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Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 16 October 2023

CONTENTS: Monsoon has Defied IMD Forecasts on Spatial, Temporal Counts Context: As the South-West monsoon concludes, data indicates that it has brought both below-average and erratic rainfall patterns. Relevance: GS1-Geography Mains Question: What has been the status of recent monsoon in India? Highlight its repercussions and suggest a way forward in effectively dealing with it. […]

About The Amur Falcon

Context: The Manipur Forest Department will carry out a head count of Amur falcons-the world’s longest travelling raptors- in Tamenglong district. Relevance: GS III: Species in News About the Amur Falcon: The Amur falcon is a small raptor belonging to the falcon family. Here are some key details about this remarkable bird: -Source: Hindustan Times […]

About The Grey Whales

Context: As per a new study, population swings in eastern North Pacific grey whales — some of which have resulted in recent mass mortality events — are driven by changing prey biomass and ice cover in the Arctic. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Grey Whales: Here are some key […]

About Hepatitis C

Context: According to the World Health Organisation WHO Egypt became the first country to achieve “gold tier” status on the path to elimination of hepatitis C as per the global health body criteria. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About Hepatitis C: Transmission: Symptoms: Geographical Distribution: Prevention and Treatment: Gold Tier Status: Gold […]

About Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Context: Vice President of India recently interacted with the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the sidelines of the G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20). Relevance: GS II: International Relations Dimensions of the Article: About Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU): Structure: IPU Assembly: Governing Council: Executive Committees: Standing Committees: Meeting of Women Parliamentarians: -Source: The Times of India

World Economic Outlook: IMF

Context: Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its World Economic Outlook 2023 titled- Navigating Global Divergence, which stated that the Indian Economy will grow faster than previously estimated. Relevance: GS III: Indian Economy Dimensions of the Article: Key Highlights of the World Economic Outlook: Global GDP Growth Chinese Economy Global Inflation Factors Affecting Growth IMF Recommendations Findings Related […]

About Invisible E-Waste

Context: The WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment)Forum, in celebration of International E-Waste Day on October 14, 2023, engaged the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to determine the annual quantities of Invisible E-Waste items. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Key Highlights of the Study on Invisible E-Waste: […]

 Remote EVM (R-EVM)

Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) introduced the Remote Electronic Voting Machine (R-EVM) in late 2022 to enhance domestic migrant voting and boost the voter turnout from the 2019 general election, which stood at 67.4%. A recent survey by Lokniti-CSDS in September 2023 targeted 1,017 migrants in Delhi’s slums, consisting of 63% men and […]

About INS Sagardhwani

Context: Recently, INS Sagardhwani, an oceanographic research vessel embarked on a two-month long Sagar Maitri (SM) Mission-4 from South Jetty, Southern Naval Command (SNC), Kochi. Relevance: GS III: Security Challenges Dimensions of the Article: INS Sagardhwani: Sagar Maitri Initiative:

About the Saraswati Samman Award

Context: Recently, Tamil writer Sivasankari was presented with the ‘Saraswati Samman’ 2022 for her book of memoirs Surya Vamsam. Relevance: Facts for Prelims About the Saraswati Samman Award: The Saraswati Samman Award is a prestigious literary honor in India, recognizing outstanding literary works in various Indian languages. Here are some key details about this award: […]