The Hindu

GS2: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

GS3: Environmental conservation

GS2:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States

  • At home  Governments must protect the interests of children orphaned by COVID-19

GS3: Infrastructure

GS2: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests

GS2: Role of Civil Services in a democracy

GS3: Issues related to Direct and Indirect Farm Subsidies and Minimum Support Prices

Indian Express

GS3: Infrastructure

PIB Corner

GS3: Land reforms & related schemes

  • Enables Survey of India to use drones for  mapping of inhabited areas of villages under “SVAMITVA” scheme The SVAMITVA scheme aims to provide an integrated property validation solution for rural India. The demarcation of Abadi areas (the Abadi area includes inhabitant land, inhabited areas contiguous to Abadi and wadis/basties in rural areas) would be done using Drone Surveying technology, with the collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Department, State Revenue Department. This permission grant will allow Large Scale Mapping (LSM) by Survey of India using drones.

GS2: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education

  • Three Indian universities achieve top-200 positions in QS World University Rankings 2022 IIT Bombay secured overall score of 46.4 out of 100. The Institute has a score of 51.3 in academic reputation, 79.6 in employer reputation, 55.5 in citation per faculty, 32.5 in faculty student ratio, 1.5 in international faculty and 1.6 in international students, all scores out of a maximum of 100 points. Among these six parameters, Employer Reputation indicated the strongest one for IIT Bombay with a rank of 72 globally.