Ebola Outbreak:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   Context: Ebola resurfaces in Democratic Republic of Congo 4 months after outbreak contained.   Background: The Ebola outbreak in 2014-2016 killed 11,300 people, mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In May 2021, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially declared the end of the …

Impact of COVID-19 on TB elimination efforts:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   Context: The Global TB report has been released by the World Health Organization (WHO).   Key findings: The world suffered huge reverses in progress towards tuberculosis (TB) elimination in 2020, thanks to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The biggest impact was felt in terms of …

[Mission 2022] QUIZ – 2021: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 October 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] ದೈನಂದಿನ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ಘಟನೆಗಳು ದಿನಾಂಕ – 16ನೇ ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ 2021

    ಪರಿವಿಡಿ: ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 1: 1. ನಿಹಾಂಗ್ ಗಳು ಎಂದರೆ ಯಾರು? 2. ಅಮೃತ್ 2.0.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 2: 1. ಹಗಲು ಹೊತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲ್ಲೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಹತ್ಯೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅದನ್ನು ತಡೆಯಲು ಕಾನೂನು. 2. ‘ಒಂದು ಆರೋಗ್ಯ’ ವಿಧಾನ. 3. ಯುಎನ್ ಮಾನವ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳ ಮಂಡಳಿ.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 3: 1. PM ಗತಿಶಕ್ತಿ – ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಪ್ಲಾನ್.   ಪೂರ್ವಭಾವಿ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದ …

[Mission 2022] INSIGHTS करेंट अफेयर्स+ पीआईबी नोट्स [ DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB Summary in HINDI ] 16 October 2021

    विषय सूची: सामान्य अध्ययन-I 1. निहंग कौन हैं? 2. अमृत 0   सामान्य अध्ययन-II 1. दिन-दहाड़े लिंचिंग और इसे रोकने हेतु कानून 2. ‘वन हेल्थ’ कंसोर्टियम 3. संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार परिषद   सामान्य अध्ययन-III 1. पीएम गतिशक्ति – राष्ट्रीय मास्टर प्लान   प्रारम्भिक परीक्षा हेतु तथ्य 1. संपत्ति पुनर्वितरण परिषद 2. अर्थशास्त्र में …

Insights into Editorial: Sowing better to eat better

  Introduction: The health of a country’s agri-food systems determines the health of its people. The findings from the first round of the Fifth National Family Health Survey suggest that nutrition-related indicators have worsened in most States. The survey covers 17 States and five Union Territories, which comprise 54% of India’s population. In addition, findings …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 October 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: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century …

Peace begins with tolerance and respect for others. Define tolerance and mention the various ways of countering Intolerance.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7. Peace begins with tolerance and respect for others. Define tolerance and mention the various ways of countering Intolerance. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: plato.stanford.edu Why the question: The question …

Due to our high dependence on fossil fuels, it is high time for India to relook into its energy policies and shift greater focus towards nuclear energy. Analyse the potential as well as challenges of mainstreaming nuclear energy as a source of power.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 6. Due to our high dependence on fossil fuels, it is high time for India to relook into its energy policies and shift greater focus towards nuclear energy. Analyse the potential as well as challenges of mainstreaming nuclear energy as a source of power. (150 words) Difficulty level: …

Climate smart farming in India is the only pathway to poverty alleviation, food security, and climate adaptation and mitigation. Comment.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5. Climate smart farming in India is the only pathway to poverty alleviation, food security, and climate adaptation and mitigation. Comment. (250 words) …

Analyse the need for a Non-Personal Data Governance Framework in order to harness useful data for public good.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 4. Analyse the need for a Non-Personal Data Governance Framework in order to harness useful data for public good. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint Why the question:  In December 2020, a Committee of …

Identify types of mass movements and how they occur? Evaluate the contributing factors to landslides in India.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 3. Identify types of mass movements and how they occur? Evaluate the contributing factors to landslides in India. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: NCERT – fundamentals of physical Geography for Class 11 Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

What is weathering? What are the various types of weathering? Explain the various factors that affect the weathering process.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. What is weathering? What are the various types of weathering? Explain the various factors that affect the weathering process. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question:  The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned …

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was a reformer, educationist and a moderniser within the Muslim community in the late nineteenth century. Discuss.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was a reformer, educationist and a moderniser within the Muslim community in the late nineteenth century. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Sir Syed Ahmad …

[Mission 2022] ದೈನಂದಿನ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ಘಟನೆಗಳು ದಿನಾಂಕ – 13ನೇ ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ 2021

    ಪರಿವಿಡಿ: ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 2: 1. ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಹಣಕಾಸು ವರದಿ ಪ್ರಾಧಿಕಾರ (NFRA). 2. ಬಾಕಿ ಇರುವ ಆರ್‌ಟಿಐ ಮನವಿಗಳು. 3. ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಇಂಧನ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ (IEA). 4. ಭ್ರಷ್ಟಾಚಾರ ವಿರೋಧಿ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಗುಂಪು. 5. ಕ್ವಾಡ್ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಗಳ ಮಲಬಾರ್ ಸಮರಾಭ್ಯಾಸ.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 3: 1. ಇನ್ಪುಟ್ ಟ್ಯಾಕ್ಸ್ ಕ್ರೆಡಿಟ್ (ITC).   ಪೂರ್ವಭಾವಿ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದ ವಿದ್ಯಮಾನಗಳು: 1. ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಹೆಣ್ಣು ಮಗುವಿನ ದಿನ. 2. ಕೇಂದ್ರ …

[Mission 2022] ದೈನಂದಿನ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ಘಟನೆಗಳು ದಿನಾಂಕ – 12ನೇ ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ 2021

    ಪರಿವಿಡಿ: ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 1: 1. ರಾಜಸ್ಥಾನದ ವಿವಾಹ ನೋಂದಣಿ ಮಸೂದೆ.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 2: 1. ಕಾಲಪಾನಿ ವಿವಾದ 2. IAEA ವರದಿ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಕ್ಕಿಂತ 20% ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸಮೃದ್ಧಿಕರಿಸಿದ ಯುರೇನಿಯಂ ಅನ್ನು ಪುಷ್ಟೀಕರಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಇರಾನ್.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 3: 1. ಭಾರತೀಯ ಬಾಹ್ಯಾಕಾಶ ಸಂಘ. 2. ಸ್ಟಬಲ್ ಬರ್ನಿಂಗ್ ಅನ್ನು ನಿಭಾಯಿಸಲು ಜೈವಿಕ ಡಿಕಂಪೋಸರ್. 3. ಪಶು ಆಹಾರವಾಗಿ ಭತ್ತದ ಒಣ ಹುಲ್ಲು: ಪಂಜಾಬ್ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಿಂದ …