[Mission 2024] Current Affairs Quiz , 4 July 2023

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[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 4 July 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 …

India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway

Mapping   Source: TH  According to the Union Ministry of Road and Transport, approximately 70% of the construction work on the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway has been completed.   India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway (IMT Highway), a 1,360 km long route, is a highway under construction under India’s Look East policy that will connect Moreh, India with Mae Sot, Thailand via Myanmar. Also, there is …

Gucchi Mushroom

  Source: DTE  Context: Gucchi mushroom hunters are facing distressing circumstances for the second consecutive year as a result of unpredictable weather patterns, early springs, and above-average temperatures, leading to another season of low yield. These mushrooms are sought after for their nutty, earthy flavour and are notoriously difficult to find.   About Gucchi Mushroom: …

eSARAS mobile app

  Source: PIB  Context: The Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) has launched the eSARAS mobile app to support the marketing of products made by women in self-help groups (SHGs).   The app aims to provide a platform for the marketing of authentic handicrafts and handlooms. The initiative aims to promote local products and …

Tam Pà Ling Cave

  Source: TH  Context: New research published in Nature Communications has revealed that humans arrived in Southeast Asia much earlier than previously thought. The findings are based on evidence found in Tam Pà Ling Cave in northern Laos.   Findings: Early human migration to Asia involved the arrival of Homo sapiens in Southeast Asia at …

Gutti Koya tribe

  Source: TH   Context: The tribe living along the Andhra Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border, keeps its customs and memories alive through stone memorials erected in honour of their physician, priest, and village leader. The memorials, made of large stones, symbolize the tribe’s gratitude and are accompanied by rituals and feasts organized by the families of the …

Dharma Chakra Day

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB Context: President of India (at the Dharma Chakra Pravartan Divas celebrations) highlighted the importance of Buddha’s teachings and called upon the youth to draw inspiration from them.   Key highlights: The president emphasized the significance of following Sheel, Sadhachar, and Pragya to empower the younger generation and create a …

Taishoku Daiko

  Source: TH In Japan, where loyalty to companies and lifetime employment are highly valued, job-hopping is often stigmatized and seen as shameful. To assist those who want to quit their jobs, “taishoku daiko” or “job-leaving agents” have emerged in recent years. These services provide support to individuals, primarily in their 20s and 30s, who …

Data Scrapping

Content for Mains Enrichment Source: HBL  Context: Twitter has implemented temporary reading limits to address issues of data scraping and system manipulation. Verified accounts are now limited to reading 6,000 posts per day, while unverified or new accounts can read 600 and 300 posts per day, respectively.   What is Data Scrapping? Data scraping refers …

6 years of GST

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources   Source: HT  Context: With the implementation of a Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1 2017, India took a huge step towards modifying its indirect taxation system. About Goods and Services Tax (GST):  It is an indirect tax (not …

Impact of CSR funds

GS Paper 2/4  Syllabus: Development process and the development industry/ Corporate governance   Source: ET  Context: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has flagged the limited impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives despite a spike in such spending in recent years.   What is CSR? It is a commitment by businesses to integrate social …

Comparison of Affirmative Action in India and the USA

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Comparision of the Constitution of India with other countries   Source: IE  Context: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently ruled on affirmative action in college admissions, limiting its use. We already covered a summary of the News (Affirmative Action in Higher Education). Here we will compare the affirmative …

How Indian assimilation and secularism is better than French?

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Effects of Globalization on Indian Society/ Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism   Source: IE  Context: After the police killed a teenager (Nahel) of Algerian descent in Nanterre (France), violent protests spread across France. France’s ethnic composition: France is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse countries in Europe. At …