[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 04 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 …

Kra Isthmus

Mapping   Source: TOI Context: The Kra Isthmus, located on the Malay Peninsula in Thailand, has gained strategic importance due to a proposed transit artery that could connect the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. This isthmus, just 44 km wide at its narrowest point, has the potential to impact international trade and security …

Anthrobots

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Nature  Context: Scientists have created tiny robots, called anthrobots, made from human tracheal cells capable of repairing damaged neural tissue. Unlike previous xenobots made from frog cells, anthrobots are self-assembling and formed from human tissue, potentially paving the way for personalized medicine.    How it works? The researchers grew …

Population-level genome sequencing

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The UK recently completed sequencing half a million whole genomes, marking a significant milestone in population-scale genomics. This approach offers unprecedented insights into human diversity and has transformative implications for various scientific fields.   Various large-scale genome programs are ongoing worldwide, including the U.S.’s AllofUS program, the …

World Malaria Report

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The World Malaria Report highlights India’s success in reducing malaria cases and deaths, with a 30% decline in cases and a 34% decline in mortality in 2022 compared to the previous year. Key factors contributing to this success include a focus on primary healthcare in remote areas, …

Global Green Credit Initiative (GGCI)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times  Context: The Global Green Credit Initiative, launched by India’s Prime Minister at COP28, focuses on incentivizing voluntary environmental actions with a primary focus on water conservation and afforestation. GGCI sis also referred as Global Platform for Nature’s Ecological Transformation.   What is GGCI? It is a proposed …

ALTÉRRA Fund

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Reuters Context: UAE President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, announced the creation of a $30 billion climate fund named ALTÉRRA. The fund aims to attract $250 billion in investment by the end of the decade, with $25 billion allocated to climate …

Inclusive Schools and Shadow teachers

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH Inclusive schools, in adherence to the Right to Education (RTE) Act and National Education Policy (NEP), are emphasizing the need for a supportive environment for children with learning disabilities.   What are Inclusive Schools? Inclusive schools are educational institutions that aim to provide equal opportunities and support for …

Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Sixteenth Finance Commission

GS2/GS3 Paper   Syllabus: Constitutional and non-constitutional bodies   Source: PIB  Context: Recently, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister approved the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Sixteenth Finance Commission.   The commission will make recommendations on the distribution of net proceeds of taxes between the Union and the States, allocation among the States, …

Bureaucracy and State

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Role of Civil Services   Source: TH  Context: The article addresses the challenges faced by the Indian bureaucratic state, emphasizing its paradoxical nature of being too large bureaucratically but too small in terms of personnel.   Status of Indian bureaucracy: India has a vast and intricate bureaucracy, employing over 4 million …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : India, disability inclusion and the power of ‘by’

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance(Different social service Schemes, abala, sabala, All India Women’s Conference, NFHS, Rights of persons with disabilities act.,2016, digital India, census 2011 etc ) Mains GS Paper II & III: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services etc. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Globally, 3(one point three)billion people live …