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[Mission 2024] Current Affairs Quiz , 7 September 2023

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EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Lift-Off And The Law

    Source: Indian Express Prelims: Current events of national and international importance(Space programmes, Chandrayaan 3, Outer Space Treaty, 1967, NASA, Indian Space Policy 2023, non-proliferation etc Mains GS Paper II: Science and technology, development and application, Development in the field of space and issues related to it etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Chandrayaan-3 lander …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 7 September 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 …

Nairobi (Kenya)

Mapping   Source: DTE The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) has released a zero draft for an international treaty aimed at ending plastic pollution.   It is divided into four parts: The objectives The life cycle of plastics and plastic products Sustainable production and consumption of plastics Collectively addressing the implementation of the instrument The treaty …

Missing green growth

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: A recent analysis indicates that 11 high-income countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, may require over two centuries to achieve a 95% reduction in their 2022 greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published in The Lancet Planetary …

UPI QR Code-Central Bank Digital Currency interoperability

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Several Indian banks, have initiated interoperability between the Unified Payments Interface’s (UPI) Quick Response (QR) codes and their central bank digital currency (CBDC) or e₹ applications. This integration allows users of the retail digital rupee to perform transactions by scanning any UPI QR code at a merchant …

Malaviya Mission – Teachers Training Programme

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Union Ministry for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launched the Malaviya Mission – Teachers Training Programme (under the University Grants Commission (UGC)) It is proposed by restructuring of existing schemes of capacity building of teachers under the Department of Higher Education.   Objectives of the …

Heat index

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Recently, Iran recorded a scorching heat index of 70 degrees Celsius (°C) in the coastal part of the country. The heat index, also known as apparent temperature, is a crucial indicator that measures how the temperature feels to humans based on a combination of air temperature and …

Bamboo-based Reusable Straw

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: TH The Botanical Survey of India has obtained a patent for a bamboo-based reusable straw, developed from the bamboo species Schizostachyum andamanicum found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The bamboo’s morpho-anatomical structure resembled modern synthetic drinking straws, inspiring this eco-friendly invention. Usage: The example highlights the economic …

Enhancing AI and creativity skills among students and teachers

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: TH  Context: Recently, the Union Ministry of Education and Adobe signed an agreement to help children develop creative expression in classrooms using the application Adobe Express.   What is Adobe Express? Adobe Express is a user-friendly content creation application with generative AI capabilities. It allows users to create …

Forest Restoration

GS Paper 3  Source: TH Context: For over two centuries, India has been a laboratory for tree planting experiments, offering valuable insights into the consequences of various approaches to forest restoration.   What is Deforestation? Deforestation is the process of clearing or removing a large area of forests or trees, typically due to human activities …

Dire conditions faced by women prisoners in India

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Governance/ Prison Reforms   Source: IE  Context: A Supreme Court-appointed committee (Justice Amitava Roy Committee ) report on prison reforms has highlighted the dire conditions faced by women prisoners in India.   Key observations: The correctional justice system is “evidently gender exclusionary”. Increase in population of female prisoners by over 11% …

Firms are moving away from metro campuses to smaller towns

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Geography: Location of Industries    Source: TH Context: The IT industry association Nasscom and Deloitte released a report highlighting that there are now 26 emerging destinations in India, beyond the 7 metro hubs, which offer promising opportunities for investments.   Reasons for Migration of Firms to Smaller Cities:   Implications of …