Sansad TV: In-Depth: What is Data & Why is the World worried about Data  Colonisation?

    Introduction: It was in 2006 when British mathematician Clive Humbly said that Data is the new oil. We are in 2022, where Data Is No Longer The New Oil- It Is The World`s Most Valuable Resource. A new India build on a strong foundation of data and digital technology. Data in India can …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 22 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 …

14 guidelines to address Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC)

GS  Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: PIB  Context: Union Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change released 14 guidelines to address Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC)   The objective of the guidelines: To facilitate a common understanding of effective and efficient mitigation of HWC among key stakeholders To facilitate the development of site-specific HWC mitigation measures …

India misses Renewable Energy: Parliamentary panel

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Infrastructure/Environment/Conservation   Source: TH Context: A parliamentary panel has attributed the low installation of solar roof-top and wind energy projects as key reasons for the shortfall in achieving India’s renewable energy (RE) capacity target of 175 GW by 2022.   Background: India set an ambitious target (in 2014) of installing 175 …

National Strategy and Roadmap for Medical and Wellness Tourism

GS Paper 2/3 Syllabus: Government policies/Issues Relating to Health/Economy   Source: PIB  Context: With an aim to improve medical tourism in the country, the Ministry of Tourism has formulated a National Strategy and Roadmap for Medical and Wellness Tourism (2022).   Background: India has been ranked 10th in the Medical Tourism Index (MTI) for 2020-2021 …

House panel suggests prepaid cards for power to save groundwater

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation   Source: IE Context: In order to prevent excessive exploitation of groundwater (GW), a Parliamentary Standing Committee report recommends discouraging the use of electric pumps by introducing measures such as pre-paid cards, etc.   Highlights of the report – “Groundwater: A Valuable but Diminishing Resource”: Over-extraction …

[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 March 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: geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and …

“The values we live by are worth more when we pass them on.”  – Anonymous

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 values we live by are worth more when we pass them on.”  – Anonymous Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” – Pema Chodron

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) “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with …

In India, mangroves serve as important habitats for marine life and provide critical ecosystem services but are becoming increasingly vulnerable due to ecological fragility and climate change. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. In India, mangroves serve as important habitats for marine life and provide critical ecosystem services but are becoming increasingly vulnerable due to ecological fragility and climate change. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of …

Wetlands are highly diverse ecosystems that provide various benefits to the environment and society. Protecting and restoring wetlands is essential for conservation efforts globally. Elucidate.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 4. Wetlands are highly diverse ecosystems that provide various benefits to the environment and society. Protecting and restoring wetlands is essential for conservation efforts globally. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus …

The India-Japan relationship is facing challenges due to the changing global geopolitical scenario. Analyse the challenges and suggest measures to address them.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 3. The India-Japan relationship is facing challenges due to the changing global geopolitical scenario. Analyse the challenges and suggest measures to address them. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: The article highlights the challenges in the India-Japan relationship and the need …

Extreme heat waves as climate change worsens could adversely impact our economic output unless we adopt mitigative measures. Examine.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. 2. Extreme heat waves as climate change worsens could adversely impact our economic output unless we adopt mitigative measures. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint , Insights on India Why the question: The heatwave that rippled across India earlier this month …