INSTA REVISION MODULES : Environment Module for UPSC CSE Prelims 2023

INSTA Revision modules consists of important Current Affairs oriented towards UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam 2023, which will help you in quick revision.  These modules are to be used for revision ONLY after you read INSIGHTS Daily Current Affairs Compilations to reap the maximum benefits. It is advised that you revise your notes along with …

A Compilation of Important Topics for UPSC CSE Prelims 2023

    Dear Student,   UPSC CSE Prelims 2023 is exactly 59 days away! We hope that you are preparing with sincerity and complete focus. The faculties of Insights IAS have compiled a list of important topics in their respective subjects: Polity, International Relations, Art & Culture, Ancient & Medieval India, Geography and Agriculture. We …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 30 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 …

AFINDEX 2023

Facts for Prelims Source: IE   Context: The second edition of 10 days Africa-India Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX 2023) started in Pune. The exercise is centred around Humanitarian Mine Assistance and United Nations Peacekeeping Operations.   Objective: Promoting the idea of Africa-India Militaries for Regional Unity (AMRUT) Improving coordination in UN Peacekeeping Forces (UNPKF)   …

Upward lightning

Facts for Prelims  Source: IE   Context: Brazilian researchers recently captured high-speed video footage of positive upward discharges of electricity from lightning conductor rods in São José dos Campos   What is Upwards lightning? Upward lightning is a phenomenon where lightning streaks develop from tall objects that travel upward toward electrified storm clouds (opposite to normal …

Ribonucleic acid (RNA)

Facts for Prelims Source: TH   Context: The article explains why most deadly viruses contain RNA, unlike most organisms which use DNA to store genetic information   What is an RNA?       Why do most deadly viruses contain RNA? On the other hand, DNA is more stable, error-free and doesn’t mutate easily.

Multilateral Development Banks

Facts for Prelims Source: PIB, IE  Context: Under the aegis of India’s G20 Presidency, an 11-member G20 Expert Group on “Strengthening Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) has been constituted.   What is MDB? MDB is a financial institution established by multiple member countries and falls under international law. E.g., International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Asian Development …

New India Literacy Programme

Facts for Prelims Source: PIB  Context: The government has launched a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely, the “New India Literacy Programme” (NILP) for implementation during five years from the FYs 2022-23 to 2026-27

“Insights SECURE” SCO

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: PIB ‘S’ stands for Security for Citizens ‘E’ for Economic Development ‘C’ for Connectivity ‘U’ for Unity ‘R’ for Respect for Sovereignty and Territorial Unity ‘E’ for Environment Protection.    Usage: the acronym can be used for deliberating on the dimensions of SCO in an International Relations paper.

GDPs Without Borders

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TOI   Japanese farmers are hiring labour from India to cut and carry down Koyamaki (umbrella pines) from mountains, due to its ageing populations. Significance: This mutually beneficial agreement helps Japan with its worker shortages and India with its overabundance of young farmers.   Usage: The example can be …

Blended finance

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: LM Blended finance is a financing mechanism that combines public, private, and philanthropic funds to support social and environmental projects. Significance: Blended finance can help attract private capital to projects that are otherwise difficult to finance (e.g., projects related to the fulfilment of SDGs), and help achieve social and …