Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura, and Kalapani (Nepal)

Mapping   Source: BT  Context: Nepal plans to introduce a new Rs 100 currency note featuring disputed territories with India, including Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura, and Kalapani.   Previously, in 2020, Nepal passed its second Constitution Amendment Bill which provided legal status to its claims over these territories India has objected to this move, considering it an …

Bhadra Tiger Reserve

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Bhadra Tiger Reserve in Chikkamagaluru is attracting more tourists, scientists, and photographers.  

Peptide

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ScienceTech  Context: A peptide derived from cows shows promise in treating deadly drug-resistant bacterial infections, particularly those caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae.   About the Klebsiella pneumoniae:  It is a bacterium commonly found in the intestines, typically harmless but can cause severe infections like pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and wound …

Goldene

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: Researchers (at Sweden’s Linköping University) have successfully created a groundbreaking material called Goldene, a one-atom-thick sheet of gold, marking the first time a metal has been developed into a freestanding 2D sheet.   What is Goldene? Goldene is a one-atom-thick sheet of gold. It marks the first …

Thirthahalli Arecanut

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Tirthahalli variety of areca has been identified as the best quality among those grown in Karnataka.   About Areca       :  The Areca palm, also known as the yellow palm or butterfly palm, is characterized by clustered slender stems and ascending leaves. Originating from Madagascar, it thrives …

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TOI  Context: A study in Chhattisgarh revealed that despite the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), out-of-pocket spending (OOPE) on health remains high, particularly in private hospitals, due to the widespread practice of dual billing   PMJAY Overview: Ministry: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Genesis: Launched in 2018 …

Mullaperiyar dam Issue

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Tamil Nadu accuses Kerala of obstructing Mullaperiyar dam work while expressing safety concerns. Kerala allegedly delays routine maintenance, hindering strengthening efforts.   About the Dam: The Mullaperiyar Dam, a 126-year-old structure in Kerala’s Idukki district, is owned and maintained by Tamil Nadu for various purposes like irrigation …

PRS Legislative Research’s Annual Review of State Laws 2023

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Parliament and State legislature   Source: TH  Context: PRS Legislative Research  (an Indian non-profit organisation established in September 2005 as an independent research institute) has released its “Annual Review of State Laws 2023,” providing a detailed analysis of State legislatures’ performance across India.   Status of Bills Passed by States: On …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : A half-hearted climate change verdict

      Source: The Hindu, The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, COP, IPCC, Article 21, Article 14, CJI, Pavagada Solar Park etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests, Important international institutions etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Supreme Court has recognised …

UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 7 May 2024

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[ ADMISSIONS OPEN : INSTA KAS] KPSC KAS PRELIMS CUM MAINS Batch 14 in Bengaluru (Offline & Online) | Starts on 27th May 2024

      CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR KPSC KAS Prelims Cum Mains Batch 14     Dear students, Insights IAS has been successfully guiding students for UPSC Civil Services examination for the past 10 years in the offline mode and for the past 12 years in the online mode. The strategy followed in different …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 7 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: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts …