[MISSION 2024] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 28 August 2023

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[Mission 2024] Current Affairs Quiz , 29 August 2023

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[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 29 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 …

Chinese Navy is testing the most powerful coil gun ever built

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Business Standard   Context: The Chinese navy is reportedly testing an advanced coil gun, an electromagnetic weapon that can launch high-speed projectiles with exceptional velocity. Coil guns, also known as magnetic accelerators, have the potential to revolutionize warfare by allowing faster and more devastating attacks on enemy targets. These …

Emperor Penguin

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: IE  Why disappearance of sea ice cause catastrophic breeding failure of emperor penguins? Emperor penguins’ breeding cycle heavily relies on stable sea ice, where they spend their entire breeding cycle. The sea ice, present from April to December, provides the necessary platform for their breeding and fledging activities (the …

Acroynym “RAISE” for Business

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the B20 Summit India 2023, highlighting various aspects related to business, sustainability, and global cooperation. The B20 Summit India is a platform for policymakers, business leaders, and experts to discuss policy recommendations for G20. Its theme is “RAISE”.   Other Key points: The …

IUCN’s Tiger Programme Launches Phase IV Call for Concept Notes

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IUCN    Context: The Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP) has launched a Call for Concept Notes for Phase IV of the Tiger Programme, aiming to further protect big cats and their environments. This phase will expand eligibility to include species beyond tigers. Leopards and both mainland and Sunda …

Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Discovers Tiny Jets That Could Power the Solar Wind

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times   Context: The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has identified numerous small jets of material emanating from the Sun’s outer atmosphere, lasting for 20 to 100 seconds and expelling plasma at speeds around 100 km/s. These jets, detected by Solar Orbiter’s Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) instrument, could potentially …

23rd August will be celebrated as the National Space Day

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Source: PIB  Context: The Prime Minister visited the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru and addressed the ISRO team about the success of Chandrayaan-3.    Key Highlights from PM speech: The Prime Minister celebrated the achievement of Chandrayaan-3 as a significant scientific milestone that demonstrates India’s prowess in …

SVAMITVA Scheme

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The SVAMITVA Scheme, initiated by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, has been awarded the prestigious National Award for e-Governance 2023 (Gold) for its innovative use of emerging technologies to provide citizen-centric services. The award was presented at the 26th National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG). The scheme employs …

Solution for Mitigating human-wildlife conflict

Content for Mains Enrichment    Source: TH  In Assam’s Udalguri district, efforts are underway to secure a significant elephant habitat and reduce human-elephant conflicts. This initiative involves planting 25,000 saplings of native tree species, including Amla and bel, both crucial for elephants’ diets. The project spans a 100-hectare habitat within the Rowta Reserve Forest, situated …

 India’s First Solar Roof Cycling Track (Hyderabad)

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH  Hyderabad is embracing a sustainable shift towards cycling, with the introduction of an innovative solar roof cycling track (23 KM long) near the city’s Outer Ring Road (ORR).   The track encompasses three lanes and consists of two segments. Distinguished by its 16MW solar panels fixed on the …

Fire Prevention Zone (Canada)

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: IE In Canada, a well-constructed fire prevention zone established by a local Indigenous logging company proved crucial in safeguarding a community from a threatening wildfire. Fire prevention zones are designated areas meticulously managed to mitigate the risk of wildfire spread and associated damage. The Indigenous logging company, Ntityix Development, …

9 years of PM Jhan Dhan Yojana

GS2 Paper  Syllabus: Government policies and intervention   Source: PIB  Context: The government is celebrating 9 years of completion of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in revolutionizing financial inclusion in India.   What is financial inclusion? It is ensuring access to financial services and credit for vulnerable groups at an affordable cost. In India, it’s …