UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Preventing animal cruelty is a duty of the state               

                   Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Article 14, Article 21, Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA Act), 1960 etc Mains GS Paper I and II: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors and issues arising out of them etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Amendments to the Croatian Penal Code, enhanced the punishment for causing …

INSIGHTS IAS WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS MAGAZINE : 15 April – 20 April 2024

  Dear Students, Our motto has always been to simplify your UPSC CSE preparation. In pursuance of the above objective, our team decided to improve the magazines further. The new and improved version of our Weekly CA Magazine has several features/changes: No more bullets in the index (a much-requested feature! Yes, we are always listening …

Indian Ocean

Mapping   Source: TH  Context:  A recent study by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) predicts a significant warming of the Indian Ocean, leading to a tenfold increase in marine heatwaves, from an average of 20 days per year to 220–250 days per year. The Arabian Sea experiences maximum warming.   Consequences: This warming …

Pakistan’s Hangor class submarine

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Pakistan has unveiled its inaugural Hangor class submarine, designed as a direct counterpart to India’s Kalvari class submarines.   About Kalvari class submarines: It was constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited under Project-75, are derived from the French Scorpeneclass submarines. These vessels feature diesel-electric propulsion and serve …

Ethylene

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Context: Two individuals were apprehended in Hyderabad for using an artificial ripening agent, ethylene, on mangoes. Authorities stated that the use of such chemicals breaches FSSAI guidelines and poses health risks including skin burns, irritation, inflammation, lung irritation, heavy metal poisoning, and neurological issues when consumed.  

Goldman Environmental Prize

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context:  Alok Shukla, a forest and tribal rights activist of Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan , has won the 2024 Goldman Environmental Prize for his campaign saving over 4 lakh acres of forests in Chhattisgarh’s Hasdeo Aranya region from 21 planned coal mines.   The Hasdeo Aranya forests, spread across …

Impact of GI-certified products

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH    Context: NABARD has initiated a study to evaluate the impact of Geographical Indication (GI) products. This study aims to assess the benefits received by artisans and producers due to GI tags.  

UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Prevention & Preparedness for Heatwaves

       Heatwaves: Qualitatively, heat wave is a condition of air temperature which becomes fatal to human body when exposed. Quantitatively, it is defined based on the temperature thresholds over a region in terms of actual temperature or its departure from normal. In certain countries it is defined in term of the heat …

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UPSC Editorials Quiz : 2 May 2024

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UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 2 May 2024

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture …

An elevated corridor is being constructed to reduce traffic congestion in the capital of a particular state. You have been selected as project manager of this prestigious project on your professional competence and experience.

Topic: Case Study 7. An elevated corridor is being constructed to reduce traffic congestion in the capital of a particular state. You have been selected as project manager of this prestigious project on your professional competence and experience. The deadline is to complete the project in the next two years by 30 June 2021, since …

Brand ambassadors should be held accountable for misleading advertisements and endorsements to protect consumers, uphold ethical standards, and preserve trust and integrity in advertising. Examine.

Topic: ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; 6. Brand ambassadors should be held accountable for misleading advertisements and endorsements to protect consumers, uphold ethical standards, and preserve trust and integrity in advertising. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …

Inequality in India stems from various factors, both historical and contemporary. Hence, targeted interventions should focus on vulnerable groups to ensure equitable access to social services and support systems. Analyse.

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5. Inequality in India stems from various factors, both historical and contemporary. Hence, targeted interventions should focus on vulnerable groups to ensure equitable access to social services and support systems. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: French economist Thomas Piketty, along …