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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 …

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine

  Source: Nature   Context: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine, developed by UK-based pharmaceutical company GSK, for use in people aged 60 years and older.   About respiratory syncytial virus (RSV):

Washington Declaration

  Source: TH  Context: South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol visited the U.S. on April 25 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of U.S.-South Korea bilateral relations. During the visit, the two countries signed the “Washington Declaration,” which focuses on nuclear deterrence strategy.   About Washington Declaration:

Article 355

  Source: TH  Context: The Centre has taken control of security in Manipur (by allegedly invoking Article 355), deploying 12 companies of the Border Security Force (BSF) and airlifting anti-riot vehicles to the northeastern state. The move comes after at least ten people were killed by mobs, and several villages and community-specific urban localities were …

Heat Index

  Source: TH   Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced plans to launch a composite index next year to measure the impact of heat on India’s population.   About Heat Index:  


  Source: The Print   Context: Karaikudi R Rani, also known as Karaikudi Mani, a legendary mridangam vidwan, who dominated the Carnatic music scene for half a century passed away recently.   About the Mridangam:   Comparison of Carnatic music and Hindustani music on the basis of instruments used:  

Vaisakh Purnima

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Culture along with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) celebrated the auspicious day of Vaisakh Purnima.   Vaishakh Buddha Purnima (also known as Vesak or Buddha Jayanti): It is the most sacred day of the year for Buddhists all over the world as it marks the …

My life as a Comrade

 Source: BBC   KK Shailaja, the former health minister of Kerala, who gained worldwide recognition for her success in managing the Covid-19 pandemic, has released a memoir entitled “My Life As A Comrade“.   Ms. Shailaja credits scientific thinking as an integral part of her decision-making process and reveals that her Ammamma (Grandmother), inspired her …