[ Day 6 – July 08, 2024] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2024 – MODERN INDIA

75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2024 – MODERN INDIA   MODERN INDIA   Q1. Examine the ways in which Curzon’s domestic and foreign policies aimed to reinforce British dominance in India. (10m)   Q2. How did the political mobilization in the princely states develop over time and connect to the national movement? Discuss with examples. …

UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The ANRF plan has got off on the wrong foot

Source: The Hindu Prelims: Government initiative for Research and higher education, National Research Foundation, National Research Foundation (NRF) Bill 2023, GATI, KIRAN, STEM, NEP etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Education and women empowerment etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In 2023, both Houses of Parliament passed …

Indo-French Liver and Metabolic Disease Network (InFLiMeN)

Source: PIB Context: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched the Indo-French Liver and Metabolic Disease Network (InFLiMeN) to prevent and cure metabolic liver diseases.   What is the Indo-French Liver and Metabolic Disease Network (InFLiMeN)? It is a collaborative initiative launched to prevent and treat metabolic liver diseases. It aims to address non-alcoholic fatty liver …

Credit-Deposit (CD) ratios

 Source: FE Context: The RBI is concerned about banks with high Credit-Deposit (CD) ratios, notably exceeding the industry average of 80%.   What are Credit-Deposit (CD) ratios? The Credit-Deposit (CD) ratio is a financial metric that shows the percentage of a bank’s total deposits that are given out as loans. A higher CD ratio indicates …

SEHER program

Source: PIB  Context: The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and TransUnion CIBIL launched the SEHER program. WEP is a public-private partnership platform incubated at NITI Aayog aiming at empowering women entrepreneurs   What is the SEHER program?  The program aims to empower women entrepreneurs in India with financial literacy and business skills. It focuses on improving …

Sea Groynes

Source: TH Context: Coastal residents in Ernakulam district, Kerala, protested against sea incursion and incompletion erection of Sea Groynes,  by blocking the Fort Kochi-Alappuzha State Highway near Kannamaly.   What is Sea Groynes? Sea groynes are structures built perpendicular to the shoreline, extending into the sea. They are designed to reduce coastal erosion by trapping …

Aphelion Point

Source: IE  Context: Recently, Earth has reached aphelion. What is Aphelion Point? Aphelion is when Earth is farthest from the Sun in its elliptical orbit, approximately 152 million kilometres away. This occurs annually in early July, contrasting with perihelion in early January when Earth is about 147 million kilometres close. Despite the 5 million kilometre …

Thazhakara creates People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR)

Source: Th Context: Thazhakara, a gram panchayat in Alappuzha and one of the first in Kerala, has created and published a People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR), involving local communities.   What is the People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR)? The PBR serves as a comprehensive record of biodiversity, including habitats, domesticated animals, micro-organisms, and local biological knowledge, as …

India’s Indigenous Defence Production

Syllabus: Internal Security  Source: TH Context: India’s indigenous defence production reached a record ₹1.27 lakh crore in FY 2023-24, growing 16.7% from the previous year, per the Defence Ministry.   What is Indigenous Defence Production?  Indigenous defence production refers to the development and manufacturing of defence equipment and technology within a country’s own borders, using …

[Synopsis]Day 4 – July 06, 2024 – 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2024 – MODERN INDIA

75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2024 – MODERN INDIA   MODERN INDIA Q1.  True nature of British rule was better realized by extremists than by the moderates. Do you agree? Comment. (10M) Introduction The Indian freedom struggle saw the emergence of two prominent factions within the Indian National Congress (INC): The Moderates and the Extremists. …

UPSC Editorials Quiz : 8 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: 8 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 …

What do understand by the following ethical terms?

Q6. What do understand by the following ethical terms? Moral muteness. Nonmaleficence  Beneficence  Difficulty Level: Difficult Why the question: The question is part of the General studies paper – 4 modelled based on PYQ of UPSC. Key Demand of the question: Define the term and write your own understanding of the term. Structure of the …

Indigenous defence industry is a vital objective for India given its security environment and strategic objectives. Shed light on the potential, success achieved, and challenges in this regard.

Topic: Internal Security: Indigenous Defence Industry in India Q5. Indigenous defence industry is a vital objective for India given its security environment and strategic objectives. Shed light on the potential, success achieved, and challenges in this regard. (250 Words) Difficulty Level: High Reference: TH Why the question? Defence production hit record high of nearly ₹1.27 …