[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 03 November 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 …

COP26 a year later: where do last year’s climate pledges stand?

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environmental pollutions and degradation.   Source : Indian Express Directions: This Article discuss the current update on outcomes of the COP26. Go through it once, you can use it for value addition.  Context:  A year ago at the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, countries, banks and business leaders announced a …

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: The bumpy road travelled so far

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations   Source: Indian Express  Context: In reference to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), India’s External Affairs Minister recently reiterated that connectivity projects should respect sovereignty and territorial integrity.   Background: While attending a virtual meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Council of Heads of Government hosted by Chinese …

Sansad TV: Diplomatic Dispatch- India and the SCO

    Introduction: Shanghai Cooperation Organization  22nd Summit was organized in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, with Prime Minister Modi in attendance. SCO: Shanghai Cooperation Organisationor SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and security organisation. SCO grew out of Shanghai Five founded in 1996 with China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as its original members. After the disintegration of Soviet Union in …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Russia’s Far East: Opportunities For India

    Introduction: India is keen to strengthen its partnership with Russia on Arctic subjects and there is immense scope for cooperation in newer areas, particularly in the field of energy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this in an online plenary session address at the Eastern Economic Forum, being held in the Russian city of …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 3 November 2022

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers.   How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different …

The importance of empathy is rooted in our capacity to understand what others feel and act on it. Elaborate.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7. The importance of empathy is rooted in our capacity to understand what others feel and act on it. Elaborate. (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part …

Integrity is a highly valued trait, especially in civil servants. When you live with integrity, you’re more likely to be considered for important positions. Substantiate.

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. 6. Integrity is a highly valued trait, especially in civil servants. When you live with integrity, you’re more likely to be considered for important positions. Substantiate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy …

India faces an increasing threat from acid rain. Acid rainwater may cause irreparable damage to the country’s biodiversity, crop yields and the economy. What measures are required to counter them?

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. India faces an increasing threat from acid rain. Acid rainwater may cause irreparable damage to the country’s biodiversity, crop yields and the economy. What measures are required to counter them? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Environment by Shankar Why the question: The question is …

What is climate change? How is climate change impacting India? Evaluate India’s efforts at mitigating the effects of climate change.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 4. What is climate change? How is climate change impacting India? Evaluate India’s efforts at mitigating the effects of climate change. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

Critically analyse the provisions of the draft Indian Telecommunications 2022 bill, which aims to address the issues in the telecom sector and improve the ease of doing business in the digital ecosystem, promoting innovation, and incentivising investments.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. Critically analyse the provisions of the draft Indian Telecommunications 2022 bill, which aims to address the issues in the telecom sector and improve the ease of doing business in the digital ecosystem, promoting innovation, and …

Discuss the contributions of Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) as a meeting point for poor, Indian women who are regularly marginalized across rural landscapes and isolated to urban slums and bringing together women across castes and class who share experiences of labour exploitation.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization 2. Discuss the contributions of Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) as a meeting point for poor, Indian women who are regularly marginalized across rural landscapes and isolated to urban slums and bringing together women across castes and class who share experiences of labour exploitation.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …

What is nationalism? What were the factors that led to the rise of Indian nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century? Discuss the different views regarding nationalism for various Indian nationalists.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1. What is nationalism? What were the factors that led to the rise of Indian nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century? Discuss the different views regarding nationalism for various Indian nationalists.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express …