[ Day 7 – Synopsis ] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – World History & Ethics

  World History Q1. American and French Revolutions contributed to the development of democratic ideals, human rights, and the concept of citizenship in the modern world. Elucidate. (10M) Introduction The American (1776) and the French Revolutions (1789) are considered as a cardinal epoch in world history. These revolutions, though occurring in different contexts and at …

[Mission 2024] Current Affairs Quiz , 26 Jun 2023

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Sansad TV: Perspective- India’s Africa Outreach

    Introduction: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has wrapped up his three nation visit to Gabon, Senegal & Qatar. This was the first-ever high level visit from India to two African countries – Gabon and Senegal and it has added momentum to India’s engagement with Africa and emphasised India’s commitment to the African continent. During …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 26 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 …

Belgium

Mapping Source: HT India and Belgium have signed a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty allowing Belgian authorities to execute search warrants issued by Indian courts and summon suspects. The move is expected to aid investigations into fugitives including Neeshal Modi, brother of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud mastermind, Nirav Modi.   Belgium is a federal …

Importance of plant literacy in understanding climate change

  Source: TOI  Context: Craig Brodersen, a professor of plant physiological ecology at Yale University, has highlighted how human-induced conditions like drought impact plant species and emphasizes the need for ‘Plant Literacy’ to understand plants’ physiological responses for resilience in farming.   What is plant literacy? Plant literacy refers to the understanding and knowledge about …

Do dead stars crash with the light of 500 million suns?

  Source: TH  Context: Astrophysicists are studying the origins and nature of fast radio bursts (FRBs), powerful radio frequency emissions from distant galaxies, which last only milliseconds. Recent findings suggest that FRBs may be triggered by the collision of two neutron stars just before they merge. This collision releases gravitational waves and FRBs, which can …

Joha rice

  Source: PIB  Context: Recently, researchers at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Science and Technology explored the nutraceutical properties of Joha rice to investigate its potential benefits.    About Joha Rice: Joha rice is an aromatic rice variety grown in northeastern India. Traditional claims suggest that Joha rice consumers have a lower risk of …

India-US Trade Dispute at WTO

Source: TH  Context: India and the United States have resolved to end their six trade disputes at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).    The six disputes include: Those initiated by India Countervailing measures on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India Measures relating to the renewable energy sector Certain measures on steel and aluminium …

Robert Frost

Content for Mains Enrichment Source: IE During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, one of the gifts he received was an autographed first-edition copy of the Collected Poems of Robert Frost, published in 1930. Robert Frost, a renowned American poet, was the only writer to be awarded four Pulitzer Prizes and was …

Role of Punjab and Haryana in de-risking the Indian Economy

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Agriculture and related issues   Source: IE  Context: Assured irrigation access has made the two states (Punjab and Haryana) the most reliable producers of rice and wheat, which will matter in a bad monsoon year.   Importance of Punjab and Haryana: Both have been India’s breadbasket and lynchpins of its food …

The Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Infrastructure (Energy)   Source: PIB  Context: The government has amended the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020 to empower power consumers, ensure a 24X7 reliable electricity supply at affordable cost, etc.   The Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020: The Ministry of Power has promulgated the Rules under the Electricity Act, …

India-Egypt Relations

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Bilateral Relations   Source: IE, TH  Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Egypt highlights the growing cooperation between the two countries and their efforts to strengthen their bilateral relationship    Various Aspects of India-Egypt Relations:   India’s Interest in Egypt: India is looking at increasing investments in the country, especially in major …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Outreach to diaspora and statesmanship

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national and international importance(Diaspora, NRI, OCI, PIO etc) Mains GS Paper III: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India, Inclusive growth and issues arising out of it etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said in Tokyo that the Government of Tamil Nadu would protect …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Strike a fine balance, have a just civil code

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Uniform civil Code, Directive Principles of State Policy etc Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors, weaker sections of society and interventions for their development etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Law Commission of India decided to solicit views and proposals from the …