[Mission 2022] QUIZ – 2021: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 29 September 2021

  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 2021. It is not a test of your knowledge. If you score less, please …

[Mission 2022] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 29 September 2021

    InstaLinks help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

National Disaster Management Authority

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Context: 17th Foundation Day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was celebrated on 28 September.   About NDMA: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), is the apex statutory body for Disaster Management in India. It was constituted on 27th September 2006, under the Disaster Management Act, …

Punjab’s desertification in 25 years:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Disaster Management.   desertification Context: The Punjab Vidhan Sabha committee, constituted to study water table depletion, has recently said that the state will turn into a desert in the next 25 years if the present trend of drawing water from underground aquifers continues. This is a prediction that has been made …

The burden of climate change on children born today:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Conservation and pollution related issues.   Context: A study was recently published by Researchers on the impact of climate change on children born today. The study is based on data from the Inter-sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP).   How was the study carried out? The ISIMIP data were used alongside …

Caste census: 

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: The Union government last week told the Supreme Court that the caste-based data enumerated in the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) of 2011 was “unusable”, but in 2016, the Registrar-General and Census …

National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Context: On the occasion of World Rabies Day, central Government has unveiled the ‘National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination’(NAPRE) by 2030. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has drafted the action plan …

Anti-defection law, for independent legislators:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Anti-defection law Context: Independent MLA from Gujarat’s Vadgam constituency, Jignesh Mevani, has pledged support to the Congress party, saying though he has not formally joined the Congress, he has joined the party’s ideology. Hence, provisions of the Tenth …

Bhagat Singh:

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.   Context: 28th September is the birth anniversary of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.   Key facts about him: Bhagat Singh was born in 1907 in Lyallpur district (now in Pakistan), and grew up …

Insights into Editorial: Revitalising PM-KUSUM

     Context: The Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy recently reviewed the progress of the PM-KUSUM scheme and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to accelerating solar pump adoption. Launched in 2019, PM-KUSUM aims to help farmers access reliable day-time solar power for irrigation, reduce power subsidies, and decarbonise agriculture. But pandemic-induced disruptions, limited …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 September 2021

    Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 3.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such …

 “Be happy with what you have and are, and you won’t ever have to hunt for happiness”

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)  “Be happy with what you have and are, and you won’t ever have to hunt for happiness” Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the …

The menace of Left-wing extremism which is the single largest internal security threat in India is on a decline. It is indeed a welcome news but the Maoist threat remains a potent challenge to be overcome. Discuss.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security 6. The menace of Left-wing extremism which is the single largest internal security threat in India is on a decline. It is indeed a welcome news but the Maoist threat remains a potent challenge to be overcome. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty …

The ever-growing uncertainty of crude oil prices and geopolitical instability surrounding its supply, make it imperative for India to approach alternative fuels which are cleaner and cheaper on a mission mode. Critically Analyse.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. The ever-growing uncertainty of crude oil prices and geopolitical instability surrounding its supply, make it imperative for India to approach alternative fuels which are cleaner and cheaper on a mission mode. Critically Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question: With Goldman …

Outer space is becoming an extension of the terrestrial geopolitical competition. Interventions led by U.N Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space are urgently needed, so that domain of space is used only for peaceful purposes. Examine

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4. Outer space is becoming an extension of the terrestrial geopolitical competition. Interventions led by U.N Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space are urgently needed, so that domain of space is used only for peaceful purposes. Examine (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: …

A major area of concern has been the number of pending cases in the courts which not only hampers justice delivery but also has economic costs. Analyse the causes for huge pendency of cases and suggest measures to reduce the burden.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government 3. A major area of concern has been the number of pending cases in the courts which not only hampers justice delivery but also has economic costs. Analyse the causes for huge pendency of cases and suggest measures to …