[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 13 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 …

Almora Fault

Mapping   Source: DTE  Context: Union Earth Sciences Minister reported an increased number of earthquakes in 2023, attributing it to the activation of the Almora Fault in Western Nepal. However, experts dispute this claim, asserting that tectonic collisions, not the Almora Fault, cause earthquakes in the Himalayan region.   What is the Almora Fault? It …

‘AMRIT’ technology

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Madras has developed the ‘AMRIT’ technology for removing arsenic and metal ions from water   What is AMRIT Technology? It has been developed by IIT-Madras, and focuses on removing arsenic and metal ions from water to address water quality issues. Using …

Indian Forest & Wood Certification Scheme (IFWCS)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change has introduced the Indian Forest & Wood Certification Scheme to encourage sustainable forest management and agroforestry practices in India.   What is sustainable forest management and agroforestry? Sustainable Forest management involves the responsible and balanced use of forest resources …

Delta Ranking of Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: NITI Aayog released the first Delta Ranking of the Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP), with Tiriyani Block in Telangana securing the top position and Kaushambi Block in Uttar Pradesh ranked second.   What is the Aspirational Block Programme (ABP)?

40 Years of India’s Presence in Antarctica

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TOI Context: In December 1983, India established its first permanent base in Antarctica, Dakshin Gangotri, during the Project Gangotri mission.   Led by Harsh Gupta, the expedition faced challenges, including a helicopter accident. Despite setbacks, the team, comprising defence personnel and scientists, achieved the goal of setting up the …

SC upheld abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Constitution/ Federal features    Source: TH  Context: The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, unanimously (5-0) upheld the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir.   Background of the issue:  Jammu and Kashmir was governed by Article 370, which exempted the state from certain provisions of …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 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: population and associated issues 1. With Indian becoming world’s most populous nation …

Titu is hesitant to talk about his work. All the 32-year-old is willing to say is that he is a cleaner. In reality, Titu and many other manual scavengers like him dive into sewer tanks to flush out stagnant filth inside. In the name of protective gear, all they have is a belt tied around their torso and attached to a rope.

Topic: Case Study 7. Titu is hesitant to talk about his work. All the 32-year-old is willing to say is that he is a cleaner. In reality, Titu and many other manual scavengers like him dive into sewer tanks to flush out stagnant filth inside. In the name of protective gear, all they have is a …

Family is the foundation on which values are built and a strong familial value system transforms children in to adults who contribute to an orderly and peaceful society. Discuss.

Topic: role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 6. Family is the foundation on which values are built and a strong familial value system transforms children in to adults who contribute to an orderly and peaceful society. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the …

Addressing urban floods in the country requires a comprehensive approach that involves better urban planning, sustainable infrastructure development, and proactive measures to mitigate the impact of both natural and human-made factors contributing to urban floods. Analyse.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. Addressing urban floods in the country requires a comprehensive approach that involves better urban planning, sustainable infrastructure development, and proactive measures to mitigate the impact of both natural and human-made factors contributing to urban floods. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The southern …

Public goods create a foundation for inclusive growth by ensuring that essential services, resources, and opportunities are widely available. Analyse.

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 4. Public goods create a foundation for inclusive growth by ensuring that essential services, resources, and opportunities are widely available. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question: The article discusses the public goods matter in the poverty debate. Key Demand of the …

The increase in education has not led to an increase in salaried jobs for women. Examine the reasons for low Female Labour Force Participation Rate in the country.

Topic: Issues Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. The increase in education has not led to an increase in salaried jobs for women. Examine the reasons for low Female Labour Force Participation Rate in the country. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: …