The Fujiwhara effect

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The western coast of the United States recently experienced Hurricane Hilary, which transformed into a sub-tropical storm upon reaching the US. This event led to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) issuing its inaugural tropical storm watch for certain areas of Southern California. California had an exceptionally wet …

Eco-anxiety

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: CivicScience What is Eco-anxiety? Eco-anxiety refers to a chronic fear or worry about environmental issues and the potential negative impacts of climate change. It is characterized by a sense of distress and anxiety related to the state of the planet’s environment, including concerns about the future well-being of ecosystems, …

ISRO and Chandrayaan-3 mission

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Science and Technology: Space Science   Source: IE, IE, TOI  Context: The Chandrayaan-3 mission’s successful soft landing on the Moon marks India’s significant achievement, becoming the fourth nation in history to reach the lunar surface.   Historical overview of ISRO’s major programs – satellites, launch vehicles, and planetary exploration. Challenges of …

India is becoming a young country but with an ageing workforce

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Indian Economy, Unemployment   Source: IE, IE  Context: An analysis of employment data from the Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE) reveals that India’s workforce has undergone a significant ageing trend over the past seven years.   Meaning of ‘India’s Workforce is Aging’: An ageing workforce basically means that if …

India-UK Relationship

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Bilateral Relationship   Source: TH  Context:The article discusses the U.K.-India relationship and the opportunities it presents across various aspects. Various aspects of the India-UK relationship:   The current major bilateral issues between India and the UK include: Extradition of Indian Economic Offenders: The issue pertains to the extradition of Indian economic …

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EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A strong case to restore Section 8(4) of the RP Act

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Parliamentary democracy, functions of whip, house rules, article 105, rule 353(Lok Sabha), RP Act, parliamentary committees etc Mains GS Paper II: Parliament-Structure, organization, functioning and conduct of business etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Rahul Gandhi was disqualified on being convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment in a 2019 defamation case. …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The BRICS test for India’s multipolarity rhetoric

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, G20, G7, BRICS etc. Mains GS Paper II & III: Significance of G20 countries, Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The upcoming BRICS summit in South Africa(August 22 to August 24) will be an …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 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: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, …

You are a no-nonsense, honest officer. You have been transferred to a remote district to head a department that is notorious for its inefficiency and callousness. You find that the main cause of the poor state of affairs is the indiscipline of a section of employees. They do not work themselves and also disrupt the workings of others. You first warned the troublemakers to mend their ways or else face disciplinary action. When the warning had little effect, you issued a show cause notice to the ringleaders. As a retaliatory measure, these troublemakers instigated a woman employee amongst them to file a complaint of sexual harassment against you with the Women’s Commission. The Commission promptly seeks your explanation. The matter is also publicized in the media to embarrass you further. Some of the options to handle this situation could be as follows: (i) Give your explanation to the Commission and go soft on the disciplinary action. (ii) Ignore the commission and proceed firmly with the disciplinary action. (iii) Brief your higher-ups, seek directions from them and act accordingly. Suggest any other possible option(s). Evaluate all of them and suggest the best course of action, giving your reasons for it.

Topic: Case Study 7. You are a no-nonsense, honest officer. You have been transferred to a remote district to head a department that is notorious for its inefficiency and callousness. You find that the main cause of the poor state of affairs is the indiscipline of a section of employees. They do not work themselves and …

Mangrove swamps are crucial ecosystems that provide numerous ecological and protective benefits. However, habitat loss due to various factors severely impacts their ability to function as natural coastal protectors. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6. Mangrove swamps are crucial ecosystems that provide numerous ecological and protective benefits. However, habitat loss due to various factors severely impacts their ability to function as natural coastal protectors. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: West …

Explain the factors and key drivers that have contributed to India’s economic growth, making it the world’s third-largest economy during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tenure.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Explain the factors and key drivers that have contributed to India’s economic growth, making it the world’s third-largest economy during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tenure. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Inaugurating the newly …

Examine the benefits of an open internet for global connectivity, information access, and the promotion of democratic values. State your opinion on net neutrality and its importance of maintaining an open and free internet as a fundamental aspect of modern society.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4.  Examine the benefits of an open internet for global connectivity, information access, and the promotion of democratic values. State your opinion on net neutrality and its importance of maintaining an open and free internet as …

Analyse the significance of a no-confidence motion in parliamentary systems as a means to uphold democracy and ensure political stability.

Topic: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3. Analyse the significance of a no-confidence motion in parliamentary systems as a means to uphold democracy and ensure political stability. (150 words). Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint , Indian Express Why the question: The article highlights …