EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Telecom law upgrades for a digital authoritarian state

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Governance, digital India, Telecommunication Act, 2023 etc Mains GS Paper III: Digital India, cybercrime, Important aspects of governance(e governance, accountability)etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Lok Sabha passed the Telecom Bill 2023 which will replace existing laws, including the 138-year-old Indian Telegraph Act.   INSIGHTS ON THE ISSUE Context …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 23 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 …

Papua New Guinea

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: India has dispatched relief material worth $1 million to aid those affected by a major volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea, particularly around Mount Ulawun. The eruption caused extensive damage, leading to the evacuation of over 26,000 people.   Papua New Guinea, in the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of …

Melanistic tigers

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: Melanistic tigers are found exclusively in the Similipal Tiger Reserve in Odisha. STR harbours the only population of melanistic tigers in the world (10 out of 16 tigers in the park are melanistic) The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) issued a Standard Operating Procedure to safeguard these …

IOM launches Project PRAYAS

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ET  Context: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched Project PRAYAS (Promoting Regular & Assisted Migration for Youth and Skilled Professionals) in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs.   About Project Prayas: The project aims to facilitate safe, orderly, and regular migration for Indian workers and students. …

Peninsular River Vs Himalayan Rivers

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE   Context: A recent study published in the American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Hydrometeorology reveals that peninsular river basins in India, including Narmada, Mahanadi, and Godavari, face a higher likelihood of widespread flooding compared to transboundary rivers like Ganga and Brahmaputra. The Narmada basin has the highest probability …

Passports and ‘Donkey Journey’

Content for Mains Enrichment Source: IE  Context: The newly released Shahrukh Khan-Rajkumar Hirani film “Dunki” addresses immigration and the challenges faced during “donkey journeys.”   What is Donkey Journey? “Donkey journey” refers to the perilous and lengthy routes that individuals around the world undertake to immigrate to new places. These journeys are often challenging due …

Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions   Source: TH  Context: The Parliament has passed the Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023, simplifying the title allotment and registration process for periodicals.   Highlights of the Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill (PRPB), 2023: The current PRPB Act 1867 was aimed at curbing what …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Questionable searches under the Money Laundering Act

    Source: The Hindu Prelims: PMLA, Enforcement directorate, Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs), FATF etc Mains GS Paper II and III: Executive and Judiciary, Money laundering related issues.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The enforcement of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 has caused much consternation especially after its unusual interpretation by the Supreme Court …

Sansad TV: Startup Boom

    Introduction: Prime Minister has always emphasized on the development of India.Today India has become one of the world’s most fertile grounds for start-ups and growing insanely when it comes to the startup world. Startup India: India has more than 100 unicorns—startups that are valued at $1 billion or more. As many as 42 …

[MISSION 2024] Mini Secure Revision Test: 23 December 2023

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Answer the following questions in 150 words: General Studies – 1   1. The annexation of Goa reflects the complex interplay of historical, diplomatic, and geopolitical factors. Analyse. Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India   2. Assess the …

The ability to easily customize and produce messenger RNA (mRNA) has revolutionized the field of medicine and holds great promise for the development of effective, personalized therapies with potentially fewer side effects. Analyse.

  9. The ability to easily customize and produce messenger RNA (mRNA) has revolutionized the field of medicine and holds great promise for the development of effective, personalized therapies with potentially fewer side effects. Analyse. Reference: The Hindu