[Scholarship Test Results] Super – OGP 2025 (Offline & Online Guidance Program) at Delhi & Online | Integrated Foundation Program for UPSC CSE IAS 2025

  Dear Student, We are pleased to announce the results of the  Scholarship Test conducted on  9th June 2024 for our Integrated Foundation Program- Super OGP (Offline and Online Guidance Program) for UPSC CSE 2025 in Delhi and Online. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD  THE SCHOLARSHIP TEST RESULTS   Students eligible for scholarship would have received …

safeEXO-Cas

 Context: Scientists at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have developed a new gene editing platform called “safeEXO-Cas,” using exosomes as delivery vehicles for CRISPR/Cas9 components. This platform enhances precision in targeting specific cells and tissues, overcoming the limitations of current delivery methods.   What are Exosomes? Exosomes are naturally occurring vesicles that act as …

Large Action Models (LAMs)

Context: Global companies are increasingly adopting Large Action Models (LAMs) to streamline operations and reduce costs.   What are LAMs?  LAMs  are advanced AI models that can understand complex goals communicated in natural language and autonomously perform tasks in the real world. They go beyond generating and interpreting text like ChatGPT and can handle tasks …

Sticky Inflation

 Context: Recently RBI has refrained from cutting interest rates despite declining retail inflation rates, which have hovered near the 4% mark since September 2023.   What is Sticky Inflation? It’s refers to a situation where inflation rates remain relatively high or stable over time, despite changes in economic conditions or monetary policy. This phenomenon is …

National Health Claim Exchange

Context: The Health Ministry and IRDAI are collaborating to launch the National Health Claim Exchange (NHCX), aiming to streamline healthcare access and claims processing.   What is NHCX? NHCX is a communication protocol facilitating the exchange of health claim information between payers, providers, and beneficiaries. NHCX will centralize health claims, enabling seamless interoperability, improving efficiency, …

Gardi Sugdub (Panama)

Context:  Hundreds of Indigenous families have relocated from Gardi Sugdub due to rising sea levels, becoming Panama’s first climate change-induced displacement. Panama also becomes first nation to evacuate its island community over climate change impact Source: CNBC

Global Plastic Treaty

Syllabus: Environment Conservation  Source: Th  Context:  The ongoing discussions in the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) of the United Nations Environment Agency (UNEA) for a global treaty on plastic pollution prompt considerations for a fair transition for informal waste workers.    What is the Global Plastic Treaty?  The Global Plastics Treaty, initiated in 2021, is a …

First Past the Post (FPTP) Vs Proportional Representation

Syllabus: Polity: Election  Source: TH  Context: In the recently concluded election to Lok Sabha, The ruling NDA won 293 seats with 43.3% of the vote, while the opposition INDIA bloc, with 41.6% of votes, secured only 234 seats. The article explores the potential benefits and challenges of adopting a Proportional Representation (PR) system in India’s …

UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Subhash Chandra Bose

   Introduction: Subhash Chandra Bose , fondly remembered as Netaji, was one of the most influential figures in India’s struggle for independence against British colonial rule. Born on January 23, 1897, Bose’s unwavering dedication, strategic acumen, and profound patriotism made him a towering figure in the annals of Indian history. His life was characterized …

Cooperative Societies are not subject to the RTI Act

Syllabus: Governance: RTI Act Source: TH Context: The Madras High Court ruled that cooperative societies are not subject to the RTI Act. The court set aside a Tamil Nadu Information Commission order that had directed a cooperative society to disclose loan details. Justice V. Bhavani Subbaroyan stated that cooperative societies do not qualify as ‘public …

UPSC Static Quiz – Environment : 11 June 2024

UPSC Static Quiz –Environment : 11 June 2024 We will post 5 questions daily on static topics mentioned in the UPSC civil services preliminary examination syllabus. Each week will focus on a specific topic from the syllabus, such as History of India and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, and more. Join our Official Telegram …

UPSC Editorials Quiz : 11 June 2024

Introducing QUED – Questions from Editorials (UPSC Editorials Quiz) , an innovative initiative from InsightsIAS. Considering the significant number of questions in previous UPSC Prelims from editorials, practicing MCQs from this perspective can provide an extra edge. While we cover important editorials separately in our Editorial Section and SECURE Initiative, adding QUED (UPSC Editorials Quiz) …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 11 June 2024

The Insights IAS Secure Initiative for UPSC Mains Answer Writing practice enables you to practice daily answer writing, enhancing your skills and boosting your scores with regular feedback, expert tips, and strategies. Let consistency be the hallmark of your preparation and utilize UPSC Mains Answer Writing practice initiative wisely   Click on EACH question to post/upload …

What does it mean for one’s duty to be determined by the categorical imperative as propounded by Kant? Explain with examples.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 4. What does it mean for one’s duty to be determined by the categorical imperative as propounded by Kant? Explain with examples. (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: plato.stanford.edu Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

India can prevent cross-border terrorism through improved border controls, defence capabilities with targeted operations, and public awareness. Discuss.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 6. India can prevent cross-border terrorism through improved border controls, defence capabilities with targeted operations, and public awareness. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: Multiple operations were launched on June …

Deforestation is continuing unabated and it needs a comprehensive strategy integrating sustainable economic and technological measures to harmonize development and environmental protection. Examine.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Deforestation is continuing unabated and it needs a comprehensive strategy integrating sustainable economic and technological measures to harmonize development and environmental protection. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth , Insights  on India Why the question: Raising ambition, accelerating action: Towards enhanced Nationally …