[ Admissions Open ] Insta KAS KPSC Integrated Prelims Cum Mains (IPM) Test Series 3.0, KAS Mains Test Series 3.0 & KAS Prelims Test Series 4.0

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INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 1 May – 6 May 2023

  Dear Students, Our motto has always been to simplify your UPSC CSE preparation. In pursuance of the above objective, our team decided to improve the magazines further. The new and improved version of our Weekly CA Magazine has several features/changes: No more bullets in the index (a much-requested feature! Yes, we are always listening …

[ Admissions Open ] InsightsIAS Anthropology Optional Test Series & Mentorship Program for Mains 2023

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[Mission 2023] Current Affairs Quiz , 7 Jun 2023

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EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A global order as technology’s much needed pole star

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Dot com, G20, meta platforms, blockchain, crypto currency, Voice Technology (VT), 5G etc Mains GS Paper III: Linkage of organized crimes with terrorism, implications of cybercrimes on security etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Since the burst of Dot-com bubble 2000, the rapid scale and pace of development of technology have radically …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 7 June 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 …

Kosovo-Serbia conflict

Mapping Source: TH Context: NATO has sent 700 more of its peacekeeping troops to Kosovo, to establish peace in the Kosovo-Serbia conflict About the conflict: The Kosovo-Serbia conflict stems from Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008, which Serbia does not recognize. Tensions arise from historical, ethnic, and political factors, leading to sporadic clashes and …

Global Ocean Census

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Mongabay   Context: A new initiative called ‘The Ocean Census initiative’ aims to discover 100,000 new marine species within ten years, utilizing advanced technologies like high-resolution imagery, DNA sequencing, and machine learning.   Need: Scientists estimate that only about 10% of marine species have been formally described, leaving approximately …

Carbon dioxide levels breach another record

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: DTE  Context: According to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the Earth’s atmosphere have spiked over 50% since the beginning of the industrial age. The annual increase in CO2 levels peaked at 424 parts per million …

Phage Therapy  

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: medicalxpress  Context: A study conducted by the University of Exeter shows that the public is aware of and accepts the use of bacteria-killing viruses, known as phage therapy, as an alternative to antibiotics.   What is Phage therapy? Phage therapy is a treatment approach that uses bacteriophages, which are viruses …

Magnetite-bearing rocks

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ET  Context: The Bihar government plans to collaborate with the Geological Survey of India (GSI) to gather valuable geological information about magnetite-bearing rocks and ultramafic rocks in the region.   What are magnetite-bearing rocks? Magnetite-bearing rocks are rocks that contain magnetite, a black, opaque, and magnetic mineral. These rocks …

130 Years of Gandhi’s Rail Incident in South Africa

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: BS  Context: The Indian Navy’s frontline warship, INS Trishul, is visiting Durban to commemorate the 130th anniversary of an incident involving Mahatma Gandhi on June 7, 1893. The Navy’s visit is part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebration, honouring key moments in India’s struggle for independence.   About …

Tribal ‘green warrior’: Damodar Kashyap

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TH  Damodar Kashyap, a 74-year-old tribal farmer in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district, has transformed 400 acres of land in his village into a flourishing forest through a community-based approach to conservation.   As the village sarpanch, he implemented strict rules and fines for forest destruction and deployed villagers to patrol …

PM Modi School: Prerna

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: TH Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first school in Vadnagar, Gujarat, is being transformed into an inspirational model school called “Prerna” to motivate the youth of India to become agents of change. The school, set to graduate its first batch next year, aims to impart values through various techniques …

A just energy transition for a low-carbon future

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Infrastructure (Energy)/Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation   Source: TH  Context: Given the significant impact that cities have on the environment, low-carbon cities are crucial to mitigate the effects of climate change.   How are cities impacting climate? In 2020, cities across the world dumped 29 trillion tonnes of CO2 into the …