[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 5 December 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 …

Intergovernmental meeting to end plastic pollution concludes

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: DTE  Direction: The article highlights some of the effective ways to limit plastic pollution and India’s efforts in this direction.   Context: The first session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-1) concluded in Uruguay.   Background: The INC-1 was convened and managed by the United Nations Environment …

Digital lending: No clarity say bank and fintech

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and related issues   Source: IE  Direction: The article discusses the current digital lending ecosystem, the need to regulate it, RBI guidelines and confusion regarding it.  Context: Two months after the RBI issued guidelines on digital lending, Banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and fintech players are still awaiting clarity …

What’s the effect of the Russian oil price cap, ban?

GS Paper3/GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Economy/ Internal Relations   Source: Indian Express, The Hindu Context: Western countries, G7 and European Union have agreed to cap the price of Russia’s oil exports (to $60 per barrel) in an attempt to limit the fossil fuel earnings that support Russia’s budget, its military and the invasion of Ukraine. What …

Five social sector ministries join PM Gati Shakti

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Social Justice/ Governance   Source: Financial express  Context: Five key social sector departments – health, women and child development, rural development and panchayat raj, education, and housing and urban affairs – have joined the PM Gati Shakti Scheme, aimed at cutting India’s logistical costs Implementing agency: DPIIT (Department for promotion of …

Sansad TV: Perspective- Justice Delivery System

    Introduction: President Droupadi Murmu has urged the executive, judiciary and legislature to evolve an effective dispute resolution mechanism to mitigate people’s plight. In her valedictory address at the Constitution Day celebrations organised by the Supreme Court last week President said that it would go a long way in making citizens effective stakeholders in …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Democracy interrupted

  Source: Indian Express Prelims: Democracy, ECI, parliament, Vohra Committee etc Mains GS Paper II: Parliament- structure, functioning and conduct of business, impact of criminalisation of political etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS There has been a spike in the number of candidates facing criminal charges in Phase 1 of Gujarat Assembly elections, with 21 percent of …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Poor soil management will erode food security

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national and international importance(Soil Health Card (SHC), National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), FAO, DAY-NRLM etc Mains GS Paper III: Issues related to poverty and hunger, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection of vulnerable sections of society etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS World Soil Day (WSD) …

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[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 5 December 2022

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers.   How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic:  population and associated issues 1. As most developed economies face demographic challenges …

To be satisfied with what one possesses is one of our most famous virtues. This means that it is a personality type that has been, over centuries, promoted as an admirable quality. Do you think there is downside to being content in life? Critically analyse.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. To be satisfied with what one possesses is one of our most famous virtues. This means that it is a personality type that has been, over centuries, promoted as an admirable quality. Do you think there is downside …

When we use our values to make decisions, we make a deliberate choice to focus on what is important to us. When values are shared, they build internal cohesion in the society. Elaborate.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 3. When we use our values to make decisions, we make a deliberate choice to focus on what is important to us. When values are shared, they build internal cohesion in the society. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …

Soil degradation can have irreparable consequences on human and ecosystem health. Elaborate. Throw light on the various threats to India’s food security.

Topic: Food security; 5. Soil degradation can have irreparable consequences on human and ecosystem health. Elaborate. Throw light on the various threats to India’s food security. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: World Soil Day (WSD) 2022, annually observed on December 5, aligns with this. WSD 2022, …

Lack of access to formal credit for informal sector workers and entrepreneurs act as a major hindrance to their progress. Examine the various issues faced by the informal sector workers and suggest solutions to overcome the same.

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 4. Lack of access to formal credit for informal sector workers and entrepreneurs act as a major hindrance to their progress. Examine the various issues faced by the informal sector workers and suggest solutions to overcome the same. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights …