[MISSION 2023] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 17 Jan 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 18 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 …

Fake news: News marked false by PIB to be taken down

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Role of Media and Social Networking Sites in Internal Security Challenges   Source: TH  Direction: The article tries to cover the larger issue of fake news in India along with ways to curb fake news and some best practices.    Context: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) proposed a …

How human disturbance can alter habitats, routines of animals

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Ecology   Source: Indian Express, DTE Context: A new finding on animal behaviours   An animal must be at the right place, at the right time, to avoid predators, find food, and reproduce successfully As an analogy: The interactions between the animals in a given ecosystem are like a theatrical production. …

Blacklisting of terrorists: What does this mean?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations, Security Challenges and their Management in Border Areas – Linkages of Organized Crime with Terrorism   Source: TH  Direction: The article highlights the significance of international counterterrorism cooperation to curb terrorist threats and dismantle terror infrastructure.    Context: The UN Security Council’s (UNSC) 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee added …

China’s population drops for the first time in 60 years: How this happened and its implications

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Population and Associated Issues   Source: TH  Direction: The article highlights the shifts in the population of India (increasing) and China (decreasing) and the implications of the shift.   Context: According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, its population fell to 1,411.8 million in 2022, from 1,412.6 million in the previous …

Sansad TV: RBI Governor On Crypto Crisis

    View which are expressed: Shaktikanta Das said cryptocurrency should be banned The RBI governor said cryptocurrencies have no underlying value He went on to say that cryptocurrency trade is similar to gambling Cryptocurrency: It is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. Cryptocurrencies use decentralized technology to let users make …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : New free foodgrain scheme as an illusion, doublespeak

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance(PMGKAY, National Food Security Act (NFSA) etc Mains GS Paper II & III: Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the Population by center and states and performance of these schemes etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Cabinet has announced that under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The illogical rejection of the idea of South Asia

  Source: The Hindu, World Bank Prelims: Current events of international importance(World Bank, South Asia, PM2.5, WHO, SAARC, COP27, BBIN, Regional forums etc Mains GS Paper II & III: bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India or affecting India’s interests etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS A World Bank study on air pollution concludes that about two …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 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:  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1. The Green Revolution was initiated …

“The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.” — Democritus

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.” — Democritus Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is …

“Reason shows me that if my happiness is desirable and good, the equal happiness of any other person must be equally desirable.” ― Henry Sidgwick

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “Reason shows me that if my happiness is desirable and good, the equal happiness of any other person must be equally desirable.” ― Henry Sidgwick Difficulty level: Moderate Why the …

The regularity of stampedes in crowd gatherings across the country points towards ineffective crowd management and abject neglect of crowd control measures leading to such disasters. Analyse. What are the NDMA guidelines on crowd management as part of a risk-reduction strategy for religious festivals and public gatherings?

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. The regularity of stampedes in crowd gatherings across the country points towards ineffective crowd management and abject neglect of crowd control measures leading to such disasters. Analyse. What are the NDMA guidelines on crowd management as part of a risk-reduction strategy for religious festivals and public gatherings? (250 words) …

Technology can never exist in isolation; it has to exist within social realities. In the light of the above statement, examine as to how the fourth industrial revolution is shaping the economy and society in the country.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 4. Technology can never exist in isolation; it has to exist within social realities. In the light of the above statement, examine as to how the fourth industrial revolution is shaping the economy and society in the country. (250 words) Difficulty level: …

The influence of civil society organisations, popularly known as NGOs, is increasing. However, their credibility seems to be declining. Examine the issues with respect to the functioning of civil society organisations.

Topic: Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. 3. The influence of civil society organisations, popularly known as NGOs, is increasing. However, their credibility seems to be declining. Examine the issues with respect to the functioning of civil society organisations. (250 …

The Emergency is often regarded as a dark phase in independent India’s history because this period was marked by unbridled state incarceration, stifling of dissent, and government crackdown on civil liberties. There were reports of frequent human rights violations and the press being censored to a repressive extent. Elaborate.

Topic:  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 2. The Emergency is often regarded as a dark phase in independent India’s history because this period was marked by unbridled state incarceration, stifling of dissent, and government crackdown on civil liberties. There were reports of frequent human rights violations and the press being censored to a …