[MISSION 2023] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 19 Apr 2023

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EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : It is a new assault on India’s liberty

    Source: The Hindu, The Hindu Prelims: Governance(Adhar, UIDAI, KYC, IT rules, OTT, Article 19 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 government introduced a new set of measures with a view to crushing fake news …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 20 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 …

Harpoon missiles

  Source: Reuters  Context: Taiwan to buy 400 US anti-ship missiles to face China threat About the Missile:  

Helopeltis Theivora

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The tea mosquito bug (Helopeltis Theivora) is spreading rapidly and affecting tea production in both low and high-elevation plantations in Southern India   About the Bug: It is a major sucking pest of tea (Camellia sinensis L.) in most tea-producing countries. The nymphs and adults of the TMB suck …

Quantum Mission

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH Context: The Indian Union Cabinet has approved the National Quantum Mission (NQM), with a budget of ₹6,003 crore, to fund research and development of quantum computing technology and associated applications.   About National Quantum Mission  

Pulses in India

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Source: DTE Context: The Indian government has begun monitoring the stock levels of pulses in the country amidst concerns of a possible decrease in yield due to heavy rain and hailstorms in late March and early April. The total production of pulses in 2021-22 was 27.3 million tonnes and this year’s …

FSSAI

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: Cadbury Bournvita’s products advertisement and product packaging have been found to be misleading as they did not disclose the sugar content.   FSSAI regulation on the product packaging: FSSAI issued a draft notification on front-of-package labelling in September 2022 that proposed the “Indian Nutrition Rating.” It would notify …

Mission 50K-EV4ECO

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: ET  Context: The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has launched Mission 50K-EV4ECO, the initiative will fund the purchase of 50,000 EVs in the country to spur the local ecosystem.   About the mission: The pilot phase of ‘Mission 50K-EV4ECO’ will increase the uptake for two, three and four-wheelers through …

PTP-NER scheme

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: Ministry of Tribal Affairs have launched Marketing and Logistics Development for the Promotion of Tribal Products from the North-Eastern Region (PTP-NER) for improving the lives of the talented artisans belonging to the Northeast.   About the Scheme:

Zemithang

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: Zemithang, the first stop of the 14th Dalai Lama during his flight from China-occupied Tibet in 1959, recently hosted a major Buddhist conference attended by some 600 delegates, including Tibetan spiritual leaders, from across India.   Conference conducted by: Indian Himalayan Council of Nalanda Buddhist Tradition, at Gorsam …

Cartelization among domestic tyre manufacturers

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Effects of Liberalisation on the Economy   Source: TH   Context: The Supreme Court issued notices to five tyre companies and the industry body Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA).   Background: The All-India Tyre Dealers Federation (AITDF) in a reference to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) alleged 5 tyre companies …

India-UAE relationship

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Bilateral relations   Source: TH Context: India, the world’s second-largest food producer, is an essential partner in the UAE’s ambition to strengthen food security. Various dimensions of the India-UAE relationship   Challenges/Issues between the two countries:    Conclusion: The relationship between India and UAE has strengthened over the years, with the …