[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 20 January 2024

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 …

Chancay (Peru)

Mapping:   Source: TH  Context: China is expanding its trade influence in South America with a new mega port project in the Peruvian town of Chancay. The over $3 billion deep water port, majority-owned by Chinese state-owned firm Cosco Shipping, is set to start operations late this year. This port, part of China’s ‘Belt and …

Nuclear Battery

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DH  Context: Chinese startup Betavolt has developed a “nuclear battery” that can produce power for 50 years without charge. The battery, which is smaller than a coin, contains 63 nuclear isotopes and converts radioisotope energy into electrical energy. Betavolt claims it is the world’s first battery to achieve miniaturization …

Yellow Rust

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BS   Context: The Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR) has urged wheat farmers to remain vigilant against yellow rust, a pest that historically appeared in some districts of Haryana during this period.   Yellow rust, a fungal disease, adversely impacts wheat crops by creating yellow stripes …

[ WEBINAR ] Explore the intricacies of Polity & Governance with Rangarajan R, Ex IAS (AIR 46)

    Dear Students, Here is an opportunity to explore the intricacies of Polity & Governance with Rangarajan R, Ex IAS (AIR 46) and author of ‘Polity Simplified Courseware’ in the live and FREE webinar organized by McGraw Hill !   Join the webinar on McGraw Hill Edge platform for ‘Perfecting Polity’ on January 27th, …

Guidelines for Coaching Centre

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Med   Context: The Ministry of Education has sent to states/UTs for consideration guidelines for coaching centres. Education comes under Concurrent List status, with coaching institutes falling under state/UT jurisdiction.   Need for Guidelines: Regulation is deemed necessary due to recent incidents, including fire-related deaths and suicides, coupled with …

Traditional buffalo fight (Moh-Juj)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: HT  Context: The Assam Government reinstated the traditional buffalo fight (Moh-Juj) after a nine-year hiatus, following a Supreme Court ban on similar events in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. The event, held in Ahotguri, Nagaon district, aimed to revive Assam’s cultural traditions. The Supreme Court had previously outlawed such events …

Bamboo Composites

Content for Mains Enrichment(CME)   Source: PIB  Context: During the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023, Know-How Technology on “Bamboo Composites” was transferred. What are Bamboo Composites? Bamboo composites are industrial products developed using an environmentally friendly technique that involves processing bamboo, a natural and versatile resource. Bamboo, declared as grass, matures in 3-4 years, …

Competition Commission of India (CCI) Role

GS2/GS3 Paper   Syllabus: Role of statutory and non-statutory bodies   Source: IE  Context: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) plays a crucial role in ensuring fair competition amidst India’s rapid technological and economic changes.   What is CCI? The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a statutory and quasi-judicial body working under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. It …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A case of established law lagging behind new tech

    Source: The Hindu Prelims: Science and technology, Artificial intelligence(AI), Generative AI, Big Data, GANs, ChatGPT1 tool, DALL.E2 etc Mains GS Paper III and IV: Significance of technology for India, AI, indigenisation of technology and development of new technology. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The New York Times(NYT) sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement.   INSIGHTS …

[MISSION 2024] Mini Secure Revision Test: 20 January 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. Conserving groundwater and ensuring its sustainable use is crucial for maintaining water security and preventing the depletion of this vital resource. Discuss. Reference: Indian Express …

Climate-resilient systems incorporate adaptive strategies to cope with the changing climate. This includes the use of climate-smart agricultural practices that are responsive to variations in temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather events. Discuss.

  10. Climate-resilient systems incorporate adaptive strategies to cope with the changing climate. This includes the use of climate-smart agricultural practices that are responsive to variations in temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather events. Discuss. Reference: The Hindu

India and Bangladesh have made strides in enhancing their overall relationship, yet certain challenges persist. Ongoing efforts in diplomatic dialogues and negotiations will likely play a crucial role in addressing these issues and fostering further cooperation between the two countries. Examine.

  7. India and Bangladesh have made strides in enhancing their overall relationship, yet certain challenges persist. Ongoing efforts in diplomatic dialogues and negotiations will likely play a crucial role in addressing these issues and fostering further cooperation between the two countries. Examine. Reference: The Hindu

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.

  6. 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. Reference: Indian Express.