[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 4 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 …

Shaksgam Valley of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Mapping   Source: Th  Context: India protests Chinese road construction in the Shaksgam Valley of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, claiming it as part of its territory and raising concerns over territorial integrity India has never accepted the 1963 China-Pakistan Boundary Agreement and protests against any attempts to alter the situation.   Shaksgam Valley (also called Trans-Karakoram Tract) …

Red Colobus Monkeys

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: Conserving, is crucial for protecting the continent’s tropical forests, according to a recent study. red colobus monkeys, spread across Africa   About the Red Colobus monkey:  It is a member of the Colobine group, primarily feeds on leaves and is native to western, central, and eastern Africa, …

The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO) Project

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: space.com  Context: The completion ceremony for the TAO telescope site was held in Santiago, Chile. The TAO Project aims to build a 6.5-meter optical-infrared telescope at the summit of Cerro Chajnantor in the Atacama Desert. It will be the world’s highest astronomical site, offering clear observation conditions due to …

Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The judiciary’s involvement in standard essential patents (SEPs) poses challenges for India’s telecom manufacturing sector.   What are Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)? Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) are patents that cover technologies adopted as industry standards, crucial for ensuring interoperability among different products and systems. These patents are …

Diplomatic Passports

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: After sexual abuse allegations surfaced against Janata Dal (Secular) MP Prajwal Revanna, he fled to Germany using a diplomatic passport.    

Draft new Explosives Bill

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: ET  Context: The government has proposed a new Explosives Bill to replace the outdated Explosives Act of 1884. The bill is aimed at regulating the manufacture, possession, use, sale, transport, import, and export of explosives. It also aims to increase fines for violations and streamline the licensing process for …

Hindu Marriage Act

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Supreme Court clarified that mere registration without a proper ceremony doesn’t constitute a valid marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act, emphasizing marriage’s sacredness and practice of ‘Samskara’.   About the Hindu Marriage Act: The Hindu Marriage Act (HMA) of 1955 regulates Hindu marriages and divorce within …

Kutch Ajrakh GI Tag

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TOI  Context: The traditional artisans of ‘Kutch Ajrakh’ from Gujarat’s vibrant region of Kutch have been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) certificate by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks (CGPDTM).   About Kutch Ajrakh: It is a traditional textile craft of Gujarat, particularly in …

30 years since apartheid ended in South Africa

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: Th  Context: South Africa prepares to commemorate 30 years of freedom amidst ongoing challenges of inequality, poverty, and a tense upcoming election.   What was Apartheid? It was a system of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination enforced by the South African government from 1948 to 1994. Under apartheid, …

#PlayTrue Campaign

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME)   Source: PIB  Context: The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) India recently wrapped up its #PlayTrue Campaign, attracting over 12,133 participants.   What is the #PlayTrue Campaign? The #PlayTrue Campaign, organized by NADA India, aims to raise awareness about clean sports and anti-doping practices. Through activities like quizzes and awareness sessions, …

Issues with India’s Food Regulatory System

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Governance   Source: IE   Context: Controversies surrounding food safety in India have put the spotlight on the country’s regulator, FSSAI.   Recent cases of food issues in India: Allegations against Nestle’s baby food products for unhealthy sugar content. Concerns over carcinogenic additives in powdered spices, including MDH and Everest brands. …

[Mission 2024] Current Affairs Quiz , 3 May 2024

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[Mission 2024] STATIC QUIZ, 4 May 2024 – Environment

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[MISSION 2024] Mini Secure Revision Test: 4 May 2023

  How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Answer the following questions in 150 words: General Studies – 1   1. Female Bhakti saints in medieval India made significant contributions to religious, social, and cultural spheres. Discuss. Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India.   2. In …