25 May 2022: UPSC Exam Comprehensive News Analysis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

A. GS 1 Related
B. GS 2 Related
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
1. On Quad; its origins, goals and future plans
C. GS 3 Related
D. GS 4 Related
E. Editorials
POLITY
1. A new road for India’s Fiscal Federalism
SOCIAL JUSTICE
1. Serving those who serve
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
1. Lessons from Russia for India
F. Prelims Facts
1. 60% e-waste recycling likely by 2023
G. Tidbits
H. UPSC Prelims Practice Questions
I. UPSC Mains Practice Questions
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The second in-person meeting of the leaders of the Quad grouping marks an important point for the grouping. Quad offers India a unique platform to engage with powers which are seeking to counter Chinese aggressiveness in the Indo-Pacific region with India having had to face Chinese aggression along its northern borders.

G. Tidbits

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H. UPSC Prelims Practice Questions

Q1. Which of the given pairs is/are correctly matched? (Difficult)

         Mahakavya                      Composer

  1. Kumarasambhavam             Kalidasa
  2. Prithviraja Vijaya                Jayanaka
  3. Hammira Mahakavya     Nayachandra Suri
  4. Shishupala Vadha               Banabhatta

Options:

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

Answer: d

Explanation:

  • The Shishupala Vadha is a work of classical Sanskrit poetry composed by Magha.
Q2. Which of the following were excavated/found in the Harappan site of 
Lothal? (Difficult)
  1. Coffin burials
  2. Bronze dancing girl statue
  3. Pashupati Seal
  4. Rice Husk

Options:

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

Answer: c

Explanation:

  • Dancing Girl is a prehistoric bronze sculpture excavated from Mohenjo-Daro. Pashupati Seal was also found in Mohenjo-Daro.
  • Rice husk and dockyard were found from the Lothal site of Indus Valley Civilization. The Lothal site of the Indus Valley Civilization is situated in Gujarat.
Q3. ‘PARAM PORUL’ recently seen in the news is: (Medium)
  1. A handicraft from Tamil Nadu that recently received the Geographical Indication tag.
  2. A group of Buddhist monks who enjoyed the royal patronage under the rulers of the Kalabhra dynasty
  3. A state-of-the-art Supercomputer dedicated to the nation under National Supercomputing Mission
  4. A cave system in the Western Ghats known for Buddhist rock-cut architecture.
CHECK ANSWERS:-

Answer: c

Explanation:

  • PARAM PORUL is a state-of-the-art supercomputer set up at NIT Tiruchirappalli.
  • PARAM PORUL supercomputing facility is established under Phase 2 of the National Supercomputing Mission to facilitate computational research.
Q4. Which of the following national parks is/are located in the Garhwal 
Himalayas? (Medium)
  1. Govind Pashu Vihar National Park
  2. Rani Jhansi National Park
  3. Namdapha National Park
  4. Nanda Devi National Park

Options:

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

Answer: c

Explanation:

  • The Garhwal Himalayas are mountain ranges located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
  • Namdapha National Park is located in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Rani Jhansi Marine National Park is located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.
Q5. Consider the following towns of India: (Difficult)
  1. Bhadrachalam
  2. Chanderi
  3. Kancheepuram
  4. Karnal

Which of the above are famous for the production of traditional sarees/fabric?

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

Answer: b

Explanation:

  • Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh is known for its sarees.
  • Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu is known for its silk sarees.
  • Bhadrachalam in the state of Telangana is a famous pilgrimage site.

I. UPSC Mains Practice Questions

  1. Identify the issues associated with the disposal of e-waste in India. Give examples of legislations introduced by the Government to overcome these hurdles. (250 words; 15 marks) (GS III- Environment)
  2. Quad presents an opportunity for India to stake a claim to a seat at the high table in global affairs. Comment. (250 words; 15 marks) (GS II- International Relations)

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