Imphal River

Mapping:   Source: DH  Context: The Manipur government has formed a three-member committee to conduct a thorough investigation into a fuel leak from a power plant (Leimakhong Power Station) in Imphal Valley, which subsequently spilt into a nearby stream that converges with the Imphal River. The heavy fuel oil, a byproduct of crude oil distillation, …

Artificial reefs in Kerala

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: The deployment of artificial reefs off the coast of 42 fishing villages in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala, commenced as part of a project aimed at enhancing fish resources and promoting sustainable fisheries management.   A total of 6,300 artificial reef units, with 150 designated for each village, will be …

Soil-powered fuel cell

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: A team from Northwestern University has developed a soil-powered fuel cell that harvests energy from microbes in the soil. This small fuel cell, about the size of a book, could be used to power underground sensors in applications like green infrastructure and precision agriculture. The researchers tested …

e-SAKSHI Mobile Application

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB    Context: The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), launched the MPLADS e-SAKSHI Mobile Application for the revised fund flow procedure under the MPLAD Scheme. The Mobile Application aims to revolutionize how Members of Parliament (MPs) engage with and manage development projects in their constituencies.   Features: …

Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: The Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF) has begun in, Arunachal Pradesh, emphasizing the conservation of hornbills. The festival highlights the decline in hornbill numbers and urges collective efforts to protect these critically endangered birds. The festival declared a ‘state festival’ in 2019, is held near the Pakke …

The Buddhist Voice of Global South

Content for Mains Enrichment(CME)   Source: PIB  Context: The vice president addressed the 12th General Assembly of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) in New Delhi. Emphasizing India’s leadership role in the Global South, he highlighted the theme “ABCP – The Buddhist Voice of Global South.”   Teachings of Buddha:

SC decision in Delhi’s Chief Secretary’s Case

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Constitutional and Non-constitutional Bodies    Source: TH     Context: The Supreme Court has permitted a six-month extension to Delhi’s Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, despite serious charges of corruption and favouritism against him.   What is the Issue? The ongoing issue involves a constitutional and political debate over the distribution of powers …

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UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 19 January 2024

  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: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until …

Discuss the major aspects of Swami Vivekananda’s ethical philosophy with a special emphasis on the importance of cultivating compassion.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 6. Discuss the major aspects of Swami Vivekananda’s ethical philosophy with a special emphasis on the importance of cultivating compassion. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

The long-term sustainability of ecosystems is threatened when invasive species alter fundamental ecological processes and lead to the degradation of natural habitats. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. The long-term sustainability of ecosystems is threatened when invasive species alter fundamental ecological processes and lead to the degradation of natural habitats. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth , Insights on India Why the question: The introduction of exotic invasive plants disrupts …

The balanced and responsible use of GM technology in India’s agricultural sector requires a careful consideration of scientific evidence, transparent regulatory processes, and active efforts to address public concerns. Critically analyse.

Topic: Technology missions; 4. The balanced and responsible use of GM technology in India’s agricultural sector requires a careful consideration of scientific evidence, transparent regulatory processes, and active efforts to address public concerns. Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Down to Earth , Insights on India Why the question: The article discusses the contentious …

Social inequality and economic inequality are often interconnected, and when economic disparities are added to existing social inequalities, the overall impact can exacerbate the challenges faced by marginalized groups. Analyse.

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society. 3. Social inequality and economic inequality are often interconnected, and when economic disparities are added to existing social inequalities, the overall impact can exacerbate the challenges faced by marginalized groups. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express. Why the question: The interview underscores the importance of …

The socio-religious reform movements played a significant role in shaping modern India. The reforms brought about by these movements helped in creating a more inclusive and progressive society in India. Elucidate.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 2. The socio-religious reform movements played a significant role in shaping modern India. The reforms brought about by these movements helped in creating a more inclusive and progressive society in India. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: …