[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 13 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 …

U.N. Nature summit puts the industry on alert to disclose more

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Source: REUTERS  Direction: Also read related Links Niti Aayog proposes decarbonizing industrial emissions   Context: Sectors such as mining, agriculture, oil, and fashion are under scrutiny at the COP15 talks, due to their heavy impact on nature with activities that can contaminate …

What are the existing laws on religious conversions?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Source: TH  Direction: The article discusses the issue of religious conversion in India and its constitutional-legal-judicial interpretation.  Context: The SC’s recent remarks on religious conversions have brought into the spotlight the long-standing debate about what the fundamental right to …

Weighing in on the efficacy of female leadership in government

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Social Justice (Issues related to women)   Source: TH  Direction: The article throws light on how female leadership in government helps in achieving good governance and gender equality and what is the scenario in India.  Context: The important takeaway from recent experience and studies is the necessity of overcoming inherent biases …

National Judicial Commission Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the recently introduced National Judicial Commission Bill, 2022, its criticism and its way ahead. The earlier article will help to understand the issue of NJAC and why it was declared unconstitutional.  Context: A private …

World Bank’s new toolkit on Enabling Gender Responsive Urban Mobility

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Source: Indian Express  Context: World Bank launched a “Toolkit on Enabling Gender Responsive Urban Mobility and Public Spaces in India” with the aim of suggesting ways to make public transport in Indian cities more …

Parliamentary Panel on CBI

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Statutory Bodies   Source: Business Line  Context: The department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice have highlighted that the CBI’s conviction of cases rate has come down while its pendency in courts has escalated  Key points highlighted by the Panel: Decreasing conviction rate: From 743 (2012), the …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Big Tech and the need in India for ex-ante regulation

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Competition Commission of India (CCI), Indian Competition Act 2002, Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) platform etc Mains GS Paper II: Achievements in the field of Science and technology, indigenisation of technology, Issues of big tech companies etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a penalty of …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Curbing individualism in public health

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, undernutrition, PDS, PMJAY etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Health and education, NEP etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS A failure to examine and interpret public health problems from a population perspective is leading to ineffective and …

[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 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: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1. Throw light on the …

Happiness is inextricably tied to your Emotional Intelligence. Examine.

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 7. Happiness is inextricably tied to your Emotional Intelligence. Examine. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Mission-2023 Secure. Key Demand of the question: To …

Explain the concept and various components of emotional intelligence. How does emotional intelligence lead to persuasion?

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 6. Explain the concept and various components of emotional intelligence. How does emotional intelligence lead to persuasion? (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Mission-2023 …

Evaluate the role of government preparedness in mitigating the impact of devastating cyclones in the short-term and long-term.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. Evaluate the role of government preparedness in mitigating the impact of devastating cyclones in the short-term and long-term. (250 words)  Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: That Cyclone Mandous, which had its landfall near Mamallapuram, near Chennai, in the early hours of Saturday, did not cause …

What is a non-fungible token (NFT)? Explain the technology behind the working of NFTs and its applications.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 4. What is a non-fungible token (NFT)? Explain the technology behind the working of NFTs and its applications. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint , Insights on India Why the question: NFTs are gaining massive …

What is the Goods and Services Tax (GST)? What are the benefits of the GST? Analyse the shortcomings and issues within the GST regime.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment 3. What is the Goods and Services Tax (GST)? What are the benefits of the GST? Analyse the shortcomings and issues within the GST regime. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: Five …

India and the UK are two of the largest economies on the planet. India-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a natural next step for both countries with prospects of new technologies, growing businesses and better jobs for citizens. Examine.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 2 . India and the UK are two of the largest economies on the planet. India-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a natural next step for both countries with prospects of new technologies, growing businesses and better jobs …

Throw light on the Instrument of Accession through which Jammu and Kashmir became a part of India. What were the resultant issues that were the outcome of Kashmir’s accession to India?

Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1. Throw light on the Instrument of Accession through which Jammu and Kashmir became a part of India. What were the resultant issues that were the outcome of Kashmir’s accession to India? (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: Jawaharlal …