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EDITORIAL ANALYSIS :   Valour and prestige — the world of special operations

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Atmanirbhar, Operation Kaveri, C-17 Globemaster heavy lift aircraft, IAF, Wadi Seidna mission etc Mains GS Paper II and III: Science and technology-Development and their applications and effects in everyday life etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Indian Air Force(IAF) evacuated 121 Indians from Wadi Seidna, north of Khartoum in Sudan, in the …


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 …

International Leopard Day 2023

   Source: DTE   Context: International Leopard Day is a new annual event that was officialized on May 3, 2023, with the launch of a dedicated portal, “” by the Cape Leopard Trust (CLT).   About Leopard:

Fit for 55

   Source: EU   Context: The Fit for 55 packages is a set of proposals aimed at revising and updating EU legislation and implementing new initiatives to align EU policies with the climate goals agreed by the Council and the European Parliament. The package is named after the EU’s target of reducing net greenhouse gas …


   Source: ADB   Context: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced the Innovative Finance Facility for Climate in Asia and the Pacific (IF-CAP) program to accelerate climate change financing in the region.

Biosynthetic clock  

Source: TH   Context: Scientists have discovered that the ageing process of cells is controlled by a genetic regulatory circuit that can be manipulated to extend their lifespan. This circuit functions like a clock, guiding the cell through two distinct pathways of ageing. By manipulating this circuit, scientists have been able to generate a negative …

Clearing corporations

   Source: IE   Context: The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Union’s financial markets regulator and supervisor, has derecognised six Indian central counterparties (CCPs) from April 30, 2023.   What are Clearing corporations (CC)? CC is an organization associated with an exchange to handle the confirmation, settlement, and delivery of transactions in …

  Startup India Seed Fund Scheme

   Source: ET   Context: The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is conducting a third-party impact assessment of the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme to evaluate its performance in benefiting the startup community.   About Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS):

World Press Freedom Index 2023

  Source: TH   Context: India has slipped in the World Press Freedom Index 2023 rankings, coming in at 161 out of 180 countries, indicating a decline in press freedom.   About the Press Freedom Index

Northern Lights In India

 Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TOI   Context: The Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bengaluru recently captured a rare occurrence of aurora in Ladakh, India, on camera. This is the first time that such an occurrence has been witnessed in Ladakh   About Aurora:

Return to Roots

   Source: Newsonair   The Australian High Commission in India announced its Government Grant for a project in Kargil called “Return to Roots.” This project aims to integrate traditional knowledge with the current school science curriculum in alignment with the goals of the National Education Policy, which includes increasing scientific engagement among school children of …

Maoist challenge: Needs political understanding, not securitisation

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Linkages between Development and Spread of Extremism   Source: IE   Context: The efficacy of the Maoist movement needs to be gauged in terms of their declining social base, not on the basis of how many violent incidents occur. What led to the failure of the above approaches: Declining Maoist presence/violence …

Debt-for-climate swaps

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environment, Conservation   Source: DTE   Context: In the past decade, debt-for-climate swaps have grown relatively popular among low- and middle-income countries. Insta Links:  

Roadmap to energy justice

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Energy, Environment, Conservation   Source: IE   Context: India’s energy strategy is presently recognised as being pragmatic and balanced since it is motivated by assuring energy access, availability, and affordability for its vast population.   What is energy justice? Energy justice envisions elements of a global energy system that fairly distributes …