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UPSC CSE Key – January 7, 2022: What you need to read today

The Indian Express UPSC Key January 7, 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 7, 2022 7:56:20 pm
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Important topics and their relevance in UPSC CSE exam for January 7, 2022. If you missed the January 6, 2022 UPSC CSE exam key from the Indian Express, read it here.

FRONT PAGE

Punjab, Centre order separate probes; FIR against protesters

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance.

Main Examination: General Studies III: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

Key Points to Ponder:

• Prime Minister- The real executive Authority (de facto executive)

• Importance of Prime Minister as a Post and as an Institution

• Why Security Breach is a matter of grave concern?

• VVIP Security and Levels of Protection like X, Y, Y Plus, Z, Z Plus, and SPG

• Special Protection Group (SPG), SPG’s Blue Book and Prime Minister of India’s Security

• Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019-Key Highlights

• Different Forces involved in VIP Security-Who are they?

• Contingency Security Plan followed by SPG for VVIP Security

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: What is SPG protection and who gets it?

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

Centre breaks silence, hits back at China on letter to MPs, Pangong bridge

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Indian Geography and Current events of national and international importance

Main Examination: General Studies II: India and its neighbourhood- relations.

Key Points to Ponder:

• India-China Border Dispute-Background

• Map Work-Ladakh, Pangong Tso/Pangong Lake and Arunachal Pradesh

Line of Actual Control

• Significance of the Pangong Tso/Pangong Lake

• China’s aggressive attitude towards Indo-China Border and What impact can it have on India-China relations?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Explained: The importance of Ladakh’s Pangong Tso south bank

📍 Explained: Pangong Tso lake, theatre of India-China LAC scuffles

📍 A strategy of assertion: Why China is inventing names for places in Arunachal Pradesh

At Sanjay Lake, dip in waterbird species this time compared to last 3 yrs

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:

• Asian Waterbird Census (AWC)-Mission, Objectives

• What is the International Waterbird Census (IWC)

• Bombay Natural History Society-Role and Mission

• Who contributes to the International Waterbird Census (IWC)

• What sites and species are counted under the IWC and AWC?

• Great Cormorant and the Eurasian Coot-Migratory Species

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 How important are migratory birds in an era of climate change

EXPRESS NETWORK

Molnupiravir has major safety concerns: ICMR

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance

Main Examination: General Studies III: Disaster and disaster management.

Key Points to Ponder:

• Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI)-Under which nodal Ministry or Independent body?

• Molnupiravir -first anti-viral Covid-19 pill developed by whom?

• Working Mechanism of Molnupiravir

• Molnupiravir-Issues, Concerns and Challenges ahead

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Anti-Covid pill Molnupiravir: Approved, not recommended

GOVT & POLITICS

1.3k kanal Valley land declared strategic area; up for Army ops use

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:

• What do you understand by the term ‘Strategic Area’ in Jammu & Kashmir?

• Who defines and declares ‘Strategic Area’ in Jammu and Kashmir?

• Jammu and Kashmir Development Act 1970

THE EDITORIAL PAGE

Taming the third wave

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance

Main Examination: General Studies III: Disaster and disaster management.

Key Points to Ponder:

Omicron Variant and Delta Variant of Coronavirus-Key Differences

• What makes Omicron Variant more Dangerous?

• How Administration in States dealing with Omicron Upsurge?

• What Lessons India learnt from Second Wave of Covid-19?

• ‘Community Transmission of Omicron’-What do you Understand by this? what is Community Transmission?

• National Centre for Disease Control- Role and Under which Ministry?

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Mild and yet dangerous

Players in the Game

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Current events of national and international importance

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

Key Points to Ponder:

• The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA)-Treaty between Australia and Japan

• Changing security architecture in the Asia and Indo-Pacific region

• Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD)-Member Countries

• Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) and The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA)-Importance

• The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) and India

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 India and the Changing Dynamics of the Indo-Pacific

📍 In Defence of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ Concept

ECONOMY

Green Energy Corridor Phase II: Cabinet clears 12K cr for power lines

Syllabus:

Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development

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

Key Points to Ponder:

• Green Energy Corridor Project-Key Highlights and Features

• Green Energy Corridor Phase I – Implemented in which States?

• Renewable Energy rich states of India-Know the top five States

• Renewable Energy Targets set by India and Various Schemes

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 GREEN ENERGY CORRIDORS

THE WORLD

Russia sends troops to Kazakhstan as dozens of protesters are killed

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-Kazakhstan, Capital and important Provinces

• Protest in Kazakhstan-Background

• How is Russia getting involved?

• What do you know about ‘Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)’?

• Kazakhstan and India

Other Important Articles Covering the same topic:

📍 Why are Kazakhs protesting?

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