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

Cabinet forms three multi-state cooperative societies at the national level

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Cooperative Societies – Agricultural Finance Source: PIB, The Hindu   Context: The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of three new cooperative bodies — national multi-state cooperative export society, national multi-state cooperative organic society and national multi-state cooperative seed society — under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002. Will help …

Global Risk Report 2023

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Disaster management Source: WEF Context: World Economic Forum (WEF) has released Global Risk Report 2023    Key findings: Major global risks (see below image) In the next 2 years: Cost of living; Natural disasters and extreme weather events; Geoeconomic confrontation In the next 10 years: Failure to mitigate climate change; Biodiversity …

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) drafted guidelines for assessing minors

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection of vulnerable sections   Source: IE    Direction: The article discusses the need to frame new guidelines for the Preliminary Assessment of children (between 16-18) in conflict with the law as adults under the JJ Act.   Context: The NCPCR has come up …

Basic Structure Doctrine

GS Papers 2 Syllabus: Indian Judiciary Source: Indian Express, Indian Express Context: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar criticised the Supreme Court for using the Basic Structure Doctrine to strike down constitutional amendments by Parliament, such as the NJAC Act. Previously, the VP had called the striking down of the NJAC Act a “severe compromise” of parliamentary …

Gujarat’s Harappan necropolis reveals death rituals of 5,000  years ago

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Ancient India Source: TOI   Context: Excavations at one of the biggest necropolises at Juna Khatiya village (Kutch, Gujarat) show rows of graves with valuable items such as Ceramic pots, beaded jewellery, animal bones etc. They date back to 3200BCE to 2600BCE (predating several other Harappan sites) Dholavira ( a UNESCO …

[REMINDER :Test 2] STEP UP Prelims Test Series 2023 – All India Free Prelims Test Series in the online mode & offline mode on 15th Jan. 2023

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR STEP UP TEST 2 OFFLINE MODE CLICK HERE TO TAKE STEP UP TEST 2 in the ONLINE MODE   Hello Dear Students! Reminder: register for GS Test 2 which will be held in the online/offline modes at all our branches soon! 2023 is here. Before you know it, …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Wages Of Distress

  Source: Indian Express   Prelims: Indian Economy(GDP, GVA, fiscal policy, budget NSO, etc) Mains GS Paper III: Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, GDP, Issues related to planning etc. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The latest estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) suggest that the Indian economy grew by 3(six point three)percent …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Entering a year of uncertainty

Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, referendum, NATO, Russian-Ukraine map, QUAD etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India or affecting India’s interests, Important international institutions, agencies and their functions etc,   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Russia-Ukraine conflict, which erupted in 2022, has become a major disruptor of …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 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: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the …

You are appointed as an officer heading the section in Environment Pollution Control Board to ensure compliance and its follow – up. In that region, there were large number of small and medium industries which had been granted clearance. You learnt that these industries provide employment to many migrant workers. Most of the industrial units have got environmental clearance certificate in their possession. The environmental clearance seeks to curb industries and projects that supposedly hamper environment and living species in the region. But in practice, most of these units remain to be polluting units in several ways like air, water and soil pollution. As such, local people encountered persistent health problems.

Topic: Case Study 6. You are appointed as an officer heading the section in Environment Pollution Control Board to ensure compliance and its follow – up. In that region, there were large number of small and medium industries which had been granted clearance. You learnt that these industries provide employment to many migrant workers. Most of …

Can geoengineering fix the issues associated with climate change? Should private sector be allowed to take part in geo-engineering technologies? Critically analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6. Can geoengineering fix the issues associated with climate change? Should private sector be allowed to take part in geo-engineering technologies? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint Why the question: There is no law or treaty to prevent a private company from …

Agritech is at the forefront of solving and organizing the fragmented agriculutral industry with tech-first approach which can steer investment to build new markets and create high-quality jobs. Discuss.

Topic: e-technology in the aid of farmers. 5. Agritech is at the forefront of solving and organizing the fragmented agriculutral industry with tech-first approach which can steer investment to build new markets and create high-quality jobs. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth , Insights on India Why the question: In over 120 …

The basic structure doctrine prevents the abuse of power by the executive and legislature, preventing it from becoming a majoritarian regime. Examine.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 4. The basic structure doctrine prevents the abuse of power by the executive and legislature, preventing it from becoming a majoritarian regime. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar Wednesday sparked …

Examine the various threats to nation’s cultural heritage monuments and heritage buildings. What steps should be taken to preserve our heritage?

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 3. Examine the various threats to nation’s cultural heritage monuments and heritage buildings. What steps should be taken to preserve our heritage? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: …

Throw light on the nature of the socio-religious reform movements throughout the country in the nineteenth century.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 2. Throw light on the nature of the socio-religious reform movements throughout the country in the nineteenth century. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the …