[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 1 December 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 …

A Greener Cooling Pathway

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: The Hindu, World Bank Direction: Innovative solutions for Important reports can be good fodder for your answers  Context: A new World Bank report “Climate Investment Opportunities in India’s Cooling Sector”, has highlighted the need for using alternative and innovative cooling technologies. Issues highlighted in the report: Vulnerability …

WMO’s State of Global Water Resources 2021

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Disaster and disaster management.   Source: Hindustan Times, WMO  Context: The World Meteorological Organization has published its first State of Global Water Resources report in order to assess the effects of climate, environmental and societal change on the Earth’s water resources.  The recent UN climate …

Gas pricing freedom

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.   Source: Indian Express, The Hindu Direction / Tips: Theme ‘ ENERGY’ – Natural gas, petroleum etc is very important both for Prelims & Mains.   Context: Oil ministry committee under economist Kirit Parikh has recommended liberalizing the pricing of gas produced from legacy fields of state-run …

Why constitutional validity of J&K reorganisation act cause went unchallenged: SC

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure   Source: TH  Direction: The article highlights the process of delimitation and discusses the controversy around the delimitation of UT of J&K.    Context: The Supreme Court questioned petitioners on why they did not challenge the constitutionality of a …

Assam-Meghalaya border dispute

GS Paper 2 and 3: Topics Covered:  Polity: Border demarcation, Internal security-related issues.   Source: The Hindu  Direction: Boundary disputes between the states are in news of late. Also check Maharastra and Karnataka boundary dispute. (See Infographic)    Context: Recent killing of 6 personnel in Assam police firing while catching timber smugglers from Meghalaya has …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : An Indian recipe to quell micronutrient malnutrition

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance(Different social service Schemes,micronutrients, Anemia FAO, GHI, NFHS-5, POSHAN, ICDS, Mid-day meal scheme etc) Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Health. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS National Family Health Survey-5 data shows that every second Indian woman is anemic, …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Party Congress over, understanding the China puzzle

  Source: The Hindu, Indian Express Directions: Continuation of article: Xi’s Congress rhetoric and the PLA’s march ahead Prelims: Current events of international importance(BRI, Regional forums, EEZ, PLA, Galwan valley etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India or affecting India’s interests, BRI and issues associated with it etc   ARTICLE …

Sansad TV: Bills and Acts- India Amended Information Technology Rules

    Need for regulation The issue of content regulation has always been important in India because of the diverse nature of Indian society in terms of religion, economic status, caste and language. Therefore, the effect that digital media has on society forms the basis of its regulation by the state. The speed and reach …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 1 December 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: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., 1. …

What is the difference between attitude and behaviour? Why at times human beings display behaviour that is contrary to their attitudes?

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour 7. What is the difference between attitude and behaviour? Why at times human beings display behaviour that is contrary to their attitudes? Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 …

Is it ethical to lie to achieve an altruistic outcome for a considerable number of people?

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics. 6. Is it ethical to lie to achieve an altruistic outcome for a considerable number of people? Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part …

Do you think that the Border Security Force (BSF) is well equipped to deal with illegal migration and cross-border crimes? State your opinion.

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 5. Do you think that the Border Security Force (BSF) is well equipped to deal with illegal migration and cross-border crimes? State your opinion. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …