[Admissions Open] MISSION SANJEEVINI 2.0 for KPSC KAS Prelims (Bilingual ) | Rapid Revision Prelims Program | Online & Offline in Bengaluru

    CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE for MISSION SANJEEVINI 2.0     KPSC KAS Prelims notification is out and the prelims is scheduled for 21st of July 2024. It is high time for you all to focus completely towards the Prelims exam preparation to ace the exam at ease. On popular demand, we’re thrilled to unveil …

Think before you Ink | Solve PYQs from CDS, NDA, IES, CSE with Nikhil Sir from Monday to Friday

  This is a new initiative for Prelims 2024. Solve 5 PYQs from CDS, NDA, IES, CSE with Nikhil sir. In this Video sir will also give you logic and explanation for the PYQs solved.      Join our Official Telegram Channel HERE Please subscribe to Our podcast channel HERE Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelHERE Follow …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The missing links in IMEC Corridor as shown by the Gaza war

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), Arabian gulf, mapping of west asia and Europe etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India and Iran signed a 10-year long-term bilateral contract for …

[Video Series for Prelims 2024] Think before you Ink | Solve PYQs from CDS, NDA, IES, CSE with Nikhil Sir from Monday to Friday

  Dear students, We are excited to announce our new initiative for PRELIMS 2024 – “Think Before You Ink.” This is a video series on our YouTube channel, where our faculty member, Nikhil K. Gowda, will solve 5 previous year questions (PYQs) from CDS, NDA, IES, and CSE from Monday to Friday. Previous year questions …

Ujani dam

Mapping   Source: NDTV  Context: Six people, including two children, drowned after their boat capsized in the Ujani dam backwaters in Maharashtra’s Pune district due to strong winds and rains.   About Ujani Dam: Ujani Dam is on the Bhima River near Ujjani village in Solapur district, Maharashtra. The dam generates 12 MW of hydroelectric …

Zero Debris Charter

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ESA  Context: Recently, twelve nations signed the Zero Debris Charter at the ESA/EU Space Council, committing to making space activities debris-neutral by 2030.   The signatories include Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, alongside the European Space Agency (ESA) as …

Sympatric speciation

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IITB  Context: A study by researchers at IIT Bombay, challenged the traditional view that new species can only develop in geographically isolated areas (allopatric speciation). Instead, it demonstrates that new species can evolve in the same area without geographic barriers, a process known as sympatric speciation. The study used …

AI agents

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: GPT-4o by OpenAI and Project Astra by Google represent a new breed of AI known as AI agents. Unlike conventional voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, AI agents can engage in real-time, multi-modal interactions with humans, processing various inputs including text, images, and voice. They perceive their …

eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: IIT Madras-incubated ePlane Company is set to launch eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft in Bengaluru.   What are eVTOLs (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft)? These are vehicles that can take off and land vertically using electric propulsion. They use electric motors to drive rotors …

Institute of Chartered Accountants Of India (ICAI)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: LiveLaw  Context: The Supreme Court upheld a regulation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), limiting chartered accountants to accepting a maximum number of tax audit assignments per financial year.   What is ICAI? The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established …

Top Startup Cities

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: PitchBook recently released its 2024 global Venture Capital ecosystem rankings, spotlighting the top 50 startup cities worldwide. Mumbai secured the 32nd spot, Bengaluru ranked 34th, and Gurugram made it to 48th place. The report highlights a surge in innovation and growth in the global startup landscape, attracting …

The Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PPIRP)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Economic Times  Context: The Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PPIRP) has successfully facilitated the full settlement of operational creditors’ claims for five companies.    About The Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PPIRP): The Pre-Packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PPIRP) is a mechanism for resolving corporate insolvency that was added to the Insolvency and …

Recognition of Palestine

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: Ireland, Norway, and Spain plan to formally recognize the state of Palestine, highlighting a shift in international opinion. Recently, 143 countries, including India, called for UN recognition of Palestine. The International Criminal Court has sought arrest warrants for Israeli leaders and Hamas for war crimes.   These …

Form 17C

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: NDTV   Context: A dispute has arisen over the Election Commission’s (EC) handling of voter turnout data, particularly related to Form 17C. Form 17C records detailed polling data, including the number of votes cast and rejected at each booth. The Commission maintained there is no legal mandate for it to make …

Was the Stone Age Actually the Age of Wood?

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: New research suggests that the Stone Age, known for stone tools, might also be termed the “Wood Age” due to advanced woodworking. A study of 300,000-400,000-year-old wooden artefacts from Schöningen, Germany, reveals that these tools required significant skill and precision. The study identified 187 wooden artifacts showing …

The vital role played by Tribal Communities in Preserving Forests

GS Paper 3   Syllabus: Environmental Conservation    Source: IE  Context: Droupadi Murmu (in this article) emphasized the vital role of preserving forests and advocated for listening to tribal communities, whose collective wisdom can guide ecological sustainability.   About Scheduled Tribes in India:   Roles Tribal Population Play in Forest Conservation:   Key Challenges Encountered …

UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 25 May 2024

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UPSC Editorials Quiz : 25 May 2024

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