Religion, Ethics and the Spirit of Truth

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Applications of Ethics    Soured: IE  Context:  The article delves into the intricate connection between religion, ethics, and truth, emphasizing their significance in understanding the human experience.   Meaning of the terms:   The Connection between religion, ethics, and truth: Religion often provides a framework for ethical guidelines. The ethical principles …

NMC guidelines on professional responsibilities of students, teachers

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics   Source: TH Context: The Indian regulatory body for medical education and medical professionals, the National Medical Council, has for the first time issued a set of guidelines specifying the professional responsibilities of medical students, teachers and institutions. 

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 02 March 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 20 February 2023

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All governments are crony capitalists

GS Paper 4   Source: BS  Context: The recent Hindenburg report on the Adani group and instances of business-political nexus have highlighted the term ‘crony capitalists’    What is Crony capitalism?  A political-economic system in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials, rather than on merit and competition   Examples …

In Good Faith: Pranam vs Pramana — why faith and science must co-exist

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Ethics and Human Interface   Source: Indian Express  Direction: The article highlights the difference between science & religion & how they can co-exist for the development of all.    Context: The Covid-19 pandemic saw widespread use of science, but it also provided a fertile ground for promoting faith and questioning science.  …

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

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 21 January 2023

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Why UAE’s Sultan Al Jaber, an oil company CEO, has caused controversy for heading the climate change conference

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Conflict Of Interest Source: Indian Express   Context: The UAE, which will host this year’s annual climate change conference has named one of its ministers, Sultan Al Jaber, who is also the CEO of an oil company as the president of the conference. The fact that the CEO of an oil …

Corruption in Public Life

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Challenges of Corruption Source: Indian Express Context: The CBI has registered an FIR against former finance secretary Arvind Mayaram for alleged cheating, criminal conspiracy, and corruption. Previously, Jharkhand IAS officer Pooja Singhal was suspended for misappropriation of funds in MGNREGA What is the case agains Mayaram? He is accused of extending …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 27 December 2022

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Late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Contributions

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Moral Thinkers   Source: Indian Express, The Hindu  Context: It is worthwhile to note how former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose 98th birth anniversary, was celebrated recently (December 25), played an important role in the nation’s development.   Values that can be learnt from the life of Atal Bihari Vajpayee: …

Ethical Values – Pranab Mukherjee

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Contributions of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and the World   Source: PIB  Context: The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, paid floral tributes to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India, on his Birth Anniversary.   About Pranab Mukherjee: He initiated his parliamentary journey through the Rajya Sabha in 1969. …

How do personality rights protect celebrities?

GS Paper 4   Source: The Hindu Context: The Delhi High Court recently passed an interim order to prevent the unlawful use of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan’s name, image and voice.  The court restrained people from infringing the personality rights of the actor.  Personality rights: Personality rights refer to the right of a person to …

T N Seshan – the man who changed the face of Indian Elections

GS Paper 4 Syllabus: Application of Ethics/Governance/   Source: Indian Express Direction: Examples from already serving bureaucrats or the ones who have worked towards bringing reforms in society add value to your answer. This can be used as a way forward in GS -2 Electoral reforms/ Ethics – upright public servant.   Context: The Supreme …

Unwritten rule for people holding public office

GS Paper 3   Source: Business Standard Direction: This can be mentioned as an example – of how elected leaders misuse their position.    Context: A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice S.A. Nazeer said that there is an unwritten rule for people holding public office that they “exercise self-restriction and not blabber things” which …