EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Banking On New Delhi

  Source: Indian Express Prelims: Current events of international importance, Global South, COP27, L&D, UNFCCC etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India and Affecting India’s interests etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In COP27(Egypt), all 197 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed to enable financing for loss …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Ukraine, right-wingers and the crisis of democracy  

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance, decolonisation, ASEAN, NATO, right-wing etc. Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Russian invasion of Ukraine and rise of right wing around globe particularly Sweden and Danish are assumed as disasters this …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 25 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 …

T N Seshan – the man who changed the face of Indian Elections

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Application of Ethics/Governance/   Source: Indian Express Direction: Examples from already serving bureaucrats or the ones who have worked towards bringing reforms in society add value to your answer. This can be used as a way forward in GS -2 Electoral reforms/ Ethics – upright public servant.   Context: The Supreme …

A tougher law to prevent cruelty to animals: Need and Concerns

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and issues arising out of it   Source: IE  Direction: The article discusses how the shortcomings of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 led to the creation of a new draft on the subject, key provisions in the draft and future challenges.   Context: The Union …

Sansad TV: The Defenders- India’s Export of Defence Equipments

     Status of exports: From 2016-17 to 2018-19, the country’s defence exports have increased from ₹1,521 crore to ₹10,745 crore, a staggering 700% growth. The value of exports of defence itemsincluding major items in Financial Year 2014-15 and 2020-21 was ₹1,940.64 crore and ₹8,434.84 crore respectively. India has set itself an ambitious targetto achieve a manufacturing …

Sansad TV: The Global Debate- Space Supremacy

     Introduction: The World Space Week this year was observed from October 4th to 10th under the theme Space & Sustainability. Amid the modern space race between countries for space dominance and commercial exploitation by multiple private players. Growing militarization of Outer Space: There is no global regulatory regimeto address the growing militarisation in …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 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: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1. The rise of hate speech …

You are the Range Forest Officer (RFO). In your division, Forest guards intercepted a vehicle carrying what was suspected to be illegally felled timber. But an altercation broke out and in the melee that followed, five tribal villagers who were inside the vehicle and a forest guard were killed.

Topic: Case Study 7. You are the Range Forest Officer (RFO). In your division, Forest guards intercepted a vehicle carrying what was suspected to be illegally felled timber. But an altercation broke out and in the melee that followed, five tribal villagers who were inside the vehicle and a forest guard were killed. Tension brewed in …

Artemis is the first step in the next era of human exploration. Discuss the significance of NASA’s Artemis-I mission. Throw light on the pioneering technologies being used in this mission.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 6. Artemis is the first step in the next era of human exploration. Discuss the significance of NASA’s Artemis-I mission. Throw light on the pioneering technologies being used in this mission. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy …

Agriculture is the key to alleviate rural poverty, stop distress migration and most importantly ensuring food security in India. Discuss.

Topic: Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; 5. Agriculture is the key to alleviate rural poverty, stop distress migration and most importantly ensuring food security in India. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: …

The Public Distribution System (PDS) has helped bring about socio-economic justice by helping alleviate hunger, malnutrition, anaemia among poorest of the poor. Evaluate its shortcomings and write about how the use of ICT could increase the efficiency of PDS.

Topic: Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; 4. The Public Distribution System (PDS) has helped bring about socio-economic justice by helping alleviate hunger, malnutrition, anaemia among poorest of the poor. Evaluate its shortcomings and write about how the use of ICT could increase the efficiency of PDS. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights …