[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 22 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 …

Maldives

Mapping Source: The Wire  Context: The Maldives has expressed its intention to terminate a bilateral agreement with India that allowed collaboration in the hydrographic survey of Maldivian territorial waters.   What is a Hydrographic Survey? A hydrographic survey is a scientific process that involves mapping and measuring the physical features of underwater terrain. It includes …

Namdapha flying squirrel

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Namdapha flying squirrel, missing for 42 years, has been rediscovered in Arunachal Pradesh. Last described in 1981, the species was thought to be extinct or confused with a similar species.   About Namdapha Flying Squirrel It is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) by the IUCN and …

RAMP (Rejuvenation, Acceleration, and Mitigation of Pandemic) program

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: Recently three sub-schemes were introduced as part of the RAMP (Rejuvenation, Acceleration, and Mitigation of Pandemic) program. These schemes focus on supporting Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and addressing key challenges they face.    About the schemes: The first scheme, MSE GIFT, aims to encourage green …

Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) – II Scheme

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry has recommended extending the Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) – II Scheme by at least three more years.   Other Recommendations: Scope Enhancement: The committee suggests broadening the scope of the FAME-II Scheme to support more electric vehicles, …

National Geoscience Data Repository (NGDR) Portal

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Mines has launched the National Geoscience Data Repository (NGDR) Portal.   Spearheaded by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Bhaskarachaya Institute of Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG-N), this online platform aims to provide comprehensive access to geospatial information nationwide. The initiative represents a …

Mithila

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has initiated a Rs 72-crore development plan for Goddess Sita’s birthplace at Punaura Dham in Sitamarhi at Mithila. The epic mentions Sita using names like Vaidehi, Janaki, Sita, and Mithilapuri, the last being an obvious reference to Mithila in Bihar.   About Mithila: …

Raimati Ghiuria

Content for Mains Enrichment Source: TOI  Context: Raimati Ghiuria, known as the “Queen of Millets,” has garnered attention for preserving 30 rare millet varieties in India. Raimati, with minimal formal education, credits her knowledge to practical experience. She is celebrated for her contributions to promoting millet farming, training other farmers, and establishing a farm school. …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 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: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. 1. …

Ethical governance involves the application of principles and practices that prioritize fairness, integrity, and responsibility in decision-making and organizational conduct. Explain.

Topic: Philosophical basis of governance and probity 7. Ethical governance involves the application of principles and practices that prioritize fairness, integrity, and responsibility in decision-making and organizational conduct. Explain. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 …

Probity becomes a vital manifestation of ethical conduct, reflecting an unwavering commitment to honesty and integrity in the organizational ethos. Discuss.

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; 6. Probity becomes a vital manifestation of ethical conduct, reflecting an unwavering commitment to honesty and integrity in the organizational ethos. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static …

The creation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was a crucial step towards promoting jointness and optimizing resource utilization, but there is still work to be done to fully realize the potential of this position. Evaluate.

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. 5. The creation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was a crucial step towards promoting jointness and optimizing resource utilization, but there is still work to be done to fully realize the potential of this position. Evaluate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on …