenges

• One-child policy-Long term Impact on China’s Demography

• Know the terms- demographic dividend, Population Growth Rate, Birth rate, Death rate

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 China’s birth rate drops to record low in 2021

In Volcano’s wake, agonizing waits for news from Tonga

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Indian and World Geography

Main Examination: General Studies I: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Volcanoes and Volcanic Landforms

• Types of Volcanoes

• What is a Tsunami and Causes of Tsunami

• Characteristics of Tsunami

• Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes and Earthquake

• Map work-Tonga and other subregion of Oceania (Polynesia)

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 INTERIOR OF THE EARTH

📍 DISTRIBUTION OF OCEANS AND CONTINENTS

Previous Year question based on Same theme

📍 Mention the global occurrence of volcanic eruptions in 2021 and their impact on regional environment. (GS-1, 2021)

EXPLAINED

The Ravidassias of Punjab

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: History of India

Main Examination: General Studies I: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Guru Ravidas and Bhakti Movement

• Adi Granth of Sikhs and Guru Ravidas

• Who are the Ravidassias?

• Dera Sachkhand Ballan

• Significance of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Guru Ravidass, his teachings are relevant even today: Prof Santosh K Singh

📍 We hear about Kabir, not Ravidas. Why?’

How the Centre chooses the tableaux for the Republic Day parade

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Key Points to Ponder:

• How are the tableaux selected?

• When does the process to decide the tableaux start and who can participate?

• Can the participating states or central government departments depict anything through their tableaux?

Get an e-paper subscription via our special offer – click here
For any queries and feedback, contact priya.shukla@indianexpress.com

For all the latest UPSC Current Affairs News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement