GS2: Polity

GS2: Health issues

  • SC flags digital divide in vaccine access Highlighting "digital divide" between rural and urban India, the Supreme Court Monday posed searching queries to the Centre on mandatory registration on CoWIN for COVID jabs, vaccine procurement policy and differential pricing, saying the policymakers "must-have ears on ground" to effectively deal with the "unprecedented" crisis.

GS2: Initiatives for vulnerable sections

GS2: India and neighbours

  • How Pakistan played the world In the 1950s, the country’s prospects seemed much better than many nations in East Asia and the Middle East. By neglecting economic development, letting magnificent obsessions cloud common sense, and privileging feudal and pre-modern ideologies, Pakistan has fallen rapidly behind its peers.

GS3: Challenges to internal security through communication networks

GS3: Economy

  • GDP fall, in perspective Government estimates released on Monday show that India’s GDP contracted by 7.3% in 2020-21. While the pandemic has hit growth in countries across the world, several trends over the last decade show that the Indian economy was already worsening in the years before Covid-19.