The UPSC CSE 2022 Toppers Roundtable at Insights IAS: Part 2 |With Mr. Abhinav Siwach (AIR-12), Ms. Anoushka Sharma (AIR-20), Ms. Vaishnavi Paul (AIR-62), Ms. Aashna Chaudhary (AIR-116) & Ms. Aditi Varshney (AIR-57)

      Dear Student,   We are excited to announce the release of Part II of the UPSC CSE 2022 Toppers Roundtable, which took place at Insights IAS Bengaluru. Joining us for this insightful discussion were the following UPSC CSE 2022 Toppers: Mr. Abhinav Siwach (AIR-12), Ms. Anoushka Sharma (AIR-20), Ms. Vaishnavi Paul (AIR-62), …

[ Day 27 – July 15, 2023] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – GS Paper 2 & Ethics

  Full GS2   Q1. “India’s engagement in BRICS reflects its commitment to multilateralism”. Explain the statement. Do you think the proposed expansion of BRICS will be advantageous for India? Discuss. (10M)   Q2. How does India’s approach to secularism compare to that of France? Explore how India has successfully assimilated its diverse population, while …

[Mission 2024] Current Affairs Quiz , 15 July 2023

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[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 15 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 …

France

Mapping    Source: TH   France’s decision to supply Ukraine with SCALP missiles as part of the ongoing counter-offensive against Russian forces has sparked anger from Russia. The SCALP missile, also known as Storm Shadow, is a long-range, conventionally armed missile designed to neutralize high-value targets and can strike deep inside Russian territory.   France …

Western Ghats

   Source: TH  Context: Western Ghats has experienced a 5% loss in evergreen forest cover, with an increase in built-up and agriculture areas, according to a spatiotemporal (belonging to both space and time or to space–time) analysis of land use. Key findings: Only 25% of the forest landmass consists of interior forests, indicating fragmentation pressure …

NARCL

  Source: ET  Context: The government has finally renewed its federal guarantee to the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARCL), making it easier for the entity to acquire bad loans from lenders.   About NARCL: NARCL has been set up by banks as a strategic initiative to clean up the legacy stressed assets with an exposure of …

Child Trafficking

  Source: IOM  Context: A new report by International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Harvard University reveals that over half of child trafficking victims worldwide are trafficked within their own country.    What is Child Trafficking? Child trafficking refers to the illegal recruitment, transportation, and exploitation of children for various purposes, such as forced labour, …

GSI survey of the Siachen

  Source: TH Context: The first Geological Survey of India (GSI) expedition to the Siachen glacier took place in June 1958, led by V. K. Raina, an Indian geologist.   Significance: This survey is of historical and geostrategic significance as it disproves the notion that Pakistan had control over the glacier since its inception.  

India’s attempt to expand G20 to increase Global South imprint

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Bilateral, Regional Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Source: TH  Context: G20 negotiators led by Indian Sherpa (Amitabh Kant) are discussing the draft “Leader’s Declaration” for the Summit in Sept 2023. What is the Indian government aiming for? Expand the imprint of the Global South in the …

Challenges posed by sand and dust storms

GS Paper 1/ 3  Syllabus: Geophysical phenomena/Climate/Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation   Source: DTE  Context: According to the UN, sand and dust storms (SDS) have increased dramatically in frequency and severity in recent years.   What is SDS? They are common meteorological hazards in arid and semi-arid regions, usually caused by thunderstorms/ strong pressure gradients …

[MISSION 2024] Mini Secure Revision Test: 15 July 2023

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Answer the following questions in 150 words: General Studies – 1   1. Globalization has facilitated the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and technology between India and the rest of the world. Critically analyse the impact of globalization on …