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[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 19 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 …

Amazon rainforest

Mapping   Source: IE  Context: Severe drought in the Amazon rainforest has disrupted the lives of Indigenous people, leading to water and food shortages. The Rio Negro, one of the world’s largest rivers, has reached a record low level, causing significant problems.   Reasons for the drought: Two simultaneous natural events, El Nino and high …

Microalgae

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE    Context: A study published in the journal Nature Microbiology has revealed that microalgae, crucial in the ocean’s food chain and carbon capture, have developed a unique strategy to adapt to global warming and declining nutrient levels in the sea. As climate change reduces nutrient availability, these microalgae …

Estivation

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Estivation, also known as aestivation, is a biological phenomenon in which some animals enter a prolonged state of dormancy or inactivity during hot and dry conditions. It serves as a survival strategy to conserve energy and water. Animals undergoing estivation typically seek shelter in cool underground burrows, …

Telcos’ licence fee tax

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The Supreme Court set aside the Delhi High Court’s order that categorized license fees before and after July 31, 1999, differently, as capital expenditure (Capex) and revenue expenditure.   What does the judgement say? The Supreme Court of India has ruled that the payment of entry fees …

‘Leniency plus’ norms to curb cartelisation

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: Business Line  Context: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has introduced a draft of revised lesser penalty regulations that include a “leniency plus” program to combat cartel activities.   What are ‘Leniency plus’ norms? In the “Leniency Plus” program, a cartel member cooperating with CCI for leniency can disclose …

Theosophical Society

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: In 1879, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott, founders of the Theosophical Society, established the society’s headquarters in Adyar, Madras, India. The society aimed to investigate unexplained natural laws and latent human powers through spiritual development, with Blavatsky believed to possess psychic abilities, including communication with …

Using Bamboo for Landslips Prevention

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH  Context: The Forest Department of Kerala plans to plant bamboo and bamboo creepers along the Gap Road stretch of the Kochi-Dhanushkodi National Highway in Munnar to prevent landslips caused by unscientific road widening. The bamboo is expected to penetrate the soil and prevent future landslips, ensuring soil protection. …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Abortion laws in the spotlight

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Functions and responsibilities of union and states, schemes for vulnerable sections( fundamental rights, abortion laws) Mains GS Paper I and II: Role of women and women organizations, schemes for vulnerable sections. Fundamental rights. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS A married woman 26 weeks pregnant has approached the Supreme Court seeking to terminate her …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Confronting the long-term risks of Artificial Intelligence

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Science and technology, Artificial intelligence(AI), Generative AI, Big Data, GANs, ChatGPT1 tool, DALL.E2 etc Mains GS Paper III and IV: Significance of technology for India, AI, indigenisation of technology and development of new technology. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In the age of cyberattacks and data breaches, the same act is fraught with …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A war that ends the Saudi-Israel ‘normalization’ process

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance, west Asia, saudi-Iran conflict, Arab League, OPEC, OPEC+, G20 etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Hamas launched lethal attacks on Israel The assault has firmly overturned Israeli efforts, supported by …

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