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Reforming Criminal Justice System – UPSC GS2

Context: Aiming to make comprehensive changes in criminal laws, the government has initiated the process of amendment to laws such as the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian Evidence Act in consultation with all stakeholders. Criminal Justice System: The Criminal Justice System refers to the agencies of government charged with enforcing the law, adjudicating crime, …

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China’s Economic Growth : Analysis – UPSC GS2

Economic performance of China during the COVID-19 pandemic: In 2020 during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when most economies were struggling, China was able to sustain its impressive economic performance. China’s gross domestic product grew by 2.2% in 2020 from the previous year. China’s manufacturing output registered an increase from the previous year and …

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Enhancing Digital Skills – UPSC GS2

Facts: According to a new report, about 27.3 million workers, representing 7% of the country’s workforce, will require digital skills training for their jobs over the next year. The need for more advanced cloud computing skills, including machine learning and cloud architecture design have emerged as the fifth and sixth most in demand digital skills by employers in India by 2025. What are the issues related to …

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Need of Indian Legislative Service – UPSC GS2

Why Indian Legislative Service is needed? There are many legislative bodies in India, ranging from the panchayat, block panchayat, zila parishad, municipal corporations to State legislatures and Union Parliament at the national level. To ensure competent and robust legislative institutions, there is the need to have qualified and well-trained staff to support the legislative functioning. Parliament …

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POCSO Act : Analysis – UPSC GS2

What are the issues related to Child Sexual Abuse? Multi-layered problem: Child sexual abuse is a multi-layered problem which negatively impacts children’s physical safety, mental health, well-being and behavioural aspects. Amplification due to digital technologies: Mobile and digital technologies has further amplified child abuse and exploitation. New forms of child abuse like online bullying, harassment and Child Pornography have also emerged. …

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Finlandization : Explained – UPSC GS2

Context: Finlandization is in news in context of Ukraine-Russia conflict. What is Finlandization? It refers to the policy of strict neutrality towards Moscow (Russia) and the West that Finland followed during the decades of the Cold War. The principle of neutrality was rooted in the Agreement of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance (or YYA Treaty) that Finland signed with the USSR in …

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India-Australia Summit – UPSC GS2

Key outputs of India-Australia virtual summit: Strengthening Cultural Ties: Australia recognises the depth and diversity of India’s magnificent culture. Australia returned 29 ancient Indian artefacts consisting of sculptures and paintings executed in a variety of materials. Energy: India-Australia is working on a new and renewable energy partnership, to support the development of technologies such as green hydrogen …

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Principle of Reasonable Accommodation – UPSC GS2

Context: In Hijab controversy, Muslim girls petitioned in court to allow wearing head-scarves base on the Principle of Reasonable Accommodation. Court has rejected their demand and ruled in favour of the State’s circular that required students in educational institutions should only wear prescribed uniforms. What is the Principle of ‘Reasonable Accommodation’? ‘Reasonable accommodation’ is a principle that promotes …

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India-Japan Trade Relations – UPSC GS2

 India and Japan Trade Relations: In recent years, the economic relationship between Japan and India has steadily expanded and deepened. The volume of trade between the two countries has increased. India was the 18th largest trading partner for Japan, and Japan was the 12th largest trading partner for India in 2020. Also, direct investment from …

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