Pressmud – PuuchoIAS

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE  Context: India’s pressmud, a byproduct in the sugar industry, can be a valuable resource for compressed biogas (CBG) production.   What is Pressmud and how it is produced? Pressmud, also known as filter cake or press cake, is a residual byproduct in the sugar industry. It is produced … Read more

Environmental Cost of the Isreal-Palestine War – PuuchoIAS

  Source: TH   Context: The article highlights the environmental impact of Israel’s military actions in Gaza. The use of heavy bombs, white phosphorus, and herbicides has led to widespread environmental damage, affecting soil, water, and air quality. Tool Purpose/Effect 2,000-pound bombs Causing large-scale destruction, creating craters, and resulting in environmental contamination White phosphorus Illegal … Read more

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              For Students who wish to Join APEC for UPSC Prelims 2024 in the Offline Mode at BENGALURU and online: Starts on: 4th January, 2024 in Bengaluru and Online Dussehra Discount: FLAT 30% OFF, valid till 25th December, 2023 Download the APEC  2024 Timetable for Bengaluru here Click here … Read more

Pampore (Saffron Production in India) – PuuchoIAS

Mapping   Source: BBC  Context: Pampore, known as the centre of the country’s saffron (referred to as “red gold”) cultivation has seen a decline in productivity. About Saffron: Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected … Read more

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Molding the Himalayas needs caution – PuuchoIAS

    Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Parliament-Structure, organization and functioning, Disaster Management, Himalayas, GSI, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, World bank, 74th amendment etc Mains GS Paper II: Parliament- structure, functioning and conduct of Business etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The hurdles in delaying the rescue of 41 labourers, who have been trapped inside … Read more

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Unpacking the Dubai climate meeting – PuuchoIAS

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of national importance, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Nipah virus, The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Development and management of social sectors/services related to Health and education etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The 28th annual Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the … Read more

Green Leaf Volatile – PuuchoIAS

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Context: Researchers from Japan have conducted groundbreaking research on plant-plant communication through volatile organic compounds (VOCs) called Green Leaf Volatile (GLV). Using real-time fluorescence imaging, they visualized how plants take up VOCs released by damaged neighbours, leading to calcium-dependent defence responses against potential threats.   The research also revealed that … Read more

Argentina – PuuchoIAS

Mapping   Source: TH  Context: Argentina’s new president Javier Milei plans to replace Argentina’s currency with the dollar to address economic challenges. Dollarization is seen as a potential solution to hyperinflation, breaking the link between rising prices and increasing money supply. Ecuador’s successful experience with dollarization led to notable improvements in economic growth, poverty reduction, … Read more

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 28 November 2023 – PuuchoIAS

InstaLinks :  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 ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their … Read more