[Mission 2024] Insights SECURE SYNOPSIS: 11 October 2023

  NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same General Studies – 1   Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1. Analyse …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 13 October 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 …

UK’s Rosebank oil field

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: The row over the UK’s Rosebank oil field revolves around the British government’s approval of a major oil and gas project in the North Sea. This decision has sparked Environmental Concerns (contradictory to the UK’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050) The Rosebank oil field, located northwest of …

Project Nilgiri Tahr

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Tamil Nadu has launched ‘Project Nilgiri Tahr,‘ a wildlife conservation initiative. The project aims to protect the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, a species native to the Western Ghats. It focuses on understanding the population, distribution, and ecology of Nilgiri Tahr, reintroducing them to their historical habitats, addressing immediate …

ICRISAT Joins One CGIAR Initiative

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: HBL The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has joined the One CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) integrated partnership. This partnership involves the CGIAR System Organization and 12 One CGIAR research centres (including ICRISAT), aiming to unify efforts in transforming food, land, and water …

Resilient and Inclusive Supply-chain Enhancement (RISE) initiative

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: The Print  Context: The World Bank and Japan, have launched the Resilient and Inclusive Supply-chain Enhancement (RISE) initiative in Morocco. This initiative is designed to tackle the dual challenges of job creation and climate change by aiding emerging markets and developing countries in expanding their clean-energy product manufacturing and …

UN General Assembly elects 15 new members to the Human Rights Council

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Business Standard  Context: Russia is facing a challenging battle to regain a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Russia is competed against Albania and Bulgaria for two seats in the East European regional group. The United States and other nations have been actively campaigning against Russia’s re-election, …

Protocol for Management of Malnutrition in Children

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Indian government has introduced a national protocol called the ‘Protocol for Management of Malnutrition in Children’ aimed at identifying and providing comprehensive care for malnourished children in the country. The protocol was launched by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development.   Features: It outlines …

Royalty rates for three critical and strategic minerals

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Source: PIB  Context: The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, specifying royalty rates for three critical and strategic minerals: Lithium, Niobium, and Rare Earth Elements (REEs). What are Royalty rates? Royalty rates are fees paid to the government for the extraction of minerals …

Mesolithic rock art find adds to Hyderabad’s history

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: A significant archaeological discovery was made in the Manchirevula Forest Trek Park near Hyderabad. Ancient rock paintings that appear to date back to the Mesolithic period. The paintings, which are in red pigment, depict three tortoises, a fish, and a geometric motif. The paintings are approximately 6,000 to …

Naik Yeshwant Ghadge

Content for Mains Enrichment Source: IE  Naik Yeshwant Ghadge was an Indian war hero who served during World War II’s Italian campaign (1943-45). He epitomizes the forgotten Indian heroes of the war. Ghadge, at the age of 23, single-handedly captured an enemy post in Montone, Italy. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest …

Ethical Values Shown by NCF for School Education 2023

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Ethical Values in Personal Lives   Source: LM  The National Curriculum Framework for School Education 2023 emphasizes the importance of inculcating values in education.   It articulates five ‘Aims of Education‘:   Values categorized in the framework are: How these values can be developed? Conclusion: Despite these efforts, it is more …

Biohydrogen and India’s green hydrogen pathway

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: DTE  Context: The article discusses the role of biohydrogen in India’s green hydrogen pathway. It also discusses the industrial interest in biogas reforming, which converts biogas into environmentally friendly chemicals like syngas or bio-hydrogen.    The key difference between biohydrogen and green hydrogen is in their sources …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 October 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: Social empowerment; Role of women and women’s organization. 1. Breaking free from traditional gender …