EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A grave error in the law

                      Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Special Marriage Act, 1954), LGBTQ, Directive Principles of State Policy,Article 14,21 etc Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors, weaker sections of society and interventions for their development etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In the Supriyo judgment the Supreme Court held that same-sex …

[ ADMISSIONS OPEN : INSTA KAS] KPSC KAS PRELIMS CUM MAINS Batch 11 in Bengaluru (Offline & Online)

  CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR KPSC KAS Prelims Cum Mains Batch 11     Dear students, Insights IAS has been successfully guiding students for UPSC Civil Services examination for the past 9 years in the offline mode and for the past 11 years in the online mode. The strategy followed in different courses coupled …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Enhancing representation, for a just electoral system

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Parliamentary democracy, functions of whip, house rules, MP’s, Parliamentary Constituencies, National Family Health Surveys (NFHS), National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDAP), parliamentary committees etc   Mains GS Paper II: Parliament-Structure, organization, functioning and conduct of business etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS An Indian Member of Parliament (MP) is said …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Road To Elimination                   

           Source: Indian Express   Prelims: Current events of national importance(AMR,TB, National TB Elimination Programme, Covid-19, Mission COVID Suraksha etc Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementations etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The WHO’s Global TB Report 2023, highlighted that …

PRIME (Pre-cum-Mains Enrichment Notes for UPSC) – September 2023

Hello Dear Students! Insights IAS is a student-centric organization- we LISTEN to you all and implement your feedback promptly! We read every single comment and email without fail and take notes on how we can improve and deliver quality content. Since a long time, we have been inundated with requests for a comprehensive Material that …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 16 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 …

Mount Etna

Mapping Source: IE  Context: Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, has been erupting for over a year, causing disruptions such as flight cancellations and vehicle bans due to ash accumulation. About Mount Etna It is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Catania and the highest Mediterranean …

Electric Battery  

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Context: The electric battery serves as a portable source of electric power, playing a fundamental role in convenience and sustainability. Invention:  In 1749, Benjamin Franklin coined the term “battery” while experimenting with electricity. The first real battery was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800. In the early 19th …

PM-KISAN scheme

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: Prime Minister will release the 15th instalment of the PM-KISAN scheme on November 15, celebrated as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ (Tribal Pride Day), at Birsa College, Khunti, Jharkhand.

National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The National Health Authority (NHA) and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) collaborated to operationalize the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX), a digital health claims platform.   What is NHCX? The National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX) is a digital health claims platform that serves …

Annapurna Certificate Programme

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE Context: The Annapurna Certificate Programme, an initiative by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), has recognized six Indian restaurants worldwide for promoting Indian culinary traditions. This annual program acknowledges restaurants contributing to India’s cultural cause through cuisine on a global scale.   About ICCR The Indian Council …

Australia apologises for thalidomide tragedy

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: The Guardian  Context: The Australian government has announced a formal apology to individuals impacted by the thalidomide tragedy, a drug prescribed for morning sickness during the 1950s and 1960s that led to severe birth defects.   What happened? Thalidomide is a sedative drug prescribed to pregnant women in order …

Women Business Correspondents for Financial Inclusion

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Economy: Financial Inclusion   Source: Hindu Business Line  Context: The State Bank of India’s economic research department suggests that increasing the number of women business correspondents (BC) by implementing a 33% reservation could significantly impact India’s socio-economic fabric.   What is Financial Inclusion? Financial inclusion refers to the effort to provide …