[MISSION 2024] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 19 July 2023

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[ Day 32 – July 20, 2023] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – Indian Economy & Ethics

  Indian Economy   Syllabus: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers; Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System …

[MISSION 2024] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 18 July 2023

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PRIME (Pre-cum-Mains Enrichment Notes for UPSC) – May 2023

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[Mission 2024] Current Affairs Quiz , 20 July 2023

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Sansad TV: Milestones Series- Startup India

      Introduction: India’s startup ecosystem is not a recent phenomenon. It has been prevalent for over four decades. In recent times, the startup ecosystem has garnered significant attention, not only because of the sheer number of entrepreneurial initiatives, but also given its strong angel investor network. Today, it spearheads India’s quest for self …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 20 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 …

East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project

  Source: DTE The East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project, connecting the Tilenga and Kingfisher oilfields in western Uganda with the port of Tanga in eastern Tanzania, has raised concerns over its impact on ecosystems and exacerbating the global climate crisis. The pipeline’s construction will disrupt sensitive ecosystems, including Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park …

Sweden

Mapping Source: TH  Protesters in Baghdad, Iraq, stormed the Swedish Embassy in response to an anticipated Koran-burning event in Stockholm, Sweden. Sweden’s laws protect the right to hold public demonstrations, and blasphemy laws were abandoned in the country in the 1970s. Recently, Turkey removed its objection to Sweden joining NATO. Sweden is a Scandinavian nation …

Airbus C-295aircraft

  Source: TH  Context: Airbus and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) are working together to establish an aircraft manufacturing facility in Vadodara (Gujarat).   Under a ₹22,000-crore deal with the Indian Air Force, 56 C-295MW transport aircraft will be procured to replace the Avro aircraft. Of these, 16 aircraft will be manufactured in Spain, and …

Plant species that can withstand extreme dehydration

  Source: TOI  Context: The Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot in India, is home to 62 Desiccation-Tolerant (DT) Vascular plant species, capable of surviving extreme dehydration by losing up to 95% of their water content and reviving when water becomes available again. This unique ability allows them to thrive in harsh, arid environments that would …

Bhoomi Samman” 2023 awards

  Source: PIB  Context: Recently, the President of India presented the “Bhoomi Samman” 2023 awards to State Secretaries and District Collectors along with their teams who excelled in achieving saturation of the core components of the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP).

Sovereign Green Bonds

  Source: ET Context: The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) will allow pension funds to invest in sovereign green bonds that the government is expected to issue in the second half of the current financial year.   What are Sovereign Green Bonds? Sovereign Green Bonds are government-issued bonds used to fund projects that …

Zombie Fires

Facts for Prelims Soruce: DTE Context: As global temperatures rise, fires are spreading farther north and into the Arctic, leading to a rise in “zombie fires.”   What are Zombie Fires?  Zombie fires are underground wildfires that smoulder beneath the surface, burning slowly and releasing large amounts of smoke. They can persist through winter, reemerging …

Tankai method

Content for Mains Enrichment Source: PIB The Ministry of Culture and the Indian Navy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to revive the ancient stitched shipbuilding method, also known as the Tankai method.   What is Tankai Method? The Tankai method is an ancient shipbuilding technique that involves stitching wooden planks together to construct …

Checking indiscriminate use of groundwater for irrigation

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation   Source: DTE Context: There is a need to urgently address the pressure on groundwater resources, starting with irrigation water use.   Groundwater situation in India: Concerns: India is the largest user of groundwater in the world, extracting more than the two largest economies, the United …