[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 14 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 …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: The Gene Revolution

 Source: Indian Express   Prelims: Current events of national importance, GM crops, DMH-11, Bt cotton, GEAC etc Mains GS Paper III: Science and technology- development and applications in everyday life, Biotechnology and issues related to it.    ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Government has decided to release India’s first genetically-modified (GM) food crop — Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 (DMH-11) …

Are data localization requirements necessary and proportionate?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Governance/ Internal Security/ Effect of Policies of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests   Source: The Hindu  Context: The value and importance of data in today’s technologically driven society underline the demand for data localisation.    Data localisation: Data localisation refers to policy initiatives that limit data flows by restricting …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS :   Behind the smokescreen around private climate finance

 Source: The Hindu Directions: This is continuation of previous editorial(Raising money for green transitions)   Prelims: Current events of international importance, COP, IPCC, G20, GCF etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests, Important international institutions etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The UNFCCC Standing Committee on …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 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: Geomorphology: Earthquakes 1. With suitable illustrations examine why the Himalayan region is …

When a person is aware of one’s strengths, they can make an informed decision. Discuss how this awareness can help in informed decision-making for a civil servant.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. When a person is aware of one’s strengths, they can make an informed decision. Discuss how this awareness can help in informed decision-making for a civil servant. (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part …

“Data localization policies, while allowing government agencies to regulate the data efficiently, hinder the growth of the global trade and investments”.  In this context, analyze the pros and cons of data localization for India.

Topic- Challenges to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges 6. “Data localization policies, while allowing government agencies to regulate the data efficiently, hinder the growth of the global trade and investments”.  In this context, analyze the pros and cons of data localization for India. …

Clarify with examples how nanotechnology is leading the way in pollution control.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and development of new technology. 5. Clarify with examples how nanotechnology is leading the way in pollution control. (150 Words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned …

Critically examine the measures India has taken to become self-reliant in defence production in recent times. Suggest what more needs to be done to achieve higher levels of indigenization in Indian defence production.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and development of new technology. 4. Critically examine the measures India has taken to become self-reliant in defence production in recent times. Suggest what more needs to be done to achieve higher levels of indigenization in Indian defence production. (250 Words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights …

Provide a discourse on the evolution of the concept of judicial review, with special emphasis on the ninth schedule of the Indian Constitution.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 3. Provide a discourse on the evolution of the concept of judicial review, with special emphasis on the ninth schedule of the Indian Constitution. (150 words) Reference: Indian Express Why …

The idea of population control based on perks and penalization is an outdated and regressive way to achieve sustainable population growth. Comment

Topic: Indian Society 2. The idea of population control based on perks and penalization is an outdated and regressive way to achieve sustainable population growth. Comment (10M) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: DownToEarth Why the question: The United Nations says November 15, 2022, is predicted to be the day that the global population reaches eight billion.  Key …

With suitable illustrations examine why the Himalayan region is more prone to earthquakes than the Western Ghats. Also, suggest earthquake preparedness measures to abate the risks arising out of it.

Topic: Geomorphology: Earthquakes 1. With suitable illustrations examine why the Himalayan region is more prone to earthquakes than the Western Ghats. Also, suggest earthquake preparedness measures to abate the risks arising out of it. (250 Words) Reference:  DTE Why the question: Tremors in Delhi-NCR again after the fresh quake in Nepal Key Demand of the question: …