Context: There is a mention of Dal lake & Challai kalan in the newspaper.
Topic in syllabus: Prelims – Geography, Culture
About Dal lake:
What is Chillai kalan?
Context: New irrigation model to help desert villagers.
Topic in syllabus: Mains – Agriculture (GS-3)
About the new model:
Context: Super Hornet fighter jets being tested for Navy use.
Topic in syllabus: Prelims – Defense
About Super Hornet fighter jets:
Title: India’s new Europolitik
Written by: C. Raja Mohan
Topic in syllabus: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting
India’s interests. (GS-2)
Analysis about: This editorial talks about how India now sees European powers as natural partners in
constructing a durable balance of power in Indo-Pacific. And the reasons behind this stance.
Three recent developments underline Delhi’s changing strategic perceptions of Europe:
Important conceptual departures of India:
How uncertain political trajectory of the US & China is shaping our policies?
India & Europe relations:
How rise of China Shaping the policies of European countries?
The way forward for India:
Title: Humans are still core to Digital India
Written by: Sarayu Natarajan (the Founder of Aapti Institute) and Gautham Ravichander (Head of Policy Initiatives at e-Gov Foundation)
Topic in syllabus: Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency and Accountability, E-governanceapplications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; Citizens Charters, Transparency & Accountability
and institutional and other measures. (GS-2)
Analysis about: This editorial talks about significance of human intermediaries in e-Governance
What are these intermediaries?
What is the status of Intermediaries in India?
Significance of Intermediaries:
What must be done?