[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 30 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 …

Gudavi Bird Sanctuary (Karnataka)

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: Several birds, including spoonbills, herons, and black-headed ibis, have suddenly died at Gudavi Bird Sanctuary in Sorab taluk (Shimoga District in Karnataka) Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is a tourist destination in the Malenadu region of Karnataka (part of Soraba Taluk of Shivamogga district). It is located on the Gudavi Lake banks. Shivamogga is …

Dark pattern sales deemed ‘cybercrime’

  Source: TH Context: The Ministry of Civil Aviation in India is addressing deceptive online practices by airlines and travel agents (such as IndiGo, SpiceJet, and MakeMyTrip), which have been termed “cybercrime.” These practices, known as “dark patterns,” trick consumers into making unintended purchases while booking flight tickets.     More about Dark Pattern: Draft …

Lorrainosaurus (pliosaur)

  Source: ScienceDaily   Context: Researchers have identified fossils of a 170-million-year-old ancient marine reptile as the oldest-known mega-predatory pliosaur (a group of ocean-dwelling reptiles). This pliosaur genus, named Lorrainosaurus, was found in northeastern France.   What are pliosaurs? Pliosaurs were a type of marine reptile that lived over 200 million years ago (during the …

Nanophotonic Electron Accelerator (NEA)

  Source: TOI  Context: Researchers have activated the world’s smallest particle accelerator, known as a “nanophotonic electron accelerator” (NEA), which is approximately the size of a small coin.   What are particle accelerators? It is a device that accelerates charged particles, such as electrons or protons, to very high speeds and energies. These accelerated particles …

The Lewis Model in Economic Development

  Source: IE  Context: The Lewis Model, which envisioned the shift of surplus labour from agriculture to manufacturing, hasn’t played out in India as expected.    What is the Lewis Model? The Lewis Model, developed by economist William Arthur Lewis, proposed that in underdeveloped countries with a surplus of low-wage labour in agriculture, industrialization could …

Banni Festival

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: During the traditional Banni festival in Devaragattu, Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district, three individuals lost their lives, and over a hundred were injured on the night of October 24.   About the Banni Festival:

Varsha Raikwa (Radio Bundelkhand)

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: DTE  Varsha Raikwar, a radio jockey at Radio Bundelkhand, uses her radio show “Shubh Kal” to address climate change and agriculture-related issues. The radio show encourages farmers to share traditional farming solutions and connects them with experts. The program promotes sustainable practices, such as vermicomposting and organic farming, …

GI Tags: How does it help?

GS3/GS1 Paper   Syllabus: Science and Technology (Issues relating to Intellectual Property Rights)/ Arts and Culture  Source: BS  Context: This article explores the significance of Geographic Indication (GI) tags and the challenges faced by India in their effective utilization.   What is a GI Tag? A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on products which …

Worker’s Productivity: Long working hours

GS1/GS4/GS3 Paper   Syllabus: Indian Society/ Ethics/ Economy   Source: TOI  Context: Recently, NR Narayana Murthy (Founder of Infosys) suggested that Indian youth should work long hours to improve productivity, What is Productivity? It is the efficiency of using resources like labour and capital to produce goods and services. It impacts a nation’s living standards and …

INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 2 October – 7 October 2023

  Dear Students, Our motto has always been to simplify your UPSC CSE preparation. In pursuance of the above objective, our team decided to improve the magazines further. The new and improved version of our Weekly CA Magazine has several features/changes: No more bullets in the index (a much-requested feature! Yes, we are always listening …

[Reminder:Dussehra Discounts & Bonus Offers] Unlock Exclusive Discounts on Mini-IPM, APEC Delhi and Bengaluru, Intensive Mains Booster(IMB) Test Series for UPSC CSE 2024

    Dear Student,   Days left for UPSC Prelims 2024: 209 Days Days left for UPSC CSE Mains 2024: 326 Days   We are embracing the spirit of Dussehra with a special treat for UPSC CSE 2024 aspirants! We’re thrilled to offer you exclusive discounts on our Mini- IPM(Integrated Prelims-cum-Mains) Test Series, Intensive Mains …

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[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 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: Effects of globalization on Indian society. 1. Addressing inequality is not just a …

The rise in lone-wolf terror attacks worldwide underscores various issues, including security, intelligence, and systemic failures. Examine.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 6. The rise in lone-wolf terror attacks worldwide underscores various issues, including security, intelligence, and systemic failures. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu , idsa.in Why the question: A blast in Kalamassery, Kerala, has resulted in an …