UPSC Sansad TV: The Global Debate- Protecting The Oceans

      Introduction: Covering over 70% of the Earth’s surface, the oceans provide 50% of the Earth’s oxygen, support humanity’s sustenance and provide livelihoods to over 3 billion people globally. But human activities like pollution, overfishing, and climate change, the health of the oceans is fast declining. To protect and help this great resource …

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: Rising saltwater levels threaten Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, causing nearly $3 billion in annual crop losses. The region, known as “Vietnam’s rice bowl,” faces intensified saltwater intrusion due to rising sea levels, droughts, and other factors. This could result in significant damage to agriculture, particularly in the southern Ca Mau province. …

Operation SANKALP

  Source: PIB  Context: Launched by the Indian Navy in December 2023, the operation completed 100 days, operating in key areas including the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, and off the East Coast of Somalia. Its objective is to safeguard India’s maritime interests, counter maritime threats, combat piracy resurgence, and curb narcotics trade in the …

ICG Ship Samudra Paheredar

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context:  ICG Ship Samudra Paheredar recently arrived at Manila Bay, Philippines, as part of an overseas deployment to ASEAN countries. This deployment aims to showcase the Indian Coast Guard’s marine pollution response capabilities and strengthen bilateral cooperation with the Philippine Coast Guard. Built by ABG Shipyard, Surat, it …

Black carbon

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH   Context: Black carbon, emitted from incomplete combustion of biomass and fossil fuels, is a significant contributor to global warming and poses health risks. In India, the residential sector is the largest source of black carbon emissions. Prioritizing black carbon reduction aligns with India’s global commitments to decarbonization …

POEM-3

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TOI    Context: ISRO achieved a significant milestone with its PSLV Orbital Experimental Module-3 (POEM-3) successfully re-entering Earth’s atmosphere without leaving any debris in orbit. This achievement, following the PSLV-C58/XPoSat mission, is termed another milestone by ISRO. The operation involved converting the final stage of the PSLV into POEM-3 …

Preventive detention

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times   Context: The Supreme Court emphasized the need to prevent the arbitrary use of preventive detention powers, overturning a Telangana High Court decision. It clarified that preventive detention is meant to avert future harm, not as a form of punishment, and should be based on careful consideration …

ILO’s India Employment Report 2024: India’s Employment Crisis

GS Paper 3   Syllabus: Indian Economy: Employment/Unemployment    Source: TH, ILO  Context: ILO’s India Employment Report 2024 examines youth employment challenges and trends over two decades, drawing from various data sources Key findings of the Report are:   Positive Findings: Women saw a rise in self-employment and unpaid family work. Labour productivity increased consistently …

INSTA REVISION MODULES : Environment 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 …

UPSC Editorials Quiz : 28 March 2024

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