Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 February 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 February 2019 Relevant Articles from PIB: Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Target Olympic Podium Scheme …

Angel tax

Topics Covered: Government policies and their performances. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   Angel tax   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: All about Angel tax, issues relevant, need for relaxation of norms and measures announced. …

Elephant corridors

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Elephant corridors   What to study? For Prelims: Project Elephant, Important Elephant Corridors. For Mains: Issues associated over Elephant Corridor maintenance, man- animal conflicts- measures necessary.   Context: Asian Elephant Alliance, an umbrella initiative by five NGOs, has come together to secure 96 out of the 101 existing corridors …

National Testing Agency Launched Mobile App

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   National Testing Agency Launched Mobile App   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: NTA- functions, objectives and significance.   Context: National Testing Agency (NTA) has launched a ‘mobile app’ through which students can practice or take mock tests on their own computers or smart phones. …

Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: IORA- composition, objectives, functions, significance and relevance.   Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is organising a meeting …

Pre-Departure Orientation Programme

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.   Pre-Departure Orientation Programme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Highlights, significance and the need for such …

Draft National River Ganga Bill, 2018

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders Conservation related issues.   Draft National River Ganga Bill, 2018   What to study? For Prelims: Key highlights of the Bill. For Mains: Conservation of Ganga- concerns, challenges and measures.   National …

National Service Scheme

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   National Service Scheme   What to study? For Prelims: What is NSS? For Mains: Significance and the need for NSS.   About National Service Scheme (NSS): It is an Indian government-sponsored …

Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)   What to study? For Prelims: About TOPS and NSDF. For Mains: Support to …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 February 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,05 February 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 into Editorial: Shopping for votes: on the Interim Budget 2019-20

Insights into Editorial: Shopping for votes: on the Interim Budget 2019-20 Introduction: How does the interim budget differ from a regular budget? In an interim Budget, the vote-on-account seeks parliament’s nod for incurring expenditure for part of a fiscal year. However, the estimates are presented for the entire year, as is the case with the …

Insights into Editorial: Hawkish move: On U.S. pullout from nuclear treaty

Insights into Editorial: Hawkish move: On U.S. pullout from nuclear treaty   Context: The US, which has long accused Russia of violating the INF treaty, formally announced it was suspending its obligations under the agreement. The Donald Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia is a retrograde step. …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 February 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 February 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: Challenges to internal security through social networking sites General Studies – 2 Topic:Government policies and …

8) What are the statutory and the institutional framework for dealing with money laundering in India. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic-Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention 8) What are the statutory and the institutional framework for dealing with money laundering in India. Discuss.(250 words) Reference   Why this question There has been a spate of …

7) What do you understand by  cyber terrorism. Discuss. Also discuss the forms of cyber terrorism.(250 words)

Topic- Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention 7) What do you understand by  cyber terrorism. Discuss. Also discuss the forms of cyber terrorism.(250 words) Reference Why this question There has been an increase in incidents …

6) Social media has emerged as a major threat to nation’s internal security. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic – Challenges to internal security through social networking sites 6) Social media has emerged as a major threat to nation’s internal security. Discuss.(250 words) Key demand of the question The question expects us to discuss the nature of threat to internal security caused by social media. Thereafter, it expects us to discuss why it …

5) The Indian economy is floundering on many economic parameters related to employment. Analyze.(250 words)

Topic– Indian economy and issues related to employment. 5) The Indian economy is floundering on many economic parameters related to employment. Analyze.(250 words) Livemint Why this question The article highlights the broader questions highlighted by the recent NSSO report on jobless growth in Indian economy. The article provides several relevant data and ends with a …