Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 03 January 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 03 January 2019 Paper 2: Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. …

Cabinet approves ‘The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2018’ for revision in list of Scheduled Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh

Topics covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these, schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Cabinet approves ‘The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2018’ for revision in list of Scheduled Tribes of …

A paper sensor that can detect freshness of milk

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.   A paper sensor that can detect freshness of milk   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Alkaline Phosphatase …

Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018

Topics covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018- features, significance, concerns and implications and possible outcomes.   Context: U.S. President Donald J. Trump has signed …

Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities

Topics covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: The agreement, its significance and the need.   Context: Both India and Pakistan have exchanged their …

Parivesh (Pro-Active and Responsive facilitation by Interactive, Virtuous and Environmental Single-window Hub)

Topics covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Parivesh (Pro-Active and Responsive facilitation by Interactive, Virtuous and Environmental Single-window Hub)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: PARIVESH- key features and significance.   Context: An …

Assam Accord

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 …

Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018   What to …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 January 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,03 January 2019 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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 January 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 January 2019 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:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and …

7) What do you think can be the strategies required to make public servants ethically compliant. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7) What do you think can be the strategies required to make public servants ethically compliant. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us …

6) Our inability to come to an adequate agreement with regards to financing, technology transfer etc to prevent climate change reflects the lack of ethics in international relations. Discuss(250 words)

Topic-Part of static series under the heading – “ethical issues in international relations and funding” 6) Our inability to come to an adequate agreement with regards to financing, technology transfer etc to prevent climate change reflects the lack of ethics in international relations. Discuss(250 words)   Key demand of the question The agreement which has …

5) Without being sincere about enlarging the democratic space in Kashmir, every call for de-escalation will be seen by people as an invitation to surrender and will be vehemently resisted. Comment.(250 words)

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 5) Without being sincere about enlarging the democratic space in Kashmir, every call for de-escalation will be seen by people as an invitation to surrender and will be vehemently resisted. Comment.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question SItuation in Kashmir has worsened with time as can be gauged …

4) The recent updates to the regulations governing FDI in e-commerce does well to close out the transgressions and violations in the existing policy wrt FDI in e-commerce. Critically Analyze. (250 words)

Topic-Effects of liberalization on the economy 4) The recent updates to the regulations governing FDI in e-commerce does well to close out the transgressions and violations in the existing policy wrt FDI in e-commerce. Critically Analyze. (250 words) Livemint Why this question Online shopping has witnessed a very high growth rate in India and is …

3) GST 2.0 will arrive in incremental stages, not at one go. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words)

Topic – Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment 3) GST 2.0 will arrive in incremental stages, not at one go. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words) Livemint Why this question Many political parties and politicians have called for reforms in the GST structure and there have been calls …

2) Stress on economic indicators like GDP is catering to people’s’ needs as consumers but is not fulfilling their aspirations as citizens of good societies. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic– Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 2) Stress on economic indicators like GDP is catering to people’s’ needs as consumers but is not fulfilling their aspirations as citizens of good societies. Analyze.(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article written by an ex-member of erstwhile planning …

1) Getting rid of the minimum education criteria for contesting panchayat polls is a welcome decision, especially in India which is home to 35% of the world’s illiterate population. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic – Indian polity : issues 1) Getting rid of the minimum education criteria for contesting panchayat polls is a welcome decision, especially in India which is home to 35% of the world’s illiterate population. Critically analyze.(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article discusses the recent decision of Rajasthan government to do away with …