[RESULTS] CommUNITY Scholarship: 100% Scholarship for 100 UPSC CSE Students from Manipur & 30% Scholarship for 412 Aspirants!

  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RESULTS: CommUNITY Scholarship for UPSC CSE Aspirants from Manipur   Dear Students,   In an effort to create opportunities for students hailing from Manipur, we are offering the CommUNITY scholarship for UPSC CSE Aspirants. Selected aspirants will receive a 100% scholarship towards the Integrated Foundation Program: OGP (Offline & …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : America’s pursuit of Saudi-Israel rapprochement

      Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance, west Asia, saudi-Iran conflict, Arab League, OPEC, OPEC+, G20 etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Middle East to spring surprises are on call again. United States diplomacy …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 5 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 …

Puri (Odisha)

Mapping   Source: TH  The Jagannath Temple Management Committee has recommended allowing the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to inspect the Ratna Bhandar (treasury) of the 12th century Jagannath Temple in Puri during the 2024 rath yatra. This decision holds significance due to pressure on the Odisha government to open the treasury, believed to hold …

Red Sanders

  Context: Recent amendments by DGFT have established that Tamil Nadu (TN) can export up to 900 MT of artificially propagated red sanders annually, while wild specimens of red sanders have a zero export quota. DGFT has issued orders under Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 and the Foreign Trade Policy 2023. Foreign trade …

NIDHI program

  Source: PIB Context: The NIDHI Program, initiated by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) in 2016, aims to foster innovation and startup culture in India. About NIDHI Programme:

Restrictions on the import of electronic devices

  Source: IE  Context: The Indian government has introduced immediate restrictions on the imports of personal computers, laptops, and other electronic devices to promote domestic manufacturing.   Why restriction? India is obligated to its commitment to zero-duty imports under WTO’s Information Technology Agreement (ITA 1). Due to this, the government was unable to check the …

Rajmargyatra

  Source: PIB  Context: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has introduced the ‘Rajmargyatra’ app, a user-friendly mobile application aimed at providing comprehensive information about Indian National Highways and facilitating a smoother journey.   Benefits: The app serves as a unified platform for travellers and offers real-time weather updates, broadcast notifications, toll plaza details, …

Maharatna and Navratna category

  Source: ET  Context: The Government of India has elevated Oil India Limited to the ‘Maharatna’ category, granting the company enhanced decision-making powers in financial matters. Oil India has become the 13th Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) in India. Having achieved Navaratna status in 2010, Oil India’s recent acquisition of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. further …

Vivad se Vishwas 2.0

  Source: LM  Context: The “Vivad se Vishwas 2.0″ scheme has been launched by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, with the aim of resolving contractual disputes involving the government and government undertakings. What are contractual disputes? Contractual disputes are disagreements or conflicts that arise between parties involved in a contractual agreement. These disputes …

G20 Principles for Financing Cities of Tomorrow

  Source: OECD The G20 member countries have endorsed the “G20 Principles for Financing Cities of Tomorrow: Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable.” These voluntary principles aim to enhance the efficient use of financial resources for inclusive and sustainable urban development.   Suggested measures for cities: Usage: Few points can be taken and used for answering questions …

G20 EMPOWER Tech Equity Digital Inclusion Platform

Content for Mains Enrichment Source: ET Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani, will launch the G20 EMPOWER Tech Equity Digital Inclusion Platform at the G-20 EMPOWER summit in Gandhinagar. Launched by: The platform is launched by G20 Alliance for the Empowerment and Progression of Women’s Economic Representation (G20 EMPOWER) with the Ministry’s …

The dire condition of Government Schools in Bihar

GS Paper 2   Syllabus: Government policies and intervention; Education   Source: DTE  Context: A recent report (titled “Where Are the Kids?”) by Jan Jagran Shakti Sanghathan (JJSS) highlights the dire condition of government schools in Bihar, raising concerns about their potential replacement by cheap tuition centres. Key issues highlighted: None of the surveyed schools met …