[ Day 30 – July 18, 2023] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – Indian Economy & Ethics

  Indian Economy   Q1. Outline the aims and significance of seven priorities (“Saptarishi”) unveiled in the Union Budget 2023-24 for Indian economy? (10M)   Q2. How do cooperatives contribute to the overall economic growth and inclusive development of rural communities in India? (15M)   Ethics   Syllabus: Laws, rules, regulations, and conscience as sources …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 18 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 …

Kerch Bridge (Crimea)

  Source: BBC The Kerch Bridge (also called Crimean Bridge), opened in 2018, is a crucial transportation route between Russia and Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. It has come under attack twice in recent years. The bridge is a pair of parallel bridges, one for a four-lane road and one for a …

Manipur

Mapping   Source: TH The violence in Manipur, which resulted in deaths and displacement, has drawn international attention and scrutiny. Recently, an EU Parliament resolution mistakenly framed the conflict as having a religious basis, pitting Hindus against Christians. However, experts say, the violence was sparked by a court order to include Meiteis in the list …

Ghaggar River

   Source: DTE  Context: In early July this year, the Ghaggar River and its tributaries in Haryana, caused widespread devastation after reclaiming their floodplains. The river, including its tributaries Tangri, Markanda, and others, were previously considered dead and heavily encroached upon. However, due to heavy monsoon rains in the Shivalik hills, the rivers flooded their …

Low-cost perovskite solar cells

  Source: DST  Context: Indian scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, have developed highly stable, low-cost Carbon-based perovskite solar cells (CPSCs). These solar cells overcome the challenges of degradation during operation, making them suitable for large-scale commercialization.    What are Perovskite solar cells (PSCs)?  Perovskite solar …

Universe Expansion Dispute

  Source: TH  Context: Researchers from the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru, the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), have proposed a new method to determine the Hubble constant, a value critical in understanding the universe’s expansion rate.    About the Universe: The …

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus

  Source: IE  Context: Climate change is aiding the spread of the deadly Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus in Europe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).   What is CCHF? Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral disease transmitted by ticks (Hyalomma ticks). It can also be contracted through contact with infected animal tissues. Background: Congo …

Reforms in India Railway

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Economy: Infrastructure   Source: BS  Context: The launch of the Vande Bharat trains has received attention, but overall improvements in railway services are necessary.   Challenges hindering the development of Railways in India: Congested networks: Overstretched infrastructure with 60% plus routes being more than 100 per cent utilized, leading to a …

Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Mechanism

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Multi-lateral organizations   Source: ET  Context: Speaking at the 12th Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Mechanism meeting, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar highlighted the importance of peace and prosperity in the Mekong region for India’s Act East policy.   About MGC The Mekong–Ganga Cooperation was established in 2000, at Vientiane, Laos at …

Senior advocates in the SC

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Structure, organisation and Functioning of the Judiciary  Source: IE    Context: The SC has published new guidelines for the designation of senior advocates practising mainly in the Apex Court.   Background: The new guidelines come after the SC’s ruling seeking modification in the guidelines issued by the SC (in 2018) aftermath …