QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 December 2018

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,19 December 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 Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 19 December 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 19 December 2018 Paper 1, 2 and 3: TOPICS COVERED: Women related issues. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional …

National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project   Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, gave details on the status of implementation of National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project.   …

7th round of India – South Korea negotiations held

Topics Covered: 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.   7th round of India – South Korea negotiations held   The 7th round of India – South Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) negotiations …

Navic powered gadgets to TamilNadu fishermen

Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Navic powered gadgets to TamilNadu fishermen   What to study? For Prelims: Navic and its key features. For Mains: …

Indian Forest Act 1927

Topics covered: 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.   Indian Forest Act 1927   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Indian Forest Act 1927. For Mains: Need for review and the expected …

Graphene

Topic covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Graphene   What to study? For Prelims: About Graphene and its key features. For Mains: Significance of the latest discovery by researchers.   Context: A group of researchers at Nagpur-based Visvesvaraya National Institute of …

Transgender Rights Bill

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and …

Gender gap index 2018

TOPICS COVERED: Women related issues. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 DECEMBER 2018

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 DECEMBER 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:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.  General Studies – 1 Topic– important …

8) Discuss the Wates principles for improving corporate governance standards for private companies. (250 words)

Topic– corporate governance. 8) Discuss the Wates principles for improving corporate governance standards for private companies. (250 words) Reference Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the …

7) How is Food wastage linked to environment. Discuss. Also discuss the ways to reduce food wastage.(250 words)

Topic– Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation 7) How is Food wastage linked to environment. Discuss. Also discuss the ways to reduce food wastage.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question Food wastage is an environmental as well as a moral issue which has a huge but unnoticed impact on the society. It is essential to discuss …

6) Discuss the strategy Increasing Green Cover outside Recorded Forest Areas, as forwarded by the Abhijit Ghose committee report.(250 words)

Topic– Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation 6) Discuss the strategy Increasing Green Cover outside Recorded Forest Areas, as forwarded by the Abhijit Ghose committee report.(250 words) Reference Reference Why this question Recently the Abhijit Ghose committee submitted its report on increasing green cover outside recorded forest areas of India. It is an important document which …

5) The recent amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 will create new markets & jobs for poor communities. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic– Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation 5) The recent amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 will create new markets & jobs for poor communities. Critically analyze.(250 words) downtoearth downtoearth Why this question The centre brought an ordinance to the Indian Forests act a few months back and has been contemplating about the need to …

4) EIA process if followed diligently can lead to mitigation of several environmental concerns. Examine. (250 words)

Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “Environmental impact assessment” 4) EIA process if followed diligently can lead to mitigation of several environmental concerns. Examine. (250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain the process of EIA and highlight how it can help in mitigating Environmental concerns. …

3) At the recently concluded COP24, key issues of concern for the poorest and developing nations were diluted or postponed. Critically analyze .(250 words)

Topic: Climate Change 3) At the recently concluded COP24, key issues of concern for the poorest and developing nations were diluted or postponed. Critically analyze .(250 words) The hindu Indianexpress Why this question With the framing of rulebook at Katowice, the need of the hour is to critically analyze the provisions to see whether they …

2) Evaluate whether there is a need to set up a regulator for conducting environmental impact assessment?(250 words)

Topic -Part of static series under the heading – “Environmental impact assessment” 2) Evaluate whether there is a need to set up a regulator for conducting environmental impact assessment?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to first discuss the issues faced in EIA process which would necessitate the creation of …