Sansad TV: Committee Report- Electric Vehicles & Hybrid Mobility

    Introduction: The demand for Electric vehicles in India has surged in the last five years, but there is still a long way to go for the industry to reach a parity point with Internal Combustion Engine vehicles. The Committee recommends that Government should endeavour to make India a global manufacturing hub of electric …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 25 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 …

South China Sea

Mapping   Context: In recent developments in the South China Sea, tensions have escalated between China and the Philippines. The Philippines has accused Chinese coastguard vessels of intentionally colliding with its vessels while on a resupply mission in the disputed region near the Second Thomas Shoal within the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone, where both nations …

Operation Chakra-2

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times   Context: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out a widespread crackdown on cyber criminals in India in an operation known as ‘Operation Chakra-2.’ This operation involved searches at 76 locations across the country and was prompted by the registration of five separate cases of cyber-enabled …

Project Udbhav

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH    Context: ‘Project Udbhav’ has been launched by the Indian Defence Minister, aiming to integrate ancient Indian strategic wisdom into modern military pedagogy. The project, in collaboration with the United Service Institution of India (USI), seeks to create an indigenous strategic vocabulary based on India’s philosophy and culture. …

Kasturi Cotton Bharat

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB   Context: The Union Minister of Textile, Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, launched the website for “Kasturi Cotton Bharat.” This initiative, supported by the Ministry of Textiles, the Cotton Corporation of India, trade bodies, and the industry, aims to enhance the competitiveness of …

Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Business Line  Context: The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) cannot be enforced unless it is notified under Section 90 of the Income Tax Act. This decision may have significant implications for multinational corporations (MNCs) from Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, and other …

Purple economy

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Business Line  Context: Shanti Raghavan, the recipient of the Business Line Changemakers Award in 2020, leads the organization EnAble India. They are working on creating a ‘purple economy,’ which promotes disability inclusion and job opportunities on a large scale.   What is the Care Economy? It refers to the …

Little Ice Age

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: A new study of the Little Ice Age (LIA), a global climatic event from 1671-1942, challenges the traditional perception of it being uniformly cold and dry. The study, reconstructed the climate history of the Western Ghats in India between 1219 and 1942 using pollen-based vegetation data.   Key …

King Kulashekara Alupendra I

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Archaeologists uncovered a rare inscription related to the Alupa dynasty, marking the first record of an Alupa king’s death and containing references to the Siri cult, including Siri, Dalya, and Chattara. This Someshwara inscription holds great significance in the study of Tuluva history and culture (in modern-day …

Dogra architecture

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Maharaj Gunj market in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, which had lost its historical glory due to encroachments and deviations, is undergoing a revival project. Srinagar Smart City Ltd. and the Kashmir chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) are collaborating to …

Ramleela in Trinidad

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: IE Ramleela, a famous folk theatre tradition from India, has found its way to Trinidad, where it holds cultural significance among the Indian diaspora. This theatrical re-enactment of the Ramcharitmanas, portraying the story of Lord Ram, has been performed in Trinidad, which has a significant Indian population due …

Strike for Gender Equality

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: IE    Iceland, known for its gender equality, witnessed a one-day strike by women, including Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdóttir, to protest gender discrimination. Despite topping global gender gap rankings for 14 consecutive years, two major issues persist: Gender pay gap, where women earn 21% less than men in …

Examples of Ethics (V K Pandian, Human Shields, Forced Displacement)

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Applications of Ethics   Source: TH  Example 1: V K Pandian Quits IAS and joins Politics V K Pandian, the former private secretary to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, has taken on key roles in Odisha’s ruling political party (Biju Janata Dal) after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Administrative Service …

Impact of Gaza conflict on India’s foreign policy

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: IE  Context: The article highlights the implications of the Gaza crisis for India’s foreign policy and security    What is the Israeli-Palestine conflict? The Israel-Palestine conflict is a long-standing, complex dispute over land, territory, and political sovereignty. It involves competing claims to historical regions and has resulted …