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 increasing scale of AI in terms of its size of neural networks, the energy use, size of data sets and its authenticity, and the prevalence of the technology in society is raising the major ethical questions.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond has fallen below 6%. The Reserve Bank of India’s decision to step up purchase of government securities under the government securities acquisition programme (G-SAP) had been one of the great reasons behind this reduction of yield.

The United States government announced support for waiving intellectual property protection for Covid-19 vaccines, saying extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. United States Trade Representative said the US will pursue “text-based negotiations” on the waiver at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Well into the COVID-19 situation in India, the Government of India set up a National Expert Group on ‘One Health’ as a multi-sectoral, transdisciplinary, collaborative group.

The move recognised that several recent human pandemics, including COVID-19, influenzas (H1N1, H7N9) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) have animal origins, and that a One Health approach has long been advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE).

It’s 2021. It seems redundant to state this fact, but a reminder is needed considering the state of political representation in the country.  In the recent assembly elections, 70 women made it to their state legislatures. But out of all winners, they made up less than 9 per cent; their male colleagues will be an astounding 752 in number.

Despite the solidarity shown by WIPO and WHO on prioritizing health before patent, researchers and governments face many difficult ethical decisions as they fund and develop treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.

A huge gathering on Mount Meron to celebrate a religious holiday, has turned into a disaster due to stampede.

Russia will launch its own space station in space by 2028 and has named it ROSS (Russian Orbital Service Station) which is seen as a new thread in technology lead space diplomacy countering International Space Station

The Supreme Court has warned the law enforcement agencies that there can be no clampdown on citizens right to communicate their grievances on social media platforms regarding COVID-19, otherwise it will be treated as contempt of court.

A series of earthquakes has hit Assam and major parts of the Northeast, causing extensive damage to the infrastructure.

Recently, scientists and researchers at Salk Institute of Biological Studies, USA for the first time grew human cells in monkey embryos.

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has recently said that RBI is charting out the technology and procedure to roll out Central Bank Digital Currency in near future.

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