UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Green jobs and the problem of gender disparity

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance, Environmental pollution and degradation(ILO, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), COP28 etc Mains GS Paper III: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation,Solar energy and its use in different sectors particularly agriculture etc. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS A study in 2023 by the …

INSTA REVISION MODULES : Economy Module for UPSC CSE Prelims 2024

INSTA Revision modules consists of important Current Affairs oriented towards UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam 2024, which will help you in quick revision.  These modules are to be used for revision ONLY after you read INSIGHTS Daily Current Affairs Compilations to reap the maximum benefits. It is advised that you revise your notes along with …

Kulasekharapattanam (TN)

Mapping   Source: ISRO  Context: Recently, PM laid the foundation stone for India’s second spaceport at Kulasekharapattanam, Tamil Nadu.   The new spaceport is dedicated to Small Satellite Launch Vehicles (SSLVs) developed by the private sector. Operational in about two years, it will exclusively serve private sector launches.   The SSLV is a cost-effective, flexible …

National Dolphin Research Centre

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: The Print   Context: The National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC), India’s first dolphin research facility, was inaugurated in Patna by Bihar. The centre aims to study Gangetic dolphins and understand the river ecosystem. It is located on the Ganges within the Patna University campus.  

Dry ice

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times   Context: The Gurugram Police arrested the manager of an eatery that served dry ice instead of mouth freshener, resulting in their hospitalization with severe corrosive injuries to the oral cavity and food pipe.   Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide (CO2) formed by compressing and cooling …

e-Kisan Upaj Nidhi

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB   Context: Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution launched the ‘e-Kisan Upaj Nidhi’ initiative, aiming to ease warehousing logistics for farmers and ensure fair prices for their produce. The initiative will reduce security deposit charges at WDRA-registered warehouses from 3% to 1%, encouraging small farmers …

ADITI scheme

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB    Context: Raksha Mantri launched the Acing Development of Innovative Technologies with iDEX (ADITI) scheme, aiming to promote innovations in critical and strategic defence technologies. Under this scheme, start-ups can receive a grant-in-aid of up to Rs 25 crore for their research and development efforts in defence technology. …

Scheme for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times    Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has introduced a scheme allowing internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Manipur to vote at relief camps. Following ethnic violence in May 2023, over 60,000 people were displaced and housed in relief camps, with an additional 9,000 in Mizoram.  

Cavum Clouds

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: NASA  Context: NASA’s Terra satellite recently captured a cluster of cavum clouds over the Gulf of Mexico off Florida’s west coast. What are Cavum clouds (also known as hole-punch clouds or fallstreak holes)? They are formations in the atmosphere that appear as if a large circle or ellipse has …

UPSC Sansad TV: Government’s Efforts to Empower Farmers Through Fertilizer Support

    Importance of the fertilizer sector: The importance of the fertilizer sector in India need hardly be emphasized as it provides a very vital input for the growth of Indian agriculture and is an inevitable factor that has to be reckoned with in the attainment of the goal of self-sufficiency in food grains. The fertilizer sector would cover …

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