[ Day 3 – July 05, 2024] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2024 – Art & Culture & Ethics

75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2024 – Art & Culture & Ethics (GS – I) Art & Culture:  Q1. The folk music traditions reflect the socio-economic and cultural diversity of different Indian communities. Comment. (150 words) Q.2. Globalisation has led to the commercialisation of traditional Indian festivals and fairs. Comment. (150 words)   Ethics Q3. …

[Synopsis] Day 2 – July 04, 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 contribution of religious literature in shaping the moral and ethical framework of Indian society? Introduction Religious literature has been a cornerstone of Indian society, profoundly shaping its moral and ethical framework. Texts from Hinduism, …

INDIA- THAILAND JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE MAITREE

Source: PIB Exercise MAITREE, conducted annually since 2006, alternates between India and Thailand. This exercise is crucial for both nations facing terrorism threats, especially in southern Thailand regions like Satun, Patthalung, and Bangkok, which are prone to attacks. The exercise includes company-level joint training on insurgency and counter-terrorism in jungle and urban scenarios, enhancing defence …

NOMADIC ELEPHANT

Source: PIB Context: The 16th edition of the India-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise NOMADIC ELEPHANT began in Meghalaya. The exercise aims to enhance joint military capabilities for counterinsurgency operations under the United Nations Mandate Chapter VII, focusing on semi-urban and mountainous terrain. Key tactical drills include response to terrorist actions, the establishment of joint command posts …

Aditya-L1 Mission

Context: The Aditya-L1 spacecraft has successfully completed its first halo orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point L1. This journey requires precise modelling of dynamics and an understanding of perturbing forces. The successful execution of these manoeuvres has validated the state-of-the-art flight dynamics software developed by URSC-ISRO.   Source: ISRO

Sampoornata Abhiyan

Source: PIB Context: The NITI Aayog has launched the ‘Sampoornata Abhiyan,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at achieving 100% saturation in 12 key social sector indicators.   More about Sampoornata Abhiyan Overview: A 3-month campaign by NITI Aayog. Objective: To achieve saturation of 6 key indicators in Aspirational Districts (ADP) and Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP). Programs: …

Franz Kafka

Source: IE Context: Franz Kafka remains relevant 100 years after his death, with his works illuminating the absurdities of modern bureaucracy and disillusioned political systems.   Who was Franz Kafka?  He was a German-language novelist and writer from Prague. He is widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. Franz Kafka worked …

Humility in Public Discourse

Syllabus: Applications of Ethics  Source: TH Context: Freedom of speech is not just about speaking freely but also involves exercising positive character traits. Personal attacks and hate speech overshadow meaningful information and reveal a lack of understanding of both one’s own and the opponent’s limitations. This has turned public discourse into a spectacle, prioritizing verbal …

Hathras Stampede: Causes and Prevention

Syllabus: Disaster Management  Source: IE Context: The Hathras stampede, which tragically claimed over 100 lives, highlights the multifaceted causes and necessary prevention measures for such disasters.   What is a Stampede?  A stampede is a sudden, impulsive mass movement resulting in injuries and deaths due to overcrowding, panic, or perceived danger. According to the National Crime …

UPSC Editorials Quiz : 5 July 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: 5 July 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 …

You are the ADGP of the Crime Department in one of the states. Recently, a case has been unearthed with respect to a Bitcoin scam in your state. You put your subordinates in charge of the case. They arrested an accused named Sri in connection with the case. Later in the investigation, he confessed that he hacked the firm’s computer for the illegal trade of bitcoin. A few months later, the NGO approached the court with proof and allegations regarding the illegal confinement of Sri and embezzlement by police officers in charge. You (ADGP) were not aware of this act by a subordinate. Additionally, MLAs and ministers are mounting pressure on you to resolve the case as soon as possible.

Q7. You are the ADGP of the Crime Department in one of the states. Recently, a case has been unearthed with respect to a Bitcoin scam in your state. You put your subordinates in charge of the case. They arrested an accused named Sri in connection with the case. Later in the investigation, he confessed …

Discuss the steps India must take to enhance its global climate leadership while ensuring sustainable economic growth.

Topic: Environment Conservation Q6. Discuss the steps India must take to enhance its global climate leadership while ensuring sustainable economic growth. (250 Words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu  Why the question? As the new government focuses on scaling up climate action, it is crucial to analyze how India can align its climate leadership with …

Discuss the significance of correct estimation of “extreme poverty” in India. What are the challenges associated with it?

Topic: Indian Economy / Poverty Measurement / Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Q5. Discuss the significance of correct estimation of “extreme poverty” in India. What are the challenges associated with it? (250 Words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Reference: Financial Express Why the question? The government aims to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and is developing a national …

Examine the bilateral relationship between India and Myanmar. Should India review its suspension of Free movement regime in view of the humanitarian crisis?

Q4. Examine the bilateral relationship between India and Myanmar. Should India review its suspension of Free movement regime in view of the humanitarian crisis? (150 words)  Difficulty level: Moderate  Reference: The Hindu  Why the question: The conflict between ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) and the military junta in Myanmar has created a serious humanitarian crisis, which …