EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Moving away from the ‘take-make-dispose’ model

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, G20, Global south, reduce-reuse-recycle’ model, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) etc Mains GS Paper II & III: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Recognising the need to switch from the ‘take-make-dispose’ to ‘reduce-reuse-recycle’ model, India …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : ASEAN, a persistence with dialogue, on a trodden path

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance(ASEAN, RCEP, ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP), ASEAN charter etc) Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India, Significance of Indo-Pacific for India etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS 56th Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the …

The Roadmap to Success in the UPSC Exam | A Session at R.V. College of Engineering by Vinay Kumar GB

      The UPSC Civil Services Exam is considered as one of the toughest exams in the world. Is it really uncertain or is there a clear & certain roadmap to crack it? To answer this question, watch this powerful talk by the Founder & Director of Insights IAS: Mr. Vinay Kumar GB   …

[ Day 38 – July 26, 2023] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – Ethics

  Syllabus: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.  Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   Q1. How does the lack of socio-economic development in certain regions of India contribute to the rise of extremist ideologies and activities? Illustrate with examples. (10M)   Q2. What are the implications …

[Mission 2024] Current Affairs Quiz , 26 July 2023

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[Mission 2024] MINDMAP – Deep sea mining

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[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 26 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 …

Argentina

Mapping   Source: PIB  India and Argentina have agreed to foster the bilateral exchange of young researchers and startups, particularly in the fields of biotechnology and agriculture. Bilateral trade between India and Argentina reached a historic peak of over USD 6 billion in 2022, with India as the 4th largest trading partner of Argentina. I …

Silvopasture systems

  Source: DTE   What are Silvopasture systems? They are a sustainable land management approach that combines trees, livestock grazing, and forage production on the same land, providing ecological and economic benefits.    Advantages: Improved local climate resilience: Creating favourable Microclimates Can play a vital role in reversing deforestation trends caused by increased demand for …

Hygroelectricity

  Source: BBC  Context: Researchers are exploring the concept of hygroelectricity, which involves harvesting electricity from humid air.   Methods of generating hygroelectricity: Using tiny protein nanowires produced by bacteria to trap water molecules and create electrical charges, potentially providing usable electricity to power miniature computers or sensors. Another method involves passing humid air between …

Cells with bare minimum genes can still evolve as fast as normal cells

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: TH  Context: Researchers from Indiana University conducted an experiment using a synthetically designed minimal cell containing only essential genes for survival to understand how such a cell would evolve under evolutionary forces. They used a synthetic version of Mycoplasma mycoides, a microbe commonly found in the guts of goats …

Fluorochemicals

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: Phys.org  Context: Researchers at the University of Oxford have achieved a groundbreaking breakthrough by developing a new technique to produce fluorochemicals without using hazardous hydrogen fluoride (HF) gas.   What are Fluorochemicals and how are they produced? Fluorochemicals are essential chemical compounds used in various industries, including polymers, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, …

[ Admissions Open ] Insights IAS Agriculture Optional 2024 | Thorun Sir | Faculty at Insights IAS

  CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE   Starts from 1st Sept. 2023 Fee: Rs. 35000/- Early Bird discount : 5% discount till 12th August 2023   In the current trend of UPSC optional is playing a major role in being in the selection list and missing marginally. Agriculture optional has been a good scoring optional. Those …