Techo Funan Canal (Cambodia)

Mapping  Context: Cambodia will start constructing the Chinese-backed Techo Funan Canal. The 180-km canal aims to connect the Mekong River basin to the Cambodian coast. Despite tensions with Vietnam and concerns about potential military use by China, Cambodia asserts the Techo Funan canal will reduce reliance on Vietnamese ports, lower transportation costs, and benefit millions …

Recombinant Proteins

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Context: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, have devised a ground-breaking method for mass-producing recombinant proteins, which include vital substances like vaccine antigens, insulin, and monoclonal antibodies.   What are Recombinant Proteins? They are proteins that are artificially produced through genetic engineering techniques. These proteins are created by …

FDI inflows into India decreased

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Context: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into India fell 3.5% to $44 billion in FY24 due to reduced investments in services, telecom, and pharma sectors. However, January-March FY24 saw a 33.4% rise to $12.38 billion. Total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), including reinvested earnings, declined marginally to $70.95 billion from $71.35 billion …

Variable Rate Repo (VRR)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Context: The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) variable rate repo (VRR) auction attracted significant interest from banks, with bids totalling ₹1,13,915 crore, surpassing the RBI’s offer of ₹50,000 crore. This underscores the growing demand for liquidity in the banking sector amid an estimated deficit of around ₹1.54-lakh crore.   Source: Hindu …

Implementation Manual of Tobacco-Free Educational Institutions (ToFEI)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Context: The Ministry of Education launched the Implementation Manual of Tobacco-Free Educational Institutions (ToFEI) on World No Tobacco Day 2024 (May 31), in collaboration with the Socio-Economic and Educational Development Society (SEEDS). Aligned with the theme “Protecting children from tobacco industry interference,” the manual aims to assist schools in adhering to …

High Court Judge Registers Goa’s First “Living Will”

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Context: Justice M.S. Sonak, of the Bombay High Court’s Goa Bench, became the first person in Goa to register a “living will”—an advance medical directive specifying actions for when he cannot make decisions.   About Living Will (Advance Medical Directive): A living will is a written document where a person outlines …

Stromatolites

Facts for Prelims (FFP) –  Context: Researchers have discovered living Stromatolites on Sheybarah Island in the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia.   What are Stromatolites? They are layered rock formations created by microbial communities, representing some of the earliest evidence of life on Earth. These structures are formed as layers of sediment accumulated over time, trapping …

Dag Hammarskjold medal

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Context: Naik Dhananjay Kumar Singh, an Indian peacekeeper who served with the UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), will be posthumously honoured with the prestigious Dag Hammarskjold medal. Source: Th   Dag Hammarskjold Medal: Purpose: The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is a posthumous award given to members …

Cryonics Practice for Freezing the Human Body

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)  Context: Southern Cryonics, an Australian company, has successfully frozen its first client in hopes of reviving him in the future. The process involves cryonics, where the body is preserved at -196°C, aiming for eventual restoration using advanced medical technologies. The first client, an 80-year-old man from Sydney, underwent the procedure …

US-China Trade War and its impact on India

 GS2/GS3  Syllabus: International Relations  Context: A potential US-China trade war presents both opportunities and challenges for India.   Background: The US-China trade tensions have escalated with President Biden’s decision to increase tariffs on $18 billion worth of Chinese imports. These tariffs target various sectors, including steel, aluminium, semiconductors, batteries, critical minerals, solar cells, and cranes. …

UPSC Editorial analysis : What GDP Numbers Say : 3 June 2024

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS- India’s GDP data has surpassed market expectations, with a growth of 2 percent in 2023-24 as against 7 percent in 2022-23. In this context let us analyze What GDP Numbers Say Source: Indian Express   Prelims: Indian Economy(GDP, GVA, fiscal policy, budget NSO, etc) Mains GS Paper III: Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, GDP, …

UPSC Editorials Quiz : 3 June 2024

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UPSC Current Affairs Quiz : 3 June 2024

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UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 3 June 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: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture …