[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 1 May 2024

InstaLinks :  Insta Links 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 …

Forest Fire in Uttarakhand

Mapping   Source: India Today  Context: Large Forest fires are raging with forest fires across Uttarakhand. Nearly a hundred hectares of forest have been destroyed, exacerbated by dry conditions from the prevailing heatwave. In some regions of Uttarakhand, fires were doused with the help of a Bambi bucket, a specialised aerial fire-fighting tool used to …

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Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BS   Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that the Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) limits for investment in various securities will remain unchanged for the current fiscal year. The limits for FPI investment in government securities (G-sec), state development loans, and corporate bonds will be maintained …

Corporate Governance Charter

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ET   Context: Recently, CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) introduced a corporate governance charter tailored for startups, featuring a self-evaluative scorecard to assess governance progress.   What is Corporate Governance? It comprises dynamic principles and measures guiding an organization’s growth. It emphasizes values like transparency, fairness, and accountability. The …

IREDA get Navratna Status

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: BS   Context: Recently, IREDA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency), the financing agency for Renewable projects in India, was conferred with ‘Navratna status’ by the Department of Public Enterprises (Ministry of Finance) IREDA is under the administrative control of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. It was established …

RBI’s Direction for Electronic Trading Platforms (ETPs)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BS   Context: The RBI released a draft Master Direction for Electronic Trading Platforms (ETPs), seeking feedback from stakeholders by May 31.   What are ETPs? Electronic Trading Platforms (ETPs) are electronic systems that facilitate the trading of various financial instruments such as securities, money market instruments, foreign exchange …

Baseflow in Rivers

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE   Context: A recent study (on six major river basins: Narmada, Tapi, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, and Cauvery) delving into heavy rainfall, baseflow, and river floods in Peninsular India sheds light on the factors driving flooding in the region. What is Baseflow? Baseflow refers to the sustained flow of …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Make EPI an ‘Essential Programme on Immunization’

  Source: The Hindu, WHO Prelims: Current events of national importance, WHO, NCDs, G20, age tax, mortality, fertility rate, AI, robotic surgery etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Development and management of social sectors/services related to Health and education etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The year 2024 commemorates 50 years since the launch of the Expanded …

[Mission 2024] STATIC QUIZ, 1 May 2024 – Geography

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[Mission 2024] Current Affairs Quiz , 1 May 2024

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[MISSION 2024] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 1 May 2024

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood …

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” ― Rosa Parks

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) “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” ― Rosa Parks Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static …

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” ― Sigmund Freud

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” ― Sigmund Freud Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …