[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 14 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 …

Corruption in Public Life

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Challenges of Corruption Source: Indian Express Context: The CBI has registered an FIR against former finance secretary Arvind Mayaram for alleged cheating, criminal conspiracy, and corruption. Previously, Jharkhand IAS officer Pooja Singhal was suspended for misappropriation of funds in MGNREGA What is the case agains Mayaram? He is accused of extending …

Disaster risk reduction: CEA releases disaster management plan for power sector

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Disaster and Disaster Management   Source: BL   Direction: The article highlights the approach for disaster mitigation, preparedness, emergency response and recovery efforts in the power sector.   Context: The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the disaster management plan (DMP) for the power sector in a bid to evolve a …

Centre vs Delhi Govt on control over services: timeline of a dispute

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Devolution of Powers   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the protracted legal battle between the Centre and the Delhi government and SC’s verdicts on this dispute.    Context: A five-judge Constitution Bench of …

Case in Supreme Court: Can an underage Muslim girl marry after attaining puberty?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection of vulnerable sections   Source: TH  Direction: The article discusses the issue of the age of marriage in India and the challenges as the legal age of marriage is not uniform across communities.    Context: The SC agreed to examine whether girls as …

Green steel

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Geography/ Environment/ Science and Steel   Source: DTE Context: Intergovernmental organisation International Energy Agency has released a document saying that most net-zero emission (NZE) routes for steel and cement production are not yet commercially available including for ‘green steel’   What is Green Steel? Green Steel is the manufacturing of steel using renewable or low-carbon energy …

Archeological Survey Discovers 2 1200-Year-Old Miniature Stupas At Nalanda

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Architecture Source: TOI   Context:  Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has discovered two 1200-year-old miniature votive stupas during landscaping activities near Sarai Tila mound on the premises of ‘Nalanda Mahavihara’, a world heritage site in Nalanda district. The stupas, carved from stone, depict Buddha figures.    What are stupas? A Stupa …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Ken-Betwa Interlinking Project

     Introduction: The Centre has approved the implementation of Ken-Betwa river link project, one of the links under peninsular rivers component with an estimated cost of Rs 44,605 crore… with central support of Rs 39,317 crore, as informed by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Parliament. As per the minister, the …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Take a step to regulate deep fakes

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Science and technology, Artificial intelligence(AI), deep flakes, Generative AI, Big Data, GANs, ChatGPT1 tool, DALL.E2 etc Mains GS Paper III and IV: Significance of technology for India, AI, indigenisation of technology and development of new technology. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS William Golding’s(novel, Lord of the Flies): He says, “We’re not savages. We’re …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : More than just an address

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Parliamentary democracy, Functions and responsibilities of Governor, state legislature etc   Mains GS Paper II: State Legislature -Structure, organization, functioning and conduct of business etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The first session of every new Parliament in the United Kingdom requires the election of the Speaker to be completed and …

[MISSION 2023] Mini Secure Revision Test: 14 January 2023

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Answer the following questions in 150 words: General Studies – 1   1. Critically evaluate the 28-month long rule of Congress in the provinces. Do you think they took substantial measures and reforms to provide adequate reprieve to …

Growing population, rapid urbanisation, shifting consumption pattern and changing lifestyles have resulted in the mismanagement of plastic waste, which is causing severe marine pollution and growing burden of marine debris. Examine.

  9. Growing population, rapid urbanisation, shifting consumption pattern and changing lifestyles have resulted in the mismanagement of plastic waste, which is causing severe marine pollution and growing burden of marine debris. Examine. Reference: Down To Earth , Insights on India

There is a need for building capacity in planning, implementing, and evaluating these interventions in order to make people adopt healthier lifestyle choices to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in the country. Discuss.

  8. There is a need for building capacity in planning, implementing, and evaluating these interventions in order to make people adopt healthier lifestyle choices to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in the country. Discuss. Reference: The Hindu

The new integrated food security scheme Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) is a crucial step in eliminating hunger and malnutrition. But the concerns associated with the distributions free foodgrains must be adequately addressed. Analyse.

  7. The new integrated food security scheme Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) is a crucial step in eliminating hunger and malnutrition. But the concerns associated with the distributions free foodgrains must be adequately addressed. Analyse. Reference: The Hindu  , pib.gov.in

The British termed the prevailing political situation in the country as the ‘Indian Unrest’. Lord Minto denounced the extremists but felt it was imperative to engage with the moderates and provide some political concessions – which came to be packaged as the Morley-Minto reforms. These reforms were the basis of the Indian Councils Act 1909. Examine.

  6. The British termed the prevailing political situation in the country as the ‘Indian Unrest’. Lord Minto denounced the extremists but felt it was imperative to engage with the moderates and provide some political concessions – which came to be packaged as the Morley-Minto reforms. These reforms were the basis of the Indian Councils …