UPSC CSE Key – March 8, 2022: What you need to read today

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Prime Minister talks to Putin and Zelensky, asks for help for quick evacuation

Program:

Preliminary examination: News of national and international importance.

Sector review: General Studies II: Effect of Policies and Policies of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s Interests, Indian Diaspora.

Key points to ponder:

• What is Operation Ganga?

• How many Indians are stuck in Ukraine?

• Labor card-Sumy, Kyiv, Kharkiv

• Challenges for evacuation

• Announcement of ceasefire and establishment of “humanitarian corridors” in parts of Russia and Ukraine

Other important articles dealing with the same subject:

📍 For returning Indian students, the big question: What next?

📍 India’s difficult evacuation challenge in Sumy

THE EDITORIAL PAGE

FALL AND FALL

Program:

Preliminary examination: News of national and international importance.

Sector Review: General Studies III: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, resources, growth, development and employment

Key points to ponder:

• The war and its impact on the Indian economy

• An immediate consequence of this conflict – the price of crude oil and its impact

• War and its impact on raw materials, especially energy and food

• Russian-Ukrainian crisis and impact on the Indian steel sector

• War and fears of high inflation

Other important articles dealing with the same subject:

📍 Impact of Russia-Ukraine war: Indian steelmakers set to make the most of global alloy price hike

IDEAS PAGE

Revisiting deterrence in Asia

Program:

Preliminary examination: News of national and international importance.

Sector review: General Studies II: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

Key points to ponder:

• Russian-Ukrainian crisis and subsequent debate over the importance of atomic weapons in deterring the Chinese
expansionism – which author is trying to explain?

• Will Russia’s threat to use nuclear weapons in the war now change the discourse on the world’s outlook towards
nuclear weapons?

• After the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, other countries will start accumulating nuclear weapons rather than abandoning them
especially Asian countries do you think so?

• China-Taiwan will be the next Russia-Ukraine? Do you agree?

• Nuclear weapons and India

Other important articles dealing with the same subject:

📍 Russia and Ukraine: nuclear issues

EXPLAIN

Peak oil and stagflation

Program:

Preliminary examination: Economic and social development

Sector Review: General Studies III: Indian economy and questions relating to planning, mobilization, resources, growth, development and employment.

Key points to ponder:

• Inflation and various types of inflation

• Causes of inflation

• Long-term, medium-term and short-term impact of inflation

• How is inflation measured in India?

• What is stagflation?

• How do we get into stagflation?

• Is India facing stagflation?

• Yet, can the latest oil price spike plunge India into stagflation?

• What is CPI-based inflation or retail inflation?

• India’s New Inflation Measurement Standard and Old Inflation Measurement Standard – Key Differences

• Impact of money supply on an economy – Inflation or deflation?

• Steps or measures taken by Indian government to control inflation

Other important articles dealing with the same subject:

📍 Explained: the impact of war, beyond oil

The Legacy of Savitribai and Jyotirao Phule

Program:

Preliminary examination: History of India and the Indian National Movement.

Sector review: General Studies I: Modern Indian History from about the mid-18th century to the present day, significant events, personalities, issues

Key points to ponder:

• Know Savitribai and Jyotiba Phule

• Savitribai and Jyotiba Phule – Their Efforts and Legacy

Other important articles dealing with the same subject:

📍 Remembering Savitribai Phule

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