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INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 18 December – 23 December 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 …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : India’s jobs crisis, the macroeconomic reasons

      Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance(Different social service Schemes, unemployment, MGNREGA) Mains GS Paper II & III: Social empowerment, schemes for vulnerable sections, development and management of social sectors/services. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS There are many indications everywhere that India continues to be going through a jobs crisis.   INSIGHTS ON …

Sansad TV: India-US 2+2 talks

    Introduction: Ministerial 2+2 talks were held between India and America. India and the US held wide-ranging discussions to expand their global strategic partnership by further strengthening ties in the field of defense industries, enhancing engagement in the Indo-Pacific and promoting cooperation in technology and other areas. Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said in …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 25 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 …

India and Bangladesh Trade

Mapping Source: PIB   India and Bangladesh officials emphasized the need for coordinated border management to address trans-border crimes. Also, the Shipping Secretary Level Talks between India and Bangladesh in Dhaka concluded with decisions such as easing visa issuance, shore-leave facility, and repatriation for seafarers.   Key outcomes involve: The establishment of a land route …

“FLip” mutations

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: DTE  Context:  The omicron subvariant JN.1, characterized by the “FLip” mutation L455S in its spike protein, is expected to become the dominant lineage of the SARS-CoV-2 virus worldwide. This subvariant, a descendant of the BA.2.86 lineage, has shown rapid growth and was designated a variant of interest (VOI). The “FLip” …

Sovereign Credit Rating

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: India’s Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) in its recent paper has raised concerns about the sovereign credit rating system.  

Iridescent clouds

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: The Guardian  Context: Rare iridescent clouds, known as nacreous clouds, were spotted over parts of Scotland, northern England, and the West Midlands recently. The clouds, resembling mother of pearl, are known for their pastel light reflections during sunset and sunrise. This phenomenon occurs as sunlight diffracts around tiny ice crystals …

Reliance Retail’s JioMart partnership with SHGs

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: PIB Context: The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Reliance Retail’s JioMart to enhance the outreach of products from Self-Help Groups (SHGs) under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). The collaboration allows SHGs to be sellers on JioMart, widening their …

The proposition of creating an All-India Judicial Service (AIJS)

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Judiciary/ Indian Constitution    Source: TH  Context: The article discusses the proposition of creating an All-India Judicial Service (AIJS), a centralized recruitment system for judges at the additional district and district levels across Indian states. President Droupadi Murmu recently suggested that AIJS could help diversify the judiciary. About All India …

[Admissions Open] OGP 2025 (Offline & Online Guidance Program) Batch 2 : a full-fledged integrated classroom training program for UPSC CSE 2025 | Starts from 1st February 2024

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[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 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:  Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1. Hate speech has the potential …

Lack of transparency creates an environment conducive to corruption and mismanagement of public funds. Analyse.

Topic: Utilization of public funds; 7. Lack of transparency creates an environment conducive to corruption and mismanagement of public funds. Analyse. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of Mission-2024 …