FLiRT

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TOI  Context: New COVID variants, collectively known as FLiRT, have emerged in India. The FLiRT variants (KP.2 and KP1.1) are descendants of the Omicron JN.1 variant. They are characterized by increased transmissibility and the ability to potentially evade immunity from vaccines and previous infections. These variants spread through respiratory …

COVID-19 damaged cognitive development, lifetime earnings of an entire generation, finds Word Bank

GS Paper 2   Source: DTE  Context: A new World Bank report titled “Collapse and Recovery: How COVID-19 Eroded Human Capital and What to Do about It “- provides the first comprehensive review of global data for young people who were under the age of 25 during the pandemic. It analyzed global data on the …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 24 January 2023

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 ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 16 January 2023

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 …

Insights into Editorial: Pointers that India is witnessing a K-shaped recovery

      Introduction: There has been great chatter about a V-shaped recovery for quite a while, ever since the first lockdown following the novel coronavirus pandemic. There has been great discussions and speculations about the economic recovery for quite a while, ever since the pandemic. However, experts are divided on the type where for …

Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG):

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Biotechnology related issues.   Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG): Context: INSACOG led team has traced a total of 108 mutations of the SARS-Cov-2, which include four novel mutations in India, in the wastewater samples collected from Pune city between December 2020 and April 2021. How important is it for countries …

India’s coronavirus genome sequencing system

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Issues related to biotechnology.   Context: Novel Coronavirus Sequencing and analysis has declined sharply in India. The number of coronavirus samples sequenced and analysed in India has dropped. India formed the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG), a consortium of genome sequencing labs, in December 2020. While announcing INSACOG, the …