EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Navigating the U.S.-China relationship

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance(Indo-Pacific, Regional forums, etc Mains GS Paper II: Multipolar World, Significance of Indo-Pacific for India, Indo-Pacific Region, Free and open Indo-Pacific, International organizations. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The S. President and his Chinese counterpart held a summit in San Francisco on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 07 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 …

Italy leaves BRI

Mapping   Source: BBC  Context: Italy, the only major Western nation to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2019, has confirmed its withdrawal from the project ahead of the year-end deadline. The BRI, a massive trade and infrastructure initiative, has faced criticism, with the US labelling it “debt-trap diplomacy.”  

IBM’s Condor

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Scientific American  Context: IBM has introduced Condor, its latest quantum computing chip featuring 1,121 superconducting qubits, surpassing the 1,000 qubit milestone.   What are Qubits? A qubit, short for a quantum bit, is the basic unit of quantum information in quantum computing. Unlike classical bits, which can exist in …

Genome sequencing of jamun

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE Context: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal have conducted the first-ever genome sequencing of the jamun tree (Syzygium cumini). The study aimed to gain insights into the genomic and evolutionary basis of jamun’s medicinal properties. The research team used Oxford Nanopore and …

Gemini

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Google has unveiled its latest AI project, “Gemini,” designed to exhibit human-like behaviour. The rollout will occur in phases, introducing less sophisticated versions named “Nano” and “Pro” into Google’s AI-powered chatbot Bard and the Pixel 8 Pro Notable advancements are expected early next year with the introduction …

India Infrastructure Report 2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: PIB  Context: The India Infrastructure Report 2023 on Urban Planning and Development was recently released virtually. The report is a collaborative effort by the IDFC Foundation, Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Ltd. (iDeCK), and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA). The report, part of the India Infrastructure Report series, …

Garba of Gujarat

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH, Live Mint  Context: Gujarat’s traditional dance form, “Garba,” has been added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, becoming the 15th cultural element from India to receive this recognition. The UNESCO statement describes Garba as a ritualistic and devotional dance performed during the nine-day Navaratri festival, dedicated to …

Lobbying

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: DTE Context: The ongoing 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai has drawn attention due to a record attendance of fossil fuel lobbyists.   What is Lobbying? It is the act of individuals or groups attempting to influence decisions made by …

NCRB Report 2022

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Issues related to Development   Source: TH  Context: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)’s annual report reveals a harrowing surge in crimes against women in India.   Key Highlights of NCRB’s Crime in India 2022 Report:   Insta Links  National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)  

[COMPILATION] Static Quiz – November 2023

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Sansad TV: Spotlight- Transforming India’s education System and embracing innovation

    Introduction: India boasts of one of the largest education systems with about 1.49 Mn schools, 9.5 Mn teachers, and nearly 265 Mn students. Being the world’s most populous nation, India boasts a remarkable demographic advantage with a substantial youth population. Nearly one out of every four individuals falls between the ages of 15 …