Uganda

Mapping:   Source: Firstpost  Context: The 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit was recently held in the Ugandan capital city Kampala.   Theme: ‘Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence.’ Key Discussions: Israel-Hamas war, India’s “Vishwaa Mitra” initiative, Call for a multipolar world     Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses …

EXERCISE ‘CYCLONE’

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The 2nd edition of the India-Egypt Joint Special Forces Exercise CYCLONE has begun. The exercise aims to familiarize both sides with operating procedures related to Special Operations in desert/semi-desert terrain under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter. The exercise involves military cooperation discussions, tactical military drills, …

Kumki Elephants

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: To address the increasing human-elephant conflict in Odisha, the state government has requested four Kumki elephants and their mahouts from Tamil Nadu. Kumki elephants are trained captive elephants used for operations such as trapping, rescuing, and tranquillizing wild elephants. The move aims to strategically deploy Kumki elephants …

Hydrocarbon exploration

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Deccan Chronicle  Context:  Wadge Bank, is under threat due to the Indian government’s proposal to offer three oil and gas blocks for exploration and development. The blocks identified for exploration overlap with Wadge Bank, an ideal place for nutrient-rich marine life.   About Hydrocarbons: Hydrocarbons are organic compounds made up …

Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Use of E-technology in Agriculture    Source: DTE  Context: The adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) faces challenges in South Asia, as sustainable practices and technologies struggle to gain widespread acceptance.   What is CSA? CSA, or Climate-Smart Agriculture, is an approach that incorporates a set of agricultural practices and technologies. Its …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The truth about India’s booming toy exports

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Indian exports, protectionism, Make in India etc Mains GS Paper III: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Between 2014-15 and 2022-23, toy exports increased by 239% and imports declined by 52%, turning India into a net …

[Mission 2024] Insights SECURE SYNOPSIS: 23 January 2024

  NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same General Studies – 1   Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1. …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 24 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 …

What is the difference between attitude and behaviour? Why at times human beings display behaviour that is contrary to their attitudes?

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour 7. What is the difference between attitude and behaviour? Why at times human beings display behaviour that is contrary to their attitudes? Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. …