[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 1 November 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 …

Kerala’s Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: Recently, suspected Maoists launched an attack on forest watchers in Kerala’s Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, near the Chavachi area. These Maoists have been increasingly active in and around the Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, even infiltrating local houses and engaging in activities like distributing propaganda materials. The Kerala government deployed Kerela Thunderbolts force …

Age of Moon

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TOI   Context: A recent study using crystals brought back by Apollo astronauts in 1972 has revealed that the Moon is approximately 40 million years older than previously believed. The research used these lunar crystals to pinpoint the Moon’s formation age, revising it to a minimum of 4.46 billion …

‘Reference’ fuel

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times  Context: India has begun producing “reference” petrol and diesel, which are specialized fuels used for testing automobiles, making it part of a select group of nations that produce these high-quality fuels. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has developed these fuels with higher specifications to replace imports, ensuring …

International Competition Network

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times  Context: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has achieved membership in the 18-member steering committee of the International Competition Network (ICN), a global body dedicated to competition law enforcement. The ICN includes 140 competition agencies and serves as an informal platform for antitrust authorities to foster regular …

Prisoner’s dilemma

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Recently, the Defence Minister mentioned the concept of “Prisoner’s Dilemma” to highlight the importance of countries collaborating instead of working against each other in international relations.   What is the Prisoner’s Dilemma? It is a classic concept in game theory that illustrates a situation where individuals can …

Matthew Perry (F.R.I.E.N.D.S star)

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: TH  Context: Matthew Perry, known for his role as Chandler Bing in “Friends,” died recently.   Life lessons drawn from Matthew Perry’s experiences:

MP Mahua Moitra case and Lok Sabha Ethics Committee proceedings

GS4/GS2 Paper   Syllabus: Code of Conduct and Ethics/ Parliamentary Committee   Source: TH  Context: The article discusses the proceedings of the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee against Member of Parliament Mahua Moitra and emphasizes the distinction between parliamentary and judicial probes.   What is the case about? MP Mahua Moitra is facing proceedings from the Lok …

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INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 9 October – 14 October2023

  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 …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Stocktaking climate finance — a case of circles in red ink

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, COP, IPCC, G20, GCF etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests, Important international institutions etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The issues relating to climate finance are likely to be prominent in the Conference of …