[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 1 February 2023

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

Big Tech needs to pay news publishers for content: Govt

GS Paper  2 Syllabus: Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency and Accountability   Source: TH   Direction: The article highlights the issues faced by the traditional news industry in India, suggestions to address these issues along with best practices and way ahead.    Context: According to the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry, as creators of original …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 14 January 2023

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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 12 January 2023

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The National Geospatial Policy, 2022

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and Intervention   Source: Live Mint    Context: After liberalizing the use of geospatial data under the draft geospatial data policy in February 2021, the Ministry of Science and Technology has notified the National Geospatial Policy, 2022.     About the policy: “The National Geospatial Policy, 2022 is a citizen-centric …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 29 December 2022

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Urban-20 (U20)

GS Paper 2   Source: PIB, Economic Times  Context: Under the G20, the presidency of India from December 01, 2022, to November 30, 2023, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is organizing the Urban 20 event.  About Urban 20: U20 is an important city diplomacy initiative, which reinforces the role of cities in taking …

Why do some Indian states ban alcohol and its impacts?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation   Source: IE Direction: The article highlights the impact of the liquor ban in India against the backdrop of the recent hooch tragedy in Bihar.  Context: The official death toll from the latest …

Need a national policy to combat viral diseases

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Disaster and Disaster Management   Source: DTE Direction: The article highlights key lessons/issues learnt/faced by India during the COVID-19 pandemic and the way ahead.  Context: According to a parliamentary committee report, a national policy to combat viral and other such diseases which have a pandemic potential is the need of the …

How J&K’s proposed Family ID will work, and why it is being criticised?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation   Source: IE  Direction: The article highlights the new family ID for residents of J&K, its criticism, and other states with a similar mechanism.  Context: J&K Lt Governor’s announcement to introduce a family …

Bill to amend Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act introduced in LS

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Governance   Source: The Hindu, Live Mint  Context: A Bill to amend the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act was introduced in the Lok Sabha recently.   Background: Multi-State Cooperatives: MSCS is a Cooperative Society with objects to serve the interest of the members in more than one State.   MSCS Act, 2002 …

Need to upgrade sports infra in villages for podium finishes

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation   Source: IE  Context: Recently, during a Parliamentary discussion on promotion of sports in India, MPs raised the issue of limited spending on sports, inadequate infrastructure and inclusivity.   Background: Sports being a …

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 …

Health inequities to be blamed for premature deaths among people with disabilities: WHO

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and  betterment of the vulnerable sections   Source: DTE  Direction: The article shows how disparities in healthcare are making PwDs further vulnerable and immediate actions are required.  Context: According to the WHO’s Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities (PwDs), people …

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 …

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 …