[Mission 2023] Current Affairs Quiz , 20 May 2023

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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 …

Defence production

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: HT Context: The value of defence production in India has exceeded ₹1 lakh crore (₹1 trillion) for the first time. Over the past five years, the value of defence production by both state-run companies and the private sector has nearly doubled.   About Defence Indigenization:

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blend

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: India successfully flew its first commercial passenger flight using an indigenously produced Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blend.   What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel? Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is a type of aviation fuel that is produced from renewable sources, unlike traditional fossil-based jet fuels. It is considered sustainable …

Sanchar Saathi Portal

  Source: PIB Context: Ministry of Communications has launched the Sanchar Saathi portal, which aims to enhance the safety and security of mobile phone users in India.   The portal introduces three reforms: CEIR for blocking stolen/lost mobiles Know Your Mobile Connections for checking registered connections ASTR (Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition powered Solution for …

Stars Programme

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB   Context: The Ministry of Education and the World Bank organized a workshop on School-to-Work Transition under the STARS Program.    Aim: The workshop aimed to strengthen vocational education and discuss skill gap analysis in the six STARS states.   About STARS Programme:


Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE, DTE  Context: As per a recent study published in the Journal of Science, more than half of the world’s large lakes are drying up.   Major Findings of the Study:   About Lakes:

Commander Abhilash Tomy

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TH  Context: Commander Abhilash Tomy (Retd) made history as the first Indian to complete the Golden Globe Race, a solo non-stop circumnavigation of the globe without modern technological aids. Despite suffering a life-threatening injury during a previous attempt, Tomy returned to India triumphant after finishing the GGR 2022 in …

India’s Women in Science

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology   Source: IE  Context: Two books – Lilavati’s Daughters (2008) and Lab Hopping (2023) – highlight the complicated relationship between science and gender in India.   Some notable women scientists of India: Anandibai Joshi (India’s first woman physician), Iravati Karve (India’s first woman anthropologist),  …