INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 27 November – 2 December 2023

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EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Calibrating a strategy for India’s future growth

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Indian Economy(GDP, BOP, GVA, IMF, World Bank, RBI, Economic reforms etc Mains GS Paper III: Indian economy and issues related to planning, mobilization of resources, Effect of liberalization on the economy etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India’s growth in 2023-24 is currently projected by the RBI at 7% The IMF and …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : India’s growing neighborhood dilemmas

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance(India-Bangladesh relations, SAARC, Teesta water agreement etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping involving India, Significance of Indo-Pacific for India etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Paper by K. Subrahmanyam: Titled “India’s Relations with her Neighbors”: It was presented at a seminar and published …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 11 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 …

Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary (Andhra Pradesh)

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: The Eastern Ghats Nature Interpretation Centre in Visakhapatnam, a first-of-its-kind project by the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department (in the Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary), offers an immersive experience highlighting the diverse ecosystems of the Eastern Ghats, stretching from Odisha to Tamil Nadu. The Nature Interpretation Centre aims to inform, educate, and inspire …

Budgett’s frog

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science’s molecular biophysics unit have conducted a study revealing that peptides derived from the skin of Budgett’s frog possess the ability to combat enzymes produced by disease-causing pathogens. The frog’s skin secretions contain LL-TIL, a specific peptide studied by the researchers. …

Sickle cell disease

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Reuters  Context: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for two gene therapies for sickle cell disease. Developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics, Casgevy, and bluebird bio’s Lyfgenia have been approved for individuals aged 12 years and older. One of the approved therapies, Casgevy, is …

Biofortified Seeds

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed 142 biofortified seed varieties, including 124 for field crops and 18 for horticultural crops, since 2014. These varieties cover a range of crops, such as rice, wheat, maize, pearl millet, sweet potato, amaranthus, and more. The biofortified varieties …

Delhi’s Initiatives for Climate Change

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH  Context: The Delhi Government presented its initiatives for climate action at COP28 (at the C40 meeting) Initiatives: ‘City of Lakes’ project for water body rejuvenation. It creates eco-tourism opportunities and enhances heat resilience, particularly during extreme weather events. It led to an increase of up to 2 meters …

Medical Ethics: ‘Cash-for-Kidney’ scam

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Applications of ethics    Context: The Health Ministry is investigating Indraprastha Apollo Hospital over allegations of a ‘cash-for-kidney’ scam, following reports that the hospital is involved in a racket enticing impoverished individuals from Myanmar to sell their organs.   What is Organ transplantation? It is a medical procedure in which an …

INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 20 November – 25 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 …

Sansad TV: AIR- India’s Self Reliance in Defence Sector

    Status of exports: The process of developing and manufacturing defence equipment within a country to reduce import dependency and achieve self reliance The Government has taken several policy initiatives in the past few years and brought in reforms to encourage indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment, thereby promoting self-reliance in defence manufacturing & …