Insights Daily Current Affairs+PIB : 27 November 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs+PIB : 27 November 2018   Paper 2 and 3: Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges …

Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) sign $200 Million Loan to improve State Highways in Bihar.

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Investment models   Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) sign $200 Million Loan to improve State Highways in Bihar.   The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $200 million loan …

Protocol amending India-China DTAA

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Protocol amending India-China DTAA   The Government of Republic of India and the Government of the People’s Republic of China have amended the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) by signing a Protocol. Purpose of the amendment of DTAA: For the …

‘HAUSLA-2018’ was inaugurated in the Capital

Topics Covered: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   ‘HAUSLA-2018’ was inaugurated in the Capital   The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched the National Festival for Children of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) – …

“Paisa – Portal for Affordable Credit & Interest Subvention Access”, Launched under Day-NULM

Topic Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes   “Paisa – Portal for Affordable Credit & Interest Subvention Access”, Launched under Day-NULM   Context: PAiSA …

NASA’s InSight spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   NASA’s InSight spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey What to study? Static Part: Key facts on InSIght Mission. Dynamic and Current: Why study mars, Objectives of the mission and its significance.   Context: InSight, a NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars has landed …

RBI can transfer Rs 1 lakh crore of excess reserves to govt: Report

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. RBI can transfer Rs 1 lakh crore of excess reserves to govt: Report What to study? Static Part: Provisions regulating transfer …

UN Central Emergency Response Fund

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Disaster and disaster management.   UN Central Emergency Response Fund What to study? Static Part: Key features of UN Central Emergency Fund- operation, funding and management. Dynamic and Current: Significance of the fund and overview of economic crisis in Venezuela.   Context: The United …

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and …

Article 370

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 27 November 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,27 November 2018 QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam …

Insights into Editorial: Get the model right: on state-sponsored insurance

Insights into Editorial: Get the model right: on state-sponsored insurance   Introduction: A report by the World Health Organisation has shown that around 3.2% of Indians would fall below the poverty line because of high Out-of-pocket (OoP) health expenditure. World Bank data, in 2015, showed that nearly 65% of health-care expenditure in India is “Out …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 NOVEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 27 NOVEMBER 2018 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2019: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   Tomorrow’s Static Topic: Modern Indian History.   General Studies – 1 Topic – Part of static series …