Weekly Compilation of Practice to Progress(PYQs) for UPSC 22 Jan to 27 Jun

  Dear Student, In order to simplify your preparation further & to make revision easier, we will be releasing a weekly compilation of our UPSC PYQ Initiative: Practice to Progress, every Sunday! We hope that you all find it beneficial. Utilise these compilations to revise & ace the UPSC CSE Prelims 2023! Download the Compilation …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : What makes the India-France ‘strategic partnership’ tick

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, India-France relations, NATO, Global south, multipolar world etc Mains GS Paper I: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests, Important international institutions etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The French President was the chief guest at India’s Republic Day this …

INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 22 January – 27 January 2024

  Dear Students, Our motto has always been to simplify your UPSC CSE preparation. In pursuance of the above objective, our team decided to improve the magazines further. The new and improved version of our Weekly CA Magazine has several features/changes: No more bullets in the index (a much-requested feature! Yes, we are always listening …

Snow leopard

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: India’s first comprehensive survey estimates the snow leopard population at 718 in the wild. The four-year-long exercise used camera traps in 1,971 locations and surveyed 13,450 km of trails across regions like Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and Jammu and Kashmir.    Key Findings: The …

Neuralink brain chip

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Al Jazeera  Context: Neuralink, founded by Elon Musk in 2016, has implanted its wireless brain chip in a human for the first time. The device, called Telepathy, involves a coin-sized chip surgically implanted in the skull with ultra-thin wires connecting to the brain, creating a brain-computer interface.   Functioning: …

Corruption index

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context:  India has been ranked 93rd out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2023, according to Transparency International. The CPI evaluates countries based on their perceived levels of public sector corruption, using a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).   Highlights …

Advocate-on-record (AoR)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context:  In a historic move, the Supreme Court designated 11 women lawyers as senior advocates, a first in a single round of appointments. A committee led by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud designated a total of 56 lawyers and advocate-on-record (AoR) as senior advocates. This marked …

India-France Relations and Indo-Pacific Power Play

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Bilateral Relations between India and other countries   Source: The Diplomat   Context:  The participation of French President Emmanuel Macron as the chief guest at India’s Republic Day underscores growing bilateral cooperation and the importance of the Indo-French partnership in the Indo-Pacific.   Importance of the Indo-French partnership in the Indo-Pacific: …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 1 February 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: population and associated issues 1. A comprehensive and integrated approach that involves …

Emotional intelligence enhances interpersonal skills, making individuals more adept at understanding and influencing others. Explain.

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 7. Emotional intelligence enhances interpersonal skills, making individuals more adept at understanding and influencing others. Explain. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

The Ramsar Convention has been successful in encouraging countries to identify and designate wetlands of international importance within their territories. The convention has played a role in raising awareness about the value of wetlands and their importance to human societies. Elucidate.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6. The Ramsar Convention has been successful in encouraging countries to identify and designate wetlands of international importance within their territories. The convention has played a role in raising awareness about the value of wetlands and their importance to human societies. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: …

While divestment can offer benefits such as efficiency and innovation, concerns about social impact, job losses, and long-term strategic goals need careful consideration. Critically analyse.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 5. While divestment can offer benefits such as efficiency and innovation, concerns about social impact, job losses, and long-term strategic goals need careful consideration. Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint , Insights on India Why …