UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A bold step towards a cervical cancer-free future

                    Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, cervical cancer, Government policies, universal immunization programme, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) etc Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementations etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The government’s support in encouraging the vaccination of …

Blue Line

Mapping   Context: US envoy Amos Hochstein emphasized the importance of pursuing a diplomatic solution to end the escalating hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah (in Lebanon), along the Blue Line, demarcated by the United Nations.   What is Blue Line? The Blue Line is a border demarcation established by the United Nations in 2000 after …

UNCOVER Program

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Recent research (under JSWT’s UNCOVER Program), utilizing a massive galaxy cluster as a magnifying glass, suggests that small, faint dwarf galaxies likely produced enough ionising light to end the Dark Ages, contradicting previous theories favouring larger galaxies or exotic objects like black holes.   About 400,000 years …

Cycas circinalis

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Cycas circinalis, also known as Eenthu Pana in Kerala, is facing extinction in northern Kerala due to an unknown and fast-spreading plant disease. These trees, known for their medicinal and nutritional properties, are dying out without a focused research and action plan.   Cycas circinalis, also known …

Pine Needles-based fuel-making technology

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times   Context: CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) and UCOST have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the “Adarsh Champawat” mission. The MoU aims to deploy technology for producing fuel from pine needles. The technology involves, Briquetting, the process of converting biomass residues into a fuel. Briquetting …

Frontier Technology Labs

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB    Context: Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Meta have collaborated to launch Frontier Technology Labs (FTLs) in schools across India, aiming to democratize access to future technologies and empower youth to innovate. These labs, an advanced version of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs), will provide state-of-the-art infrastructure for students …

Penicillin G

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE Context: India is set to restart the manufacturing of the common antibiotic Penicillin G after three decades, with Hyderabad-based Aurobindo Pharma leading the initiative. The halt in Penicillin manufacturing in India during the ’90s was primarily due to cheaper Chinese products flooding the market, rendering Indian production unviable. …

Kolkata underwater corridor

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Prime Minister inaugurated the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section of Kolkata Metro’s East-West corridor, marking India’s debut into underwater metro services. The underwater tunnel, spanning 520 meters beneath the Hooghly River, will facilitate swift travel. Key points about the metro project include its status as India’s first transportation …

UDGAM portal

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ET  Context: 30 banks have become part of the UDGAM portal   What is the UDGAM portal? Developed by RBI, it stands for Unclaimed Deposits-Gateway to Access inforMation. It serves as a centralized platform for the public to search for unclaimed deposits across multiple banks. The portal allows users …

Sweden Joins NATO

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BBC Context: Sweden has officially become the 32nd member of NATO, joining the military alliance two years after applying following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Sweden’s NATO membership was delayed due to objections from Turkey and Hungary, but eventually received approval.

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Awards   Source: PIB   Context: President of India, presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the years 2022 and 2023  

Fiscal Federalism: Kerala’s Government Case Against Centre

GS Paper 2   Syllabus: Fiscal Federalism    Source: TH    Context: The Supreme Court advised Kerala to meet with the Centre’s team again and accept the ₹13,608 crore offered to address the immediate financial crisis in the state.   What is the case about? The issue revolves around the Centre’s imposition of a Net …

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  CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR KPSC KAS Prelims Cum Mains Batch 13     Dear students, Insights IAS has been successfully guiding students for UPSC Civil Services examination for the past 10 years in the offline mode and for the past 12 years in the online mode. The strategy followed in different courses coupled …