Topper’s Talk | Open Session by ISHITA PHULORIA, Rank 140 UPSC CSE 2023 | At Delhi Centre

  Dear Student, Greetings from Insights IAS! We are delighted to inform you all that we are organizing a Topper’s talk with Ms. Ishita Phuloria, AIR 140 – UPSC CSE 2023 on 10th May 2024 at 2pm. In this session, Ms. Ishita Phuloria will be sharing her strategies and experiences of his UPSC journey and …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : An inheritance tax will help reduce inequality

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance(Inheritance Tax, Labour Force Survey data, wealth tax, Land value tax etc) Mains GS Paper II & III: Functions and responsibilities of the union and the states, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The World Inequality database found that …

MQ-9B Predator drones

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BS  Context: The Indian Army and Air Force plan to deploy MQ-9B Predator drones at Sarsawa and Gorakhpur air bases in Uttar Pradesh to enhance surveillance along the Line of Actual Control with China. The US-made drones, with a flight time of over 36 hours and capable of reaching …

Tactical nuclear weapons

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TOI  Context: Russia has ordered tactical nuclear weapons drills as a warning to Ukraine’s allies amid rising tensions.  TNWs, or Tactical Nuclear Weapons, are weapons not classified as “strategic” under US-Russian arms control agreements. They include short-range options like land-based missiles (less than 500 km range) and air- or …

Secure IoT

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: India Today  Context: IIT Madras startup Mindgrove Technologies has launched Secure IoT, India’s first microcontroller chip, which is cheaper and more efficient.   Running at 700 MHz, Secure IoT is 30% cheaper than other chips and offers high performance, versatility, and security features. It aims to bridge the gap …

China’s Chang’e-6 mission

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Nature   Context: China’s Chang’e-6 mission, launched successfully, aims to collect rocks from the Moon’s far side, a complex endeavour requiring precise planning.   About the Chang Mission: Chang’e-6, China’s mission to the Moon’s far side, aims to retrieve 2 kilograms of samples, a feat never accomplished before. Unlike …

Drip Pricing

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: HT  Context: The Department of Consumer Affairs warns against drip pricing.   What is Drip Pricing? Drip pricing is a tactic where only part of a product’s price is advertised, with additional charges revealed later. It’s used to attract customers and has been labelled as a dark pattern under …

Hicky’s Bengal Gazette

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: On World Press Freedom Day (May 3), India remembers Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, the country’s first newspaper. Launched in 1780 by James Augustus Hicky in Kolkata, it highlighted government corruption and civic issues but faced closure due to lawsuits. It was a weekly English-language publication that faced closure …

Good news for India’s healthcare system

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions   Source: IE  Context: India’s healthcare system is witnessing positive developments, with significant increases in government health expenditure (GHE) as a proportion of GDP and per capita expenditure.   Findings of the recent National Health Accounts (NHA):  Increasing Government Investment in Healthcare: Government health expenditure (GHE) as a …

UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 8 May 2024

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UPSC MINDMAP – India’s 5G Leap

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UPSC Editorials Quiz : 8 May 2024

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UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 8 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: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental …