UPSC STATIC QUIZ – History : 9 May 2024

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PRIME (Pre-cum-Mains Enrichment Notes for UPSC) – March 2024

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UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Giving primacy to human development

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance(HDI, UNDP, Different social service Schemes, MPI) Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Health, poverty and hunger etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Human Development Index (HDI) report stated that India ranked 135 in 2021, it …

Darfur (Sudan)

Mapping   Source: CNN  Context: The UN warns of imminent starvation in Darfur, Sudan, as escalating violence worsens the country’s hunger crisis. Civil war since April 2023 has led to a devastating humanitarian situation, with people resorting to eating “grass and peanut shells” to survive, according to the World Food Programme.   About the Darfur …

Global Biofuel Alliance (GBA)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BS  Context: The Global Biofuel Alliance (GBA) outlined a work plan at a recent meeting, focusing on assessing country landscapes, drafting policy frameworks, and conducting biofuel workshops. India proposed three workstreams to support biofuel trade, raise awareness, and enhance adoption. However, uncertainty persists regarding the launch date and location …

Semi Cryogenic Pre-Burner Ignition Test Article (PITA)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ISRO  Context:  ISRO recently achieved a milestone by conducting the first PreBurner Ignition trial for the Semi-Cryogenic Engine (SCE)-200. This ignition process is crucial in developing liquid rocket engine systems. The SCE uses liquid oxygen (LOX) as an oxidizer and refined kerosene as fuel, aiming to produce a thrust …

RBI’s stricter Regulations for Project Finance

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ET  Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed stricter regulations for project finance, aiming to reduce risks in infrastructure projects. These rules include higher provisioning during construction and classifying delayed projects as non-performing assets. According to RBI guidelines, lenders must maintain 5% provisions for projects under implementation. …

Repatriation and Disinvestment

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BS  Context: The recent decline in gross foreign direct investment (FDI) is concerning, but equally worrying is the increasing pace of repatriation and disinvestment.    What is repatriation and disinvestment? Repatriation refers to the process of sending profits, dividends, or funds earned from investments in a foreign country back …

India VIX

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Moneycontrol  Context: India’s VIX surged above 16.5 amidst election-driven volatility, prompting caution from experts on leveraged positions. With the general election outcome nearing, market experts anticipate increased volatility.   What is India VIX? India VIX is a volatility index that measures the expected volatility in the Indian stock market …

Right to Peaceful Death

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The article contrasts end-of-life care in India and the West, emphasizing the need for a dignified passing for all. It calls for a rational system to ensure peaceful deaths and highlights the Right to Peaceful Death   What is the Right to Peaceful Death?  The Right to …

Virtual Touch

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: IE  Context:  Apart from the concepts of “good touch” and “bad touch”, minors must be taught the concept of “virtual touch” to enable them to recognise potential risks in cyberspace: Delhi HC The court made the observations while refusing to grant bail to a woman accused of helping …

Analysis of India’s Aviation Sector

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Indian Economy: Transportation Sector   Source: IE   Context: IndiGo’s recent order for 30 wide-body Airbus A350-900 aircraft has sparked interest in its plans for long-haul, low-cost air travel, and highlighted India’s booming aviation sector   What is a Long-haul, low-cost air travel model? It extends low-cost carriers’ operations to non-stop, …

UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 9 May 2024

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UPSC Editorials Quiz : 9 May 2024

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