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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 December 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,14 December 2018 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2018. It is not a...

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 14 December 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 14 December 2018 Paper 2: Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: TDSAT- composition, objectives, functions and powers.   Context: Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has rejected TRAI’s order that had changed the definition of...

Nasa’s ICESat-2

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Nasa’s ICESat-2   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features, objectives and significance of ICESat- 2, melting of ice- reasons and concerns.   Context: NASA’s ICESat-2 — launched less than three months ago — has mapped melting ice sheets in Antarctica and the resulting sea level rise across the globe, which could help...

Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ALMA- objectives, significance and accomplishments. Context: Astronomers have obtained stunning, high-resolution images of 20 nearby protoplanetary disks, depicting the birth of planets, using Chile’s Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The observations are part of a major ALMA initiative known as the...