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UPSC Civil Services Exam And Optional Subjects With GS Overlap

Optional Subjects With GS Overlap Legacy IAS Academy

A Candidate appearing for UPSC Civil Services Exam needs to choose one Optional Subject for the Mains exam. An Optional Subject consists of two Papers for a total of 500 marks.   The choice of Optional subject is left to the candidate and they can choose any one Optional subject from the list of 48 […]

Possibility of Attracting Global Investment

Context Gita Gopinath recently highlighted our opportunity to attract global investment in an interview, but we must lower trade barriers and promise policy stability if India is to become the world’s next megafactory. Relevance: GS Paper -3: Economic Development and Growth; Trade and Investment; Infrastructure. Mains Questions What are the major trade and manufacturing concerns […]

What Exactly Are Carbon Markets And How Do They Function?

Context Relevance GS Paper – 3: Conservation, Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests Mains Question Discuss global warming and its consequences for the global climate. Explain, in light of the Kyoto Protocol of 1997, the control measures to reduce the level of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. (150 Words) What exactly […]

Anticancer mRNA Vaccine

Context: Recently, the results of a trial of messenger Ribonucleic Acid (mRNA-4157/V940) vaccine made by Moderna and MSD (Merck & Co.) when taken along with an immunotherapy drug Keytruda has shown promising results against advanced melanoma, a kind of skin cancer. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About mRNA: About mRNA […]

NASA’s InSight Mars lander

Context: Recently, NASA’s InSight Mars lander account struck a sombre note and said the robot currently on Mars will be signing off soon, ending its nearly four-year-long journey to study the red planet’s early evolution. Relevance: GS III: Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: Purpose of the InSight Lander Why is InSight shutting down? […]

Formation of Fog

Context: For two consecutive mornings, dense fog has enveloped northwestern India, including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, parts of Uttar Pradesh, and parts of Rajasthan. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: How does fog form? What’s been happening over northwestern India? What is the link between pollution levels and fog? Radiation fog: Advection fog: -Source: […]

Tentative 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites Added in India

Context: Gujarat’s Vadnagar town, the iconic Sun Temple at Modhera, and the rock cut sculptures of Unakoti in Tripura have been added to the tentative list of UNCESO World Heritage Sites. With this, India now has 52 sites on UNESCO Tentative List. Relevance: GS-I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: What is the tentative list […]

A New Global Biodiversity Framework

Context: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations agreement to conserve and sustainably use earth’s biodiversity, got a boost at a conference held in Montreal recently, when 188 of 196 member governments agreed on a new framework to halt the sharp and steady loss of biological species. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology […]

What is Black Carbon?

What is Black Carbon?

Focus: GS III- Environment Why in news? In Lok Sabha, the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change outlined the various measures taken to counter black carbon. What is Black Carbon? Adverse Effects of Black Carbon

Social Progress Index (SPI) Report

Focus: GS II: Polity and Governance Why in News? Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister (EAC-PM) released the Social Progress Index (SPI) for states and districts of India. Highlights of the report: Social Progress Index (SPI) Report Objectives Components of SPI