Indonesia’s Mount Ibu

Mapping   Source: HT  Context: Indonesia’s Mount Ibu on Halmahera island erupted, sending ash 4 km high with purple lightning flashing around its crater.   About Mount Ibu  Mount Ibu is a stratovolcano on the northwest coast of Halmahera Island, Indonesia. It stands 1,377 meters above sea level and spans 16 km east-west and 13 …

Nephrotic syndrome

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: HT  Context: A recent study has unveiled a breakthrough in identifying and tracking renal diseases associated with nephrotic syndrome. Employing a hybrid methodology, scientists discovered that anti-nephrin autoantibodies serve as a reliable biomarker for monitoring disease progression, offering the potential for personalized therapeutic strategies. Biomarkers, like blood pressure, are …

AstroSat

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ISRO  Context: AstroSat has facilitated the discovery of ‘aperiodic modulation’ in high-energy X-ray photons during an ‘unusual’ outburst phase in a black hole X-ray binary (BH-XRB) system BH-XRB system consists of a black hole and a companion star that is locked in gravitation.  

WIPO Treaty

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: WIPO  Context: WIPO member states approved a historic new Treaty on intellectual property (IP), genetic resources (GR), and traditional knowledge (TK), following decades of negotiations.   Need for the Treaty: Addressing Biopiracy: Ensures traditional knowledge is not exploited without permission or compensation. Utilization: Genetic resources and traditional knowledge are often …

India’s Trade Deficit

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Th  Context: According to recent official data, India recorded a trade deficit with nine of its top 10 trading partners, including China, Russia, Singapore, and Korea, in 2023-24.   What is Trade Deficit? A trade deficit occurs when a country’s imports exceed its exports, meaning it buys more goods …

Manama Declaration

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: HT  Context: Recently, the Arab League called for UN peacekeeping forces in the Palestinian territories during a summit in Manama, Bahrain. The “Manama Declaration” (Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain) urged international protection and UN peacekeeping forces in the occupied Palestinian territories until a two-state solution is …

Global Species Action Plan Online Knowledge Platform (GSAP SKILLS)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IUCN  Context: IUCN launched the Global Species Action Plan Online Knowledge Platform, known as GSAP SKILLS, at the Fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, Convention on Biological Diversity.   About GSAP Skills: The Global Species Action Plan (GSAP) SKILLS platform brings GSAP content online, enabling real-time updates …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Chabahar’s opportunities and challenges

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, Chabahar Port, India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), Arabian gulf, Gulf of Oman, 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 concluded contract …

UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 28 May 2024

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UPSC Editorials Quiz : 28 May 2024

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UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 28 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 …

“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” ― H.G. Wells

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” ― H.G. Wells Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. …

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened …

The Minimum Support Price (MSP) system in India, designed to protect farmers from sharp declines in market prices, faces significant limitations. Analyse.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; 5. The Minimum Support Price (MSP) system in India, designed to protect farmers from sharp declines in market prices, faces significant limitations. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: The article discusses that import policy must be …