Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 23 February 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 23 February 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 3: Topics Covered: Development of new technology and their significance.   Super-Efficient Air Conditioning programme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Super-Efficient Air Conditioning Programme- key facts, about EESL, significance of the programme.   Context: Energy Efficiency Services Limited …

Hayabusa2

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Hayabusa2 What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Objectives and significance of the mission, Asteroid Ryugu.     Context: Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that a probe, Hayabusa2, had successfully landed on an asteroid- Ryugu– 300 million km from Earth. Notably, Hayabusa2 is the second Japanese spacecraft …

Super-Efficient Air Conditioning programme

Topics Covered: Development of new technology and their significance.   Super-Efficient Air Conditioning programme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Super-Efficient Air Conditioning Programme- key facts, about EESL, significance of the programme.   Context: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has launched its Super-Efficient Air Conditioning Programme for residential and institutional consumers in the …

Insights into Editorial: Interim bailout: RBI surplus to govt

Insights into Editorial: Interim bailout: RBI surplus to govt   Context: Recently Reserve Bank of India announced that it would transfer Rs.28,000 crore to the Centre as interim surplus for the half-year ended December 2018. This is second consecutive year that the central bank has transferred interim surplus to the government. This will take the …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 February 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 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: salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. General …

7) Distorting and/or withholding public information goes against the grains of basic ethics of public service. Critically comment and substantiate your arguments.(250 words)

Topic– Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 7) Distorting and/or withholding public information goes against the grains of basic ethics of public service. Critically comment and substantiate your arguments.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question The article talks about the the poor …

6) “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men”- Confucius.  Explain what do you understand by the statement.(250 words)

Topic- Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 6) “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men”- Confucius.  Explain what do you understand by the statement.(250 words) Reference Directive word Explain-here we have to make something clear or easy to understand by describing or giving information about …

5) Do you think India needs more accurate inflation measurement. Comment.(250 words)

Topic–  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) Do you think India needs more accurate inflation measurement. Comment.(250 words) Livemint Why this question Inflation targeting is a vital task in an economy, especially a developing country like India where inflation is not only highly variable but also …

4) The recent measures by the government to moderate angel tax is a welcome measure. Critically analyze.(250 words)

Topic– Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) The recent measures by the government to moderate angel tax is a welcome measure. Critically analyze.(250 words) The hindu The hindu Why this question Conforming to the demands of the startup companies the Central government has decided to moderate …

3) India could find it difficult to maintain a ‘balancing’ approach between different West Asian powers. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic– India and its bilateral relations 3) India could find it difficult to maintain a ‘balancing’ approach between different West Asian powers. Discuss. (250 words) The hindu Why this question This article highlights India’s relations with Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia and analyzes whether the approach of India is working. The article also highlights the …

2) Abanindranath Tagore made huge contribution towards Indian art and culture. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic-  salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2) Abanindranath Tagore made huge contribution towards Indian art and culture. 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 …

1) Explain the different aspects of India’s traditional dance system? (250 words)

Topic– Indian Art and culture 1) Explain the different aspects of India’s traditional dance system? (250 words)   Key demand of the question The question expects us to highlight the various facets of dance in India both classical dances as well as folk dances. Structure of the answer Introduction – Explain that dance has always …