Mains Value Addition
A wolf in watchdog’s clothing
More about Big Government than Big Tech.
“A tale of two halves”
A project in slow motion
‘Lateral entry’ into bureaucracy: reason, process, and controversy.
Bilateral agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Employment and earnings
Environment- Water conservation
The new rules “The Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021” introduced by the Centre to regulate all types of digital platforms, with the idea of redressing user grievances and ensuring compliance with the law.
Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;
GS-3: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security;
Digital Media’ means digitized content that can be transmitted over the internet, Computer networks and for the purposes of these rules includes content received, stored or transmitted by: an intermediary; or a publisher of news and current affairs content or online curated content.
What are the reasons for introduction of Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code? Discuss critically its salient features and their effectiveness.
Under the IT Act new rules, it appears that the interest is largely about trying to force technologists to fall in line.
Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security;
The increasing public discussion of concerns regarding the usage of these powers and challenges being made by firms and impacted individuals against their abuse is something that the Union Government would like to avoid. The concerns regarding the powers:
Bring out critically the reasons in roll out of Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code?
Economy is doing better in year’s second half. Pandemic scars won’t be erased merely by growth.
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
Examine the impact of lockdown and Covid-19 on Indian Economy.
For Operation Green to deliver, experience of raising milk production in Operation Flood can prove beneficial.
Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
What do you mean by Operation Green? How will be a rescue the farmers from the low-income trap?
Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability
The Baswan Committee (2016) has shown how large states such as Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have a deficit of 75 to over 100 officers and their unwillingness to sponsor officers to go to the Centre on deputation is understandable. Lateral induction is, therefore, a small step towards essential housekeeping in central government staffing and ought to be supported.
Examine critically the recent changes in bureaucracy in terms of lateral entry.