[ Day 1 – July 03, 2024] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2024 – Art & Culture & Ethics

75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2024 – Art & Culture & Ethics (GS – I) Art & Culture:  Q1. Discuss the core teachings of Buddhism. What factors contributed to its expansion across Asia? Q2. Examine the evolution of rock-cut cave architecture from the Mauryan period to the Gupta period.   Ethics Q3. What do you …

[ Admissions Open ] Insights IAS UPSC Prelims Test Series 2025 2.0 for UPSC CSE 2025 | Starts on 10th July 2024

Announcing Insights IAS UPSC Prelims Test Series 2025 2.0   Starts on 10th July 2024 CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO PRELIMS TEST SERIES 2.0 for UPSC CSE 2025  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TIMETABLE  Full Package: Rs. 12500/- incl. taxes Only GS: Rs. 11000/- incl. taxes Only CSAT : Rs. 4500/- incl. taxes Early Bird …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS – Digital jurisprudence in India, in an AI era

Source: The Hindu Prelims: Science and technology, Artificial intelligence(AI), Generative AI, Big Data, GANs, phishing, cybersecurity, ChatGPT1 tool etc Mains GS Paper III and IV: Significance of technology for India, AI, indigenisation of technology and development of new technology. ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The landmark Shreya Singhal judgment upholded Section 79 of the IT Act. It grants …

Snowblind malware

Source: IE Context: Snowblind is a new Android malware that targets banking credentials by exploiting a built-in Android security feature called ‘seccomp’ (secure computing), part of the Linux kernel and Android OS. Discovered by security firm Promon, Snowblind repacks apps to evade detection of accessibility features, allowing it to extract sensitive information and gain remote …

Zinc’s role in making legumes resilient to climate change

Context: Researchers have discovered that zinc plays a crucial role in enhancing the health and climate resilience of legume crops. The study reveals zinc’s importance in nitrogen fixation, where atmospheric nitrogen is converted into ammonia, essential for plant growth. Legumes form a symbiotic relationship with rhizobia bacteria, which fix atmospheric nitrogen in root nodules sensitive …

Megafauna

  Context: A 41,000-year-old ostrich nest was discovered by archaeologists in Andhra Pradesh, providing significant insights into the extinction of megafauna in India. Megafauna, generally animals weighing over 50 kg, includes the mega omnivorous ostrich. The discovery supports research on the reasons behind megafauna extinction in India, such as the arrival of humans around 30,000 …

Project Nexus

Source: IE Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has joined Project Nexus, an international initiative aimed at enabling instant cross-border retail payments by linking domestic Fast Payments Systems (FPSs) of multiple countries. India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) will be connected with the FPSs of Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, with potential expansion to …

Colombo Process

Source: The Print Context: India chaired the first meeting of the Colombo Process in Geneva, marking its first time at the helm.   About the Colombo Process: It is a regional consultative forum comprising 12 Asian member states and aims to share best practices related to overseas employment for South and Southeast Asian countries that …

‘Jadui Pitara’

‘Jadui Pitara’ -a play-based learning-teaching material tailored for children between the age group of 3-8 years Developed under the National Curriculum Framework for Foundational Stage (part of the implementation of the New Education Policy 2020) Available in 13 Indian languages Includes playbooks, toys, puzzles, posters, flashcards, storybooks, and worksheets that reflect local culture and social contexts.   Aim: Accommodate …

PM Lauds 9 Years of Digital India Initiative

Syllabus: Financial Inclusion Source: PM India Context: The Prime Minister praised the successful completion of 9 years of the Digital India initiative, highlighting its role in enhancing ‘Ease of Living’ and transparency. What is the Digital India Initiative? Launched in 2015, the Digital India Initiative (DII) aims to transform India into a digitally empowered society …

Agenda for the 16th Finance Commission

Syllabus: Constitutional Bodies: Finance Commission Source: TH Context: The 16th Finance Commission (FC) focuses on the devolution of the consolidated fund, with a mandate to support panchayats and municipalities as per Article 280 and the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments. What is a Finance Commission? The Finance Commission in India is a constitutional body established …

UPSC Sansad TV: Petrochemicals

Introduction             The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry plays a crucial role in the development of the country’s industrial and agricultural sectors, and has reached significant milestones in terms of capacity additions and value growth in the last 70 years. More than 80,000 varieties of chemicals and petrochemicals are manufactured in the country and the …

[Admissions Open] Insights IAS Revamped YLM (Year-long Mains) Test Series for UPSC CSE IAS Exam 2025 2.0| Starts on 11th July 2024

Announcing Year-long Mains Test Series 2025 2.0 for UPSC CSE 2025   Starts on: 11th July 2024 CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO YLM TEST SERIES 2.0 for UPSC CSE 2025  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TIMETABLE (Full Package)   Fee: Full Package : Rs. 29500/- incl. taxes Only GS : Rs. 24000/- incl. taxes Only …

Reflections by Vinay Kumar GB – The Art of Letting Go and Starting Over

    The Art of Letting Go & Starting Over   The UPSC Civil Services Examination Prelims 2024 results were announced on Monday evening. For a fortunate few thousands, it was a moment of happy tears, while for the majority, it brought tears of pain and defeat. Having been a UPSC aspirant myself, I feel …