[COMPILATION] Insights Mind Map, April 2024

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  UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The challenge of extra-pulmonary TB

                                        Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance(AMR,TB, extrapulmonary TB, National TB Elimination Programme, WHO etc Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementations etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The World Health Organization (WHO) reports over 10 …

Venezuela

Mapping   Source: TOI   Context: Venezuela may become the first nation to lose all its glaciers as climate scientists reclassify its last glacier, the Humboldt, as an ice field due to its diminutive size. The glacier has drastically shrunk over the years, with one study indicating it reduced to less than 10 hectares by …

Concentration of Carbon Dioxide (Keeling Curve)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Keeling curve  Context: In March 2024, the monthly average concentration of carbon dioxide at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory spiked by 4.7 parts per million compared to March 2023, marking the largest year-over-year gain ever recorded. This surge, attributed to ongoing global fossil fuel consumption, surpassed the previous record set …

First human recipient of pig kidney transplant dies

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: A recipient of a modified pig kidney transplant passed away about two months after the surgery, with no indication that the transplant caused the death.   What is Xenotransplantation? It involves transplanting non-human animal cells, tissues, or organs into humans to address the shortage of donor organs …

Nancy Grace Roman Telescope

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Space.com  Context: NASA’s upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, set to launch in late 2026, will search for tiny primordial black holes dating back to the Big Bang. These hypothetical black holes, with masses similar to Earth or even large asteroids, could revolutionize theoretical physics if detected.   How …

Chabahar port

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: India and Iran have signed a 10-year contract for the operation of the Chabahar port, marking a significant milestone in their maritime cooperation. The agreement enables the operation of the Shahid-Behesti terminal by Indian Ports Global Ltd. (IPGL) in collaboration with Iran’s Port and Maritime Organisation (PMO). …

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Regional Register

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: NewsOnAir  Context: The Ramcharitmanas, Panchatantra, and Sahṛdayāloka-Locana have been added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Regional Register, celebrating India’s rich literary heritage and cultural legacy.     About UNESCO’s Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Regional Register: Launched in 1992. It consists of three Registers namely, International, Regional and …

India set to transition to Living Wages approach

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Constitution   Source: LM  Context: India’s decision to transition from minimum wage to a scientifically determined living wage by 2025, with support from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is commendable.    Types of Wages:   Evolution of Wage System in India:     Current wage system in India:  In India, …