[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 22 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 …

Development of Great Nicobar: Strategic imperative and ecological concerns

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Internal Security   Source: IE  Direction: The article is an example of the development vs environment debate. It also contains key points about Great Nicobar Island and its strategic significance for India.   Context: The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change gave environmental clearance for the ambitious Rs 72,000 …

The need to have full disclosure electoral bonds and political funding

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation   Source: TH  Direction: This article demonstrates how electoral bonds have concealed funding to political parties even more, its impacts, way ahead and a best practice in the conclusion.  Context: According to an RTI reply, electoral bonds worth …

Sansad TV: New India Debate- Global Warming & it’s impact on the Himalayas

  Global warming: Since the Industrial Revolution, the global annual temperature has increased in total by a little more than 1 degree Celsius, or about 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Between 1880—the year that accurate recordkeeping began—and 1980, it rose on average by 0.07 degrees Celsius (0.13 degrees Fahrenheit) every 10 years. Since 1981, however, the rate …

Sansad TV: Committee Report- Tapping India’s Tourism Potential

     Introduction: Every region in India is identified with its handicraft, fairs, folk dances, music and its people. Hence, India is a country with a great potential for tourism. The tourism industry employs a large number of people, both skilled and unskilled. It promotes national integration and international brotherhood. There is no other …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : New Frontiers in Space

  Source: Indian Express Prelims: Current events of national and international importance(Space programmes, Vikram S rocket, non-proliferation etc Mains GS Paper II: Science and technology, development and application, Development in the field of space and issues related to it etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The launch of the Vikram S rocket has been rightly hailed as …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The dissenting judgment versus the razing of equality

  Source: The Hindu Directions: Continuation of editorial: The EWS judgment and the shadow of Pandora Prelims: EWS, Article 15, Article 16, 103rd Constitution Amendment Act, Indra Sawhney etc Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors, weaker sections of society and interventions for their development etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 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: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1. Critically analyse the nature …

Altruism is acting to help someone else at some cost to oneself. Discuss.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; 7. Altruism is acting to help someone else at some cost to oneself. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: plato.stanford.edu Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Conceptual …

What are the major challenges to India’s cyber security? How have emerging technologies complicated the existing challenges? How can they be addressed?

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; 6. What are the major challenges to India’s cyber security? How have emerging technologies complicated the existing challenges? How can they be addressed? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India …

Cryptocurrencies can make it easy to obscure the source of criminal proceeds and are increasingly becoming the preferred currency because cryptocurrency offers a combination of anonymity, ease of use and the ability to circumvent international borders and regulations, in essence, to launder the ill-gotten proceeds. Examine.

Topic: money laundering and its prevention. 5. Cryptocurrencies can make it easy to obscure the source of criminal proceeds and are increasingly becoming the preferred currency because cryptocurrency offers a combination of anonymity, ease of use and the ability to circumvent international borders and regulations, in essence, to launder the ill-gotten proceeds. Examine. (250 words) …

Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) has been recognised as a ‘silent pandemic’ and is a global public health threat with India’s ability being limited to fight it. Evaluate the role of one health approach in dealing with growing AMR?

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 4. Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) has been recognised as a ‘silent pandemic’ and is a global public health threat with India’s ability being limited to fight it. Evaluate the role of one health approach in dealing with growing AMR? (250 words) Difficulty level: …