Blue Whales makes a comeback in Seychelles

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: Blue whales, the largest mammal on Earth, have made a remarkable return near the Seychelles after a 60-year absence. Commercial whaling activities decimated their populations, leading to an 89-97% decline. However, recent expeditions conducted by researchers revealed sightings of up to 10 blue whales in the region, a surprising and …

Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: UNEP  Context: The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) celebrates its 10-year anniversary as a key player in advancing climate technology and innovation.    About Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN): Established as the implementation arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Mechanism and …

Marrakesh Agreement

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: WTO  Context: The World Trade Organization (WTO) commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Marrakesh Agreement, a milestone in global trade cooperation   About Marrakesh Agreement: The Marrakesh Agreement, also known as the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO), was signed on April 15, 1994, in Marrakesh, Morocco by …

Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Law

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Forbes    Context: The European Parliament gave its approval for the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), a significant step toward its formal adoption by the European Union. The CSDDD introduces a legal liability for companies regarding environmental and human rights violations within their supply chains. It applies not …

UNCTAD rebranded as ‘UN Trade and Development’

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: UNCTAD   Context: UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, has undergone a significant rebranding as “UN Trade and Development” to mark its 60th anniversary. This strategic move reflects its commitment to enhancing its impact and amplifying its voice on behalf of developing countries. The rebranding initiative …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Sounding the gavel on curative jurisdiction

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Supreme Court, Judges of SC, Curative Jurisdiction, right of privacy, Tribunals etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Structure, organization and functioning of judiciary, role of CJI etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Supreme Court quashed an arbitral tribunal award directing the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to pay ₹7,687 …

UPSC Editorials Quiz : 27 April 2024

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[ Reminder for GS TEST 4 ] STEP UP – Free All India Prelims Test Series 2024 | 28th April 2024

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR STEP UP Prelims Test Series 2024 (Ignore if already registered)   All the Tests will be available in both Online mode as well as Offline mode at all our centres( Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Srinagar, Dharwad, Mysuru)   Students who have missed GS Test 1, Test 2 ,Test …

Weekly Compilation of Practice to Progress(PYQs) for UPSC 22 Apr to 27 Apr

  Dear Student, In order to simplify your preparation further & to make revision easier, we will be releasing a weekly compilation of our UPSC PYQ Initiative: Practice to Progress, every Sunday! We hope that you all find it beneficial. Utilise these compilations to revise & ace the UPSC CSE Prelims 2023! Download the Compilation …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights Mini SECURE: 27 April 2024

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Answer the following questions in 150 words: General Studies – 1   1. India’s contributions play a vital role in sustaining the efficiency and effectiveness of the global shipping industry. Discuss. Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India …