[Mission 2024] Current Affairs Quiz , 7 July 2023

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EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : India needs a Uniform 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 India, being a diverse nation, is home to many religions, each with its distinct …

Sansad TV: Nature And You- Ocean Warming is Alarming

    Introduction: In the recent decades tropical Indian Ocean has experienced a rapid increase in ocean warming. The Sea Surface Temperature has increased about 1oC over the period of 1951-2015 at a rate of 0.15°C/decade. A recent study by the IITM ,an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences has investigated marine heat …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 7 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 …

Microplastics

Facts For Prelims  Source: DTE Context: A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlights the significant impact of microplastics and nano plastics on human and animal gut microbiomes and the environment. Findings: Exposure to plastic has been observed to cause intestinal inflammation and gut dysbiosis, altering the gut microbiome and microbiota. Microplastics and …

New methane source

Facts For Prelims   Source: DTE Context: Climate change is causing groundwater springs to release methane in the Arctic as retreating glaciers expose these methane-rich springs, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience. The groundwater springs found in Svalbard, an archipelago in the Arctic, could be emitting over 2,000 tonnes of methane annually, which …

Farmers Distress Index

Facts For Prelims   Source: DTE Context: The Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) in India has developed a unique early warning system known as the “farmers’ distress index.” Significance of the index: The purpose of this index is to minimize agrarian distress, including crop loss, failure, and income shocks, which have led to …

Chatbot for people in mental distress

Facts For Prelims   Source: TH Context: India’s first Tele-MANAS chatbot, designed to engage with people in distress, has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The initiative aims to provide round-the-clock access to health counsellors, clinical psychologists, and consultants. The launch took place during the J&K Health Conclave on Mental Health and Non-Communicable Diseases. …

Internationalisation of rupee: Why and what are the benefits?

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Economy   Source: IE  Context: According to the RBI, with India remaining one of the fastest-growing countries and showing remarkable resilience in the face of major headwinds, the rupee has the potential to become an internationalised currency.   What does internationalisation of the rupee mean? Internationalisation is a process that involves …

Sarpanch Pati

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Governance Source: TH Context: The Supreme Court of India has stated that the issue of men wielding power behind elected women in grassroots politics (also called as sarpanch Pati) should be addressed by the government and not the judiciary. The court advised an NGO, to make a representation before the Ministry …

Demographic dividend: How can India leverage its biggest strength?

GS Paper 1/ 2 Syllabus: Population related issues/ Development and management of social sectors or service   Source: IE  Context: The next 25 years could be the golden years for the country, provided it makes the best use of its favourable demographic composition. Demographic dividend: It is the economic growth potential that can result from …