[ Day 29 – July 17, 2023] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – GS Paper 2 & Ethics

  Full GS2   Q1. Analyze the impact of the women Self Help Groups (SHGs) on the lives of women in rural areas. Illustrate any success stories to highlight its transformative effects. (10M)   Q2. Provide an overview of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in India, highlighting its mandate, functions, and responsibilities in combating economic offenses. …

[ Day 28 – July 16, 2023] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – GS Paper 2 & Ethics

  Full GS2   Q1. How has online free speech in the digital age shaped the promotion of democratic values and principles? What are the key challenges with regulating them. (10M)   Q2. India finds the QUAD platform constructive in countering China’s aggressive behavior, despite its limitations and constraints. Discuss (15M)   Ethics   Syllabus: …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : What connects India and Bangladesh

     Source: Indian Express   Prelims: Current events of international importance(India-Bangladesh relations, SAARC, Teesta water agreement etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India, Significance of Indo-Pacific for India etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Bangladesh Prime Minister visited India last year. PM assured Bangladesh PM of maximum cooperation in communication …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Virtual summit, virtual silence

    Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance, Regional forums(SCO, NATO, etc) Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global groupings involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India’s Foreign Secretary asserted that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held virtually “in no way signifies, hints, insinuates the dilution in …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : An unacceptable verdict in the constitutional sense

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Article 14, 15. 21, Article 33, Section 497 of IPC, Live-in relations Directive Principles of State Policy etc Mains GS Paper II & IV: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors, weaker sections of society and interventions for their development etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Allahabad High …

[Topper’s Talk] I wanted to be a part of the Development Story of India! | Ms. Anoushka Sharma, Rank 20 in UPSC CSE 2022

      Dear Student,   Witness the incredible transformation of an individual to a UPSC CSE Topper- a woman who refused to let setbacks be a barrier to success. Ms. Anoushka Sharma’s story, Rank 20 in UPSC CSE 2022 is an inspiring tale of resilience, determination & unwavering passion for contributing to India’s development. …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 17 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 …

North Korea

Mapping   Source: TH North Korea conducted a test of its new Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) using solid propellants. The test has drawn reactions from neighbouring countries, with Japan, South Korea, and the United States expressing concerns about regional stability and emphasizing the need for closer cooperation and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. North …

Agri Infra Fund

  Source: PIB Context: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, has launched a new campaign titled BHARAT (Banks Heralding Accelerated Rural & Agriculture Transformation) under the Agri Infra Fund (AIF). The one-month-long campaign aims to raise Rs 7200 crore and will run from July 15, 2023, to August 15, 2023.   About the AIF: AIF …

Endogamy and harmful genetic variants in India

Facts for Prelims (FFP)      Source: TH  Context: A study by researchers at the Institute for Human Genetics, University of California, focused on genetic differences among South Asian populations, particularly in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The researchers found distinct genetic patterns among different regions, including smaller geographies within India, attributed to endogamous practices like …

J Robert Oppenheimer

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Ethics of War/nuclear weapon   Source: IE Robert Oppenheimer was the scientific director of the Manhattan Project, the USA’s World War II program to develop the first nuclear weapons. He is known as the “Father of the Atomic Bomb”. However, after witnessing the destructive power of nuclear weapons, Oppenheimer became a …

Breaking Barriers and Building Inclusivity – Women still minority

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Social Justice   Source: TH   Context: Preeti Aghalyam, the first woman to become the Director of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), highlighted the underrepresentation of women on IIT campuses. Her appointment coincides with a broader effort by various IITs to address the gender imbalance on their campuses.   The …

Efforts to reform the statistical system in India

 GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors   Source: TH  Context: The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has constituted a Standing Committee on Statistics (SCoS) to reform the statistical system in India.   About the SCoS: It will replace: The Standing Committee on Economic Statistics (SCES), which …