India Seeks Australia’s Help to Combat Nipah Virus – PuuchoIAS

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: The Wire  Context: India is seeking Australia’s assistance in combating the Nipah virus outbreak, which has claimed 12 lives in the country. The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has reached out to the Queensland government in Australia to obtain an antibody developed there for testing its effectiveness in … Read more

Segur elephant corridor – PuuchoIAS

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: A Supreme Court-appointed committee has declared 12 private resorts along the Segur elephant corridor illegal. This corridor is vital for the movement of elephants and other wildlife between habitats in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The resorts were challenged by the owners who claimed the corridor didn’t comprise an … Read more

Anamudi Shola national park – PuuchoIAS

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH Context: The Munnar Wildlife Division in Idukki, India, has successfully transformed the Pazhathottam area in the Anamudi Shola National Park from a burnt-out land filled with exotic tree species into a lush 50-hectare forest. This eco-restoration project carried out with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), … Read more

Tonga – PuuchoIAS

Mapping   Source: TOI In 2023, record-high temperatures have been observed globally. Scientists attribute this unusual heat to various factors, including an underwater volcanic eruption off Tonga (Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai) in the South Pacific in January 2022. While most volcanic eruptions typically cool the planet due to sun-dimming particles, this eruption released a significant amount … Read more

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 18 September 2023 – PuuchoIAS

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions    Source: WFP: HungerMap  Context: The World Food Programme has released “HungerMap LIVE: Global insights and key trends”.   What is HungerMap LIVE? HungerMap LIVE is a real-time monitoring system tracking key indicators of acute hunger, including household food consumption, livelihoods, child nutritional status, mortality, and access … Read more

Examples of Ethics (18th September) – PuuchoIAS

GS Paper 4  Syllabus: Applications of Ethics   Example 1: Ayushman Bhav Campaign    Source: IE   It is a health campaign (part of Ayushman Bharat scheme), aimed at improving healthcare services and promoting well-being across the country. Ethical Value Description Inclusivity The campaign’s primary goal is to provide inclusive healthcare services to all individuals, irrespective … Read more

Amrit Brikshya Andolan – PuuchoIAS

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH The Assam Government organized a campaign called “Amrit Brikshya Andolan” aimed at increasing the state’s green cover by planting saplings, primarily of commercial trees. The campaign set out to achieve nine world records during this massive tree-planting drive. The primary objective of the campaign was to plant one … Read more

The consequences of our actions are important and we should weigh these up when we consider what we should do. Evaluate the statement in the context of utilitarian ethics. – PuuchoIAS

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6. The consequences of our actions are important and we should weigh these up when we consider … Read more