INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 16th Jan – 21st Jan 2023

  InsightsIAS is delighted to present the 37th 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 – …

Master Rural Health Statistics(2021-22) for UPSC CSE with i-PEN

  Watch the video here:     Dear Students, At Insights IAS, we are committed to providing innovative solutions to help simplify your UPSC CSE preparation. In line with this mission, we are excited to announce the launch of i-PEN, our new Prelims Enrichment Notes initiative. i-PEN is a collection of short, 5-minute videos that …

[MISSION 2023] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 23 Jan 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 24 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 ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Understanding Kerala’s man-elephant conflict

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Conservation, Environment   Source: IE   Direction: The article covers the issues of man-animal conflict and highlights the success story of Kerala in reducing incidents of such conflicts.   Context: The larger issue of man-animal conflict needs to be discussed as calls for the capture of an elephant that reacted to …

Light pollution: The dark sky is a natural resource, and too much light is polluting it

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation   Source: TH   Direction: The article seeks to discuss light pollution, its causes, effects, and recommendations for reducing it.   Context: In 2022, the district administration of Ladakh in India created the Hanle Dark Sky Reserve (HDSR) which is the first International Dark Sky Reserve …

The nuts and bolts of a Union Budget

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Government Budgeting.   Source: Indian Express Context: On February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget for the next financial year (2023-24). Let’s understand the basics of the Union Budget and why it is very much important for Prelims and Mains.   Constitutional Provisions According to Article 112 of the Indian Constitution, the Union …

Kerala announces menstrual leave: Time to talk period

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Society/ Women issues   Source: Indian Express   Context: Kerala government announced that it will grant menstrual leave for female students in all state universities under the Department of Higher Education as part of the government’s “commitment to realise a gender-just society” In accordance with the decision, a girl of …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Needed, a new approach to data protection for minors

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Personal Data Protection Bill, Justice B N Srikrishna, Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989, Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 etc Mains GS Paper II and III: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors and issues arising out of them etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Digital …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Democracy and its structural slippages

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance, democracy, covid, elections etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, institutions and other measures etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The democracy that is functional around the world today has a long history of evolution. It was essentially a 19th …

Sansad TV: Bills & Acts- Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act

    Introduction: The Act provides special procedures to deal with terrorist activities, among other things. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA): This law is aimed at effective prevention of unlawful activities associations in India. Its main objective is to make powers available for dealing with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India. The Act …

Sansad TV: Acts and Facts- Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019

    Introduction: An Act to provide for protection of rights of transgender persons and their welfare and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto. Highlights and its Analysis: Definition of a transgender person: The Bill defines a transgender person as one whose gender does not match the gender assigned at birth. It includes trans-men and …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Historic Biodiversity Deal

    Introduction: After more than four years of negotiations, nearly 200 countries have approved a historic deal to protect and reverse dangerous loss to global biodiversity. The agreement at the COP15 UN biodiversity summit in Montreal, Canada, sets 23 targets and 4 goals aimed at safeguarding biodiversity. The most significant part of the deal …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 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: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, …

Why is transparency an important aspect in the utilisation of public funds? Explain with examples.

Topic: Utilization of public funds; 7. Why is transparency an important aspect in the utilisation of public funds? Explain with examples. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the …

Discuss the strategic importance of submarines to the India’s security. What are the features of a Kalvari-class submarine? What are the reasons for India’s dependence on foreign countries for submarine design and construction?

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. 6. Discuss the strategic importance of submarines to the India’s security. What are the features of a Kalvari-class submarine? What are the reasons for India’s dependence on foreign countries for submarine design and construction? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: The …

Do you think that the Ken-Betwa River Interlinking (KBRIL) Project lacks economic sense and defies ecological science? State your opinion.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. Do you think that the Ken-Betwa River Interlinking (KBRIL) Project lacks economic sense and defies ecological science? State your opinion. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India. Why the question: On January 18, the Steering Committee of the Ken-Betwa Link Project …