Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 07 February 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 07 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. Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018   What to …

VVPAT

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.   VVPAT   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What are VVPATs, why are they being used now and issues related to EVM tampering, other measures announced by …

Hera mission

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Hera mission   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Hera mission- objectives and significance, about Didymos.   Context: The European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Hera mission is set for a new record by becoming the first spacecraft to explore a binary asteroid — the Didymos pair. The moon orbiting …

Delhi government launches ‘zero fatality corridor’

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. Infrastructure- roadways.   Delhi government launches ‘zero fatality corridor’   What to study? For Prelims: ‘zero fatality corridor’- features …

Supreme Court may curb advocates from speaking on cases

Topics Covered: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability.   Supreme Court may curb advocates from speaking on cases   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Need for monitoring, should it be completely stopped and institutional and other measures necessary to uphold the dignity …

Agri-Market Infrastructure Fund (AMIF)

Topics Covered: transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.   Agri-Market Infrastructure Fund (AMIF)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Agri-Market Infrastructure Fund (AMIF)- objectives, features and significance.   Context: The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs has given its approval for the creation …

Income-Tax Ombudsman

Topics covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability.   Income-Tax Ombudsman   What to study? For Prelims: Income-Tax Ombudsman- key features. For Mains: Why is it being abolished? Issues associated.   Context: The Union Cabinet chaired has approved the proposal for Abolition of Institution of Income-Tax Ombudsman and …

A unified authority for regulating all financial services in IFSCs

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   A unified authority for regulating all financial services in IFSCs   What to study? For Prelims: What are IFSCs. Their functions and how are they regulated? For Mains: …

National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the Bill.   Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction …

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog

Topics Covered: economics of animal-rearing.   Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog   What to study? For Prelims: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, Rashtriya Gokul Mission- objectives and key features. For Mains: Significance and the need for Conservation protection and development of cows and their progeny, challenges therein and measures to address these challenges.   Context: Cabinet approved the proposal …

Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018   What to study? For Prelims: Key features and significance of the Bill. For Mains: Need for a legislation …

Insights into Editorial: A national register of exclusion

Insights into Editorial: A national register of exclusion   Introduction: The National Register of Citizens exercise is among the most ambitious experiments the Indian state has undertaken. The census is, of course, conducted every decade, on a national level and gives the state a window into the size and nature of Indian population. But the …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 February 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 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: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism …

8) How is organised crime in India reinforcing terrorism? What are the linkages especially with regard to terror funding?(250 words)

Topic – Linkages of organised crime with terrorism 8) How is organised crime in India reinforcing terrorism? What are the linkages especially with regard to terror funding?(250 words) Key demand of the question The question is quite straightforward in its demand. Apart from answering the basic demand of the question, towards the end of your …

7) The nexus between terrorism and organized crime presents a major challenge for India. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic –  linkages of organized crime with terrorism 7) The nexus between terrorism and organized crime presents a major challenge for India. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Why this question Terrorism is often closely linked to organized crime. It is important to discuss how the issue poses challenges to India. Directive word Discuss- this is an all-encompassing …

6) The receding glaciers in Hindu Kush underline the need for cooperation between countries that share Himalayas. Comment.(250 words)

Topic– Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation 6) The receding glaciers in Hindu Kush underline the need for cooperation between countries that share Himalayas. Comment.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question The impact of climate change on glaciers in the Hindu-Kush region is prominent and scary. The ranges provide water and livelihood security to billions of people. …

5) The Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) is touted as a more robust and integrated system that is capable of addressing the gaps in the present system of border security. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic- Security challenges and their management in border areas; 5) The Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) is touted as a more robust and integrated system that is capable of addressing the gaps in the present system of border security. Discuss.(250 words) Reference Why this question India shares a long border with several countries and …