[Coming Soon] APEC Delhi- Advanced Prelims Enrichment Course: Synergy Strategy for UPSC Prelims 2024 | Starts on 4th January, 2024 | Offline in Delhi & Online

      Days left for UPSC Prelims 2024: 179 Days Details of APEC- Batch 2 at Delhi will be released on Friday. Stay tuned…         For Students who wish to Join APEC for UPSC Prelims 2024 in the Offline Mode at BENGALURU and online: Starts on: 4th January, 2024 in Bengaluru and …

[FLAT 20% OFF] Intensive Mains Booster (IMB) Test Series 2.0 for UPSC MAINS 2024 | Starts on 30th November

    Download the Timetable for INTENSIVE MAINS BOOSTER(IMB) 2.0 Test Series 2024 Subscribe to INTENSIVE MAINS BOOSTER(IMB) 2.0 Test Series 2024   Starts on: 30th November, 2023 Dussehra Discount: FLAT 20% OFF, valid till 30th November ONLY Fee: Rs. 18,500/- Fee after FLAT 20% Discount: Rs. 14,800/- only Total Number of Tests: 30 | Mains: 23 …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 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: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary 1. Examine …

“Each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for others.” ― John Rawls

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) “Each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for others.” ― John Rawls Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: …

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

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) “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

Chief of Defence staff (CDS) was created to promote jointness and restructure military commands for optimal resource utilisation. However, there is scope to utilise the post of CDS more effectively and in a more integrated manner among the tri services. Evaluate.

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. 5. Chief of Defence staff (CDS) was created to promote jointness and restructure military commands for optimal resource utilisation. However, there is scope to utilise the post of CDS more effectively and in a more integrated manner among the tri services. Evaluate. (250 words) Difficulty level: …

How has social media emerged as a threat to internal security in recent times? Discuss the various ways in which social media can be exploited to create internal security challenges. Also, suggest the measures that can be adopted by the government to counter these emerging threats

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money laundering and its prevention. 4. How has social media emerged as a threat to internal security in recent times? Discuss the various ways in which social media can be exploited to …

Discuss the advantages of optical fibre technology over conventional technologies used for communication. Throw light on their applications.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 3. Discuss the advantages of optical fibre technology over conventional technologies used for communication. Throw light on their applications. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Optical fibres are made of thin cylindrical strands of glass. The diameter …

It is crucial to strike a balance between granting patent rights and promoting the public interest, particularly in sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, and environment. Examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2. It is crucial to strike a balance between granting patent rights and promoting the public interest, particularly in sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, and environment. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty: Tough Reference: Live Mint Why the question: India must …

Examine the viability and challenges in implementation of All India Judicial Service (AIJS) as a reform in recruitment and appointment to the subordinate judicial services in India.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary 1. Examine the viability and challenges in implementation of All India Judicial Service (AIJS) as a reform in recruitment and appointment to the subordinate judicial services in India. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: President Droupadi Murmu’s suggestion that …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 28 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 …

Argentina

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: Argentina’s new president Javier Milei plans to replace Argentina’s currency with the dollar to address economic challenges. Dollarization is seen as a potential solution to hyperinflation, breaking the link between rising prices and increasing money supply. Ecuador’s successful experience with dollarization led to notable improvements in economic growth, poverty reduction, …

Green Leaf Volatile

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Context: Researchers from Japan have conducted groundbreaking research on plant-plant communication through volatile organic compounds (VOCs) called Green Leaf Volatile (GLV). Using real-time fluorescence imaging, they visualized how plants take up VOCs released by damaged neighbours, leading to calcium-dependent defence responses against potential threats.   The research also revealed that …

Coseismic ionospheric perturbations (CIP)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB   Context: A study conducted by scientists from the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism reveals that earthquake processes, even relatively small ones, leave a distinct mark in the ionosphere. The study demonstrates that coseismic ionospheric perturbations (CIP), caused by vertical crustal movements during earthquakes, can be influenced by multiple …

Demand for ratification of the Labour Convention

  Source: TH  Context:  In the wake of the incident (Silkyara Tunnel collapse), the Central Trade Unions have urged the Union government to ratify the labour conventions   Status:  The International Labour Organization (ILO) report reveals that nearly 30 lakh workers globally die annually due to work-related accidents and diseases. It highlights that 79 out …

All India Judicial Service

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The President advocated the establishment of an All-India Judicial Service to ensure diverse representation in the judiciary during an event celebrating Constitution Day at the Supreme Court. The proposed All-India Judicial Service would identify and nurture talent from across the country, promoting inclusivity.