Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 10 January 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 10 January 2019 Paper 1: Topics covered: Women related issues.   Web- Wonder Women Campaign   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance of the campaign.   Context: The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has launched an online campaign Web- Wonder Women …

Gangajal Project

Topics Covered: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Gangajal Project   Context: Giving a major push to develop and enhance Tourism infrastructure in Agra, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched a series of development projects worth Rs. 2900 …

‘Private consumption, a $6 tn opportunity’

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   ‘Private consumption, a $6 tn opportunity’   What to study? For Prelims: About WEF. For Mains: Private Consumption in India- potential, challenges and measures to address them.   Context: WEF has …

Gold monetization program

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.   Gold monetization program   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features, significance and potential of the programme.   …

RBI allows tokenization of card transactions

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   RBI allows tokenization of card transactions   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Tokenization- meaning, significance, key facts and concerns associated.   Context: The Reserve Bank of India has allowed tokenization of debit, credit and prepaid card …

Universal Basic Income

Topics Covered: Social empowerment. population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Effects of globalization on Indian society. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States …

Web- Wonder Women Campaign

Topics covered: Women related issues.   Web- Wonder Women Campaign   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance of the campaign.   Context: The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has launched an online campaign Web- Wonder Women to discover and celebrate the exceptional achievements of women, who have …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 January 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 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:  Salient features of world’s physical geography. General Studies – 1   Topic– Salient features …

8) Do you think commercial advertisements need to be ethical. Comment.(250 words)

Topic- Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; 8) Do you think commercial advertisements need to be ethical. Comment.(250 words) Livemint Directive word Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon. Key demand of the question. The question wants us to express …

7) Indian agriculture has entered the era of permanent surpluses, which is further worsening the condition of the farmers. Discuss. Also examine how can agricultural marketing improve the situation?(250 words)

Topic– Indian agriculture : issues 7) Indian agriculture has entered the era of permanent surpluses, which is further worsening the condition of the farmers. Discuss. Also examine how can agricultural marketing improve the situation?(250 words) Financialexpress Why this question Although Indian agriculture suffers from several perennial problems, permanent surpluses have only been a recent phenomena. …

6) Evaluate whether having multiple GST rates make the GST structure cumbersome and discuss how can we make GST more simple?(250 words)

Topic- Indian economy : mobilization of revenue 6) Evaluate whether having multiple GST rates make the GST structure cumbersome and discuss how can we make GST more simple?(250 words) Livemint   Why this question Off late, GST and the issues faced in its implementation along with the idea of simplification of GST has been in the …

5) Combating discrimination based on caste is no longer a priority for Indian reformers. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 5) Combating discrimination based on caste is no longer a priority for Indian reformers. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question The article discusses the other side of the discrimination …

4) Discuss the constitutional provisions related to reservation for Indian citizens.(250 words)

Topic–  Indian constitution- historical underpinnings and salient features. 4) Discuss the constitutional provisions related to reservation for Indian citizens.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question The government has recently passed a bill in Lok Sabha which gives reservations in employment to economically weaker but socially higher caste people of India. In this context it is essential …

3) What are the causes and effects of El-Nino. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic – Salient features of world’s physical geography. 3) What are the causes and effects of El-Nino. Discuss.(250 words) 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 …

2) While the earth’s crust is undergoing constructive changes to create new relief, external forces of nature are working vigorously to level this down”. Explain. (250 words)

Topic- Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2) While the earth’s crust is undergoing constructive changes to create new relief, external forces of nature are working vigorously to level this down”. Explain. (250 words) GC Leong – Ch4 Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain that the earth’s crust is a …

1) Explain some of the physical features that are formed in the upper courses of the river?(250 words)

Topic– Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1) Explain some of the physical features that are formed in the upper courses of the river?(250 words) GC Leong – Ch5 Key demand of the question The question expects us to name and explain the physical features as a result of erosion in upper reaches of the …