Mains Current Affairs

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts CSE Mains for all those students who clear the UPSC Prelims Examination. The exam consists of 9 papers scheduled over 5 days. These papers consist of one Essay paper ( paper- I ), followed by 4 General studies paper which are GS-1( Paper-II ), GS2( Paper- III ), GS-3( Paper- IV ), and GS-4( Paper- V ). There are two optional papers, paper VI and Paper VII. Students can choose optional subjects from a list of 25 subjects. Two language papers are of qualifying in nature. Students can choose any one language from Schedule 8 and the other paper is conducted in English.

The mains syllabus is wide and lengthy, and often it can be overwhelming for the candidates. With the systematic and structured study of current affairs material for mains, one can develop a proper command of it. Current Affairs has become an integral part of all the mains questions papers. The questions in the mains papers are contemporary and require comprehensive knowledge of the topic. With the systematic and regular study of GS Score current affairs for mains, candidates can develop easy command on the topics. The current affairs also help the student in the Essay paper as well as the interview.

Students should align their current affairs preparation with the UPSC mains syllabus. GS score mains Current Affairs are uploaded subject wise to help the students navigate easily. Analysis of important editorials is updated regularly. The current affairs cover issues of both national and international importance. They are compiled after referring to multiple sources such as The Hindu, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau, etc. Along with the daily sources, we also provide a Monthly compilation of PIB, Rajya Sabha TV Debates(The Big Picture), Government magazines like Yojana and Kurukshetra.

An overall approach to current affairs will ensure that a candidate is well prepared to answer the mains questions and guarantee his/her selection for the interview round.

The documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” has been recently released directed by Morgan Neville. To craft the film’s narrative, Neville drew on tens of thousands of hours of video footage and audio archives—and, for 3 particular lines detected within the film, Neville commissioned an IT-software company to make an A.I. generated version of Bourdain’s voice.

Recently a report named ‘Pegasus Project’ was published that says that over “300 verified Indian mobile telephone numbers were targeted using spyware made by the Israeli firm, NSO Group.

As per a recent update, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to introduce its own version of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). The Currency is to be introduced in a phased manner after proper assessment on issues such as- 

In a recent Judgment, the Supreme Court observed that any attempt of ‘booth capturing and/or bogus voting’ should be dealt with iron hands as such activity ultimately affects the ‘rule of law and democracy’.

Tipu Sultan is now the centre of controversy in Maharashtra over a proposal of naming a two acres garden after him.

Ethics in Judiciary

19th Jul, 2021

A nonpartisan watchdog group ‘Project on Government Oversight’ (POGO) is calling for a code of ethics for US Supreme Court justices amid concerns about conflicts of interest.

Human-Wildlife Conflict

19th Jul, 2021

The report, titled, “A future for all - the need for human-wildlife coexistence”, by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has stated that conflict between humans and animals is one of the main threats to the long-term survival of some of the world’s most iconic species.

Researchers say the amount of electricity generated from burning fossil fuels has likely peaked worldwide, as emerging markets invest in clean and cheap renewables over coal, oil and gas.

US in Afghanistan

19th Jul, 2021

Former US President George W. Bush has labelled the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan "a mistake”, he told that he fears for the fate of women in Afghanistan after American and NATO troops leave the country.

Northern India has reported many lightning strikes at different part- Amer Fort, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Chambal region etc claiming many lives and inflicting damages to the structures.

Cosmetic doctors and plastic surgeons around the world have reported surges in bookings for surgical and non-surgical treatments following lockdown. This also brings to focus broad ethical issues involving surgeon, patient and society as major stakeholders.

Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, launched a new exclusive app — the Matsya Setu app — which promises to be of great help to all those wanting to become aqua farmers. This has brought to our focus a deeper analysis of Indian Fisheries’ industry.


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