Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 06 March 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 06 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: Paper 1: Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Swachh Bharat Grameen   What to study? For Prelims: About SBM- G- key facts, objectives and targets. For Mains: Significance and achievements of …

All about Form 26

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Transparency related issues.   All about Form 26   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is Form 26, why was it introduced, it’s relevance and significance.   Context: Recently, the Law Ministry made it mandatory for election candidates to reveal their income-tax returns …

World Air Quality Report 2018

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   World Air Quality Report 2018   What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of the report. For Mains: Concerns for India, what needs to be done?   Context: IQAir AirVisual and Greenpeace have released World Air Quality Report 2018. The main objective behind the report …

UN Security Council

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UN Security Council   What to study? For Prelims: About UNSC- composition, objectives and functions. For Mains: Role and significance of UNSC, need for UNSC reforms, why India should be given permanent membership?   Context: France, which assumed the Presidency of the United …

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)   What to study? For Prelims: SWIFT- objectives, features and significance. For Mains: Significance, need for SWIFT.   …

“Transport and Marketing Assistance” (TMA) for specified agriculture products scheme

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions.   “Transport and Marketing Assistance” (TMA) for specified agriculture products scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the scheme. For Mains: Significance …

Swachh Bharat Grameen

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Swachh Bharat Grameen   What to study? For Prelims: About SBM- G- key facts, objectives and targets. For Mains: Significance and achievements of the scheme, what else needs to be done?   Context: The National Annual Rural Sanitation …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,06 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 06 March 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 …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 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: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. General Studies – 1 Topic– Post-independence consolidation …

6) What is CCR5-delta 32 often seen in news recently?  What are its implications for Indian bioinformatics industry? Discuss (250 words)

Topic-Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 6) What is CCR5-delta 32 often seen in news recently?  What are its implications for Indian bioinformatics industry? Discuss (250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question: The article discusses the recent developments of  CCR5-delta 32: The rare mutation that could help stop HIV. …

5) What do you understand by Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)? Critically analyze its significance in India-US trade? (250 words)

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora./ Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 5) What do you understand by Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)? Critically analyze its significance in India-US trade? (250 words) The hindu   …

4) Election Commission of India has been known for its rich legacy of being independent and inclusive, however studies suggest that the electorate count has decreased over time In comparison with census count. Comment and also suggest what steps should be taken with respect to these missing voters from the electoral rolls of the world’s largest democracy. (250 words)

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 4) Election Commission of India has been known for its rich legacy of being independent and inclusive, however studies suggest that the electorate count has decreased over time In comparison with census count. Comment and also suggest what steps should be taken with respect to these missing voters …

3) Examine the existing traditional mechanisms for resolution of financial and commercial disputes in India also discuss the need for an online dispute resolution system. What measures need to be taken in this direction to achieve a robust dispute redressal system?(250 words)

Topic: Separation of powers between various organs, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. 3) Examine the existing traditional mechanisms for resolution of financial and commercial disputes in India also discuss the need for an online dispute resolution system. What measures need to be taken in this direction to achieve a robust dispute redressal system?(250 words) Livemint …

2) In what way did Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel get ahead in avoiding the evil consequences of the doctrine of lapse of paramountcy and in integrating Indian States? Examine.(250 words)

Topic– Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 2) In what way did Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel get ahead in avoiding the evil consequences of the doctrine of lapse of paramountcy and in integrating Indian States? Examine.(250 words) Bipin Chandra, modern India – NCERT Why this question: The question is in the context of role …

1) Discuss how  the approach of Gandhiji and Pandit Nehru to the issue of Socialism as a goal of National Policy was different and  also indicate the impact of their views on our Constitution and Government policy. (250 words)

Topic– Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1) Discuss how  the approach of Gandhiji and Pandit Nehru to the issue of Socialism as a goal of National Policy was different and  also indicate the impact of their views on our Constitution and Government policy. (250 words) Bipin Chandra, India after Independence   Why this …