EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The women’s reservation Bill cannot wait any longer

                   Source: The Hindu Prelims: National Perspective Plan for Women (1988), Panchayati Raj Act, women reservation bill etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Vulnerable sections of society, Laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections of society etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS 75 years after Independence, Parliament lacks substantial representation …


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 …

Theory of evolution

Source: TH  Context: Recently, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) dropped the entire section on “Theory of evolution” from its Class 10 textbooks.   About Darwin’s theory of evolution:


  Source: FE  Context: Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has issued an alert listing 48 commonly used medicines, as they failed the latest drug safety alert issued by the drug regulator   About CDSO

Digital Services Act

  Context: European Commission adopted the first designation decisions under the Digital Services Act (DSA)   Key features of the Digital Services Act (DSA):   Comparison of EU’s DSA vs. India’s IT Rules:

Gum Arabic

Source: IE  Context: Sudan’s eruption into conflict has affected the supplies of gum Arabic across the world. Gum arabic: It is a natural gum derived from the hardened sap of two species of the Acacia tree – Senegalia Senegal and Vachellia seyal. The gum is harvested commercially from wild trees, mostly in Sudan (80%) and …


Source: DTE  Context: India’s representative at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) faced criticism from Adivasi rights activists for stating that the concept of ‘indigenous people’ was not applicable in the Indian context.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: According to a recent RTI application, only 329 claims out of 647 claims filed for the accident insurance cover provided to bank account holders under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) have been settled in the past two financial years.   About PMJDY

Examples of Ethics

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Ethics and human interface   Source: Various  Context: Recent events with ethical consequences Ethical values from the given examples:

The concept of fraternity

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure   Source: TH  Context: Since India imbibes the principle of ‘unity in diversity’, having a sense of fraternity is a virtue that is essential.   Meaning of fraternity: The word fraternity is derived from French to mean brotherhood, friendship, community …

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[Admissions Open]Intensive Bridge Course(IBC) for GS-3 for UPSC Mains 2023 by Sailesh Sir & Ashish Sir | Starts on 26th June 2023

        Course starts on: 26th June 2023 Duration of Course: 26th June- 9th July 2023  Early bird Discount: 10% valid till 20th June 2023 Old Subscriber Discount: 10%   CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO INTENSIVE BRIDGE COURSE FOR GS-3   CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE INTENSIVE BRIDGE COURSE COMBO for GS-1,2,3 …