UPSC Sansad TV: Tourism Talks- Unlocking Opportunities

    Introduction: The Indian Tourism sector ranks among the fastest-growing economic sectors in the country. The industry significantly impacts employment and drives regional development, while also creating a multiplier effect on the performance of related industries. The Union Budget 2023-24 had highlighted Tourism as one of the major sectors contributing to India’s overall economy …

World Wetlands Day 2024 – 2nd February

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB    Context:  India celebrated World Wetlands Day 2024 at Sirpur Lake, a Ramsar site in Indore. The theme of World Wetlands Day 2024 was ‘Wetlands and Human Wellbeing,’ emphasizing the critical role wetlands play in flood protection, clean water, biodiversity, and recreational opportunities. India increased its tally of …

Manatees

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BBC    Context: A record-breaking gathering of nearly 1,000 manatees has in Florida, marking a very unusual phenomenon. Manatees, typically solitary animals, are known to gather in warm waters during colder weather. The recent influx may be attributed to a drop in the water temperature in the nearby St …

Green Hydrogen – Shipping and Steel Sectors

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times    Context:  The Government of India has issued guidelines for pilot projects using green hydrogen in the shipping and steel sectors under the National Green Hydrogen Mission. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) will implement these projects, focusing on replacing fossil fuels with green hydrogen …

Asteroid Ryugu

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Scientists analysing samples from the asteroid Ryugu, brought back to Earth by Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission, have detected two organic compounds essential for living organisms. A study published in the journal Science Advances suggests that these samples contain evidence of cometary organic matter being transported from space to …

Subika paintings

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE Context: An Assistant Professor from Manipur University is dedicated to preserving the ancient painting style used in Puyas (archaic Manipuri manuscripts), specifically the Subika paintings, which are on the verge of extinction.  

Heritage Tourism

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: ET  Context: The President of India cited impressive visitor numbers at prominent sites like Kashi, Mahakaal, and Kedar Dham and anticipated tourism to become a significant source of employment in the near future.   What is Heritage Tourism? Heritage tourism involves travelling to places of historical, cultural, and …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 5 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: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1. The impact of communalism can …