[ Updated Interview schedule ]UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION-2022: Schedule for the PERSONALITY TEST

  On the basis of the results of the Civil Services (Main) Examination,2022 declared by the Union Public Service Commission on 6th Dec, 2022, the Commission has decided to commence the Personality Tests (Interviews) of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2022 w.e.f. Monday, 30.01.2023. The P.T. schedule of 1026 candidates, indicating their Roll Number, Date …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 21 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 …

EU’s Carbon Border Tax

GS Paper 3 Syllabus:  Environment and Conservation   Source: DTE Direction: The article discusses carbon border tax, its stated goal, concerns, possible impacts and way ahead.   Context: The European Union (EU) agreed on a preliminary deal for an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on imported goods such as iron and steel, cement, aluminium, …

If not reformed, the UN will be overtaken by other organisations

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India and affecting India’s interests etc   Source: TH  Direction: The article discusses why the process to reform the UNSC is complex and suggests a way ahead.  Context: According to India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Ruchira Kamboj, organisations such as the G-20 …

Urban-20 (U20)

GS Paper 2   Source: PIB, Economic Times  Context: Under the G20, the presidency of India from December 01, 2022, to November 30, 2023, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is organizing the Urban 20 event.  About Urban 20: U20 is an important city diplomacy initiative, which reinforces the role of cities in taking …

Why do some Indian states ban alcohol and its impacts?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation   Source: IE Direction: The article highlights the impact of the liquor ban in India against the backdrop of the recent hooch tragedy in Bihar.  Context: The official death toll from the latest …

Sansad TV: Air Pollution

    Increasing Air Pollution: It is clear that the problem of air pollution has increased very seriously and over the years its intensity and seriousness has grown. In many places there is no proper air quality measurement mechanism. There are thermal power plants around Delhi and the polluted air moves towards the neighbouring cities. There are large mounds of solid …

Sansad TV: Collegium System

    ECI: The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering Union and State election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. Collegium System working: The Collegium …

Sansad TV: Increasing demand challenges the dairy sector

    White revolution period intended to make India a self-dependent nation in milk production. Today, India is the world’s largest producer of milk and Dr Verghese Kurien is known as the father of the White Revolution in India. The huge increase in milk supply through concerted efforts on a cooperative level is known as the White …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Accepting the new normal in the Indo-Pacific contestation

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national and international importance(indo-pacific, QUAD, BRI, Hambantota port, Act east policy, Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global groupings involving India or affecting India’s interests, Significance of Indo-Pacific for India etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The world is embracing a ‘new normal’ where new fault lines are …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Upholding the autonomy of the Election Commission

  Source: The Hindu  Prelims: Current events of national importance(ECI, CEC, Article 324, PIL, constitution bench etc) Mains GS Paper II: Appointments to various constitutional posts, powers functions and responsibilities of various constitutional bodies etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court heard a crucial case about the method by which the Election …

[Mission 2023] Insights SECURE SYNOPSIS: 13 December 2022

  NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same   General Studies – 1   Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. …