[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 30 January 2023

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ONGC to map India’s geothermal resources in search of clean energy

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Economic Geography   Source: Live Mint   Context: ONGC plans to map the geothermal energy sources of India. The focus on geothermal energy comes at a time when the country has set an ambitious climate target of 500 GW of installed renewable energy capacity and net zero carbon emission by 2070. …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 18 January 2023

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Reconstructing past deep-water circulations of the Indian Ocean

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Geography: Ocean Current   Source: The Hindu Context: New studies have shown that the global overturning circulation controls ocean heat distribution and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, thus playing a critical role in global climate.   What does the new study show? Studies have indicated that tectonically driven changes in the ocean …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 9 January 2023

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Rubber plantations in Tripura affecting monkeys, vegetation, suggests paper

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Geography   Source: DTE   Context:  The research article, Impact of Monoculture Rubber Plantation on non-Human Primates and Plant Diversity in South Tripura, has warned against monoculture farms and suggest eco-friendly measures to increase biodiversity   Major findings: The conversion of tropical forests into monoculture plantations has a major effect on …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 31 December 2022

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 30 December 2022

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 28 December 2022

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Arctic Report Card: The Arctic Is Becoming Wetter and Stormier

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Physical Geography (Climate)   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the environmental changes in the Arctic, the factors responsible for these changes, their impact and the way ahead.   Context: This year’s assessment of Arctic conditions – the Arctic Report Card, which the US NOAA has produced since 2006, has highlighted …

Behind Mumbai’s unusually foul air, changes in wind patterns

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Geographical phenomenon and their environmental impacts   Source: IE  Direction: The article mainly highlights how local winds like sea breezes could influence the pollution level of a place.  Context: Over the last month, air quality in India’s financial hub, Mumbai, has been noticeably worse than in prior years, giving Mumbaikars a …

Heatwaves in India

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, tsunamis, Volcanic activity, cyclones, etc.   Source: DTE  Context: A new report by the World Bank suggests India could soon become one of the first places in the world to experience heatwaves that break the human survivability limit. India has witnessed a concurrent increase in meteorological …

Forcibly displaced crossed 100 million in 2022

GS2/GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Disaster Management, Governance: Poverty and developmental issues   Source: DTE Context: According to the UNDP report “Turning the tide on internal displacement: A development approach to solutions”, for the first time ever, more than 100 million people were forcibly displaced in 2022, most of them within their own countries What is forced displacement? Forced …

WMO’s State of Global Water Resources 2021

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Disaster and disaster management.   Source: Hindustan Times, WMO  Context: The World Meteorological Organization has published its first State of Global Water Resources report in order to assess the effects of climate, environmental and societal change on the Earth’s water resources.  The recent UN climate …

India’s push for millets

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Agriculture/ Nutritional Security   Source: Indian Express Direction: Millet and its promotion is an important part of the government’s agenda and therefore becomes important for UPSC exams   Context: At India’s led initiative for the UN’s International Year of Millets 2023, India has called “Covid, conflict, and climate” the world’s …

Development of Great Nicobar: Strategic imperative and ecological concerns

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Internal Security   Source: IE  Direction: The article is an example of the development vs environment debate. It also contains key points about Great Nicobar Island and its strategic significance for India.   Context: The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change gave environmental clearance for the ambitious Rs 72,000 …

Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment 2022 Report

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environment Conservation Source: Indian Express,  PIB   Direction: Water is always an important and favourite topic of UPSC. Always have notes prepared on the different aspects of water use.    Context:  An assessment report on groundwater by the Central ground water board and States/UTs was released recently. (Under Ministry of Jal …

Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)

GS3 and GS1 Syllabus: Disaster Management   Source: DTE  Context:15th Finance commission for the first time made a provision for recovery and reconstruction in the national disaster management budget, which is at the core of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).   What is PDNA?  The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) is an internationally accepted methodology …