[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 2 February 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 …

Jordan

Mapping   Source: BBC  Context: An Iran-backed militia group claimed responsibility for a drone strike on Tower 22, a US base in Jordan, killing three American troops and injuring at least 34 others. The base is part of more than a dozen US military operations across Iraq, Jordan, and Syria. The attack is attributed to …

Zodiacal light

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: A study conducted at the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad examined the origin of interplanetary dust responsible for zodiacal light, focusing on Mars’ moons, Deimos and Phobos. About Zodiacal light: Zodiacal light is a faint, diffuse glow of sunlight scattered by dust particles that orbit the sun. It appears …

Computerization scheme for the offices of RCSs and ARDBs

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation launched a computerization scheme for the offices of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCSs) and Agriculture and Rural Development Banks (ARDBs) in various states. The initiative, part of the “Sahkaar Se Samriddhi” vision, aims to digitize the entire cooperative sector, …

Blue economy 2.0

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context:  The Interim Budget highlights the promotion of ‘blue economy 2.0,’ emphasizing sustainable development related to oceans, seas, and coasts. The budget proposes a scheme for restoration and adaptation measures, coastal aquaculture, and mariculture with an integrated and multi-sectoral approach. Additionally, the budget outlines plan to set up …

RBI places additional curbs on Paytm Payments Bank

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Business Today   Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed additional restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) due to “persistent non-compliances” revealed in an external audit report. The central bank has prohibited PPBL from accepting fresh deposits and credit transactions. The RBI directed that no further …

LABHA

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context:  The Odisha government has launched the ‘Laghu Bana Jatya Drabya Kraya’ (LABHA) Yojana, a 100% State-funded minimum support price (MSP) scheme for minor forest produce (MFP). This initiative aims to benefit the large tribal population in Odisha, constituting 23% of the total population. Under the scheme, the …

Mentoring

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: PIB  Context: The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) organized a Seminar to share best practices and conduct a periodic review of the National Mission for Mentoring (NMM).   What is Mentoring?  Mentoring is a professional relationship where an experienced individual (mentor) guides and supports another person (mentee) …

Key Highlights of the Interim Union Budget 2024-25 (Part 1)

GS Paper 3   Syllabus: Indian Economy   Source: PIB  Context: The Union Finance Minister presented the Interim Union Budget 2024-25 in Parliament, emphasizing the principles of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, and Sabka Vishwas,’ along with the nationwide approach of “Sabka Prayas”   What is Budget? The Union Budget is the annual financial statement of the …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Interim Budget 2024 — in campaign mode

  Source: The Hindu, Indian Express Prelims: Indian Economy(GDP, GVA, fiscal policy, MGNREGA, budget, economic survey, budget, Employment etc ) Mains GS Paper III: Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, GDP, Issues related to planning etc. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Finance Minister presented her sixth consecutive Budget. The Finance minister presented an interim budget, rather than a comprehensive …

Sansad TV: Perspective- India’s Green Energy TransitionSansad TV: Perspective- India’s Green Energy Transition

    Introduction: India’s transition to a low carbon climate resilient economy India aims to meet its renewable energy targets and carbon emissions reduction goals in line with nationally determined contributions under the Paris agreement India has set itself a target of achieving 500 Gw of renewable energy capacity by 2030 as part of its …

Sansad TV: Diplomatic Dispatch- India & Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

    GPAI: It is an international and multi-stakeholder initiative to guide the responsible development and use of AI, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic growth. GPAI will be supported by a Secretariat, to be hosted by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, as well as by two Centers of Expertise- one each in Montreal and …

[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 2 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: Effects of globalization on Indian society. 1. Globalization has had a profound …

Moral philosophy empowers us through its method and substance to reflect upon and talk about challenging moral issues. Elaborate.

Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; 7. Moral philosophy empowers us through its method and substance to reflect upon and talk about challenging moral issues. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus …

Establishing a comprehensive research and development ecosystem in India faces several challenges that span institutional, financial, cultural, and structural dimensions. But, by strategically focusing on innovation in sunrise domains, India can address several challenges within its research ecosystem. Analyse.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 6. Establishing a comprehensive research and development ecosystem in India faces several challenges that span institutional, financial, cultural, and structural dimensions. But, by strategically focusing on innovation in sunrise domains, India can address several challenges within its research ecosystem. Analyse. …