SDCs to Promote Tribal Culture

  Source: TH The Odisha government has implemented the Special Development Councils (SDCs) initiative to preserve and promote tribal culture while ensuring economic development. The SDCs focus on: Identifying and promoting important cultural markers of tribal identity, such as language, sacred groves, and tribal artisans Over 21 tribal proficiency centres have been established to educate …

A crisis of academic ethics in India

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Application  of Ethics   Source: TH (Print Edition)  Context: The article discusses India’s potential in academic and scientific research while shedding light on prevalent unethical practices like data manipulation and plagiarism.   Ethical concerns regarding Indian educational institutions Prevalent data manipulation and plagiarism Lack of clear ethical codes Misuse of authority …

Draft National Tourism Policy

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Economic sectors: Tourism  Source: PIB  Context: The Indian Ministry of Tourism has drafted a National Tourism Policy with key strategic objectives to enhance tourism’s contribution to the economy.   The key strategic objectives of the Policy are: To enhance the contribution of tourism to the Indian economy by increasing visitation, stay …

[ Day 33 – Synopsis ] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – Environment & Ethics

  Environment   Q1. Outline the key features of European Union’s Nature Restoration Law. What can South Asian countries learn from it. (10M) Introduction The European Commission’s proposal for a Nature Restoration Law is the first continent-wide, comprehensive law of its kind. It is a key element of the EU Biodiversity Strategy, which calls for …

[ Day 32 – Synopsis ] 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 …

[ Day 31 – Synopsis ] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – Indian Economy & Ethics

Indian Economy   Q1. National Rail Plan (NRP) for 2030 aim to tackle the challenges obstructing the development of Railways in India. Elucidate (10M) Introduction The Indian Railways is the lifeline of India. With its vast network across the length and breadth of India, it is not just a mere transporter of passengers and goods …

[ Day 30 – Synopsis ] 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) Introduction In 2023-24 Budget, announcement Finance minister of India listed seven priorities of the Union Budget and said that they complement each other and act as the ‘Saptarishi’ guiding us through …

[ Day 29 – Synopsis ] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – GS Paper 2 & Ethics

Full GS2   Q1. Analyze the impact of the women Self Help Groups (SHGs) on the lives of women in rural areas. Illustrate any success stories to highlight its transformative effects. (10M) Introduction A self-help group (SHG) is a village-based financial intermediary committee normally consist of 10–20 local women or men. When the formal financial …

[ Day 28 – Synopsis ] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – GS Paper 2 & Ethics

  Full GS2   Q1. How has online free speech in the digital age shaped the promotion of democratic values and principles? What are the key challenges with regulating them. (10M) Introduction The Internet and social media platforms have provided individuals with unprecedented opportunities to express their opinions, share information, and engage in public discourse. …

[ Day 27 – Synopsis ] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2023 – GS Paper 2 & Ethics

  Full GS2   Q1. “India’s engagement in BRICS reflects its commitment to multilateralism”. Explain the statement. Do you think the proposed expansion of BRICS will be advantageous for India? Discuss. (10M) Introduction Sixteen years after its creation, BRICS has become an important platform for win-win cooperation among China, India, Russia, Brazil and South Africa, …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 1 August 2023

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday General Studies – 1   Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. 1.  The Volcanic …