[Registrations Open] Scholarship Test on 9th June for Super OGP 2025 (Offline & Online Guidance Program) at Delhi | Integrated Foundation Program for UPSC CSE 2025

      Scholarship Test on: 9th June 2024 REGISTER HERE TO TAKE THE TEST IN THE ONLINE MODE REGISTER HERE TO TAKE THE TEST IN THE OFFLINE MODE             Dear Student, InsightsIAS is thrilled to announce the conduction of a scholarship test on 9th June 2024 for our groundbreaking …

Campi Flegrei (Italy)

Mapping   Source: Yahoo News Context: Recently, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck Italy’s Campi Flegrei supervolcano region, causing mild damage in Pozzuoli and Naples. This quake, part of a recent “seismic storm,” occurred at a depth of three kilometres.   What is Campi Flegrei?  Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) is an active volcanic area near Naples, …

Indian Naval Ships Conclude South China Sea Deployment

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Th  Context: Indian Navy ships INS Delhi, INS Shakti, and INS Kiltan completed their operational deployment to the South China Sea, visiting Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Brunei. This deployment underscores India’s expanding maritime engagement in Southeast Asia, focusing on cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. The visit included exchanges, …

Astronomical Transients (2024 Shaw Prize for Astronomy)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Th  Context: Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the 2024 Shaw Prize for Astronomy for his studies of astronomical transients.   His contributions: Recognized for pioneering research on millisecond pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and other transient astronomical objects. He led the development of the Palomar Transient Factory and Zwicky Transient Facility, …

Stellaria mcclintockiae

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: A new plant species, Stellaria mcclintockiae, was discovered in Kerala’s Nelliyampathy hills and named after Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock (e for her discovery of Jumping Genes. This is the first Stellaria species reported from South India. The annual herb, found at elevations of 1,250-1,400 meters, has unique …

Golden Rice

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: The Philippine Court of Appeals recently revoked biosafety permits for the commercial production of genetically modified golden rice and Bt eggplant. The court cited the government’s failure to establish safety monitoring mechanisms.  

Health For All Mandate of WHO

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: WHO  Context:  The World Health Organization (WHO) launched its inaugural Investment Round to revamp its funding model in the face of global challenges such as climate change, pandemics, and geopolitical instability.   What is Health For All? The concept of “Health for All” originated from the Alma-Ata Declaration of …

Volcanoes on Venus: Fresh Lava Flows Detected

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ET  Context: Radar footage has revealed fresh lava flows on Venus, indicating active volcanoes. Researchers from Italy’s International Research School of Planetary Sciences compared recent images with those from the 1990-1992 Magellan spacecraft, confirming new rock formations. These findings suggest Venus is more volcanic than previously thought, with active …

Major Radhika Sen

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: UN  Context: Major Radhika Sen, an Indian military peacekeeper serving with the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will receive the 2023 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award.   Her Contributions: She led efforts to engage with conflict-affected communities, particularly women and …

Rising Heat Stress and its Mitigation

GS Paper 3 (Heat Stress and its Mitigation)  Syllabus: Disaster management/ Geography  Context: Rising Heat-Stress temperatures in urban India are not solely due to climate change but also a result of increased concretization and urban sprawl, contributing to excess heat stress. India’s major cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Hyderabad, are facing worsening …

UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 30 May 2024

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UPSC Editorials Quiz : 30 May 2024

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UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE : 30 May 2024

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Contentment is a vital attribute for civil servants as it directly impacts their effectiveness, morale, and the quality of service they provide to the public. Discuss.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7. Contentment is a vital attribute for civil servants as it directly impacts their effectiveness, morale, and the quality of service they provide to the public. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: …

India’s nuclear doctrine has effectively maintained strategic stability and deterrence in a complex regional environment. However, given the changing geopolitical and technological landscape, it is essential to review and update the doctrine to address emerging threats and ensure robust deterrence. Analyse.

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. 6.  India’s nuclear doctrine has effectively maintained strategic stability and deterrence in a complex regional environment. However, given the changing geopolitical and technological landscape, it is essential to review and update the doctrine to address emerging threats and ensure robust deterrence. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: …