INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 25th Dec – 31st Dec 2022

  InsightsIAS is delighted to present the 34th edition of the Weekly Current Affairs magazine. It is, as the name suggests, a compilation of the Daily CA initiative of the preceding week. Our motto at InsightsIAS has always been about simplifying UPSC exam preparation for you. This magazine will be an essential study aid – …

[MISSION 2023] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 02 Jan 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 3 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 …

2 rallies, 2 stampedes: Surging crowds, charges of police laxity

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Disaster and Disaster Management   Source: IE  Direction: As for a topic like Disaster Management key words are very important, and the article through infographics highlights crowd management practices.   Context: The two back-to-back stampedes at rallies attended by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief have once again put the spotlight on …

Crypto awareness campaign

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Source: The Hindu   Context: The Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) will launch an outreach programme soon to create awareness of cryptocurrencies and online gaming.   About Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) …

ST commission holds its ground on the impact of new Forest (Conservation) Rules on the Forest Rights Act

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environment and Conservation   Source: TH   Direction: The article discusses the new Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022 and the apprehension of these rules being in violation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006.     Context: The conflict between the government and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) over the Forest …

Supreme Court upholds demonetisation: What was the challenge about?

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 background in which the issue of demonetisation reached the SC, arguments in favour and against demonetisation and the recent SC verdict.   Context: The Supreme …

South Asian black carbon aerosols increase glacial mass loss over the Tibetan plateau

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Geography   Source: The Hindu  Context: A recent study has found that Black carbon aerosols have indirectly affected the mass gain of the Tibetan Plateau glaciers by changing long-range water vapour transport from the South Asian monsoon region. The South Asia region adjacent to the Tibetan Plateau has among the highest …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : When degrees lose their worth

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance(QS Ranking, skilled work etc) Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Education etc.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Diploma Disease: by British economist Ronald Dore. It offers a structural explanation for a widely prevalent phenomenon, namely …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Demonetisation arose from the Centre, It should have enacted a law

  Source: Indian Express   Prelims: Demonetisation, Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, Seventh Schedule etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Indian Economy, monetary policy, issues related to planning, growth and development etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Supreme Court in a 4:1 majority verdict on Monday upheld the government’s 2016 decision to demonetise the …

[COMPILATION] InsightsIAS Current Affairs Quiz – December 2022

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[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 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 …

Emotional intelligence is a personal attribute that is very useful in easing conflict. People with a high emotional intelligence are empathetic and sensitive to the feelings of others. Discuss.

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 7. Emotional intelligence is a personal attribute that is very useful in easing conflict. People with a high emotional intelligence are empathetic and sensitive to the feelings of others. Discuss. (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of …

Borders divide people of shared ethnic and cultural heritage, who are unmoved by rivalries of nations. Securing border areas is a dynamic challenge and requires a sensitive approach. Elaborate.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas 6. Borders divide people of shared ethnic and cultural heritage, who are unmoved by rivalries of nations. Securing border areas is a dynamic challenge and requires a sensitive approach. Elaborate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: The Government …

What are microplastics? What are the threats posed by it? Discuss the steps that are needed to overcome these treats.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. What are microplastics? What are the threats posed by it? Discuss the steps that are needed to overcome these treats. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Scientists from South Korea have developed a new water purification system that can quickly …

India must pivot the needle of its energy compass towards short-term energy security and long-term decarbonisation. Analyse.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 4. India must pivot the needle of its energy compass towards short-term energy security and long-term decarbonisation. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: India will have to navigate the choppy waters of a volatile petroleum market without straying off the “green” …