Centre sowing seeds of militancy in Ladakh by alienating the youth: Education reformer Sonam Wangchuk

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Constitution   Source: TH  Context: Sonam Wangchuk claimed that the Centre’s approach was alienating the youth by sowing the seeds of militancy as the demand for the preservation of land, culture, and jobs under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution grew in Ladakh.   Background: On August 5, 2019, the …

[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 3 February 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: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. How does salinity vary as the ocean …

Even though people are aware that dowry is a crime, the evil still exists in society. Recently, a young girl died by suicide after complaining of dowry harassment. In her case, there were 102 witnesses and 53 pieces of evidence including her voice note sent to her husband where she complains about the torture she faced from her in-laws.

Topic: Case Study 7. Even though people are aware that dowry is a crime, the evil still exists in society. Recently, a young girl died by suicide after complaining of dowry harassment. In her case, there were 102 witnesses and 53 pieces of evidence including her voice note sent to her husband where she complains about …

Although managing such a diversified border is difficult, it is essential for ensuring national security. Examine the various challenges that must be overcome in order to secure India’s land borders.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 6. Although managing such a diversified border is difficult, it is essential for ensuring national security. Examine the various challenges that must be overcome in order to secure India’s land borders. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express …

What is ChatGPT? How has it changed the contours of conversational artificial intelligence (AI)? Evaluate the threats and opportunities posed by it.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5. What is ChatGPT? How has it changed the contours of conversational artificial intelligence (AI)? Evaluate the threats and opportunities posed by it. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: ChatGPT is …

Trade integration among South Asian countries will translate in to better economic opportunities and shared prosperity for people living in these countries. However, despite many initiatives being taken, there are major stumbling blocks which has prevented the integration process. Analyse.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 4. Trade integration among South Asian countries will translate in to better economic opportunities and shared prosperity for people living in these countries. However, despite many initiatives being taken, there are major stumbling blocks which has prevented the integration process. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu …

Can the inclusion of a search and selection committee with representatives of the government in the process of appointment of judges will act as a harbinger of transparency and efficiency in the appointments to higher judiciary? Critically comment. (250 words)

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 3. Can the inclusion of a search and selection committee with representatives of the government in the process of appointment of judges will act as a harbinger of transparency and efficiency in the appointments to higher judiciary? Critically comment. (250 words) …

Tsunamis can lead to massive losses of life and property. Elaborate upon the role that regional tsunami warning systems operating within different ocean basins can play towards end-to-end tsunami warning and mitigation.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., 2. Tsunamis can lead to massive losses of life and property. Elaborate upon the role that regional tsunami warning systems operating within different ocean basins can play towards end-to-end tsunami warning and mitigation. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why …

How does salinity vary as the ocean gets deeper and wider? Discuss the factors that determine the concentration of salts in the ocean water.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. How does salinity vary as the ocean gets deeper and wider? Discuss the factors that determine the concentration of salts in the ocean water. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 2 February 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 …

Budget (New Schemes announced and Old Schemes emphasized)

GS Paper 3  Source: Multiple sources of PIB, The Hindu, IE, DTE  Context: As per the ‘Saptarishi’ targets, the schemes have been divided into 7 Key Priority Areas Inclusive Development Reaching the Last Mile Infrastructure and Investment Unleashing the Potential Green Growth Youth Power Financial Sector

Is judicial majoritarianism justified?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Judicial Reforms   Source: The Hindu   Context: The blind acceptance of numerical majorities in judicial decision-making and the constitutional disregard of analysis and appreciation of arguments and evidence in dissenting judgments have been in news recently after the recent Supreme Court Judgement on demonetization.    What is judicial majoritarianism? The …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The growth deceleration problem cannot be skipped

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Indian Economy(GDP, GVA, fiscal policy, budget, economic survey, budget, GST etc) Mains GS Paper III: Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, GDP, Issues related to planning etc. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Budget for 2023-24 has been presented.   INSIGHTS ON THE ISSUE Context Budget: The government’s blueprint on: expenditure taxes it plans to …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A Budget that signals growth with stability

  Source: The Hindu Directions: Continuation of article: The Economic Survey that wasn’t Prelims: Indian Economy(GDP, GVA, fiscal policy, budget, economic survey, budget, GST etc) Mains GS Paper III: Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, GDP, Issues related to planning etc. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Economic Survey presented before the Budget for 2023-24 has laid emphasis that India …