LRN Yearbook 2020 includes the topics that definitely emerged as extra-relevant in 2020. From COVID19 to major domestic & global challenges, it continues to look back at key themes from the past year that reshape the competitive examinations (FPSC, PPSC etc).
10 main themes of LRN Year Book 2020 are:
COVID-19 has been influencing lives since the departure of 2019. The yearbook-2020 covers major chunk of world reshaping during 2020 with COVID outbreak. It begins with ‘global health emergency’ enforced due to COVID, and how a disease suddenly altered the need of ‘Digitalization’. COVID provides grounds to study ‘societal attributes’ as well apart from advancing features of the world. Humans’ response towards a pandemic unfolds the real development if has ever happened. The yearbook also mentions the COVID19 related following aspects in detail:
3. Human Rights & Liberties
6. Role of WHO and frontliners
7. Coronaphobia & Myths
As COVID struck global economy, this yearbook has discussed ‘national economy’ since COVID, and initiatives taken by the government. LRN’s Yearbook invites its readers to fetch solid grip over economic situation created in the year 2020. The year had been tough and challenging and its examine will focus candidates to test their analysis of global economy with/without the impacts of pandemic. Morover, it discusses how economy revives to pre-Covid levels with Pakistanis’ optimisation about improvement in economy after a study of the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2019-20. Also ahead of FATF meet, how Pakistan hopes to be taken off the gray list?
✅ Pakistan’s Foreign Policy
👉’Kashmir’ has always been a significant portion of competitive examination; the Yearbook discusses Kashmir issue in details with its relevance in 2020 after provocation of #Article370 in 2019. 👉 ‘Afghan Peace Process’ & the impact of U.S withdrawal while discussing the ‘US-Pakistan’ crucial ties due to changed dynamics. 👉 ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor’: Where CPEC stand now? Is it gonna move on fast track in 2021?
✅ Pakistan’s Domestic Affairs
The LRN Yearbook 2020 attempts to equip its readers to bring them in line with national events which define the past year for us:-
👉 It academically highlights the ongoing ‘radicalization’ process influencing the social structure specifically which is more prevalent in the country’s ‘middle class’- more vulnerable to radical social changes.
👉Along with discussing critically the issue of radical notions, the Yearbook-2020 tends to attract attention of aspirants towards ‘extreme polarizing events’ at different socio-political footings.
👉2020 saw a ‘rape epidemic’ in the country due to extensive than ever reporting of the offences. We at LRN have made sure to bring facts and figures about sexual violence in the country with highlights from Zainab Alert Act particularly. It may help aspirants preparing for Gender Studies as ‘Rape and Child Abuse’ essay would help readers learn theories and historical interpretations about sexual violence.
👉’KPK-FATA merger’ has taken headlines and the merger has still seems to be effective after a year.
✅ Global Challenges
👉 ‘Climate Change’ – no more a myth now as it has become one of the major global challenges which has also been directly/indirectly influencing the planet earth for years now. 👉 A window in a world of looming global ‘Water Crisis’ & how is Pakistan running dry by 2025. 👉 What does ‘Institutionalized Misogyny’ look like & what we get wrong about misogyny? Here we’re justifying gender-related issues & discrimination at various levels.
👉 This yearbook also reflects on the largest movement in the U.S history which shook the world. In 2020, when protests spread across the globe with a similar message – Black Lives Matter
✅ Global Politics & Economy
👉 U.S Election 2020 Special:
With the U.S Presidential Elections 2020, the Biden era begins. How will America make a better comeback with new post-Trump policies?
👉 Hong Kong Protests:
What is happening in Hong Kong? What you need to know about its new national security law?
👉 Nagorno Karabakh Conflict-
Searching for a solution, it has been a frozen conflict for more than a decade. But how did a conflict sparked between Armenia & Azerbaijan in 2020?
👉 New Arab World & Israel alliance: Why Arab Countries agreed to recognize Israel in 2020. How changes in the Arab World could bring about ‘new Middle East’?
👉 China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road with Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and the prospects of South Asia’s Economic Development
✅ MCQs – General Knowledge
This portion will not only help you through your CSS exams i.e., Essay, Current & Pakistan Affairs, also it’ll be an insightful guide for numerous GK-based FPSC, PPSC, PMS, & other One-Paper related Competitive exams.
✅ Expected CSS/PMS Essays with Outlines
To have an outline drawn in your head and then on answer sheet, help candidates to show their hold on the topic. With Essay outlines mentioned in this Yearbook-2020, aspirants can add to their knowledge.