INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 26 December – 30 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 …

INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 11 December – 16 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 : Global Goal on Adaptation and the road from Dubai

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Nipah virus, The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Development and management of social sectors/services related to Health and education etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) …

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 26 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 …

INS Imphal

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: INS Imphal, the third warship of Project 15B forming the Visakhapatnam class stealth-guided missile destroyers, is set to be commissioned into the Indian Navy. The commissioning of INS Imphal holds special significance, being the largest and most advanced destroyer named after a city from the northeast.    …

Self-Pollination

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists have observed rapid evolution in a flowering plant, Viola arvensis (field pansy), in Paris, France. The plant is producing less nectar and smaller flowers to attract fewer pollinators, displaying signs of self-pollination.   What are the reason for the evolution? Changes in …

RoDTEP

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Context: The Indian government is exploring options to reinstate tax remission benefits for sugar exports, which were excluded from the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) scheme in June 2022. Sugar was moved to the ‘restricted’ category as a precautionary measure to enhance domestic availability …

North African metal art

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: Metal engraving, a traditional craft practised across North Africa and West Asia for centuries, has gained international recognition by being added to UNESCO’s intangible heritage list. North African metal art refers to the traditional craft of manually cutting words or symbols into metal, particularly jewellery and household objects. …

Konsachem

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: DTE  Context: The article discusses the association of Apostle Bartholomew with agriculture in Goa, particularly during the harvest festival called Konsachem.   What is Konsachem? It is an important harvest festival celebrated in Goa, primarily in August. Both Hindus and Catholics participate in their unique ways. The festival involves blessing …

India’s jobs crisis

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Unemployment   Source: TH  Context: India is facing a jobs crisis, marked by low labour demand for regular wage work.   Status of High unemployment rate in India: The unemployment rate in the country has consistently increased over the last two decades – from 2% in 2010 to 5% in 2015 …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 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: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. How is smog formed? Examine …

Leadership should exemplify ethical behaviour and demonstrate a commitment to integrity. Discuss.

Topic: Work culture. 7. Leadership should exemplify ethical behaviour and demonstrate a commitment to integrity. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of Mission-2024 Secure. Key Demand of the question: To write about components of ethical workplace …

Successfully tackling corruption is a catalyst for positive transformation across various sectors. It creates a virtuous cycle where increased public trust, economic development, and social justice reinforce each other, leading to a more equitable, stable, and prosperous society. Elaborate.

Topic: challenges of corruption. 6. Successfully tackling corruption is a catalyst for positive transformation across various sectors. It creates a virtuous cycle where increased public trust, economic development, and social justice reinforce each other, leading to a more equitable, stable, and prosperous society. Elaborate. (250 words) Why the question: The question is part of the …