EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The goal of building a popular Dalit agenda

  Source: The Hindu, Indian Express, Indian Express   Prelims: BR Ambedkar, constitution of India, SC, Phule etc Mains GS Paper I: Modern Indian history from middle of eighteenth century until the present-significant events, personalities, issues etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Modern liberal ideas, capitalist development and democratic churning have made it possible that Dalits are …

PRIME (Pre-cum-Mains Enrichment Notes for UPSC) – March 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 14 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 their …

YZ Ceti b

  Source: TH  Context: Astronomers have discovered a repeating radio signal from YZ Ceti b, a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet rotating around a small red dwarf star only 12 light-years away from Earth.   Significance: This discovery suggests the presence of a magnetic field around the planet, which is one of the prerequisites for a habitable …

Resources at Moon

   Source: IE Context: China plans to start building a lunar base using soil from the moon in the next five years, with a team designing a robot named “Chinese Super Masons” to make bricks out of lunar soil.   About the mission: China aims to retrieve the world’s first soil sample from the far …

Indigenous chip for NavIC

Source: TH  Context: A Bengaluru-based space technology company, Elena Geo Systems, has developed a chip (named NavIC processor) that can form the core of Navigation, Positioning and Timing applications using India’s indigenous satellite-based navigation system, NavIC.   Previously, IIT-Bombay had developed a homegrown receiver chip – Dhruva Indian NavIC GPS system has faced issues in integration …

Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) 2023

  Source: PIB The Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) 2023, organized by the National Innovation Foundation, discussed ways to raise the profile of India’s innovation and entrepreneurship eco-system, which is inclusive, the third largest in the world, and an inspiration to many countries.   Usage: It can be used to highlight initiatives to improve …

Odisha PVTG Nutritional Improvement Programme (OPNIP)

  Source: DTE OPNIP is a programme to improve the nutritional status of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in Odisha.   Interventions: Community-based creches for children of age 6 months to 3 years Spot feeding centres for children aged 3-6 years Maternal spot feeding centres for pregnant & lactating mothers Prioritized the first 1,000 …

Beggars’ Corporation

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: HT Beggars’ Corporation, a Varanasi-based start-up, has received the Best Social Impact Award in the Innopreneurs Global Startup Contest.  

The Inter-Services Organisations (Command, Control and Discipline) Bill, 2023

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate   Source: TH  Context: The Inter-Services Organisations (Command, Control and Discipline) Bill 2023 was recently tabled in the Lok Sabha by the Ministry of Defence.   Inter-services organisations include Soldiers from the Army, the Air Force and the Navy, like joint training institutes …