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[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 01 December 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 …

Environmental Cost of the Isreal-Palestine War

  Source: TH   Context: The article highlights the environmental impact of Israel’s military actions in Gaza. The use of heavy bombs, white phosphorus, and herbicides has led to widespread environmental damage, affecting soil, water, and air quality.

Pressmud

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: India’s pressmud, a byproduct in the sugar industry, can be a valuable resource for compressed biogas (CBG) production.   What is Pressmud and how it is produced? Pressmud, also known as filter cake or press cake, is a residual byproduct in the sugar industry. It is produced …

Tropicalisation

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TOI Context: Climate change is causing a significant global phenomenon known as tropicalisation, where tropical species in the ocean are moving towards the poles, while temperate species are retreating. This mass movement of marine life is driven by rising sea temperatures and marine heat waves due to climate change. …

Fast track courts

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the Fast Track Special Courts (FTSC) dedicated to expediting justice in cases of sexual offences for an additional three years, extending up to March 31, 2026. Launched in 2019 as a centrally sponsored scheme, the FTSC aims to swiftly …

Sam Manekshaw

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: IE  Context: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, also known as Sam Bahadur, was the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, and the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of field marshal.   Sam Manekshaw’s life exemplified ethical …

Ethical Risks of Climate Engineering

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Applications of Ethics  Context: Ahead of COP28, UNESCO’s first-ever report on the Ethics of Climate Engineering emphasizes the risks and opportunities of climate manipulation technologies.   About the report: The report has been published by UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST). COMEST is an advisory …

Global Agrifood Systems

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Agriculture   Source: TH, FAO  Context: A recent FAO report (The State of Food and Agriculture 2023) exposes the hidden costs of unsustainable global agrifood systems, exceeding $10 trillion and constituting 11% of GDP in middle-income countries like India.   Major points of the report:   Previously, in the Status of …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Unpacking the Dubai climate meeting

  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 28th annual Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Molding the Himalayas needs caution

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Parliament-Structure, organization and functioning, Disaster Management, Himalayas, GSI, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, World bank, 74th amendment etc Mains GS Paper II: Parliament- structure, functioning and conduct of Business etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The hurdles in delaying the rescue of 41 labourers, who have been trapped inside …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 December 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: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and …

You are appointed as the S.P of a district. In the first month of your posting there is a protest organized by Gandhian followers against the mining mafia for which the district is notorious. The protest is primarily against Mr Gabbar who has amassed wealth due to illegal mining and has deep political connections. Not a single FIR has been registered against him so far.

Topic: case study. 7. You are appointed as the S.P of a district. In the first month of your posting there is a protest organized by Gandhian followers against the mining mafia for which the district is notorious. The protest is primarily against Mr Gabbar who has amassed wealth due to illegal mining and has …

The balance of payments crisis that emerged in early 1991 played a pivotal role in India’s decision to adopt the policy of Liberalisation, Privatisation, and Globalisation (LPG). Examine.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 6. The balance of payments crisis that emerged in early 1991 played a pivotal role in India’s decision to adopt the policy of Liberalisation, Privatisation, and Globalisation (LPG). Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India …