Strategy to crack UPSC CSE Interview 2023 by Vinay Sir | 9th Dec. 2023 | 9am

Dear all, UPSC has declared CSE Mains 2023 results today! Many congratulations to everyone who have been selected to the final round – Personality test. We are glad to inform you all that Vinay Sir will be taking a session tomorrow detailing the strategy to crack Interview with confidence and give a roadmap to a …

[ RESULTS ] UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2023 Results Announced !

The wait is over and UPSC has announced UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2023 Results today . We congratulate all the aspirants who have cleared the Mains Exam and wish you the best for the final leg of UPSC CSE Exam – Personality Test.   DOWNLOAD UPSC CSE 2023 MAINS RESULTS HERE     At …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 08 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 …

Guyana and Venezuela

Mapping Source: DTE Context: Guyana and Venezuela are in conflict over the resource-rich Essequibo region, historically claimed by both nations. The dispute intensified after Exxon Mobil’s 2015 oil discovery, leading to a Venezuelan referendum in December 2023, supporting Essequibo as a new province. Despite ICJ warnings, Venezuela proceeded. Guyana responded by raising its flag, alerting …

Early Warnings for All

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: UN  Context: “Early Warnings for All” is an initiative aimed at providing life-saving early warning systems to protect everyone on Earth from hazardous weather, water, or climate events by the end of 2027. The initiative, led by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk …

Santiago Network

  Source: DTE  Context: At COP28, the draft text for the Santiago Network, a collaborative framework to assist vulnerable developing countries in managing climate-induced loss and damage, has been adopted. The Santiago Network was established at COP 25 in Madrid as part of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM)  The network’s objective is …

Global Cooling Pledge

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The Global Cooling Pledge, signed by 63 countries, including the US, Canada, and Kenya at COP28, commits to reducing cooling emissions by at least 68% by 2050. Cooling emissions, arising from refrigerants and energy used in appliances like ACs and refrigerators, currently account for 7% of global …

Article 99 of the UN Charter

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Amid ongoing military attacks in Gaza, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter to establish a ceasefire. Article 99 allows the Secretary-General to bring matters threatening international peace to the Security Council’s attention. The provision has been rarely invoked. Past examples include …

Arbitration Agreement

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Supreme Court of India has ruled that an arbitration agreement can be binding on non-signatory firms under the ‘group of companies’ doctrine. This doctrine holds that an arbitration agreement can apply to a company that, while not a signatory, is a member of a group of …

Kajoli Early Childhood Education Model

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH  Context: In her book “Unequal: Why India Lags Behind Its Neighbors,” Swati Narayan explores the educational landscape in four countries—India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Under Kajoli Early Childhood Education Model, Bangladesh’s government does not run pre-primary schools, but numerous learning centres, often operated by NGOs like BRAC, …

Voluntary Code of Ethics by the Online Gaming Industry

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics   Source: IE  Context: Major lobby groups, including the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), E-Gaming Federation (EGF), and All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), representing top online gaming companies like Dream11 and Games24x7, have voluntarily signed a code of ethics.   What is …

India’s Troubled Neighbourhood

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: India and its neighbour   Source: Th  Context: India faces various types of dilemmas in its neighbourhood including politically anti-India regimes, structural challenges due to China’s growing influence, and regional geopolitical changes   Various types of challenges:   Security Threats Due to Economic Crisis in Neighbours:   Possible solutions: Engaging with …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 08 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: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different …

A moral compass plays a crucial role in promoting ethical behaviour, personal integrity, and contributing to a more just and ethical society. Elaborate.

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; 7. A moral compass plays a crucial role in promoting ethical behaviour, personal integrity, and contributing to a more just and ethical society. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty Level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General …

A person’s moral decision of what is right and wrong is not the sheer application of a mathematical principle. Many variables come into play when examining how to conduct a person’s life. Discuss.

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; 6. A person’s moral decision of what is right and wrong is not the sheer application of a mathematical principle. Many variables come into play when examining how to conduct a person’s life. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: …

Throwing light on the various ways to measure poverty, analyse various issues involved in measurement of poverty in India.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 5. Throwing light on the various ways to measure poverty, analyse various issues involved in measurement of poverty in India.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The article discusses issues in the Multidimensional Poverty Index. Key Demand of the question: To write about …

Is India’s neighbourhood a proverbial Achilles heel of her foreign policy? Critically analyse.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 4. Is India’s neighbourhood a proverbial Achilles heel of her foreign policy? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question:   The article discusses that most South Asian states are sceptical of India’s primacy in their own ways Key Demand of the question: To …

How are air masses classified? Explain the process of formation of air masses? What is the impact of air mases on weather across the world?

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 3. How are air masses classified? Explain the process of formation of air masses? What is the impact of air mases on weather across the world? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General …