[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 17 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 …

Parvati Kund and Jageshwar temples (Kumaon region, Uttarakhand)

Mapping   Source: ET   Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has encouraged people to visit the Parvati Kund and Jageshwar temples in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, emphasizing their natural beauty and spiritual significance. Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in the district Almora (Kumaun region Uttarakhand), known for its group of 125 ancient temples dating …

Inclusion of traditional medicine on WHO’s list

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Indian government is pushing for the inclusion of Ayurveda and related traditional medicine systems in the 11th revision of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD) as the second module of a supplementary chapter on traditional medicine conditions. This move aims to provide these …

IndiaAI Report

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: Seven working groups of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) have submitted the first edition of the IndiaAI report. This report outlines India’s strategy for the development of its artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem. The IndiaAI program aligns with Prime Minister vision of “India for AI …

Self-Declaration of Freedom from Avian Influenza

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) has approved India’s self-declaration of freedom from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in specific poultry compartments. This is a significant development for India’s poultry industry and reflects the country’s commitment to maintaining high animal health and biosecurity standards. Compartmentalization, a …

Angel tax for start-ups

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued a directive to its officers, instructing them not to carry out scrutiny of angel tax provisions for start-ups recognized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). The directive comes in response to concerns raised …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. What are the key factors …

Do you think the concept of moonlighting is ethical in your opinion?

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. 7. Do you think the concept of moonlighting is ethical in your opinion? (150 Words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

To deal with these challenging circumstances prevailing across the world in the recent past, the world requires compassion, cooperation and complete solidarity. Discuss.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker- sections. 6.  To deal with these challenging circumstances prevailing across the world in the recent past, the world requires compassion, cooperation and complete solidarity. Discuss. (150 Words) Difficulty level: Easy Why …

Critically examine the need for a region-specific Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Indian Himalayan region, as the current EIA process does not adequately address the unique ecological and geographical features of the Himalayas.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. Critically examine the need for a region-specific Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Indian Himalayan region, as the current EIA process does not adequately address the unique ecological and geographical features of the Himalayas. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The article highlights the …

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) plays a critical role in providing financial assistance and policy advice to countries facing economic challenges. However, as the economic dynamics of developing countries evolve, the IMF must adapt and undergo restructuring and reforms to remain relevant and effective. Comment.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) plays a critical role in providing financial assistance and policy advice to countries facing economic challenges. However, as the economic dynamics of developing countries evolve, the IMF must adapt and undergo restructuring and reforms …

Critically analyse the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy, aimed to promote creativity and innovation in the country while protecting intellectual property rights.

Topic: issues relating to intellectual property rights 3. Critically analyse the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy, aimed to promote creativity and innovation in the country while protecting intellectual property rights. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference:  Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …