Pradhan Mantri Jl-VAN yojana

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Pradhan Mantri Jl-VAN yojana   What to study? For Prelims: About PM JI-VAN Yojana, EBP- key features. For Mains: Significance and the need for ethanol blending, challenges present and ways to address them.   …

National Policy on Software Products – 2019

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National Policy on Software Products – 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Features, significance, need and potential of the policy.   Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Software Products …

FAME-India Scheme

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.   FAME-India Scheme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: FAME- India scheme- features, significance and potential.   …

New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Ordinance, 2019

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Ordinance, 2019   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and …

National Housing Bank

Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   National Housing Bank   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Role, objectives and significance of NHB.   Context: The Cabinet has approved payment of the face value of the subscribed share capital of Rs.1450 crore in National Housing Bank(NHB) to Reserve Bank of India …

Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Features of the ordinance. For Mains: Need and concerns associated with the use of Aadhaar, issues of privacy.   Context: The Union Cabinet …

National Mineral Policy, 2019

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National Mineral Policy, 2019   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the policy.   Context: National Mineral Policy, 2019 approved by Cabinet. Focus on transparency, better regulations & …

IEA Bioenergy TCP

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   IEA Bioenergy TCP   What to study? For Prelims: IEA Bioenergy TCP- composition, objectives and functions. For Mains: Benefits of membership for India, what is bioenergy?   Context: Cabinet approves joining of IEA Bioenergy TCP by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas as …

PM – KISAN scheme

Topics Covered: Schemes for the vulnerable sections of the society. Agriculture related schemes.   PM – KISAN scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key Features of the scheme. For Mains: Significance, relevance and need for the scheme, concerns and challenges over its implementation, is it sufficient?   Context: Seeding of Aadhaar with bank accounts …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 01 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,01March 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 2018. …

Insights into Editorial: De-odourising sewage

Insights into Editorial: De-odourising sewage Introduction: Present status of Water Pollution: we all know water is crucial for life, we trash it anyway. Some 80 percent of the world’s wastewater is dumped largely untreated back into the environment, polluting rivers, lakes, and oceans. This widespread problem of water pollution is jeopardizing our health. Unsafe water …

Insights into Editorial: The correct prescription

Insights into Editorial: The correct prescription                      Introduction: The increasing popularity of e-commerce, including e-pharmacies, is undeniable. E-Pharmacies, operate through websites or smartphone apps on the Internet. E-pharmacies offer the comfort of shopping from home, privacy, and price discounts. It also allows access to drugs, not available locally. They offer medicines for sale at a …

Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth – Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

Rajya Sabha TV: In Depth – Melting of Himalayan Glaciers (TOPICS COVERED: PRELIMS: General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change MAINS: GENERAL STUDIES – BIO-DIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENT) At the Paris climate conference in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. This set out a global action plan …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 01 March 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: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of …

7) 5G technology can fulfil the vast potential ascribed to it these past years. Examine. (250 words)

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 7) 5G technology can fulfil the vast potential ascribed to it these past years. Examine. (250 words) Livemint Why this question The article brings out the huge potential of 5G technology and discusses its application and …