INSTA REVISION MODULES : Art and Culture 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 …

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: In Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Asiatic wild dogs are affected by mange disease, likely spread by feral dogs.   About Mange Disease  It is a skin disease caused by mite infestations, leading to inflammation, itching, and hair loss. It can be severe, caused by Sarcoptes scabiei mites, which also cause human …

Doxxing

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Doxxing, the act of publicly revealing a person’s private information online, poses significant risks to victims, including physical, digital, and emotional harm. Perpetrators often share personal data such as addresses, phone numbers, and financial information obtained through illegal means like hacking. Victims may face harassment, threats, and …

Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) satellite

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: NASA  Context: NASA’s PACE satellite is now providing publicly available data, offering unprecedented insights into ocean health, air quality, and climate change effects. Equipped with advanced instruments, including the Ocean Color Instrument (OCI) and two multi-angle polarimeters, PACE can detect various wavelengths of light to study microscopic life in …

  Gravitational waves

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE    Context: An international team of astrophysicists, has made a ground-breaking discovery using gravitational waves. They detected a merger between a neutron star and a mysterious object located in the “mass gap,” which is the range between the heaviest neutron stars and the lightest black holes. Named GW230529, …

Hydrogel

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH    Context: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a sustainable hydrogel to address the issue of microplastic pollution in water. Microplastics, posing significant threats to human health and the environment, can enter our bodies through water consumption. The three-layer polymer hydrogel, consisting of chitosan, …

Prerana Program

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB    Context: Recently the inaugural alumni meet of the Prerana Program was conducted virtually. The event aimed to assess the program’s impact and facilitate the exchange of insights among participants. It featured students sharing positive experiences and the transformative effects of the program on their lives.   About …

Home voting

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB    Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has introduced a ground-breaking initiative for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, providing the option of home voting for elderly citizens above 85 years of age and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with a 40% benchmark disability. This initiative aims to enhance …

Adjudicating Authority under PMLA, 2002

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE Context: The Adjudicating Authority under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) has confirmed the attachment of assets belonging to the Congress party-promoted National Herald newspaper.   What is Adjudicating Authority under PMLA, 2002? The Adjudicating Authority under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) is …

Kuchipudi

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Kuchipudi, a traditional dance-drama performance, has evolved from being male-dominated to a classical dance form with the prominence of female dancers across India. However, in the village of Kuchipudi in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, the art form faces challenges, including a lack of interest among the younger …

Ethical concerns regarding Misuse of social media

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Application of Ethics   Source: TOI   Context: The Supreme Court has expressed concern over the misuse of social media platforms, initiating contempt proceedings against an Assam legislator for a misleading Facebook post about a pending case.   Factors responsible for misuse of Media: The misuse of social media platforms stems …

UPSC Sansad TV: Homeopathy: Easy and Affordable Therapy

     Introduction: President of India, Droupadi Murmu inaugurated a two-day Homoeopathy Symposium, organized by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, in New Delhi on the occasion of World Homoeopathy Day. Homeopathy is an ancient medical system founded in the late 18th century BY German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathic medicines are cost effective , …

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