6) What do you understand by gene drive and examine its implications?(250 words)

Topic –  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) What do you understand by gene drive and examine its implications?(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question Ending Malaria via this technology is a possibility and it is currently being debated by CBD. Such debates and the underlying technology is …

5) Analyze how use of technology enriches healthcare sector and how such technology can assist in National Health Protection Mission?(250 words)

Topic – Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 5) Analyze how use of technology enriches healthcare sector and how such technology can assist in National Health Protection Mission?(250 words) The hindu Why this question This article discusses about the application of technology in healthcare sector and how it can …

4) Indo-German development cooperation has deepened over the six decades and the two countries today are natural partners making a joint effort for prosperity. Comment. (250 words)

Topic–   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) Indo-German development cooperation has deepened over the six decades and the two countries today are natural partners making a joint effort for prosperity. Comment. (250 words) Indian express Why this question India and Germany share several values and objectives. They …

3) IMD says moderate El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions are currently prevalent in the equatorial Pacific Ocean region and the El Nino is likely to develop in the next two months. What do you understand by El Nino and explain its impact on India’s climate?(250 words)

Topic–  Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. 3) IMD says moderate El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions are currently prevalent in the equatorial Pacific Ocean region and the El Nino is likely to develop in the next two months. What do you understand by El Nino and explain its impact …

2) Discuss the reasons behind the decadence of the Swadeshi movement even though it deployed the entire gamut of Gandhian techniques.(250 words)

Topic- The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 2) Discuss the reasons behind the decadence of the Swadeshi movement even though it deployed the entire gamut of Gandhian techniques.(250 words) India’s struggle for independence by Bipin Chandra Pal- The Swadeshi Movement- 1903-08 Directive word Discuss- …

1) A major weakness of the 19th century peasant movements was the lack of an adequate understanding of colonialism. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic -The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) A major weakness of the 19th century peasant movements was the lack of an adequate understanding of colonialism. Discuss.(250 words) India’s struggle for independence by Bipin Chandra Pal- Peasant Movements and uprisings after 1857 Directive word …

Insights Daily Current Affairs+PIB: 28 November 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs+PIB: 28 November 2018   Paper 1, 2 and 3: Topics Covered: Indian culture – salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental …

MoS (Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurates 14th Formation Day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

Topic Covered: Disaster and disaster management.   MoS (Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurates 14th Formation Day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)   Theme of the Year: “Early Warning for Disasters” Early warning is a major element of disaster risk reduction and can minimize the loss of lives and economic impacts. Timely early warning is …

Raksha Mantri Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.   Raksha Mantri Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’   Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman has formally launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’. The event showcased salient inventions and innovations …

HysIS

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. HysIS   What to study? Static Part: About HysIS, objectives and significance. Dynamic and Current: India’s space capabilities and its significance.   Context: HysIS, the country’s first hyperspectral imaging satellite for advanced Earth observation, is slated for the launch. About 30 small satellites of foreign customers will be its co-passengers …

Inclusive Wealth Report 2018

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Inclusive Wealth Report 2018   What to study? Static Part: Key facts and highlights of the report. Dynamic and Current: What is sustainable development and why is it significant, issues highlighted and what needs to be done to balance?   Context: Inclusive wealth index, …

Water Deficit next year in India

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Disaster and disaster management.   Water Deficit next year in India   What to study? Static Part: Who releases Global Water Monitor and Forecast Watch list. Dynamic and Current: Highlights of the report, concerns, challenges and measures necessary.   Context: Latest edition of Global Water …

Measures to tackle crisis in stressed thermal power projects

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Infrastructure: Energy.   Measures to tackle crisis in stressed thermal power projects   What to study? Static Part: All about thermal plants and their operation. Dynamic and Current: Crisis and reasons for the crisis, solution. …

CRISPR Technology

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology. Ethical Issues involved.   CRISPR Technology   What to study? Static Part: All about CRISPR technology and how it works? Dynamic and Current: Recent developments, significance of the technology, concerns associated and ethical concerns associated.   Context: A Chinese researcher recently claimed …

Central Water Commission

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Central Water Commission   What to study? Static Part: About CWC- composition and objectives. Dynamic and Current: River Ganga and its conservation related issues, why disband CWC and what needs to be done?   Context: The Central Water …

Char Dham pilgrimage

Topics Covered: Indian culture – salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Char Dham pilgrimage What to study? Static Part: About Char …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 November 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,28 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 …