EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A $5 trillion economy, but for whom?

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Indian Economy(GDP, BOP, GVA, Economic reforms, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana(PMGKY), etc Mains GS Paper III: Indian economy and issues related to planning, mobilization of resources, Effect of liberalization on the economy etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Prime Minister announced to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojna …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Same-sex couples: A judge to the rescue

                    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Special Marriage Act, 1954), LGBTQ, Directive Principles of State Policy,Article 14,21 etc Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors, weaker sections of society and interventions for their development etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In Sushma vs Commissioner of Police: court tasked the State government …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Recognising the impact of climate change on health

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Nipah virus, The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Development and management of social sectors/services related to Health and education etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A renewed focus on emerging technologies

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Science and technology, Artificial intelligence(AI), Generative AI, Big Data, GANs, ChatGPT1 tool, DALL.E2 etc Mains GS Paper III and IV: Significance of technology for India, AI, indigenisation of technology and development of new technology. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Emerging technologies that rely on a combination of cyber technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), unmanned …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 27 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 …

Taiwan-India

Mapping   Source: IE  Context: Taiwan and India are discussing the hiring of tens of thousands of Indian workers, through employment mobility agreements. The agreement is aimed at sending Indian workers to fill labour shortages in Taiwan and addresses Taiwan’s need for workers in sectors like manufacturing and agriculture due to its ageing population. A …

Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary

  Source: TH  Context: The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) recommends declaring the Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary, adjoining Bandipur Tiger Reserve, as a core critical tiger habitat. The recommendation is based on the ecological significance of Nugu, supporting diverse flora and fauna, including a high-density elephant population, tigers, leopards, and other wildlife species.   About Nugu …

Generic Drugs for Rare Disease Cure

  Source: Th  Context: The Union Health Ministry in India has introduced generic drugs to treat four rare diseases, namely Tyrosinemia-Type 1, Gaucher’s Disease, Wilson’s Disease, and Dravet-Lennox Gastaut Syndrome.   What are Generic drugs? Generic drugs are medications that are equivalent to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredients, dosage, safety, strength, quality, and …

Casgevy

  Source: IE  Context: The UK drug regulator recently approved Casgevy, a gene therapy for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia, marking a breakthrough as the world’s first licensed therapy using Crispr-Cas9 gene editing technology.   What is Casgevy? It is a groundbreaking gene-editing therapy for sickle cell anaemia, utilizing the CRISPR-Cas9 tool. Casgevy edits the …

International Sugar Organisation (ISO)

  Source: PIB  Context: India has been designated as the Chair of the International Sugar Organisation (ISO) for 2024, following the announcement made during the 63rd council meeting held in London. What is ISO? The International Sugar Organization (founded 1968; HQ: London) is an intergovernmental organization, which was established by the International Sugar Agreement of …

CERT-In not under RTI

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: The government has excluded the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the national agency responsible for addressing cybersecurity threats, from the Right to Information Act, 2005. What is CERT-In (founded 2004; HQ: New Delhi)? It is an office within the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It is …

Paul Lynch: 2023 Booker Prize for his novel “Prophet Song”

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: BBC  Context:  Ireland’s Paul Lynch, 46, has won the 2023 Booker Prize with his novel “Prophet Song,” a dystopian narrative set in Dublin amid totalitarian rule. Content of Novel: The novel explores a family’s struggle in a world where democratic norms are eroding. Lynch mentioned that the inspiration for …

INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 13 November – 18 November 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 Weekly CA Magazine has several features/changes: No more bullets in the index (a much-requested feature! Yes, we are always listening …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 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: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 1. The …