UPSC Editorials Quiz : 20 June 2024

Introducing QUED – Questions from Editorials (UPSC Editorials Quiz), an innovative initiative by InsightsIAS designed to give UPSC aspirants an extra edge. Given the significant number of questions in previous UPSC Prelims that were derived, practicing MCQs from this perspective is valuable like as derived in today’s blog Editorials Quiz 2024. While we already cover …

Gandhisagar Sanctuary

Source: IE   Context: Madhya Pradesh is developing the Gandhi Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary as India’s second home for cheetahs, following Kuno National Park.   Why develop a second home? The move comes after experts suggested that Kuno National Park, the current home for cheetahs, does not have enough space for all of them. Recently, two cheetahs …

Functional Ultrasound Imaging (fUSI)

Source: TOI   Context: Scientists have pioneered a groundbreaking ultrasound technology to map brain activity with unprecedented clarity, using Functional Ultrasound Imaging (fUSI)   What is Functional Ultrasound Imaging (fUSI)?   fUSI stands for Functional Ultrasound Imaging. It is a cutting-edge technology that combines ultrasound imaging with functional imaging techniques to observe and map brain …

[ Admissions Open ] MARGADARSHAN : INSIGHTS IAS PSIR CRASH COURSE 2024

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE for MARGADARSHAN   Starts on 11th July 2024 Mode: Online & Offline(Delhi) Fee: Rs. 12500/- Early Bird Discount : 10% till 7th July 2024   Dear Student, We are glad to launch – Margadarshan : Insights IAS PSIR Crash course for Mains 2024,a game-changer for aspirants aiming to enhance their understanding …

Angel Tax

Source: IE Context: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has recommended removing the ‘Angel Tax’ to boost capital formation, citing its negative impact on start-up funding.   What is Angel Tax?   Angel Tax, introduced in 2012 under the Income-tax Act, 1961, is levied on the capital raised by unlisted companies through the issue of …

Offshore Areas (Existence of Mineral Resources) Rules, 2024

Source: BS   Context:  The Centre has introduced rules for offshore minerals in anticipation of upcoming auctions.   What is Offshore mining?   It involves extracting mineral deposits from deep seabeds beyond 200 meters. India’s offshore reserves include vital minerals like gold, diamond, copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese, and rare earth elements crucial for development, found …

India’s First Joint Doctrine for Cyberspace Operation

Syllabus: Internal Security: Source: TH  Context: India’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Anil Chauhan, has released the country’s first joint doctrine for cyberspace operations.   What is Cyberspace?   In military terms, cyberspace refers to the domain where operations involving computers, networks, and electronic systems occur. It encompasses activities such as cyber warfare, cyber defence, …

A blueprint for boosting India’s exports

Syllabus: Economy: Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation reforms Source: BS Context: India’s foreign trade, valued at $1.63 trillion in FY 2023-24, constituted 41% of its GDP, highlighting its importance in the economy and job creation. Facing significant internal and external challenges, the article gives suggestions for the new government to boost trade and spur economic growth. Reasons …

Post Office Act 2023 comes into Effect

Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions  Source: PIB  Context: The Post Office Act 2023, effective today, replaces the Indian Post Office Act, 1898. It simplifies the legislative framework for citizen-centric services, banking, and government scheme benefits.   Major provisions of the Act: Issues with the New Act High Government Control: The provision allowing the interception and opening …

UPSC Sansad TV: Perspective- India-US iCET cooperation

   Introduction India and the U.S. have once again underscored their commitment to ensure that both countries stay at the leading edge of innovation and to enhance coordination with like-minded nations to deliver secure, reliable, and cost-competitive technology solutions for the Indian and American people and also their partners around the world. That’s the …

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice – Insights SECURE: 20 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 …

“Independence can be meaningful only if it becomes instrument for expression of our Culture.” – Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

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) “Independence can be meaningful only if it becomes instrument for expression of our Culture.” – Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of …