UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 14 May 2024

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Kaziranga National Park

Mapping   Source: TH  Context:  Kaziranga National Park in Assam has achieved a significant milestone by recording its highest revenue in its 50-year history during the 2023-24 tourism year. The park also witnessed a surge in visitors, with a total of 3,27,493 tourists, including 13,919 foreign visitors.   About Kaziranga National Park: Located in the State of …

Sea Anemone

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Th  Context: Scientists at the ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR) have discovered mass sea anemone bleaching off Agatti island in the Lakshadweep group.   About Sea anemones: They belong to the phylum Cnidaria, and reside in ocean waters, mainly in coastal tropical regions. Establishing symbiotic relationships with …

Roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Researchers at Princeton University discovered that the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, commonly known as C. elegans, exhibits an intriguing behaviour where offspring inherit the knowledge of avoiding disease-causing bacteria consumed by their parents.   This transgenerational transmission of learned behaviour extends up to four generations and is facilitated …

Ultra-processed foods (UPF)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: A 30-year U.S. observational study links higher consumption of most ultra-processed foods to a slightly elevated risk of death, particularly from neurodegenerative causes. Ready-to-eat meat, sugary drinks, dairy desserts, and highly processed breakfast foods showed the strongest associations.   What is Ultra-processed foods (UPF)? UPFs are heavily …

Measles Vaccine

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ET  Context: A recent study revealed that nearly 12% of eligible children in India missed out on the recommended double-dose measles vaccination, indicating a significant gap in immunization coverage. Researchers analyzed data from over 43,000 children aged 2-3 years collected through the National Family Health Survey 2019-21. They found …

Geomagnetic Storms

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: LiveScience  Context: Stunning aurora displays illuminated the night sky during the strongest G-5 level geomagnetic storm in 21 years, producing green and blue hues across the Northern Hemisphere.   What are Geomagnetic storms? They occur when events like solar flares emit higher-than-normal levels of radiation toward Earth, interacting with …

Migration in India: status, prospects and Challenge

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Geography/ Indian Society   Source: BS  Context: Migration is a crucial aspect of economic diplomacy, particularly in Asia where India’s growth is expected to lead global expansion. This growth will drive significant migration to cities, necessitating a focus on urban development.   About Migration in India:         Reasons …

UPSC Editorials Quiz : 14 May 2024

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UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 14 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: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial …

Recognizing and rewarding ethical behavior is not only morally imperative but also strategically advantageous for organizations. Discuss.

Topic: Work culture, Quality of service delivery, 7. Recognizing and rewarding ethical behavior is not only morally imperative but also strategically advantageous for organizations. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the question: To write about …

Deepfakes have the potential to create highly convincing fake content, including videos of political figures to spread false information and manipulate public opinion, undermining the integrity of democratic processes such as elections and public discourse. Examine.

Topic: basics of cyber security; 6. Deepfakes have the potential to create highly convincing fake content, including videos of political figures to spread false information and manipulate public opinion, undermining the integrity of democratic processes such as elections and public discourse. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the …

The role of biogas in India’s energy transition is significant, offering a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Discuss

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. The role of biogas in India’s energy transition is significant, offering a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth , Insights on India Why the question: India’s compressed biogas sector present opportunities for startup entrepreneurs. …