11 Jan 2022: UPSC Exam Comprehensive News Analysis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

A. GS 1 Related
WOMEN ISSUES
1. Rape punishable but marital relationship is different: HC
B. GS 2 Related
POLITY AND GOVERNANCE
1. Two SC judges pull out of Krishna water case
C. GS 3 Related
D. GS 4 Related
E. Editorials
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
1. The sail that Indian diplomacy, statecraft need
ECONOMY
1. A BIT to review
F. Prelims Facts
1. Manipur government issues ‘disturbed area’ notification
2. Top court to urgently hear hate speeches case
G. Tidbits
H. UPSC Prelims Practice Questions
I. UPSC Mains Practice Questions
FIP Magazine

Nut Graf
While it is imperative that marital rape be acknowledged as a crime under the statute books, it is also necessary to understand the sanctity of marriage and the qualitative differences between a marital and a non-marital relationship, and give allowances for the same while defining what constitutes marital rape.

2. Top court to urgently hear hate speeches case

Context:

The Supreme Court agreed to urgently hear a petition seeking the arrest and trial of people who made hate speeches.

Hate Speech: 

  • Hate speech encompasses a wide variety of expressions, including legitimate language, and is defined as any statement of discriminatory hatred toward others.

Know More About Hate Speech.

G. Tidbits

Nothing here for today!!!

H. UPSC Prelims Practice Questions

Q1. With respect to Krishna River, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. It is the largest river in Peninsular India.
  2. It rises in the Western Ghats near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra.
  3. Musi is the left bank tributary of Krishna.

Options:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
CHECK ANSWERS:-

Answer: b

Explanation

  • The Krishna River is the fourth-largest river in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India. (The Godavari is the largest in peninsular India.) Hence Statement 1 is incorrect.
  • The river rises near Mahabaleshwar in western Maharashtra state, in the Western Ghats range. Hence Statement 2 is correct.
  • Major tributaries of Krishna River are as follows: 
    • Left: Bhima, Dindi, Peddavagu, Halia, Musi, Paleru, Munneru. 
    • Right: Venna, Koyna, Panchganga, Dudhganga, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, Tungabhadra. 
  • Hence Statement 3 is correct.
Q2. Mekedatu River Project is a dispute between
  1. Kerala – Tamil Nadu
  2. Andhra Pradesh – Odisha
  3. Karnataka – Tamil Nadu
  4. Andhra Pradesh – Telangana
CHECK ANSWERS:-

Answer: c

Explanation

  • Mekedatu River Project: Mekedatu is a multipurpose (drinking and electricity) project that entails the construction of a balancing reservoir near Kanakapura in Karnataka’s Ramanagara district.
  • Karnataka – Tamil Nadu Dispute: Tamil Nadu has protested Karnataka’s plan to build a reservoir at Mekedatu on the Cauvery River. The Karnataka government, on the other hand, has stated that there is no “compromise” on the Mekedatu project and that the state intends to proceed with it.
  • Hence Option C is correct.
Q3. Consider the following statements about Tashkent Declaration:
  1. It was signed between India and Pakistan following the war of 1971.
  2. The Tashkent Declaration failed to limit any possibility of a future conflict between India and Pakistan.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both
  4. None
CHECK ANSWERS:-

Answer: b

Explanation

  • Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri signed the Tashkent Agreement on 10 Jan 1966 with Pakistan’s president to put an end to the 17-day war between India and Pakistan. Hence Statement 1 is incorrect.
  • The agreement was mediated by the Soviet Union which helped restore peace at the borders. Despite being regarded as a huge diplomatic achievement, the Tashkent Declaration did not prevent India and Pakistan from fighting in the future. Hence Statement 2 is correct.
Q4. Consider the following statements:
  1. He established the Belur Math.
  2. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose called him the “maker of modern India”.
  3. National Youth Day is celebrated in his honour.

The above statements describe:

  1. Swami Vivekananda
  2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  3. Dayananda Sarasvati
  4. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
CHECK ANSWERS:-

Answer: a

Explanation

  • Swami Vivekananda was influenced by Ramakrishna Paramahamsa who became his Guru.
  • He established many Mathas in India, the most important being the Belur Math in Belur, Howrah district. 
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had called Vivekananda the “maker of modern India.” 
  • In his honour, the government of India in 1984 declared his birthday ‘National Youth Day’.
  • Hence Option A is correct.
Q5. With reference to the ‘National Intellectual Property Rights Policy’, consider 
the following statements:
  1. It reiterates India’s commitment to the Doha Development Agenda and the TRIPS Agreement.
  2. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion is the nodal agency for regulating intellectual property rights in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? [UPSC 2017]

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
CHECK ANSWERS:-

Answer: c

Explanation

  • National Intellectual Property Rights Policy strives to create an ecosystem in the country that promotes innovation and creativity. The nodal department has been designated as the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). 
  •  India’s commitment to the Doha Development Agenda and the TRIPS Agreement was announced with the introduction of this policy. 
  • The National Intellectual Property Rights Policy includes all IPRs and puts them together on a single platform. Its goal is to apply global best practices to the Indian situation.
  • Hence Both the statements are correct.

I. UPSC Mains Practice Questions

  1. Evaluate the performance of India’s social service sector. Give examples of some positive outcomes due to the work done by organizations in this sector. (250 words; 15 marks) GS II (Polity)
  2. Is it time to provide a legal backing to the Model Code of Conduct to empower the Election Commission of India to keep the election campaigning in line? Discuss some of the limitations ECI faces in enforcing the Model Code of Conduct at present. (250 words; 15 marks) GS II (Social Justice)

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