[MISSION 2023] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 31 Dec 2022

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

  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 …

The danger of deep fakes

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Role of Media and Social Networking Sites in Internal Security Challenges   Source: TH   Direction: The article explains deepfakes, threats as a result of malicious deepfakes, steps taken by countries across the world and some solutions to curb them.   Context: The disinformation threat has a new tool in the …

Why has loan recovery via Lok Adalat jumped four-fold?

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources   Source: IE   Direction: The article highlights why the number of stressed accounts reported to Lok Adalats by banks increased dramatically in 2021-22 and contains explanatory infographics on Lok Adalats and NPAs.    Context: In 2021-22, the number of non-performing …

Why the Indian rupee fell 10% against the US dollar in 2022?

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and related issues   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the reasons behind the depreciation of the Indian Rupee and presents an outlook for 2023.   Context: The Indian rupee depreciated by around 10% against the US dollar in 2022. The performance of the Indian rupee in 2022:   …

[Episode] A Little More Light with Shri. Siddaramaiah, Ex-Chief Minister of Karnataka & Leader of Opposition, Karnataka State Legislative Assembly

    Hello Dear Students, We are glad to present you all this very interesting episode of our podcast initiative- a little more light with Shri. Siddaramaiah , former Chief Minister of Karnataka & Leader of Opposition, Karnataka State Legislative assembly. Every tall figure, will once have gone through a phase of struggle to reach …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : India-China: between pre-1962 and now

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance(LAC, Macmohan line, Galwan, 1962 war etc) Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India, Significance of Indo-Pacific for India etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The clash between Indian troops and the Chinese PLA at Galwan in 2020 and the recent altercation between …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : India’s dilemmas in an Asian century

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, multipolar world, SWIFT etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS If 2022 was a momentous year for India and the rest of the world, 2023 is likely to further sharpen …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Tackling Climate Change

    Challenges in addressing climate change: Regional Inequality: The principle of Common but differentiated responsibilities was proposed to tackle climate change by addressing the regional inequality. However, the indifferent behaviour by the developed countries has led to partial success of many global initiatives. Eg. Kyoto Protocol. Developed Countries not taking responsibility: Historical emissions and pollution …

PSIR News2Notes Monthly Magazine [ December 2022 ]

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[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 02 January 2023

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: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture …

The three Jewels of Jainism: right faith, right knowledge and right conduct are a core aspect of Jain philosophy. Examine their relevance in modern society.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. The three Jewels of Jainism: right faith, right knowledge and right conduct are a core aspect of Jain philosophy. Examine their relevance in modern society. Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static …

The government needs to focus on improving production, creating awareness on nutrition and health benefits and international outreach for mainstreaming millets. Elaborate.

Topic: Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country 6. The government needs to focus on improving production, creating awareness on nutrition and health benefits and international outreach for mainstreaming millets. Elaborate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: The United Nations has declared 2023 as …

Examine the causes behind high rate of unemployment in India in the recent past. Suggest measures to ensure adequate job creation in the Indian economy.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Examine the causes behind high rate of unemployment in India in the recent past. Suggest measures to ensure adequate job creation in the Indian economy. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: …

Given the regional variations in demographic trends and economic opportunities, India has a high rate of migration, Migrants often see their political and economic rights compromised at their place of origin and residence. Do you think remote voting for migrants is a good move to ensure higher voter turnout and to grant political rights to migrants?

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 4. Given the regional variations in demographic trends and economic opportunities, India has a high rate of migration, Migrants often see their political and economic rights compromised at their place of origin and residence. Do you think remote voting for migrants is a …

In the Indian context where marriage holds a special cultural and religious value, a denial of which may reinforce the stigma faced by same-sex couples. The foundation of equal treatment thus ought to pave the way for marriage equality in India and not be left to the vagaries of the legislature. Comment.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3.  In the Indian context where marriage holds a special cultural and religious value, a denial of which may reinforce the stigma faced by same-sex couples. The foundation of equal treatment thus ought to pave the …