[Mission 2022] InstaMotivation@9pm – Ozymandias  BY PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, …

[Mission 2022] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 28 December 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 their …

China conducts nuclear fusion experiment for ‘artificial sun’:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Science and technology.   Context: Top scientists from China have claimed to have successfully created a ‘fake Sun’. The artificial Sun created by China is about ten times hotter than the real Sun, around which our planet revolves. It is called the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), also known as …

Iran nuclear talks set to resume after five months:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Iran nuclear talks set to resume after five months: Context: The international talks have resumed in Vienna to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. …

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government Policies and issues arising out of their implementation.   Context: The Union Home Ministry has refused to renew the FCRA registration of Missionaries of Charity (MoC), a Catholic religious congregation set up by Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, as “some adverse inputs were noticed”. The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) …

Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM):

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Context: Performance analysis of the scheme as per the latest survey: Telangana stood first in the implementation of the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM). Tamil Nadu and Gujarat took the second and third positions …

Sri Aurobindo:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Modern History and important Personalities.   Context: PM Modi has announced that 150 universities across the country will be involved in writing papers on different aspects of spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo’s life and philosophy to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. Sri Aurobindo was born on August 15, 1872, in Kolkata, …

[Mission 2022] QUIZ – 2021: Insights Current Affairs Quiz , 28 December 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 …

Insights into Editorial: How Webb Telescope will seek to unlock universe’s secrets

  Context: James Webb Space Telescope lifts off on historic mission: The world’s most powerful space telescope blasted off into orbit, headed to an outpost 1.5 million kilometers (930,000 miles) from Earth, after several delays caused by technical hitches. The James Webb Space Telescope, some three decades and billions of dollars in the making, left …