[ Day 7 – July 09, 2024] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2024 – WORLD HISTORY

75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2024 – World History   World History Q1. Discuss the contribution of Bismarck and Cavour to the unification of Germany and Italy respectively. (15 m) Q2. Explain why England was the first country to experience the Industrial Revolution and analyse its impact on different aspects of English society in the …

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‘Responsible quantum technologies’ movement

Source: TH Context: The “responsible quantum technologies” movement emphasizes the need for ethical development and public trust in quantum science and technology (S&T). The United Nations has declared 2025 as the International Year of Quantum Science and Technology to raise awareness of quantum S&T’s benefits. Responsible quantum S&T calls for ethical practices to prevent misuse, …

Digital Bharat Nidhi

Source: PIB Context: The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has introduced the draft Telecommunications (Digital Bharat Nidhi) Rules, 2024 under Sections 26 and 56 of the Telecommunication Act, 2023.   About Digital Bharat Nidhi (DBN): It replaces the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) funded by a 5% levy on telecom operators’ Adjusted Gross Revenue. Aim: It …

Expunction Powers

Source: TH Context: The first special session of the 18th Lok Sabha saw heated debates and clashes between the government and opposition over remarks that led to expunction from records.   What are Expunction Powers?  Expunction powers refer to the authority vested in parliamentary presiding officers, such as the Rajya Sabha Chairman and Lok Sabha …

Denisovans

Source: TH Context: A study reveals that Denisovans, an extinct human species, occupied the Tibetan Plateau 160,000 years ago. Bone remains found in Baishiya Karst Cave indicate Denisovans survived there for millennia, enduring both cold and warm periods between the Middle and Late Pleistocene eras. The research team analysed over 2,500 bones from the cave, …

Project PARI

Source: PIB Context: The Ministry of Culture has initiated Project PARI (Public Art of India) to coincide with the 46th World Heritage Committee Meeting in New Delhi from 21-31 July 2024.   About Project PARI (Public Art of India): It is an initiative by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, executed by Lalit Kala …

Increasing Wildfires in the World

Syllabus: Disaster Management Source: IE Context: Arctic wildfires have become more frequent and intense due to global warming, causing significant environmental concerns. In 2024, over 160 wildfires in Sakha, Russia, burned nearly 460,000 hectares.   Why Arctic is prone to wildfires? The Arctic is experiencing rapid warming, approximately four times faster than the global average. …

UNESCO Adds 11 New Biosphere Reserves Globally

Syllabus: Environment Conservation Source: UN Context: UNESCO recently added 11 new biosphere reserves worldwide, spanning countries like Colombia, Italy, Mongolia, and the Republic of Korea. These reserves, including two transboundary sites, aim to conserve biodiversity and cultural heritage amid global biodiversity and climate challenges.   What are Biosphere reserves?  Biosphere reserves are areas designated by UNESCO to promote the conservation …

Rajasthan becomes the first state to adopt a 10-year Road Safety Action Plan

Syllabus: Governance  Source: TH  Context: Rajasthan will become the first state in India to adopt a 10-year road safety action plan aimed at reducing road accidents by 50% by 2030.   Measures included in the Rajasthan government’s 10-Year Road Safety Action Plan: Integrated Road Accident Database (iRAD): Technology Use: Implementation of the iRAD application for online …

 UPSC EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Indigenous HPV vaccine, the rhetoric and the reality

Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, cervical cancer, Government policies, universal immunization programme, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Cervavac etc Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementations etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The Population Based Cancer Registries (PBCR) of India …

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UPSC Sansad TV: International Cooperative Day

 Introduction International Cooperative Day was celebrated on July 6th, 2024. This day, observed annually on the first Saturday of July, aims to raise awareness about cooperatives and their vital role in sustainable development, social inclusion, and economic resilience. The theme for the 102nd International Day of Cooperation, “Building a Better Future for All: Working …

UPSC Editorials Quiz : 9 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 Sansad TV: Perspective- India-Sri Lanka Relations

 Key areas and analysis: Diplomatic Cooperation: Diplomatic relations between India and Sri Lanka are marked by visits of high level Government functionaries. A notable diplomatic event in the recent past was our Indian Prime Minister’s address to the Sri Lankan parliament in 2015 India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was established in 1992. The commission facilitates discussions …

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UPSC Sansad TV: AIR- Ways to Tackle Drug Abuse

 Introduction Drug abuse is a global issue affecting individuals, families, and societies. It poses severe health risks, fuels criminal activities, and undermines economic and social stability. Tackling drug abuse requires a comprehensive approach addressing root causes, providing support for recovery, and implementing prevention strategies. Education and Awareness Implement comprehensive drug education programs in schools …