Safe City project

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: PIB Ministry of Home Affairs had in 2018 sanctioned Safe City Projects under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme in eight cities (including Bengaluru), which involves identifying hotspots for crime against women and deploying infrastructure, technology, and capacity-building programs. Technologies deployed as part of the project: Audio-visual systems including drones, …

Forest Conservation (amendment) Bill 2023

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment, Conservation   Source: IE  Context: The government introduced The Forest (Conservation), Amendment Bill, 2023 in Lok Sabha to make changes to The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.   Background: Following independence, vast swathes of forest land were designated as reserved and protected forests and brought under state forest departments. Many forested …

Open-source seeds movement

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Agriculture and Issues of Food Security   Source: TH  Context: Inspired by the success of open-source software, a Canadian plant breeder suggested (in 1999) a similar approach to seeds. Background: The advent of hybrid seeds, the growth of the commercial seed industry, scientific plant breeding, etc., conferred plant breeders and developers …

Foreign Trade Policy 2023: Criticism

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Indian Economy   Source: Indian Express  Context: Recently Foreign Trade Policy 2023 was unveiled by the government For the provisions of FTP 2023: Click here   Issues with the new FTP 2023 policy:

India-Bhutan Relations

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Relations with India’s neighbouring countries   Source: The Hindu Context: Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is on a visit to India   Various dimensions of cooperation between India and Bhutan with examples:   Issues between the two countries: Border Dispute: Disputes over the exact demarcation of the border between the …

SC: Critical views on government policies not anti-establishment

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure   Source: TH Context: The SC set aside the Centre’s order refusing to grant the renewal of the broadcast licence to a Malayalam news channel (Media One).   Background: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting refused to renew the broadcast …

[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 April 2023

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday General Studies – 1   Topic:  The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of …

Explain the working of ISRO’s reusable launch vehicle (RLV). Outline the advantages and limitations of RLV.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. Explain the working of ISRO’s reusable launch vehicle (RLV). Outline the advantages and limitations of RLV. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as …

Enumerate the key features of Foreign Trade Policy 2023 (FTP 2023). Critically analyse the potential of FTP 2023 in boosting India’s export competitiveness and making the country a key player in the global trade landscape.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 5. Enumerate the key features of Foreign Trade Policy 2023 (FTP 2023). Critically analyse the potential of FTP 2023 in boosting India’s export competitiveness and making the country a key player in the global trade landscape. Difficulty level: …

The influence of money in elections raises serious ethical concerns about fairness, representation, and the integrity of the democratic process. Elucidate.

Topic: challenges of corruption. 7. The influence of money in elections raises serious ethical concerns about fairness, representation, and the integrity of the democratic process. Elucidate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2022 …

What is the Open Source Seeds movement? Evaluate the benefits and challenges of similar movements for Indian farmers in order to make plant breeding more accessible.

Topic: Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage 4. What is the Open Source Seeds movement? Evaluate the benefits and challenges of similar movements for Indian farmers in order to make plant breeding more accessible. Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: …

In order to have humane policing, the police force needs structural reform and better training to prioritize the protection of human rights and improve community relations, with accountability mechanisms to ensure that police officers who commit misconduct are held responsible. Examine.

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy. 3. In order to have humane policing, the police force needs structural reform and better training to prioritize the protection of human rights and improve community relations, with accountability mechanisms to ensure that police officers who commit misconduct are held responsible. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …

Highlight the challenges faced by the senior citizens. There is a need in our society to recognize and value the contributions of the elderly and ensuring they live with dignity and respect. Elucidate.

Topic: population and associated issues 2. Highlight the challenges faced by the senior citizens. There is a need in our society to recognize and value the contributions of the elderly and ensuring they live with dignity and respect. Elucidate. (250 words). Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: The article …

Discuss the contributions of Veer Savarkar in India’s struggle for independence.

Topic:  The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1. Discuss the contributions of Veer Savarkar in India’s struggle for independence. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu  , Insights on India Why the question: The controversy surrounding the legacy of Hindutva demagogue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one …

[MISSION 2023] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 4 Apr 2023

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