[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 17 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 …

Who should pay for climate damage?

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environmental Conservation: Climate Finance   Source: TH Direction: This article will help to understand why developed countries are bound to compensate poor countries for climate damage and whether India is eligible to get this compensation. Do understand the ‘Carbon border tax’ and why India opposed it.   Context: While rich countries …

As India takes G20 presidency, key takeaways from the summit in Bali

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Source: IE  Direction: The article covers a brief about the G20 grouping, key takeaways from the Bali summit and the significance of the G20 presidency for India.    Context: The first post-pandemic meeting of the grouping – …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS :  This unseating of vice chancellors is faulty

Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Parliamentary democracy, Functions and responsibilities of Governor, Article 254, Article 13, Vice-Chancellor etc   Mains GS Paper II: State Legislature -Structure, organization, functioning and conduct of business etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The recent judgments of the Supreme Court of India on the appointment of vice chancellors (VC) in State universities …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Quest for transparency in FTA negotiations

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance(FTA, tariff etc) Mains GS Paper II & III: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India and affecting India’s interests etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India is negotiating FTAs with countries such as the European Union, Canada, the U.K., and Israel. Free trade agreements (FTAs) are important …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. India has been …

What are the reasons that “force” the people with ethics to do unethical things? How can they be overcome?

Topic: determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions. 7. What are the reasons that “force” the people with ethics to do unethical things? How can they be overcome? Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2023 …

Do you think a civil servant must always speak the truth even if there is a price to pay for doing so? State your opinion.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; 6. Do you think a civil servant must always speak the truth even if there is a price to pay for doing so? State your opinion.  (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus …

The SAMADHAN strategy against the Maoists can be an effective doctrine to tackle left wing extremism but it has to be a coordinated battle on security and development fronts. Analyse.

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 5. The SAMADHAN strategy against the Maoists can be an effective doctrine to tackle left wing extremism but it has to be a coordinated battle on security and development fronts. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part …

What are the causes for insurgency in the parts north-eastern India? Examine the reasons that sustain insurgency in north east India despite many efforts at eliminating it.

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 4. What are the causes for insurgency in the parts north-eastern India? Examine the reasons that sustain insurgency in north east India despite many efforts at eliminating it. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static …

As climate change continues, it will lead to more frequent and severe climate disasters leading to poverty, food shortages and large scale forced migration. Discuss.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 3. As climate change continues, it will lead to more frequent and severe climate disasters leading to poverty, food shortages and large scale forced migration. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth Why the question: Disasters, mostly weather-related and potentially due to climate change, are displacing more …

What is a free trade agreement (FTA)? How are FTAs important for India? What are the various issues that are involved in FTA negotiation? How can the issues be resolved?

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 2. What is a free trade agreement (FTA)? How are FTAs important for India? What are the various issues that are involved in FTA negotiation? How can the issues be resolved?  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on …