A Guide on Mastering Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam | Insights IAS Current Affairs

  Dear Student,   Preparing for the civil services examinations requires a holistic approach, with a keen understanding of the dynamic interplay between current affairs and the static components of the syllabus. Questions often link static content with current events. At Insights IAS, we recognize the pivotal role current affairs play in shaping success at …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 21 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 …

Exercise MITRA SHAKTI-2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: PIB  Context: The ninth edition of the joint military exercise “Exercise MITRA SHAKTI-2023” between India and Sri Lanka began in Aundh (Pune).   Other Major Exercises:

Cyprus Confidential

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: An investigative report (called Cyprus Confidential) by The Indian Express and ICIJ, exposes Cyprus as a favoured location for global wealthy individuals engaging in tax evasion and money laundering. The investigation reveals how Cyprus attracts investors, including prominent Indians, through favourable conditions (such as Zero estate duty, No …

Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Reuters   Context: NATO allies have condemned Russia’s decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), a crucial post-Cold War agreement that limited certain categories of conventional armed forces. Russia formally withdrew from the treaty, blaming the United States for undermining post-Cold War security …

Gambusia fish

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The article discusses the unintended consequences of introducing mosquitofish, specifically Gambusia affinis and Gambusia holbrooki. Initially introduced in the 1960s as a biological control method to combat mosquito-borne diseases, these fish have proliferated beyond their intended habitats, causing severe ecological and environmental problems. Mosquitofish, originally from the …

Kadalundi mudflat

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Context: The mudflat ecosystem in Kadalundi, located on the southwest coast of India, is shrinking rapidly due to natural and anthropogenic factors, with sand sedimentation covering the once-abundant inter-tidal mudflats. In the early 2000s, Kadalundi had approximately 8 hectares of nutrient-rich mudflats, but now it has dwindled to …

Emissions Gap report

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: TH  Context: The United Nations’ annual Emissions Gap report reveals that current emissions pledges by countries to address climate change are insufficient, and the world is on track to warm by nearly 3 degrees Celsius this century.   Key Findings: The report emphasizes that present trends are leading to …

India’s Edible Oil Sector

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: India’s edible oil imports have increased by nearly 1.5 times and more than doubled in rupee value over the past decade, reaching a record over 16 million tonnes in the year ending October 2023.   About Edible Oil Sector in India:

Sea Buckthorn

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: AIR  Context: Ladakh has secured its fourth Geographical Indication (GI) tag, this time for “Ladakh Sea Buckthorn.” Sea Buckthorn is a highly profitable crop in Ladakh, with 90% of its production coming from the region.   About Sea buckthorn: A shrubwhich produces an orange-yellow coloured edible berry. In India, it …

30 Years of India-China Border Peace and Tranquility Agreement (BPTA)

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: India-China Relations/ Internal Security   Source: TH Context: The India-China Border Peace and Tranquility Agreement (BPTA), signed in 1993, marked its 30th anniversary recently, but its contested legacy reflects the fraying mechanisms built to maintain peace on the Line of Actual Control (LAC)   India-China Border: The LAC separates Indian-controlled territory …

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EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Steering road safety in India back onto the right lane

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance, National Automobile Scrappage Policy, Particulate matter(PM), Foundation’s Zero-Fatality Corridor (ZFC) programme etc Mains GS Paper III: Infrastructure:Energy, ports, roads, airports and railways etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Each year, about 3,00,000 people are estimated to be killed on the road in India, according to the United …

[COMPILATION] Insights Current Affairs, October 2023

  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 Monthly CA Magazine: CURRENT AFFAIRS 30 has several features/changes: No more bullets in the index (a much-requested feature! Yes, we are …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 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: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the …

A moral compass serves as an internalized set of principles and values that guides individuals in making ethical decisions and navigating moral dilemmas. Elaborate.

Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; 7. A moral compass serves as an internalized set of principles and values that guides individuals in making ethical decisions and navigating moral dilemmas. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty Level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …