[Mission 2022] QUIZ – 2021: Insights Current Affairs Quiz , 27 January 2022

  The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2021. It is not a test of your knowledge. If you score less, please …

[Mission 2022] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 27 JANUARY 2022

  InstaLinks help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Lithium mining:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Developments in science and technology.   Context: Serbians have been taking to the streets, blocking main roads and bridges and halting traffic, to protest against Rio Tinto’s plans to mine lithium in the Jadar valley near Lozinca town in the country.   Potential: As reported by Reuters, the mine would …

The America COMPETS Act and its relevance for India:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced the ambitious 2022 Act to create opportunities for America’s manufacturing, preeminence in technology, and economic strength, or America COMPETES Act of 2022. It proposes to open …

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 Registation for NGOs:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Role of NGOs.     Context: The Supreme Court has asked 6,000-odd NGOs to go back to the government for redressal of their grievances on non-renewal of their Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration. A petition was filed in the court asking the NGOs to be allowed to continue receiving …

Padma award and the recipient’s consent:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and issues arising out of their implementation.     Context: The Padma awards are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day. As many as 128 people ranging from veteran politicians, businessmen, scientists and doctors to artists and ordinary people engaged in public service were announced to …

[Mission 2022] ದೈನಂದಿನ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ಘಟನೆಗಳು ದಿನಾಂಕ – 25ನೇ ಜನೇವರಿ 2022

    ಪರಿವಿಡಿ:  ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ  2 : 1. ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಪಕ್ಷಗಳಿಗೆ ಮಾನ್ಯತೆ ನೀಡುವುದು /ಮಾನ್ಯತೆಯನ್ನು ರದ್ದುಪಡಿಸುವುದು. 2. ಕ್ರಿಮಿನಲ್ ನ್ಯಾಯ ಸುಧಾರಣೆಗಳು. 3. ಉಕ್ರೇನ್ ಬಿಕ್ಕಟ್ಟಿನ ನಡುವೆ ಪೂರ್ವ ಯುರೋಪ್ ಗೆ ಹಡಗು, ಯುದ್ಧವಿಮಾನ ನಿಯೋಜಿಸಿದ 4. ಚೀನಾ-ತೈವಾನ್ ಸಂಬಂಧಗಳು.   ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ 3: 1. ಆಹಾರ ಬಲವರ್ಧನೆ.   ಪೂರ್ವಭಾವಿ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದ ಸಂಗತಿಗಳು: 1. INC ಯ G23 ಎಂದರೇನು? 2. ಪ್ರಮಾಣವಚನ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿದ ಪಾಕಿಸ್ತಾನದ ಮೊದಲ …

Insights into Editorial: A proposal for Indian Environmental Service

Context: The Supreme Court has asked the Government if it will create an Indian Environmental Service (IES) as recommended by a committee headed by former Cabinet secretary T.S.R Subramanian in 2014. Environment’ will play a large role in the overall governance paradigm. The public sector, including the Central and State Governments, and various other quasi-official …

[MISSION 2022] SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 January 2022

    Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century …

Artificial intelligence though has enormous technological potential but has ethical concerns as well. Substantiate with examples.

Topic: determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions. 7. Artificial intelligence though has enormous technological potential but has ethical concerns as well. Substantiate with examples. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2022 Secure. …

With the bourgeoning urban and young population, demand for processed food items is set to increase in the coming years. The food processing industry in India needs to gear up to meet the demand by investing in necessary infrastructure. Examine.

Topic: Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. 6. With the bourgeoning urban and young population, demand for processed food items is set to increase in the coming years. The food processing industry in India needs to gear up to meet the demand by …

India needs focused policy interventions to overcome unemployment due to the impact of the pandemic, automation as well as educated unemployment. Discuss.  

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. India needs focused policy interventions to overcome unemployment due to the impact of the pandemic, automation as well as educated unemployment. Discuss.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint Why the question: The country’s labour population ratio (LPR) …

In an era dominated by heightening Sino–US rivalry, there is a greater need for global cooperation between India and the EU to help renew multilateralism. Comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4. In an era dominated by heightening Sino–US rivalry, there is a greater need for global cooperation between India and the EU to help renew multilateralism. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: orfonline.org Why the question: External Affairs Minister S …

What is asymmetric federalism? Discuss its need in reference to special constitutional provisions for some states.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 3. What is asymmetric federalism? Discuss its need in reference to special constitutional provisions for some states.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Polity by …

What are the objectives of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat scheme? Do you think it has contributed to the deepening of cooperative federalism in India?

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 2. What are the objectives of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat scheme? Do you think it has contributed to the deepening of cooperative federalism in India? …

Why did the tribal groups of India respond violently to imposition of colonial rule in India? What was its significance and why did it fail? Analyse.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Why did the tribal groups of India respond violently to imposition of colonial rule in India? What was its significance and why did it fail? Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Down to Earth …