[Important] Tips to Increase Your Chances of Success in UPSC Prelims 2023 | A Session by Vinay Sir

  Watch the Session here:       WATCH THE PROMO here:   Dear Students,   UPSC CSE Prelims 2023 is a mere 18 days away! The clock is ticking… You  may be plagued by self-doubt, overwhelmed by multiple materials and test series, worried about scores in mock tests, and may be overcome by the …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Buddhism, India’s soft power projection tool

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Buddhism, teachings of Buddhism, BR Ambedkar, SE Asia, Buddhist sites etc Mains GS Paper I: Modern Indian history from middle of eighteenth century until the present-significant events, personalities, issues etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India hosted a two-day global Buddhist summit in New Delhi (April 20-21), which was organized by the …

[Mission 2023] Current Affairs Quiz , 9 May 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 9 May 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 their …

Credit Suisse-Ecuador Deal for Galapagos Conservation

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Credit Suisse has announced buying Ecuadorian bonds worth $1.6 billion (€1.45 billion) in a debt-for-nature swap that cost the Swiss bank just $644 million.  Purpose: Ecuador has committed to spending (for 20 years) on the protection of one of the world’s most precious ecosystems – The Galapagos …

Central Asian Flyway (CAF)

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: LM   Context: Eleven countries have collaborated to strengthen conservation efforts for migratory birds and their habitats in the Central Asian Flyway (CAF). The meeting was conducted by The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme/Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS).   About …

Space Science and Technology AwaReness Training (START)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Source: TH  Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched an online training programme named Space Science and Technology Awareness Training (START) for postgraduate and final-year undergraduate students of Physical Sciences and Technology.

National Programme for Prevention & Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NP-NCD)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Source: TH  Context: The National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) in India has been renamed the National Programme for Prevention & Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NP-NCD) due to the addition of new diseases and health initiatives. It has been renamed to subsume all …

Front-Running

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: NIE  Context: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has banned five entities, including an employee of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), from the securities market for ‘front-running’   Explanation: Front-running is an illegal practice in the stock market where an individual or entity trades based on …

National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) in India is expanding its capacity to train more civil servants from different countries due to increased demand for its programs in public policy and governance.   About NCGG:

Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Context: The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) under the Union Ministry of Education is working on creating technical and scientific terminology in 10 underrepresented Indian languages.   More about the Initiative:

Samarth Ramdas and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: The NCP has demanded an “unconditional apology” from a religious leader (Jaggi Vasudev) for making the claim that Saint Samarth Ramdas was Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji’s guru.   Who was Samarth Ramdas/Sant Ramdas? Samarth Ramdas (1608 – 1681) was a Hindu saint, philosopher, poet, writer and spiritual master. …

Digital Tripura project

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: newsonair The Digital Tripura project aims to provide training to the Nodal Officers of all government departments to make all administrative work transparent, fast, and paperless.   Other examples of paperless governance projects are e-Office (Andhra Pradesh), e-Tendering (Maharashtra), M-Governance (Kerala) Online Land Records System (Haryana), e-Stamping (Karnataka) …