[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 17 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 …

Somalia

Mapping   Source: TH Context:  Severe flooding in Somalia, triggered by heavy seasonal downpours exacerbated by El Niño and the Indian Ocean Dipole, has been labelled a once-in-a-century event by the United Nations. The heavy seasonal rainfall has been worsened due to the combined impact of two climate phenomenons, El Niño and the Indian Ocean …

Igla-S

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TOI   Context: Russia has announced its plan to supply the Igla-S man-portable air defence missile system to the Indian armed forces.   About Igla-S: The Igla-S is a man-portable air defence missile system (MANPADS) developed by Russia. MANPADS are shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles designed to be operated by an …

GHG bulletin

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) reported that greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere reached record levels in 2022, primarily driven by the use of fossil fuels.   Key Findings: Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, the most significant GHG, reached 9 parts per million, 50% higher than …

Kill switch

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: WION  Context: Scientists from the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in, California, have made a significant breakthrough by discovering a ‘kill switch’ that triggers the death of cancer cells. The researchers identified a protein on a receptor, known as CD95 receptors or Fas, which can be designed to induce …

Innovation Handshake

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: The Economic Times  Context: India and the United States have officially launched the “Innovation Handshake” agenda, a collaborative effort aimed at deepening bilateral ties in technology. The “Innovation Handshake” signals a commitment to strengthen the start-up ecosystem and promote cooperation in Critical and Emerging Technologies. The concept, developed under …

2023 APEC Summit

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in their first summit in a year, agreed to restore military communications between the two countries. India is not a member of APEC but is attending the summit.   Issues Discussed: The leaders discussed issues such as the …

Loneliness a significant Global Health Threat

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH  Context: The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared loneliness a significant global health threat, highlighting its mortality impact equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.   What is Loneliness? It is a state of feeling emotionally isolated or lacking meaningful connections with others, leading to a sense of …

Ethics: Being Good

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Ethics in Personal and Professional Lives   Source: IE Meaning of Being Good? Being good encompasses acting in a morally upright and positive manner, considering the well-being of oneself and others. It involves ethical conduct, kindness, and a sense of responsibility toward the community. Example: When you consistently help your elderly …

Forest Conservation Amendment Act 2023: Impact on Indigenous Communities

GS3/GS1 Paper  Syllabus: Environment Conservation/ Indian Society   Source: TH  Context: The Forest Conservation Amendment Act of 2023, aimed at addressing climate change and deforestation, raises concerns due to its potential impact on indigenous communities and forest inhabitants. Previously, we had already covered the FRA amendment in September 2023 (Amended Forest (Conservation) Act imperils the …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 17 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: poverty and developmental issues, 1. The issue of farmer suicides is a complex …

Rani was a bright and ambitious young woman living in a small town in India. She was determined to make something of herself, despite the limited opportunities available to her. Rani’s parents were proud of her and supported her dreams, but they were also traditional in their ways and believed in the practice of dowry.

Topic: Case Study 7. Rani was a bright and ambitious young woman living in a small town in India. She was determined to make something of herself, despite the limited opportunities available to her. Rani’s parents were proud of her and supported her dreams, but they were also traditional in their ways and believed in …

Gaganyaan mission represents a significant leap forward for India in space exploration, showcasing the country’s commitment to advancing its capabilities in space science and technology. Discuss.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 6. Gaganyaan mission represents a significant leap forward for India in space exploration, showcasing the country’s commitment to advancing its capabilities in space science and technology. Discuss. (250 …

Discuss the contributions of Chandrayaan-3 mission to India’s continued lunar exploration and its position in the global space community.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5. Discuss the contributions of Chandrayaan-3 mission to India’s continued lunar exploration and its position in the global space community. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India , wikipedia.org Why the question: The question is …

A measured and comprehensive approach that addresses both the immediate humanitarian needs and the long-term political challenges is essential to restore democracy and stability in Myanmar. Critically examine.

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations. 4. A measured and comprehensive approach that addresses both the immediate humanitarian needs and the long-term political challenges is essential to restore democracy and stability in Myanmar. Critically examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: A coordinated offensive by Myanmar’s …