[Mission 2022] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 04 FEBRUARY 2022

  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 …

Chandrayaan-3:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Context: The Government has informed the Lok Sabha  that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch Chandrayaan-3 in August 2022.   What we know about Chandrayaan 3 so far? Chandrayaan-3 is the successor to the Chandrayaan-2 mission and it will likely attempt another …

Haryana private sector quota law stayed:

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 Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed a law that reserves 75 per cent of jobs for Haryanvis in private establishments across the state.   Background: Haryana government has …

SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE- HONG KONG: CHINA’S TIGHTENING GRIP

Introduction: 90 members of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region took oath in January. The elections which took place in December blast year saw pro China Patriots sweeping the field by winning all but the one seat in the Legislative Council. G7 and European Union have voiced grave concern over the outcome …

[Mission 2022] QUIZ – 2021: Insights Current Affairs Quiz , 4 February 2022

  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 2022. It is not a test of your knowledge. If you score less, please …

Insights into Editorial: Big on hopes, short on ideas: On Union Budget 2022-23

    Context: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1 presented a budget worth Rs 39.45 lakh crore with massive push to infrastructure spending. Spending outlays on several other key sectors including health care, rural development and the vital jobs and income providing national rural employment guarantee scheme have all shrunk as a percentage of …

[MISSION 2022] SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 4 February 2022

    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 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1. Has religion increased the social …

You are posted as Block Development officer in a backward block. Your primary task is to ensure pension disbursement to all beneficiaries. In order to bring transparency and accountability, government has released a new app where biometrics of beneficiaries is captured while disbursing pension. App has failed to function in your area while it is a success in other blocks. The reason for failure is lack of proper network connectivity. Now, higher up orally suggests you to do manual pension distribution so that beneficiaries aren’t put to trouble. What will you do? Please justify your action

Topic: Quality of Service delivery, utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption 7. You are posted as Block Development officer in a backward block. Your primary task is to ensure pension disbursement to all beneficiaries. In order to bring transparency and accountability, government has released a new app where biometrics of beneficiaries is captured while …

You are the Chief Finance Officer of a private company. Your chairman suggests you to over-report the profit. His idea is that over reporting profit would help convince one financial institution to extend loan to a new project that would provide employment to thousands of unemployed youths in a backward area. What are the ethical dilemmas do you face in this situation? What will you do? Please elaborate

Topic: Case study 6. You are the Chief Finance Officer of a private company. Your chairman suggests you to over-report the profit. His idea is that over reporting profit would help convince one financial institution to extend loan to a new project that would provide employment to thousands of unemployed youths in a backward area. …

India’s journey towards carbon neutrality will depend on the timely availability of minerals whose supplies are constrained by geopolitics. How can India secure its place in this new energy order?

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. India’s journey towards carbon neutrality will depend on the timely availability of minerals whose supplies are constrained by geopolitics. How can India secure its place in this new energy order? (250 Words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference:  Live Mint Why the question: Geopolitics of mineral resources are …

Highlighting the rationale behind the government’s move to monetize assets of state-owned companies, discuss some of the challenges and measures that need to be taken to overcome them.

Topic: Mobilization of Resources 4. Highlighting the rationale behind the government’s move to monetize assets of state-owned companies, discuss some of the challenges and measures that need to be taken to overcome them. (250 Words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint, Insights Why the question: The government will launch SPV for the planned monetization of land and …

Self-Help Groups (SHG) have emerged as a ‘socially relevant tool’ for social action and economic empowerment in society. Comment. Also, discuss some of the issues SHG face in society and suggest some measures to address these issues.

Topic: Pressure Groups & Formal/informal Associations & Their Role in Polity. 3. Self-Help Groups (SHG) have emerged as a ‘socially relevant tool’ for social action and economic empowerment in society. Comment. Also, discuss some of the issues SHG face in society and suggest some measures to address these issues. (250 Words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Reference: …

Discuss the potential of e-Governance, to improve public service delivery in India.

Topic: Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency, and Accountability, E-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential 2. Discuss the potential of e-Governance, to improve public service delivery in India. (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and …

Has religion increased the social cohesiveness in Indian society? Argue

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1. Has religion increased the social cohesiveness in Indian society? Argue (250 Words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: India Today Why the question: There is debate about the use of religion for nation-building, including in school. Key Demand of the question: How religion act as a force of cohesiveness and solidarity, …