[ TOPPERS from Insights IAS ] 200+ Candidates from various Courses and Initiatives of InsightsIAS Clear UPSC Civil Services Examination – 2023 !

  Hearty congratulations to all the Rank Holders for making it to the coveted final list of UPSC CSE 2023.  Your accomplishment reflects an ultimate blend of exceptional hard-work, grit and perseverance. InsightsIAS has produced stellar results in the UPSC Civil Services Exam ever since 2014.This year, around 200+ candidates who have been a part …

Andaman and Nicobar to establish wildlife sanctuaries

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH   Context: The Andaman and Nicobar administration’s plan to establish wildlife sanctuaries on islands traditionally managed and inhabited by the indigenous southern Nicobarese people ignores their rights and disregards the ecological and social impacts.     The Andaman Islands consist of 572 islands, with key ones including North …

Easter Island

Mapping   Source: IE  Context: Scientists recently discovered 160 species, with at least 50 potentially new to science, during an expedition across the Salas y Gómez Ridge to Easter Island. The findings include various marine life like squid, fish, corals, molluscs, and sea stars. The ridge, home to over 110 seamounts, supports diverse ecosystems and …

Llama 3

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Meta has unveiled its most advanced Large Language Model (LLM) yet, the Meta Llama 3, which boasts significant improvements in performance and capabilities over its predecessors. Available in two sizes, 8B and 70B parameters, Llama 3 is integrated into Meta’s proprietary virtual assistant, Meta AI. The model …

‘Pink’ hydrogen

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Business Line    Context: India is considering amending the Atomic Energy Act, 1962, to allow private investments in the nuclear sector, aiming to boost nuclear capacity and promote clean energy initiatives, particularly hydrogen. Currently, the Act restricts private ownership of nuclear plants, but proposed amendments would enable private companies …

Genomic accordion

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH   Context: Mpox, a DNA virus, exhibits a unique evolutionary strategy known as the genomic accordion, involving expansions and contractions of its genome. Researchers identified 4-kilobase sections of the genome, previously deemed unimportant, as critical for human-to-human transmissibility and evolutionary adaptability. Variations in certain genes influence the virus’s …

National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO)-ID

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH    Context: The Union Health Ministry has mandated that all cases of organ transplants, whether from living or deceased donors, must be assigned a unique National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO)-ID for both the donor and the recipient. This directive aims to curb commercial dealings in organs, …

Top-tier security partner

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH   Context: Australia’s new National Defence Strategy (NDS) highlights India as a top-tier security partner, emphasizing the importance of its Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in contributing to stability in the Indo-Pacific region. The strategy aims to deepen defence cooperation with India through practical initiatives and information sharing. Australia plans …

Summit of the Future 2024

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: HT  Context: UN Secretary-General Guterres highlights Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) reform as a key theme at the upcoming Summit of the Future during UNGA, praising the Indian G20 presidency’s efforts.   About the Summit:The Summit of the Future 2024 is a flagship event organized during the annual high-level UN …

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: NHRC Context: During the recent Statutory Full Commission meeting organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India, chaired by Justice Shri Arun Mishra, the emphasis was placed on the need for collaborative strategies among all seven National Commissions to ensure the protection of human rights, particularly for …

Ross Ice Shelf

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: NDTV    Context: Researchers have discovered that the massive Ross Ice Shelf makes sudden jumps twice a day. These sudden shifts, akin to tremors along earthquake faults, could weaken the Ross Ice Shelf over time, potentially accelerating ice melt rates and contributing to sea level rise. A sudden jump …

50 Years of Chipko Movement

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Women/Environment Movement in Indian Society   Source: DTE  Context: The Chipko movement, which originated in the 1970s in the Himalayan villages of Reni and Mandal, marked its 50th anniversary recently.   What was the Chipko movement? The Chipko movement was a non-violent protest that began in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand …

[PDF] DAY – 42 Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2024: Topic – MODERN INDIA, Subject-wise Test 7,21, Textbook-based Test – 23,24,25 and April 2024 CA

  Click Here to Download the Insta Test PDF – Question Paper Click Here to Download the Insta Test PDF   Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE Please subscribe to Our podcast channel HERE Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelHERE Follow our Twitter Account HERE Follow our Instagram ID HERE   Follow us on LinkedIn : HERE 

[PDF] DAY – 39 Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2024: Topic – MODERN INDIA, Subject-wise Test 3, 4 , Textbook-based Test – 23 and Feb & Mar 2024 CA

  Click Here to Download the Insta Test PDF – Question Paper Click Here to Download the Insta Test PDF   Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE Please subscribe to Our podcast channel HERE Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelHERE Follow our Twitter Account HERE Follow our Instagram ID HERE   Follow us on LinkedIn : HERE 

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Restoring earth’s right to ‘good health’

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, G20, Global south, UNFPA, SDG, Article 14, Article 21, World Meteorological Organization, International Mother Earth Day, NDC, Mains GS Paper II & III: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The European Court of …