Cracking the UPSC Civil Services Personality Test- A Session by Vinay Sir | November 7th at 11 AM in Bengaluru

      Dear Student,   As you embark on potentially the last phase (we hope for and wish you the best) of your UPSC Civil Services Examination journey, there’s a crucial component that awaits you, a defining moment that can shape your destiny—the UPSC CSE Personality Test. This stage is where your knowledge meets …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 6 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 …

Seattle (USA)

Mapping   Source: TH   Context: After seven years of planning, India is set to open its sixth consulate in Seattle (apart from Consulates in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York City and San Francisco), a major hub for technology companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, and more.   Embassy Vs Consulates: An embassy represents one …

Kavach

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The collision between two passenger trains in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh could have been prevented with the use of Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS), specifically the indigenous TCAS system called ‘Kavach.’ Kavach is a cab signalling train control system designed to prevent collisions and overspeeding.   …

Asteroid Dinkinesh

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE   Context: NASA’s Lucy spacecraft, on a mission to observe Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, recently made an unexpected discovery. It found that the main belt asteroid Dinkinesh, which it was set to fly by, is actually a binary system of two asteroids bound together. Preliminary analysis suggests that the …

World Food India 2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Prime Minister inaugurated the second edition of the ‘World Food India 2023’ event recently. The event aimed to showcase India as the ‘food basket of the world’ and celebrate 2023 as the International Year of Millets.   Key growth pillars of FPI:  Empowering small farmers through …

Piracy of film content

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: NEWSONAIR   Context: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has established an institutional mechanism to combat film content piracy. This move aims to curb the increasing piracy issue facilitated by the internet, which has caused significant losses of up to twenty thousand crore rupees in the film industry. …

ENCORE

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: NEWSONAIR  Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has developed an in-house software system through ‘ENCORE’ (Enabling Communications on Real-time Environment) to manage candidates and elections more efficiently.    About ENCORE:   About the Election Commission of India: The Election Commission of India (ECI) is a constitutional body that was …

Advocate-on-Record system

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE   Context: The Supreme Court recently criticized an Advocate-on-Record (AoR) for submitting a frivolous case and subsequently dismissed a public interest litigation. The Court rebuked the lawyer, emphasizing that an AoR’s role goes beyond being a mere “signing authority,” implying that AoRs have a more substantial responsibility than …

Split Voting

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: TH  Context: The article discusses the concept of split voting, as seen in both Odisha and New Zealand.   What is Split Voting? Split voting is a concept in electoral systems where voters have the option to cast separate votes for different candidates or parties in an election. …

State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Internal Security: Cyber attacks   Source: IE Context: Apple has been sending automated notifications to individuals worldwide, including many politicians and opposition leaders, alerting them to potential state-sponsored attacks.   What is State-Sponsored Cyber Attack? A state-sponsored cyber-attack is a hacking or digital intrusion orchestrated or supported by a government or …

India’s 1st National Security Strategy

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Internal Security   Source: IE  Context: India is in the process of creating its first National Security Strategy, a document that outlines the country’s security objectives and methods to achieve them.   What is the National Security Strategy? It is a government document that outlines a country’s security objectives and the …

[Grand Celebrations at Insights IAS] ISIRI 2023- Karnataka’s Cultural Festival | 6th November, 2023 from 4pm

          Dear Student,   Join us for an unforgettable evening of cultural celebration at ISIRI-  Karnataka’s Cultural Festival – 2023. We’re thrilled to invite you to this spectacular event, where we’ll embrace the essence of Karnataka and Kannada Rajyotsava with great enthusiasm.   Date: November 6, 2023 Time: 4:00 PM onwards …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 6 November 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: urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Planning, investment, and community engagement are …

Socrates’ emphasis on virtue, morality, and the pursuit of eudaimonia laid the groundwork for subsequent ethical philosophies in the Western tradition. Explain.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7. Socrates’ emphasis on virtue, morality, and the pursuit of eudaimonia laid the groundwork for subsequent ethical philosophies in the Western tradition. Explain. (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: newworldencyclopedia.org Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …