[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 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: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. For a culturally …

Private sector’s achievements in meritocracy can provide valuable insights, the implementation of such principles in civil services requires careful consideration of the unique nature and objectives of public service. Discuss.

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 7. Private sector’s achievements in meritocracy can provide valuable insights, the …

India has taken several steps to enhance its preparedness in responding to cyber-warfare threats. However, the dynamic nature of cyber threats requires continuous adaptation and improvement of strategies, policies, and capabilities. Evaluate.

Topic: basics of cyber security; 6. India has taken several steps to enhance its preparedness in responding to cyber-warfare threats. However, the dynamic nature of cyber threats requires continuous adaptation and improvement of strategies, policies, and capabilities. Evaluate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: A terror attack …

What does the term “national income” signify, and why is it significant? Discuss the different approaches to calculating national income.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. What does the term “national income” signify, and why is it significant? Discuss the different approaches to calculating national income. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static …

Even though the objectives of monetary policy are clear, achieving them can be a complex and multifaceted task, especially in a diverse and dynamic economy like India’s. Examine.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. Even though the objectives of monetary policy are clear, achieving them can be a complex and multifaceted task, especially in a diverse and dynamic economy like India’s. Examine.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the …

India’s presidency of the G20 (Group of Twenty) revitalised multilateralism, amplified the voice of the Global South, championed development, and fought for the empowerment of women, everywhere. Discuss.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 3. India’s presidency of the G20 (Group of Twenty) revitalised multilateralism, amplified the voice of the Global South, championed development, and fought for the empowerment of women, everywhere. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why …

While making the Model Code of Conduct legally binding could enhance its effectiveness and uniform implementation, it also raises concerns about freedom of speech and practical challenges in implementation. Critically analyse.

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 2. While making the Model Code of Conduct legally binding could enhance its effectiveness and uniform implementation, it also raises concerns about freedom of speech and practical challenges in implementation. Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: …

For a culturally diverse country like India, in the name of celebrating tradition and protection of cultural values only leads to the majority/powerful being dominant and aggressive towards the weak. Critically analyse

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. For a culturally diverse country like India, in the name of celebrating tradition and protection of cultural values only leads to the majority/powerful being dominant and aggressive towards the weak. Critically analyse (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Caste and …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 29 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 their …

New Zealand

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has announced the revocation of the country’s ambitious anti-smoking laws, including the “generational smoking ban” implemented last year, citing the need to generate income and address concerns about a growing black market. The decision to scrap the smoking ban, aimed at prohibiting tobacco sales …

Axolotl

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Mexican ecologists from the National Autonomous University have relaunched the “Adoptaxolotl” fundraising campaign to support the conservation of axolotls, an endangered fish-like salamander.   About Axolotl:

Fibre optic cables

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The importance of fibre optics has been increasing in recent times, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when internet connections facilitated virtual communication. Optical fibres, made of thin glass strands, can transmit various forms of digital information, such as text, images, voices, and videos, across long distances at …

Amplifi 2.0 portal

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the Amplifi 2.0 portal to provide raw data from Indian cities on a single platform for academics, researchers, and stakeholders, aiming to support data-driven policymaking. The portal covers diverse information such as diesel consumption, water quality testing, …

Man, the Hunter – Theory

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: A recent study challenges the traditional notion of ‘Man, the Hunter,’ suggesting that women not only participated in hunting during the Palaeolithic era but also had certain biological advantages. The ‘Man, the Hunter’ theory emerged in the 1960s, proposing that hunting played a significant role in human evolution. …

Parthenon Sculptures

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: A diplomatic dispute between Greece and the UK has arisen over the Parthenon Sculptures housed at the British Museum. Greece has consistently sought the permanent return of the sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, which are over 2,000 years old and originally adorned the Parthenon temple …

Project Q*

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: IE  Context: OpenAI’s Project Q*, an AI breakthrough, has sparked controversy and concerns about its potential threat to humanity. What is Project Q*? Project Q* is an AI breakthrough, reportedly capable of solving complex problems and demonstrating advanced reasoning similar to humans. The project has raised concerns about its …

Decarbonising Road Transport

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment Conservation  Source: TH   Context: The air quality crisis in many Indian cities, exacerbated by transport and construction, demands urgent mitigation strategies, including decarbonising road transport. What is Decarbonising Transport? Decarbonising Transport refers to the process of reducing or eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. …