EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Directing AI for better and smarter legislation

    Source: The Hindu Prelims: Science and technology, Artificial intelligence(AI), Generative AI, Big Data, GANs, ChatGPT1 tool, DALL.E2 etc Mains GS Paper III and IV: Significance of technology for India, AI, indigenisation of technology and development of new technology. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Artificial Intelligence (AI) is attracting the attention of entrepreneurs, political leaders, and policymakers …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Finland’s journey, from neutral to NATO

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, NATO, EU etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India and affecting India’s interests etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS On April 4, 2023, Finland joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), becoming its 31st member.   INSIGHTS ON THE ISSUE …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Awaiting lift-off into the Second Space Age

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national and international importance(Space programmes, Sputnik 1, Vikram S rocket, non-proliferation etc Mains GS Paper II: Science and technology, development and application, Development in the field of space and issues related to it etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Space Age began in 1957 with the launch of …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 11 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 …

Exercise Kavach

Source: PIB   Exercise Kavach is a joint military exercise involving the assets of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard conducted at Andaman and Nicobar command.  

Detecting toxic pollutants

Source: DST  Context: Scientists from the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) have developed a new low-cost substrate that can increase the sensitivity of Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), to help detect pollutants particles such as N-nitroso diphenylamine (NDPhA), a potent carcinogen and a severe threat to mankind   What is Raman spectroscopy? Raman …

Dakar Declaration

Source: WHO  Context: ‘Dakar Declaration’ was adopted by 21 African countries committing to strengthening reporting on road crash fatalities, enhancing data capture, analysis, sharing, and coordination to shape better road safety policies.   It is being conducted at the first African sub-regional conference on implementing the Global Plan for Road Safety in Dakar, Senegal.  

Changing definition of Rural-Urban areas in India

  Source: ET  Context: Economic Advisory Council to the PM has suggested tweaking the definition of rural-urban areas.   Issues with current classification:  Current classification uses a combination of administrative definition and census criteria, which are often inadequate in capturing the speed and scale of urbanization in India. As a result, urban areas are often …

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, …