Project ‘AMBER’

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), in partnership with Generation India Foundation (GIF) and Amazon Web Services India Private Limited (AWS India), is implementing project AMBER to provide cloud skills training to 1,500 learners.   About Project Amber:  PROJECT AMBER (Accelerated Mission for Better Employment …

Right To Repair

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Apple’s surprising reversal on the “right to repair” movement holds immense significance, considering it was previously among the tech giants opposing the concept. Apple now supports legislation granting consumers and third-party firms the right to fix damaged electronic products. This shift aligns with a broader trend of tech …

Seethakali folk art (Kerala)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Perinad Seethakali Sangham, a group of artists from diverse backgrounds, revived the fading Seethakali folk art form in 2017.   Key Features of Seethakali:

Solution to minimize heatwaves in Urban India

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: DTE The study conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) explores the impact of different urban forms on heat resilience.   Key findings and recommendations include: Morphology Influence: Areas with open highrise, open midrise, and compact midrise urban morphologies show lower land surface temperatures (LST), indicating better …

Rethink the dynamics of India’s fiscal federalism

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Government Budgeting   Source: TH  Context: The evolving dynamics of India’s fiscal federalism require reconsideration due to various factors, such as the shift to a market-based economy, changes in the fiscal landscape, and amendments to the Constitution.   What is the meaning of India’s fiscal federalism? India’s fiscal federalism refers to …

Lead poisoning in India

GS2/GS3 Paper   Syllabus: Social Issues/ Science and Technology   Source: IE Context: Lead poisoning poses a hidden threat in India, with over half of children having blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) (WHO safe level), according to studies. What is lead? Lead is a heavy metal element that is toxic to humans …

India-Greece Bilateral Relationship

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: TOI  Context: During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Greece, the two nations elevated their bilateral relationship to a “strategic partnership,” focusing on enhancing political, defence, and security cooperation.    What is a Strategic Partnership?  A strategic partnership is a long-term interaction between two countries based on …

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PRIME (Pre-cum-Mains Enrichment Notes for UPSC) – July 2023

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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: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. El Niño weather phenomenon has become a …

Hedonism is a philosophical stance that emphasizes the pursuit of pleasure and avoidance of pain as the primary goals of human life. Critically examine.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7. Hedonism is a philosophical stance that emphasizes the pursuit of pleasure and avoidance of pain as the primary goals of human life. Critically examine. (150 word) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: plato.stanford.edu Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

Shared core values create a sense of unity and common purpose among people. When individuals and communities hold similar values, it fosters cooperation, collaboration, and a sense of belonging. Explain with examples.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 6. Shared core values create a sense of unity and common purpose among people. When individuals and communities hold similar values, it fosters cooperation, collaboration, and a sense of …

Examine the causes behind various disasters in the Himalayan region, its impact and measures need to prevent these disasters.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. Examine the causes behind various disasters in the Himalayan region, its impact and measures need to prevent these disasters. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The article discusses the significant environmental challenges facing the Himalayan region. Key Demand of the question: To write about …

Noise pollution is a growing problem which impacts both human health and the environment. Examine. What steps are needed to check noise pollution in India?

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4. Noise pollution is a growing problem which impacts both human health and the environment. Examine. What steps are needed to check noise pollution in India?   (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question: The article addresses the problem of noise pollution caused …

The parliamentary form of government adopted by the Indian polity has both strengths and weaknesses. Analyse.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. The parliamentary form of government adopted by the Indian polity has both strengths and weaknesses. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 …

The Indian Constitution establishes a delicate balance between federal and unitary features, acknowledging the country’s diversity while also ensuring its unity and integrity. Elucidate.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2. The Indian Constitution establishes a delicate balance between federal and unitary features, acknowledging the country’s diversity while also ensuring its unity and integrity. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the …

El Niño weather phenomenon has become a significant economic and political risk for India. Examine.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. El Niño weather phenomenon has become a significant economic and political risk for India. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: The article underscores the connection between El Niño and political unrest due to food inflation, emphasizing the need …