Govt. to hold exhibition to find alternatives to single use plastic:

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Conservation, Environmental pollution and degradation.   Context: With a ban on 19 single use plastic (SUP) items to kick in from July 1, Delhi Environment Minister said the government will hold an exhibition in June to promote alternatives to SUP. Single-use plastics or disposable plastics: They are used only once before …

Kerala empowers local bodies to cull wild boars

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Local Bodies, Conservation of wild life etc   Context: Kerala government has empowered local bodies to cull wild boars that pose a threat to agriculture crops or human life. The secretaries of the local bodies concerned will act as the delegated officers.   Local Bodies: Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) was constitutionalized …

Frame policies to protect LGBTIQ+ workers, says ILO

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Laws, policies, institutes and bodies constituted to protect vulnerable sections, important international institutions.   Context: A document released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on “Inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) persons in the “world of work” recommended member countries, employers’ organisations and representatives of workers to …

Poll panel moves against nonexistent’ parties:

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Constitutional bodies, RPA act 1951   Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to initiate graded action against more than 2,100 Registered Unrecognized Political Parties (RUPPs) for noncompliance of statutory requirements under the Representation of the People (RP) Act.   Election Commission of India (ECI): The Election Commission of …

U.S. ramps up efforts to bring India on board with sanctions

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral relations, Important International Institutes   Context: USA has sent another senior official to discuss India’s oil purchases and plans to use the rupee-rouble payment mechanism to circumvent sanctions against Russia.   India’s dependence and Russia India is heavily dependent on oil imports, the bulk of which comes from the Middle …

Palestine issue doesn’t diminish India-Israel relations

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global grouping.   Context:   The unresolved Palestine issue could be a factor in India-Israel relationship, but it does not diminish or negate the partnership between the two countries, Israel’s ConsulGeneral in Bengaluru, said.   Israel- Palestine conflict Historical Background: The conflict has been ongoing for more than …

Yasin Malik gets lifeterm for terror funding

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies   Context: Special court on May 25 sentenced Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to life imprisonment in a terror funding case. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court charged him to life term under Section 17 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)Act (UAPA) and Section 121 of …

[Mission 2022] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 26 MAY 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 …

Insights EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Meeting family planning goals

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance(Different social service Schemes, NFHS) Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Health. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India’s family planning programme has improved access to contraceptives. This has led to a reduction in the Total Fertility Rate from 4 …

Insights into Editorial: The rise of AI chips

     Introduction: The adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips has risen, with chipmakers designing different types of these chips to power AI applications such as natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, robotics, and network security across a wide variety of sectors, including automotive, IT, healthcare, and retail. Market leader Nvidia recently announced its H100 …

[MISSION 2022] SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 May 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: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues. 1. While …

Stopping the lack-of-empathy microaggressions that occur in everyday life leading to changes in attitude can help stop gun violence along stricter gun control laws. Discuss.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7. Stopping the lack-of-empathy microaggressions that occur in everyday life leading to changes in attitude can help stop gun violence along stricter gun control laws. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu …

Core values are the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of a company’s actions; they serve as its cultural cornerstones. Elaborate.

Topic: Work culture, Quality of service delivery. 6. Core values are the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of a company’s actions; they serve as its cultural cornerstones. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract …