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

  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 October 2021

    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 …

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):

GS Paper 2:  Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: AIIB has said that it would look to fund both social as well as climate-resilient infrastructure in India in the coming years. Meanwhile, it has also asked India to strike a balance between ramping up physical infrastructure and the social …

What is Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission?

GS Paper 2:  Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure, in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.   About the scheme: The scheme aims at strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country. Its objective is to …

Ay.4.2: All You Need To Know About Delta Covid Strain’s Subvariant:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Issues related to Health.   Context: AY.4.2 is a descendant of the Delta variant of COVID-19. The Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, was first identified in India in October 2020. The AY.4.2 (dubbed “Delta Plus” and now named VUI-21OCT-01 by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)) sub-lineage contains 2 mutations …

Framework for traffic management of drones:

GS Paper 2:  Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Context: The Civil Aviation Ministry has notified a traffic management framework for drones. The framework has been issued under the Drone Rules 2021.   Overview of the framework: Public and private third-party …

Insights into Editorial: Mitigating a crisis: On COP26 Glasgow climate meet

    Context: The COP 26 United Nations Climate Change Conference will be hosted by the UK from 31st october to 12th November. Heads of state from at least 120 countries are expected to convene in Glasgow for the 26th meeting of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP). The year 2020 was to …

[MISSION 2022] SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 October 2021

    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 3.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. What are the various …

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” – William Butler Yates

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” – William Butler Yates Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the …

Analyse the growing impacts of climate change on India. Are the steps taken so far adequate enough to tackle the climate change?

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. Analyse the growing impacts of climate change on India. Are the steps taken so far adequate enough to tackle the climate change? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: New Indian Express Why the question: Most of these impacts of climate …

India must take into account concerns regarding ageing dams, and conduct timely safety reviews in order to ensure safety of the structures, and the safety of those who inhabit the areas downstream. Discuss.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. India must take into account concerns regarding ageing dams, and conduct timely safety reviews in order to ensure safety of the structures, and the safety of those who inhabit the areas downstream. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: A report by United Nations …

The developments affecting India’s neighbourhood over the past decade have led India to formulate policy options to secure her national interests, keeping in view the changes occurring in her neighbourhood. Discuss.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 4. The developments affecting India’s neighbourhood over the past decade have led India to formulate policy options to secure her national interests, keeping in view the changes occurring in her neighbourhood. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: New Indian Express Why the question: There is a widely shared …

Denying individuals matrimonial and other rights that emanate from matrimony solely for their sexual orientation is unjust and unconstitutional. Comment.

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 3. Denying individuals matrimonial and other rights that emanate from matrimony solely for their sexual orientation is unjust and unconstitutional. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: firstpost.com Why the question: In his submission in the Delhi High Court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued that ‘spouse’ …

What are the factors that impact the rainfall over an area? Examine the impact of air pollution on rainfall patterns in India?

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. What are the factors that impact the rainfall over an area? Examine the impact of air pollution on rainfall patterns in India?(250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 …

What are the various types of condensation? In detail, explain the mechanism behind formation of clouds.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. What are the various types of condensation? In detail, explain the mechanism behind formation of clouds. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of …