[MISSION 2024] RTM(Revision through MCQs)- 16 August 2023

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[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 18 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 …

Lake Titicaca

Mapping Source: TOI  Context: Lake Titicaca, situated in the Andes on the border between Bolivia and Peru, is facing historic low water levels, only 10 inches away from its all-time low recorded in 1996. Climate change is identified as the primary cause of this decline, resulting in less rainfall and a diminishing shoreline. Lake Titicaca …

New snake species

  Source: IE   Context: A newly discovered snake species has been named Tachymenoides harrisonfordi in honour of the actor Harrison Ford. This recognition is due to Ford’s environmental advocacy. The snake, measuring 16 inches in length, is yellowish-brown with black blotches, a black belly, and a vertical streak over its copper-coloured eye.   Harrison …

New salamander species in the mountain lakes of Manipur

  Source: HT  Context: Indian and Russian scientists have identified a new species of salamander called Tylototriton zaimeng in Manipur’s mountain lakes. Previously mistaken for similar species, the new discovery was made by merging molecular and morphological evidence. This salamander’s characteristics were revealed to be distinct from its close relatives, featuring a wide head, well-developed …

‘FloodWatch’ app

  Source: ET  Context: The Central Water Commission of India has introduced the ‘FloodWatch’ app, designed to forecast floods one day in advance and provide a seven-day advisory for flood risk at various measurement stations across the country.   The app features a map of India with colour-coded circles representing flood risk levels: Green for …

Sanchar Saathi Portal

  Source: TH  Context: Previously in May this year, DoT introduced the Sanchar Saathi portal and fraud detection mechanisms to identify individuals with more than nine mobile connections.   Indian Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has taken steps to combat cyber fraud involving SIM cards The DoT now requires registration and strong verification of SIM card …

Madan Lal Dhingra

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context:  Madan Lal Dhingra was an Indian revolutionary executed at the age of 24, for assassinating British official Curzon Wyllie. On his 114th death anniversary, a massive memorial is being inaugurated in Amritsar, where he hailed from. Despite being born into a family with pro-British views, Dhingra’s exposure to …

Pibot

  Source: EuroNews A team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) is developing a humanoid robot called ‘Pibot’ that can fly aircraft without cockpit modifications. Pibot is the world’s first humanoid pilot, using AI and robotics to manipulate cockpit controls, even during turbulence. It incorporates cameras for monitoring, the memory of …

Milasha Joseph

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH Milasha Joseph, a young woman from Mararikulam in Alappuzha, is on a mission to conquer the Seven Volcanic Summits, the highest volcanoes on seven continents. Over the past 21 months, she has successfully scaled three mountains: Kilimanjaro, Damavand, and Elbrus. Her drive to overcome challenges, including her chronic …

Issues with the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY)

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government policies and intervention   Source: ET Context: According to the latest government data, the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) scheme has fallen short of its employment generation targets.   About ABRY:   Issues and challenges associated with the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY): Shortfalls in Enrollment and Job Creation: Enrollment …