Darjeeling Zoo

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Darjeeling Zoo, home to the world’s largest number of snow leopards in captivity, boasts 14, including six cubs, marking a success story for India’s lone Conservation Breeding Programme.   What is the Conservation Breeding Programme? The Conservation Breeding Programme is the science of conserving a species by preventing …

Einstein Probe (EP)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: DH  Context: China has launched a new astronomical satellite named Einstein Probe (EP) with a lotus-shaped design to observe transient and violent celestial phenomena in the universe. The Einstein Probe (EP) satellite features wide-field X-ray telescopes (WXT) and follow-up X-ray telescopes (FXT). Its objectives include capturing initial light from …

Tea Industry in India

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Th  Context: The Tea Association of India (TAI) has issued a warning about challenges reminiscent of the “dark phase” of 2002-07 in the country’s tea industry.   Factors contributing to the crisis in the Tea Industry include: Stagnant prices: Assam, responsible for 55% of India’s tea production, is particularly …

Green Fuels Alliance India (GFAI)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ET  Context:  Denmark has introduced the Green Fuels Alliance India (GFAI) to enhance collaboration with India in the sustainable energy sector, aligning with both nations’ goals of achieving carbon neutrality. Aim: It aims to advance the green fuels sector, including green hydrogen, through innovation and partnerships. GFAI’s objective is …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The Second Chance

  Source: Indian Express Prelims: Pardoning power of president, remission, Seventh Schedule etc Mains GS Paper II: The structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court quashed the remission granted to 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case.   INSIGHTS ON THE ISSUE Context …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 13 January 2024

  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. Educating the public about the importance of water conservation and sustainable water use is fundamental to build resilience against water stress and promote sustainable water …

India’s Aditya-L1 mission stands as a testament to India’s prowess in space exploration, adding another remarkable achievement to the nation’s stellar track record in advancing the frontiers of scientific discovery and technological innovation. Discuss.

  10. India’s Aditya-L1 mission stands as a testament to India’s prowess in space exploration, adding another remarkable achievement to the nation’s stellar track record in advancing the frontiers of scientific discovery and technological innovation. Discuss. Reference: The Hindu , Live Mint

The European Union (EU)’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) can play a crucial role in addressing climate change. However, it must be designed and implemented with careful consideration of fairness, effectiveness, and broad acceptance. Examine.

  9. The European Union (EU)’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) can play a crucial role in addressing climate change. However, it must be designed and implemented with careful consideration of fairness, effectiveness, and broad acceptance. Examine. Reference: The Hindu

Delhi Sultanate played a pivotal role in introducing Islamic architectural styles to India. The subsequent fusion with indigenous Indian architectural elements led to the evolution of a distinctive Indo-Islamic style. Discuss.

  6. Delhi Sultanate played a pivotal role in introducing Islamic architectural styles to India. The subsequent fusion with indigenous Indian architectural elements led to the evolution of a distinctive Indo-Islamic style. Discuss. Reference: Insights on India