21 Apr, 2020

  • The occasion to revisit Sovereign's Role - Lead Article (Polity & Governance) - (Retreat of State in important public services, Revisit governmentâs role in society
  • Implement Aarogya Setu, but only through Law - Article (Polity & Governance)- (Privacy concerns on Aarogya Setu App, Article 21)
  • The invisible face of the fallout - Article â Article (Social Justice) - (Impact on Women due to Covid-19 pandemic, increased domestic violence cases)
  • Speed of virus infection slows, doubling time rises in 18 States (General Science) - (IMF Report on world growth projections)
  • Question for the Day

Prelims Quiz

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    The Occasion to revisit the Sovereign's Role

    The article highlights that COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a paradigm shift in every aspect of life and sooner or later civilizations including governments across the globe riding the wave of capitalism including India needs to re-adjust not only their responsibilities but also their priorities including areas which have been neglected especially in India. The article rests on the idea that “Indian state should be strong so that the weak in our society can lean on it.

    • The Present Situation
    • Retreat of State Responsibilities in India
    • What should the government do?
    • Conclusion

    Implement Aarogya Setu, but only through a law 

    This article highlights about the privacy law issues with Aarogya App and its impact on fundamental right to privacy.       

    • Right to Privacy & Restrictions
    • New Privacy Policy for Aarogya Setu App
    • Concerns on App’s Privacy Policy
    • Impacting Citizen’s Rights
    • Way Forward

    The invisible face of the fallout  

    Experience shows that any crisis, during and after, severely affects women in particular and COVID 19 crisis is no different. The article flags various issues faced by women during the COVID 19 crisis and highlights the importance of taking various measures to address the same.

    • What are issues faced by Women during COVID crisis?
    • Steps needed to address these issues
    • Steps taken by the government
    • What else can be done?

    Speed of virus infection slows

    Eighteen States and Union Territories have “shown improvement” in containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Odisha and Kerala leading the pile, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

    • Why doubling rate
    • How has India’s fared in terms of doubling time?
    Comments

    Preeti Singh 2 months ago

    How can we compare doubling rates of Covid-19 with other countries as the no. of cases depend on no. of tests done. Countires like USA and Italy have done more tests than India so the cases reported there were increasing at very fast pace. I think this comparison is good only if we consider INDIA. Plz correct me if i'm wrong

    M Hitesh 2 months ago

    Can you please check the answer for Que 2....

    Md Ayaz Ahmed 2 months ago

    Hitesh ,question 2 has asked incorrect statement..So the answer is b

    Bidipto Sarkar 2 months ago

    Preeti, it is necessary to understand that India has ramped up its testing manifold in the last few weeks while the testing in those developed countries is done in more or less same (high)rate. Inspite of the ramped-up rate of testing, the doubling rate of India for the covid19 is decreasing which, in my opinion, is quite a good sign.

    Correct me, if I am wrong

    Evana Jagadeesh 2 months ago

    pls check question no 2.

    Shipra Anand 2 months ago

    didn't understand the answer of question 2