[Mission 2024] Insights SECURE SYNOPSIS: 31 October 2023

  NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same General Studies – 1   Topic: geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 10 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 …

Hanle and Merak (Ladakh)

Mapping   Source: IE Context: On November 5, 2023, the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) at Hanle and Merak in Ladakh captured striking images of an intense red-colored aurora. The IAO, operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), observed a Stable Auroral Arc (SAR), an unusual red aurora typically not seen at lower latitudes.   …

INDUS-X Investors Meet

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The inaugural INDUS-X Investors Meet, organized by Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) and the US Department of Defence, preceded the 2+2 Indo-US Ministerial Dialogue. During the event, the INDUS-X Educational Series (Gurukul) was launched. The Gurukul initiative aims to guide innovators and startups within the defence ecosystems …

2023 Production Gap Report

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: UNEP  Context: The 2023 Production Gap Report, authored by SEI (Stockholm Environment Institute), Climate Analytics, E3G, IISD, and UNEP, reveals a concerning trend where governments intend to produce approximately 110% more fossil fuels by 2030 than is consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The report was launched in …

ECBC: High Energy Efficiency Standards

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: India’s Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), 2017, has earned recognition from the International Energy Agency (IEA) as a “notable exception” among developing countries for its high energy efficiency standards.   About ECBC: The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) introduced the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in 2007 …

UGC announces regulation of Foreign Universities in India

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced regulations facilitating the entry of Foreign Higher Educational Institutions (FHEIs) into India, aligning with the National Education Policy (NEP).   Major features of UGC (Setting up and Operation of Campuses of Foreign Higher Educational Institutions (FHEIs) in India) Regulations, 2023

Kondaveedu Fort

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Kondaveedu Fort in Andhra Pradesh now hosts a cultural gallery showcasing its rich historical significance from the 13th to the 20th century  

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: TH  Context: Srinivasa Ramanujan’s college, the historical Government Arts College in Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu), is undergoing a restoration project. Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887–1920) was an Indian mathematician renowned for his extraordinary contributions to number theory, mathematical analysis, and continued fractions. He self-taught mathematics and gained recognition for his talent. …

Bhutan King’s Visit to India: India-Bhutan Relation

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: International Relations   Source: TH  Context: Bhutan King’s visit to India commenced with his arrival in Assam. India and Bhutan’s focus on infrastructure and connectivity in recent talks signals a move toward bilateral regional initiatives.   Various dimensions of cooperation between India and Bhutan with examples:       New Initiatives Planned: India and …

Indian indentured labourers during Colonial Period

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Modern India    Source: TH   Context: The article discusses the bicentenary of Tamil indentured labourers’ arrival in Sri Lanka (in 1823) and reflects on the unexplored aspects of colonial history.   Who were Indentured Labourers? Indentured labourers were people who were recruited from India and other British colonies to work …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 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: population and associated issues 1. Proactive measures and policy reforms are needed to …

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 100 cases of custodial deaths were reported in 2017, 42 of which were in police custody. Thirty-three policemen were arrested while 27 were charge-sheeted. Forty-eight police personnel were charge-sheeted and three convicted in cases of human rights violation. Overall, 2,005 cases were registered against police personnel, 1,000 of whom were charge-sheeted. With 456 cases, Maharashtra topped the list, while Gujarat and Rajasthan followed with 191 and 169 cases, respectively; 128 personnel were convicted.

Topic: Case Study. 7. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 100 cases of custodial deaths were reported in 2017, 42 of which were in police custody. Thirty-three policemen were arrested while 27 were charge-sheeted. Forty-eight police personnel were charge-sheeted and three convicted in cases of human rights violation. Overall, 2,005 cases were registered …

As a policy tool to control greenhouse gas emissions, the carbon emissions trading mechanism can achieve the goal of reducing emissions while minimizing overall emissions reduction costs through market transactions. Examine. 

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. As a policy tool to control greenhouse gas emissions, the carbon emissions trading mechanism can achieve the goal of reducing emissions while minimizing overall emissions reduction costs through market transactions. Examine.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question …

The carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) technology holds a great potential to mitigate the emissions from fossil fuels. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. The carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) technology holds a great potential to mitigate the emissions from fossil fuels. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …