River rejuvenation

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TH The 7.2 Km Kuttamperoor River in Alappuzha, Kerala has been rejuvenated after over a 6-year effort through public participation and government intervention. Previously, the River died a slow death around 2005 due to years of waste dumping and encroachments.   Collaborative effort: The Major Irrigation department removed encroachments, …

Building a blue economy: What India can learn from China

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Economics of Animal-Rearing/Food Processing and Related Industries in India    Source: IE  Context: Like China, India must raise its own deep-water fishing fleet and build modern harbours to further its economic and security goals.   Importance of the fishing sector for India:  Fish is an affordable and rich source of animal …

Draft ‘Sagarmala Innovation and Start-up Policy’

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Indian Economy   Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) has released a draft policy called the ‘Sagarmala Innovation and Start-up Policy’ to promote and nurture start-ups and entrepreneurs in India’s growing maritime sector.   Aim of the policy: To create a strong ecosystem for fostering innovation …

Indus Water Treaty

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Bilateral Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Source: DTE  Context: Indus Water Treaty (IWT) seems to be struggling to gain support in the J&K region.   Background:  One of the few instances of a significant international river basin conflict being resolved in South Asia is the IWT, signed by …

[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 April 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: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1. The Indus Water Treaty has been …

Children develop their sense of morality, values, and ethics based on the guidance they receive from their parents or caregivers. Elaborate.

Topic: role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7. Children develop their sense of morality, values, and ethics based on the guidance they receive from their parents or caregivers. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 …

The development of compassion is a complex interplay between personal and environmental factors. Analyse.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 6. The development of compassion is a complex interplay between personal and environmental factors. Analyse. (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus …

What is 3D bioprinting? While 3D bioprinting has enormous potential in healthcare and other industries, it is still a developing technology with limitations that need to be addressed before it can be widely used. Examine.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5. What is 3D bioprinting? While 3D bioprinting has enormous potential in healthcare and other industries, it is still a developing technology with limitations that need to be addressed before it can be widely used. Examine. …

Explain gene therapy and explore the range of possibilities and potential issues that are associated with this innovative technology?

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 4. Explain gene therapy and explore the range of possibilities and potential issues that are associated with this innovative technology? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part …

The reforms to the Bretton Woods system would need to take into account the changing global economy, the perspectives and needs of a broader range of countries, and the potential for financial instability. Discuss.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 3. The reforms to the Bretton Woods system would need to take into account the changing global economy, the perspectives and needs of a broader range of countries, and the potential for financial instability. Discuss. Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint ,  Insights on India Why …