[MISSION 2023] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 10 Mar 2023

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[Admissions are Open] Insta Prelims Test Series for UPSC CSE 2024 (Online & Offline)

  CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE   “Having missed the bus by miles as far as Prelims 2018 was concerned, I set myself a clear goal. To ensure I get just as much was needed to cross the threshold, no more, no less. That meant reading a handful of sources multiple times over, practicing a mock …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : India and Sweden: Old friends in new times

  Source: Indian Express Prelims: Current events of international importance, EU, G20, FTA, mapping(European countries)etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India or affecting India’s interests etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS 75 years of bilateral relations between India and Sweden. A record year for bilateral trade in 2022, strong growth of Swedish …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A moment of reckoning for AUKUS and Australia

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance(Indo-Pacific, Regional forums, AUKUS, nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs), QUAD, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), India-Australia etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India, Significance of Indo-Pacific for India etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS AUKUS — The security partnership between the United …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Green Budget

     Introduction: Aiming to reduce the carbon intensity of the Indian economy, meet clean energy targets, and provide large-scale green job opportunities, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures for Green Growth while presenting the Union Budget. This included initiatives related to green fuel, green farming, green mobility, green buildings, and …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 11 March 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 …

Call for a legally-binding treaty to protect Earth’s orbit

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Science and Technology: Space Awareness Source: DTE, Business Standard Context: Scientists have called for a legally binding treaty to ensure Earth’s orbit isn’t irreparably harmed by the future expansion of the global space industry.   About Space debris: Space debris includes non-functional spacecraft, abandoned launch vehicle stages, mission-related debris, and fragmentation …

Amendments to PMLA rules and its impact on ‘politically exposed persons’, NGOs

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Money laundering-related issues   Source: IE Context: The Finance Ministry has amended the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and rules in line with the recommendations of the FATF – the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog.   Background: The government has been struggling to deal with the pandemic-era upsurge …

Breaking barriers, building inclusion

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Economy – Inclusive growth and associated issues/challenges Source: Business Standard Context: According to the latest Findex Report – 2021 by the World Bank, around one-third of adults still lack access to formal financial services.   About financial inclusion: Financial inclusion means that individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable …

Sri Lanka’s recovery | The significance of India’s support

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: International Relations   Source: TH Context: Sri Lankan President announced that the country had cleared the last hurdles to be approved for a $2.9 billion bailout from the IMF.   Background: The country has been reeling from the covid crisis, economic mismanagement by the Rajapakse regime, mounting debts → soaring inflation …

Women’s Reservation Bill: History, politics behind long-pending law

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Social justice (Issues related to women)   Source: IE Context: Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader K Kavitha began a day-long hunger strike in New Delhi, demanding passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill (WRB).     Women’s Reservation Bill (WRB) The Bill will reserve one-third of the total number of seats in …

[MISSION 2023] Mini Secure Revision Test: 11 March 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. Throw light of distribution of grasslands in India. What are the threats faced by grasslands? Discuss steps that are needed to protect them. Reference: The …

Forest fires can be caused by both natural and anthropogenic factors. To mitigate forest fires, steps need to be taken to prevent them from starting, detect them early if they do occur, respond rapidly, and manage the forest in a way that reduces their risk and severity. Analyse.

  10. Forest fires can be caused by both natural and anthropogenic factors. To mitigate forest fires, steps need to be taken to prevent them from starting, detect them early if they do occur, respond rapidly, and manage the forest in a way that reduces their risk and severity. Analyse. Reference: Down to Earth , Insights …

Cryptocurrencies have been associated with money laundering due to their perceived anonymity and lack of regulation. The inclusion of virtual digital assets in the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 is first step in tackling illicit activities via cryptocurrencies. However, there are major challenges in implementation of the same. Examine.

  9. Cryptocurrencies have been associated with money laundering due to their perceived anonymity and lack of regulation. The inclusion of virtual digital assets in the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002 is first step in tackling illicit activities via cryptocurrencies. However, there are major challenges in implementation of the same. Examine. Reference: The Hindu  

BIMSTEC provides an opportunity for member countries to enhance regional cooperation and integration, which can lead to economic growth and development. Elaborate with a special emphasis on the renewable energy potential of the region.

  8. BIMSTEC provides an opportunity for member countries to enhance regional cooperation and integration, which can lead to economic growth and development. Elaborate with a special emphasis on the renewable energy potential of the region. Reference: Down to Earth , Insights on India