INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 27th Mar – 1st Apr 2023

  Dear Students, Our motto has always been to simplify your UPSC CSE preparation. In pursuance of the above objective, our team decided to improve the magazines further. The new and improved version of our Weekly CA Magazine has several features/changes: No more bullets in the index (a much-requested feature! Yes, we are always listening …

[MISSION 2023] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 12 Apr 2023

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EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : India must board the Online Dispute Resolution bus

    Source: The Hindu Prelims: Governance(Adhar, UIDAI, KYC, ODR, Enforcing Contracts, Srikrishna Committee etc Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors and issues arising out of them etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Union Law Minister emphasized the need for institutional arbitration to enhance the ease of doing business. The …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Corporate power and Indian inflation

     Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance, RBI, Inflation, Food Price Inflation, WPI, CPI, MPC etc Mains GS Paper III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment(Inflation, Monetary policy). ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Viral Acharya, …

Weekly Compilation of Practice to Progress(PYQs) for UPSC 3 Apr to 8 Apr

  Dear Student, In order to simplify your preparation further & to make revision easier, we will be releasing a weekly compilation of our UPSC PYQ Initiative: Practice to Progress, every Sunday! We hope that you all find it beneficial. Utilise these compilations to revise & ace the UPSC CSE Prelims 2023! Download the Compilation …

ChatGPT’s Insights on How Insights IAS Can Help You Succeed in UPSC CSE!

    Hello!   Unless you’ve been living under a rock(or in an internet-free corner of our multiverse), you would have heard of the revolutionary and groundbreaking tech: ChatGPT!   You may have already utilized it to ask mundane/interesting/intriguing questions or to aid in/simplify your UPSC Prep(we will write a post on how to utilize …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 13 April 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 …

Zero Click Spyware

  Source: ET  Context: An Israeli company’s (QuaDream Ltd) Spyware has been used against journalists, opposition figures and advocacy organizations across at least 10 countries – according to new research published Tuesday by Microsoft Corp and the internet watchdog Citizen Lab.   What is Spyware? Spyware refers to software programs that are designed to collect data …

Unified Portal of Central Bureau of Narcotics

Source: ET  Context: The Central Bureau of Narcotics has launched a unified portal to facilitate licensing and ExIM (Export and IMport) authorizations for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Aim: To instil efficiency, transparency, and accountability within the department while ensuring the availability of essential narcotic drugs to patients and their families.   Features of the …

Magnetoresistance

Source: Th  Context: Researchers in the UK, led by Nobel laureate Andre Geim, have discovered that graphene displays an anomalous giant magnetoresistance (GMR) at room temperature.   What is Magnetoresistance? Magnetoresistance is a phenomenon where the electrical resistance of a material change in response to a magnetic field. The magnetoresistance observed in the graphene-based device …

Uranium-241

Source: TH  Context: Recently, physicists in Japan discovered a previously unknown isotope of uranium, with atomic number 92 and mass number 241, i.e., uranium-241. Physicists were in search of a ‘magic number’.   What is a “Magic Number”? In nuclear physics, “magic numbers” are specific numbers of protons or neutrons in atomic nuclei that correspond to …

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Source: TH   Context: Currently, engineers are warming up the LHC for its third season of operations, following upgrades   What is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)? The LHC is the world’s largest science experiment that smashes tiny particles called hadrons together at really high speeds. It uses protons as the particles and has a long circular …

Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority

Source: Hindu Business Line  Context: Kerala Agricultural University has been notified as a centre of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. Objective: To protect the rights of Kerala farming communities over the traditional plant varieties.   About Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights …

Green deposits

Source: IE  Context: Reserve Bank of India issued detailed guidelines for acceptance of ‘green deposits’ by banks and NBFCs. Framework for ‘Green Deposits’:

India’s first-ever REITs and InvITs index

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: LM  Context: NSE Indices Ltd, a subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), has launched India’s first-ever Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) Index.   Aim: To track the performance of REITs and InvITs that are publicly listed and traded on the NSE.   What are …

Consistent Renewable energy

Source: TH          A Manipur village (Hengbung) in northeast India has benefited from a pumped-storage hydropower system that combines hydro with solar power. The system features two interconnected reservoirs that can store renewable power for release later and enables the provision of consistent lighting in homes and streets.  Foundation for Environment and Economic Development Services (FEEDS), …