Mount Merapi (Indonesia) – PuuchoIAS

Mapping   Source: TOI Context: Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupted on Sumatra Island, resulting in the tragic death of at least 11 hikers out of a group of 26, with three successfully rescued. The eruption sent a 3,000-meter ash column into the sky, causing volcanic debris to impact nearby villages.   About Mount Merapi  Mount Merapi, … Read more

[Mission 2024] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 06 December 2023 – PuuchoIAS

Case Study: The Loess Plateau Restoration, China The Loess Plateau, located in northern China, is one of the world’s most eroded regions. It was historically known for its extremely fertile soil, but centuries of agricultural overuse and deforestation led to severe soil erosion, reduced agricultural productivity, and widespread poverty. The Restoration Project: In 1994, the … Read more

[Scholarship Test Results] I-WIN (Insights IAS: Work, Improve, Nurture) for UPSC Prelims 2024 | Starts on: 8th January,2024 – PuuchoIAS

      DOWNLOAD THE I-WIN  Prelims Test Series Timetable for UPSC CSE 2024     Dear Student,   We are pleased to announce the results of the I-WIN (Insights IAS- Work, Improve, Nurture) 2024 Entrance-cum-Scholarship Test that was conducted on 3rd December in the offline and online mode.   IMPORTANT: If you have missed the … Read more

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

[LIMITED OFFLINE SEATS] FLAT 30% OFF: APEC Bengaluru- Advanced Prelims Enrichment Course: Synergy Strategy for UPSC Prelims 2024 | Starts on 4th January, 2024 | Offline in Bengaluru & Online – PuuchoIAS

              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