[ Day 44 – August 1, 2023] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – Ethics

  Ethics   Q1.  Do you think we are as open to moral learning as we were in schools when we grow up? Critically analyze (10M) Q2.  What are some of the moral ways through which we are trying to fight historical injustices in India? (10M)   Follow us on our Official TELEGRAM Channel HERE Subscribe to Our …

InstaFact: Bhoomi Samman 2023

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[ Day 35 – Synopsis ] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – Environment & Ethics

  Environment   Q1. Mention the key outcomes of recently concluded United Nations Water conference. Deliberate on the impediments and steps needed to meet the sustainable development goals related to water. (15M) Introduction The UN 2023 Water Conference, which took place from 22-24 March at the United Nations in New York City, has generated more …

[ Day 34 – Synopsis ] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – Environment & Ethics

    Environment   Q1. Rejuvenation of polluted stretches of rivers in India crucial for the survival of people and the environment. Discuss. (10M) Introduction Rivers play a vital role in supporting ecosystems, providing water for various purposes, and sustaining human livelihoods. However, many rivers in India have been severely impacted by pollution, leading to …

[MISSION 2024] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 31 July 2023

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Sansad TV: Perspective- German Chancellor in India

    Introduction: India has been pressing for resolving the Ukraine conflict through diplomacy and dialogue and it is ready to contribute to any peace process. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this after holding wide-ranging talks with visiting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The German Chancellor was on a two-day visit to India. Prior to meeting …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : In Article 370 hearing, the original text and spirit count

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Jammu and Kashmir-Issue, article 370, geographic location etc Mains GS Paper II: Importance of Jammu and Kashmir, security concerns, delimitation Commission etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in the case concerning Article 370 of the Constitution.     INSIGHTS ON THE ISSUE Context Jammu …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Charting the path for the Sixteenth Finance Commission

    Source: The Hindu Continuation of article: The next Finance Commission will have a tough task   Prelims: Current events of national importance(Federalism, Finance Commission, Cess and Surcharges, NITI Ayog, etc) Mains GS Paper II & III: Functions and responsibilities of the union and the states, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 1 August 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 …

China

Mapping Source: DTE Typhoon Doksuri, China’s fifth and most powerful typhoon in 2023, has caused significant rainfall and flooding in Beijing and other provinces.   China is vulnerable to typhoons due to its long eastern coastline, warm ocean waters, and geographic location in the western Pacific basin. Typhoons tend to form in this region and …

New blood testing technology called GEMINI

   Context: Researchers have developed a new blood testing technology called GEMINI (Genome-wide Mutational Incidence for Non-Invasive Detection of Cancer) that uses genome-wide sequencing of single molecules of DNA combined with machine learning. This technology has the potential to enable earlier detection of lung and other cancers.   How it works? The GEMINI test starts …

Room-temperature superconductor

  Source: LM Context: Korean researchers claim to have developed a superconductor named LK-99 that operates at room temperature and ambient pressure, a significant breakthrough in the field of physics. Superconductors are materials that transmit electricity with nearly 100% efficiency and have various practical applications, such as in MRI machines and magnetic levitation trains. Room-temperature …

46,000-year-old worms brought back to life from Siberian permafrost

  Source: IE  Context: Scientists made a fascinating discovery in Siberia five years ago when they found and reanimated two kinds of frozen microscopic nematodes, or roundworms. A recent study reveals that these worms are 46,000 years old, frozen since the late Pleistocene era. Furthermore, one of them belongs to an entirely new species called …

Worldcoin

   Source: TH   Context: Worldcoin is an initiative to create a digital network where individuals can claim a stake and join the digital economy. The project involves scanning individuals’ irises through a device called “Orb” to collect biometric data and issue them a World ID. In exchange, participants receive a cryptocurrency called Worldcoin [WLD]. …

GOBARdhan Initiative

  Source: PIB  Context: The GOBARdhan initiative in India, aimed at converting waste to wealth through biogas and compressed biogas (CBG), has shown promising results and attracted significant investments.   More about the News: The Unified Registration Portal for GOBARdhan has received requests for over 1200 biogas plants, including 320 CBG plants in just 60 …

Indian companies can soon list on foreign exchanges

  Source: ET  Context: Indian companies will soon be allowed to directly list their securities on overseas exchanges in specified jurisdictions.   What is Listing on Stock Exchange? Listing on a stock exchange is the process by which a company’s shares or securities are made available for public trading on the exchange. It allows investors …

GI tags in News

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: The Geographical Indications Registry granted the GI tag to three famous products from Tamil Nadu.   In addition to these, seven other products from different regions of India also received GI tags, including Agra leather footwear Rajasthan’s Nathdwara Pichhwai Painting Kashmir’s Mushqbudji rice Bihar’s Marcha Rice Jammu Kashmir’s …