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[PDF] DAY – 22 Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2024: Topic – ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY, Subject-wise Test 14,15, 26, Textbook-based Test 18,19,20 and November 2023 CA

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UPSC Sansad TV: Perspective- Promoting Tourism

     Introduction: Tourism sector in India is a significant economic multiplier and is becoming increasingly important as the country strives for rapid economic growth and employment creation. Despite the tourism sector being severely affected by COVID, India witnessed a jump in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in 2022. The Draft National Tourism Policy formulated by …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Poll campaigns in India must reflect climate issues

    Source: The Hind  Prelims: Current events of national importance(World Meteorological Organization (WMO), tropical Cyclones, Covid-19, National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)etc Mains GS Paper II: Conservation of Environment, Biodiversity and Environment(Environmental Pollution and pollutants and degradation)etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The State of the Global Climate report released by the World Meteorological Organization …

Cambodia (cyber-Slavery)

Mapping   Source: BBC  Context: Hundreds of Indians were rescued from cyber-scam factories in Cambodia after being promised jobs but forced into illegal online work (ranging from money laundering to love scams).   About Cyber-Slavery: Cyber-slavery exploits people in the digital world, luring victims with false job promises and forcing them into online scams. This …

Zircon hypersonic missile

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: The Print    Context: Russian President confirmed that the 3M22 Zircon hypersonic missile had been used in combat, presenting a new challenge to Ukrainian air defense systems in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The Zircon missile, capable of reaching eight times the speed of sound with a …

Ozone on Callisto

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Context: An international team, including researchers from India’s PRL Ahmedabad, has discovered evidence of ozone on Jupiter’s moon Callisto, indicating complex chemical processes on icy celestial bodies. The study, reveals the chemical evolution of sulphur dioxide ice under ultraviolet irradiation, leading to ozone formation. The presence of ozone …

Tissue culture

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Hindustan Times  Context: The forest and wildlife department of Delhi is establishing a tissue culture laboratory at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary to generate saplings of threatened or rare native trees in the city. The aim is to grow endangered native trees in a controlled environment and regenerate saplings …

Cardamom

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Large-scale damage to cardamom plantations has been reported in various regions of Kerala due to the drought. Farmers are facing significant losses, with many fearing the destruction of their crops if the drought persists. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Idukki recommend …

Indigenous Knowledge – Konda Reddi tribe

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The indigenous knowledge of the Konda Reddi tribe regarding the Indian laurel tree’s water-storing ability has been confirmed by forest officials in the Papikonda National Park. Forest authorities conducted an experiment by cutting the bark of the Indian laurel tree, revealing water splashing out, particularly in the …