Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 January 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 January 2019 Paper 2: Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   70th Republic Day   Context: India is celebrating 70th Republic Day. Theme: ‘life of Gandhi’ which is a tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th …

Report on ‘e-waste’ by UN

Topic Covered: Govt policies and their performances. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Report on ‘e-waste’ by UN   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ‘e-waste’- concerns, challenges, issues, measures and the need for international collaboration.   Context: To highlight the rising challenge posed by mountains of discarded electronics worldwide, seven …

70th Republic Day

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   70th Republic Day   Context: India is celebrating 70th Republic Day. Theme: ‘life of Gandhi’ which is a tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. Chief guest: President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 January 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,26 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: 26 January 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 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: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interest.   …

7) Discuss the relevance of life and teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King in today’s era?(250 words)

Topic– Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7) Discuss the relevance of life and teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King in today’s era?(250 words) Reference Why this question The article discusses the life and teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King and discusses what lessons can be drawn from their …

6) Integrating various social media platforms raises several serious concerns. Comment.(250 words)

Topic- Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) Integrating various social media platforms raises several serious concerns. Comment.(250 words) Economic times Why this question Facebook has recently mulled the idea of integrating three of its social network’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. In this context it …

5) The developments in Venezuela offer huge advantages for Indian economy. Comment.(250 words)

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 5) The developments in Venezuela offer huge advantages for Indian economy. Comment.(250 words) Reference The hindubuisnessline Why this question The recent political crisis may not be in the interest of the country or the world in general but it offers benefits …

4) Frequent transfers of government employees is a constant source of worry, which affects their performance negatively. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Role of civil services in a democracy. 4) Frequent transfers of government employees is a constant source of worry, which affects their performance negatively. Comment.(250 words) Livemint   Why this question The recent CBI episode highlights the plight of government servants at the hands of their political masters. In this context it is essential …

3) The ASER report highlights that there is a need for innovation in education sector in India. Comment. (250 words)

Topic– Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Human Resources. 3) The ASER report highlights that there is a need for innovation in education sector in India. Comment. (250 words) Reference Why this question The ASER report highlights what we already know about the status of learning outcomes in the country. …

2) In the wake of US accusations, Indian is keen to introduce several reforms in WTO. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 2) In the wake of US accusations, Indian is keen to introduce several reforms in WTO. Discuss.(250 words) Economictimes Why this question The article discusses the recent relationship phase between US and India and the need for reforms in the WTO …

1) Discuss how India’s diaspora policy has evolved over the years?(250 words)

Topic– Indian Diaspora 1) Discuss how India’s diaspora policy has evolved over the years?(250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to explain the how our policy regarding our diaspora has evolved over the years. We also need to highlight and explain the specific steps taken by the government to engage Indian …

Insights into Editorial: Moving away from 1%

Insights into Editorial: Moving away from 1%   Introduction: India’s health achievements are very modest even in comparison to large and populous countries such as China, Indonesia or Brazil. India’s neighbours, in the past two decades, have made great strides on the development front. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan now have better health indicators than …