[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 22 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 …

Surjagarh hill range (Gadchiroli, Maharashtra)

Mapping Source: DTE  Context: The Maharashtra Police arrested prominent Adivasi leaders who were involved in a 250-day-long anti-mining agitation against six proposed iron mines in the Surjagarh hill range in the Gadchiroli district. The mines are owned by companies such as Jindal Steel and Lloyd Steel.

ISS marked its 25th anniversary

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: NASA  Context: The Expedition 70 crew on the International Space Station (ISS) focused on space biology and Dragon spacecraft activities as the ISS marked its 25th anniversary.

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: The 59th International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) recently concluded its annual session, focusing on sustainable tropical forest management and the trade of sustainably produced tropical timber.   What is Timber? Timber refers to wood that has been processed and prepared for use in various applications, such as …

United Service Institution of India (USI)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB Context: The United Service Institution of India (USI) is organizing its Annual UN Forum 2023 in New Delhi, focusing on ‘International Humanitarian Law and Peacekeeping.’ In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Centre for UN Peacekeeping Operations, the forum addresses challenges in applying …

E Prime Layer

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: astrobiology       Context: A study led by an international team, including researchers from Arizona State University, has unveiled a link between Earth’s surface and its core, indicating that surface water has penetrated deep into the Earth, forming a distinct layer known as the E prime layer.   What is an …

Langlands Program

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: The Langlands Program, initiated in 1967 by mathematician Robert Langlands and awarded the Abel Prize in 2018, is the world’s largest mathematics project.   What is the Langlands Program? The Langlands Program is a comprehensive and influential research initiative in mathematics that aims to establish deep connections between …

Ice Stupas

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: BBC  Context: Ladakh is facing a water crisis, flash flooding, decrease in meadows (pasture for pashmina goats). Despite these challenges, there is hope in the form of “ice stupas,” a solution devised by engineer Sonam Wangchuk. These structures, resembling Buddhist stupas, are created by freezing water in winter and …

Oxfam Report: Climate Equality: A Planet for the 99%

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment Conservation: Climate Change   Source: DTE, Oxfam  Context: As per the recently released Oxfam report (Climate Equality: A Planet for the 99%), the richest 1% of the global population emitted carbon equivalent to the poorest 66%, leading to 1.3 million heat-related deaths.   What is Climate inequality? Climate inequality refers …

[COMPILATION] Insights Mind Map, October 2023

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[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 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 – 2   Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 1. The India-Japan relationship is facing challenges due …

“It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.”  – Mahatma Gandhi Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static …

“In ethics, prudence is not enough; we need virtue.”  – Aristotle

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6.  What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “In ethics, prudence is not enough; we need virtue.”  – Aristotle Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

What are the causes for insurgency in the parts north-eastern India? Examine the reasons that sustain insurgency in north east India despite many efforts at eliminating it.

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 5. What are the causes for insurgency in the parts north-eastern India? Examine the reasons that sustain insurgency in north east India despite many efforts at eliminating it. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static …