[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 2 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 …

How do personality rights protect celebrities?

GS Paper 4   Source: The Hindu Context: The Delhi High Court recently passed an interim order to prevent the unlawful use of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan’s name, image and voice.  The court restrained people from infringing the personality rights of the actor.  Personality rights: Personality rights refer to the right of a person to …

Antimicrobial resistance: Here’s what can be done to address environmental AMR in India

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Issues relating to health   Source: DTE Direction: The article discusses the issue of AMR – what it is, prevention and the way ahead to tackle this top global public health emergency.  Context: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been declared one of the top global public health threats by the World Health …

Insurance law review on cards to push for ‘efficient use of resources’

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Mobilisation of resources   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the insurance regulatory framework in India, the government’s recent decision to review this framework and its significance. Context: In light of the changing needs of the insurance sector, a comprehensive review of the sector’s legislative framework has been conducted by the …

India assumes the monthly presidency of the UNSC

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Organizations   Source: Indian Express Context: India assumed the Presidency of the UN Security Council in December. India had earlier assumed the Presidency of the UNSC in August 2021.  Items on Agenda: Reformed Multilateralism Counter-Terrorism Maintenance of International Peace and Security New Orientation for Reformed Multilateralism (NORMS): NORMS envisages reforms …

[Scholarship Test] UPSC CSE Prelims 2023: Advanced Prelims Enrichment Course (APEC)

    “I wish I had taken guidance & polished my techniques and skills for Prelims at the RIGHT TIME! If only I had committed to my goals with discipline, maybe then I could have cleared Prelims! Now I need to invest another year and study for the exam! The cycle never ends!”   The …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Drug-Resistant Microbes

    Introduction: The Indian Council of Medical Research has found in its research that disease-causing microbes are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics due to the rampant use of drugs. This can prove to be very dangerous in the future as diseases caused by drug-resistant microbes will become very difficult for doctors to treat. The …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Safer roads for a greener, more sustainable environment

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance, National Automobile Scrappage Policy, Particulate matter(PM), Foundation’s Zero-Fatality Corridor (ZFC) programme etc Mains GS Paper III: Infrastructure:Energy, ports, roads, airports and railways etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In 2021, India reported 4,03,116 crashes, each of which adversely impacted the environment in various ways and to different …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Laying the ground to delegitimize the Supreme Court

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Supreme Court, Judges of SC, appointment of CJI and other judges etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Structure, organization and functioning of judiciary, role of CJI etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The appointment of new Chief Justice of India (CJI) has triggered a reorientation of the Union government’s strategy …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 2 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: geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and …

We’ll probably look back on 2022 as the year generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) exploded into public attention, as image-generating systems from OpenAI and Stability AI were released, prompting a flood of fantastical images on social media. Last week, researchers at Meta announced an AI system that can negotiate with humans and generate dialogue in a strategy game called Diplomacy. Venture capital investment in the field grew to $1.3 billion this year, according to Pitchbook, even as it contracted for other areas in tech.

Topic: Case Study 7. We’ll probably look back on 2022 as the year generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) exploded into public attention, as image-generating systems from OpenAI and Stability AI were released, prompting a flood of fantastical images on social media. Last week, researchers at Meta announced an AI system that can negotiate with humans and generate …

In your opinion, what are the five ethical principles that should govern private relationships. Why do you think they are important?

Topic: ethics – in private and public relationships. 6. In your opinion, what are the five ethical principles that should govern private relationships. Why do you think they are important? (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

Road safety and environmental sustainability are closely intertwined concepts. Being cognisant of the latter while working on the former is the need of the hour. Discuss.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5.  Road safety and environmental sustainability are closely intertwined concepts. Being cognisant of the latter while working on the former is the need of the hour. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: The impact of road safety goes …

Explain the mechanism behind the functioning of e-rupee? What are the types of e-rupee? What are the advantages associated with it?

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. Explain the mechanism behind the functioning of e-rupee? What are the types of e-rupee? What are the advantages associated with it? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Indian Express Why the question: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on …

Elaborate upon the factors affecting the GDP growth post the economy’s recovery from the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Enumerate measures to withstand the current global headwinds and predicted headwinds in the upcoming year and have a sustained rate of growth.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 3. Elaborate upon the factors affecting the GDP growth post the economy’s recovery from the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Enumerate measures to withstand the current global headwinds and predicted headwinds in the upcoming year and have a sustained …