UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A blurred mapping of internal female migration

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Internal migration, PLFS, Female Labour Force Participation Rate (FLFPR, unemployment, Covid-19 etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Vulnerable sections of society, Laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections of society etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), which collects data …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Populism does not help public health

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, Informal workers, ILO, UNDP, Census, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Development and management of social sectors/services related to Health and education etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India has a stated goal of …

Laughing gull

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: A Laughing Gull, a migratory bird native to North America, has been sighted for the first time in India. The bird is known for its unique laughter-like calls, resembling human laughter.   Protection Status:  IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern. CITES and CMS Status: Not Evaluated Range: They are most …

Solid-state battery

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Toyota aims to launch next-generation solid-state batteries within three years, with the potential for two sets of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in its line-up—one using existing lithium-ion batteries and another featuring the new solid-state batteries. The breakthrough technology could revolutionize EVs by doubling range and significantly reducing …

E Ink displays

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context:  A new crowdfunded phone, called the Minimal Phone, has featured a white E Ink display. E Ink displays, used in devices like the Kindle, are based on technology developed in the 1990s at MIT and owned by E Ink Corporation.    Functioning of E Ink Displays: These …

Default Bail

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: The Week Context: The Supreme Court of India ruled that an accused cannot seek default bail based on the grounds that the investigation is pending against other accused or that the charge sheet filed by the probe agency is incomplete. The court stated that the benefit of the proviso …

Screen Time for Children

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: BS Context: During the seventh edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of quality sleep for students, sharing a personal insight that he falls asleep within 30 seconds of going to bed. He cautioned against excessive screen time, noting its potential to disrupt sleep …

Economic Growth and Inequality

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Economy: Inclusive Growth   Source: TH  Context: The article warns against the obsessive pursuit of economic growth in India, emphasizing that despite ambitious projections, the associated rising inequality poses significant challenges.   Current Status of India’s Growth: India’s recent economic growth has been robust, with an estimated 6.9% expansion in FY …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 31 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: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as …

If we can uphold pluralism, responsibility, and fairness, then the ethics in international relations will transform from a normative theory to a practising principle. Elaborate.

Topic: ethical issues in international relations and funding; 7. If we can uphold pluralism, responsibility, and fairness, then the ethics in international relations will transform from a normative theory to a practising principle. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

Integrity is a crucial moral virtue that is foundational to building good character. It helps us establish trust and reliability in our interactions with others, cultivates self-respect and self-esteem, and guides us to act in accordance with our values and principles. Substantiate.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 6. Integrity is a crucial moral virtue that is foundational to building good character. It helps us establish trust and reliability in our interactions with others, cultivates self-respect and self-esteem, and …

Maoist insurgency continues to pose a threat in some parts of India, despite efforts to curb their activities. Analyse.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security 5. Maoist insurgency continues to pose a threat in some parts of India, despite efforts to curb their activities. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: Three personnel of the Central Reserve Police …

The budget in India is not just a financial statement but a comprehensive policy document that guides the economic and social direction of the country. Analyse.

Topic: Government Budgeting. 4. The budget in India is not just a financial statement but a comprehensive policy document that guides the economic and social direction of the country. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Down to Earth ,  Insights on India Why the question: To start the process, the budget division issues an annual …