Daily Archive: December 3, 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 03 December 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 03 December 2018 Paper 2: Topics covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act   What to study? Static Part: A brief overview of NJAC act and the key amendments proposed....

Digital Sky Platform launched – India to start registration of drones, pilots, and operators Registration portal for online permission.

Topic Covered: Science and Technology – developments and their applications and effects in everyday life   Digital Sky Platform launched – India to start registration of drones, pilots, and operators Registration portal for online permission.   In August 2018, India had announced the release of its Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) to enable safe flying of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems)...

Hornbill Festival

Topic Covered: Indian Culture – salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times   Hornbill Festival   The Union Home Minister inaugurated the hugely popular Hornbill Festival 2018 in Kohima, coinciding with the Formation Day of Nagaland. Hornbill Festival offers unique opportunity for states to interact and exhibit their cultural heritage in the true spirit...

Nasa’s Osiris-Rex

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Nasa’s Osiris-Rex   What to study? Static Part: About NASA’s Osiris- Rex, asteroid Bennu. Dynamic and Current: Significance and objectives of the project, Why Bennu was chosen.   Context: NASA’s Osiris-Rex mission is all set to reach the Bennu asteroid – a rock that may predate the solar system – where its primary mission...

Kimberley Process

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Kimberley Process   What to study? Static Part: About the Kimberly process, previous chair, conflict diamonds. Dynamic and Current: How does the Kimberley Process work?   Context: India will Chair Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) from 1st January 2018. It was handed Chairmanship by the European Union during...