[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 22 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 …

India Climate Energy Dashboard (ICED)

  Source: PIB Context: NITI Aayog has launched the India Climate Energy Dashboard (ICED) 3.0, a comprehensive platform providing near real-time data on the energy sector, climate, and related economic datasets sourced from government publications. This user-friendly platform allows free access and analysis of datasets using an analytical engine, enabling users to gain insights and …

Wheat Board of India

  Source: TH  Context: Cereal Experts from India, Australia, and Canada have proposed the establishment of the Wheat Board of India, a comprehensive organization to ensure food and nutrition security through wheat for the growing population. The experts were attending two-day international milling and baking technical conference that concluded in Guwahati. The event was organised …

[Ep-27] A Little More Light with Ms. Muskan Khurana, AIR-98, UPSC CSE 2022 | Podcast by Insights IAS

    Dear Student,   We are thrilled to share a very special episode of our Podcast: A Little More Light- Igniting Imagination, Inspiring Action with you! Today, we have with us Ms. Muskan Khurana, AIR-98, UPSC CSE 2022.   Despite failing to clear prelims in her first 2 attempts, she persevered and cleared the …

Mutual Funds to introduce five new categories under the ESG Scheme

  Source: LM Context: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has permitted mutual funds to introduce five new categories under the ESG (environmental, social, and governance) scheme. Currently, mutual funds can launch only one ESG scheme under the thematic category of equity schemes.   What is ESG Scheme? ESG aims to encourage sustainable …

Auroras in Mercury

  Source: IE  Context: Recent observations by the BepiColombo mission by ESA and JAXA provided valuable insights into auroras on Mercury. On Mercury, auroras are caused by electrons from solar wind directly interacting with its surface. During the mission’s close Mercury flyby, the spacecraft observed the planet’s magnetosphere, the region influenced by its magnetic field. …

Heat Index

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has recently introduced the Heat Index on an experimental basis. The Heat Index is designed to offer general guidance for regions in India where the apparent temperature, also known as the “feel-like” temperature, is higher due to a combination of heat and …

Novak Djokovic

Content for Mains Enrichment   Following a challenging defeat in the 2010 French Open, Novak Djokovic, a renowned tennis grand slam winner ranked No. 3 globally, contemplated quitting tennis. Overwhelmed by the pressures of rankings and external expectations, he confided in his coach, Marián Vajda. In response, Vajda posed a crucial question to Djokovic: Why …

The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill 2023

 GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment, Conservation   Source: DTE Context: The Forest Conservation (Amendment) Bill 2023 is expected to be tabled for clearance during the monsoon parliament session that began on July 20, 2023.   The Forest (Conservation) Act 1980: It was enacted to ensure that India’s forest land is not willingly usurped for non-forestry …

Why is the oral polio vaccine still crucial to eradicate polio?

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Issues related to health   Source: TH Context: It seems that the last mile to realising the dream of a polio-free world is going to be challenging.   Why? The US, UK and Israel recently reported polio cases in unvaccinated people after having been polio-free for more than a decade. Their …

[MISSION 2024] Mini Secure Revision Test: 22 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. Despite its shortcomings, the Ryotwari settlement remained one of the significant revenue systems employed by the British in India during their colonial rule. Examine. Reference: …

It is essential to strike a balance by ensuring rigorous scientific evaluations, transparent regulatory processes, and addressing concerns about environmental and food safety to responsibly harness the benefits of GM technology for India’s agricultural sector. Critically analyse the above statement in the context of Indian government’s approach to approving GM mustard.

10. It is essential to strike a balance by ensuring rigorous scientific evaluations, transparent regulatory processes, and addressing concerns about environmental and food safety to responsibly harness the benefits of GM technology for India’s agricultural sector. Critically analyse the above statement in the context of Indian government’s approach to approving GM mustard. Reference: The Hindu …

Weakening coral reefs reduce their ability to protect coastal communities from storms and sea-level rise, making these areas more vulnerable to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. Efforts to protect and restore coral reefs are essential to safeguarding the well-being of both marine wildlife and human communities. Examine.

  9. Weakening coral reefs reduce their ability to protect coastal communities from storms and sea-level rise, making these areas more vulnerable to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. Efforts to protect and restore coral reefs are essential to safeguarding the well-being of both marine wildlife and human communities. Examine. Reference: Down to …

As per international water law, what are the principles of ‘equitable and reasonable utilization’ and the ‘no harm rule’? Examine the challenges and opportunities in incorporating the aforementioned principles in the Indus Waters Treaty to address the water-sharing disputes between India and Pakistan.

  8. As per international water law, what are the principles of ‘equitable and reasonable utilization’ and the ‘no harm rule’? Examine the challenges and opportunities in incorporating the aforementioned principles in the Indus Waters Treaty to address the water-sharing disputes between India and Pakistan. Reference: The Hindu

The Parliamentary Standing Committees are essential institutions in the Indian parliamentary system, tasked with examining and scrutinizing bills, policies, and matters related to governance. However, over time, their role as a deliberative and consensus-building body has faced certain challenges, leading to a diminishing impact. Critically analyse.

  7. The Parliamentary Standing Committees are essential institutions in the Indian parliamentary system, tasked with examining and scrutinizing bills, policies, and matters related to governance. However, over time, their role as a deliberative and consensus-building body has faced certain challenges, leading to a diminishing impact. Critically analyse. Reference: The Hindu