UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Government’s Efforts for Rapid Growth of Digital Economy.

    Digitalization in the Indian economy: Digital Economy refers to the full range of economic, social and cultural activities supported by the Internet and related information and communications technologies.  Some experts regard it as the third industrial revolution. Some people consider the digital economy as a major growth enabler. Digital payments, Make In India, …

Sudarshan Setu

Mapping   Source: PIB  Context: The Prime Minister inaugurated the Sudarshan Setu, a cable-stayed bridge connecting Okha mainland and Beyt Dwarka island in Gujarat. The bridge, spanning 2.32 km, is India’s longest cable-stayed bridge. Featuring a unique design with verses from the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita and images of Lord Krishna, the Sudarshan Setu also incorporates …

Hunger Moon

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: LM  Context: The full moon on February 24, 2024, is known by various names such as “Snow Moon,” “Hunger Moon,” and “Minimoon.” It occurs when the Moon is directly opposite the Earth from the sun.

Nordic-Baltic Cooperation – NB8

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The joint delegation of eight Nordic-Baltic countries, known as NB8, visited India to emphasize the importance of trust, dialogue, and cooperation in global affairs, particularly in light of geopolitical shifts and conflicts like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The NB8 countries share deep historical, economic, and cultural ties …

G-33

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DD News  Context: The G-33, a coalition of developing countries with India as a key member, called for progress on agricultural trade negotiations ahead of the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi. They urged for a permanent solution on public stockholding for food security purposes and emphasized the …

Accordion Tax

Content For Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: LM The “accordion tax” is a progressive taxation system aimed at redistributing income from the wealthy to the poor while maintaining incentives for innovation and entrepreneurship. It operates by taxing higher-income individuals more heavily, similar to how an accordion expands and contracts.   Example: In India, the income …

Cooperative Sector and its Role in Indian Farming

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Agriculture   Source: PIB  Context: The Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for several key initiatives in the cooperative sector. This included:   Pilot project of the ‘World’s Largest Grain Storage Plan in Cooperative Sector‘ in 11 Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) across 11 states The foundation stone for …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : An expansive land management policy is overdue

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Parliament-Structure, organization and functioning, UNCCD, Land degradation, COP, LDN, Disaster Management etc Mains GS Paper II: Parliament- structure, functioning and conduct of Business etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Globally, the annual losses of ecosystem services due to land degradation has been estimated at $6 trillion.   INSIGHTS ON THE ISSUE …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 27 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. Hate speech – including online …

Social influence is a powerful force that can shape individuals’ thoughts, behaviours, and attitudes. Examine.

Topic: social influence and persuasion. 7. Social influence is a powerful force that can shape individuals’ thoughts, behaviours, and attitudes. Examine. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the question: To write about how social influence can …

What are the factors on which morality of the human action depends upon?

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions 6. What are the factors on which morality of the human action depends upon? (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the question: To …