Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 15 March 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 15 March 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:   India Energy Modelling Forum   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About IEMF- objectives, functions and significance.   Context: First Workshop on India Energy Modelling Forum was recently Held. Organized by: NITI Aayog and the United States Agency for International …

Electoral bond scheme

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Electoral bond scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of Electoral Bonds and highlights of the scheme. For Mains: Significance of the scheme, benefits and concerns associated.   Context: Govt. defends …

Climate Vulnerability Index

Topics Covered: Conservation and pollution related issues.   Climate Vulnerability Index   What to study? For Prelims: About the index and key features. For Mains: Significance of the index and vulnerability of Himalayan states and the need for a policy framework to face the challenges.   Context: Scientists have developed a common framework for assessment …

Mercer Quality of Living Ranking 2019

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.   Mercer Quality of Living Ranking 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of the survey, performance of various cities. For Mains: Findings, significance, concerns, challenges and the need for comprehensive measures.   Context: Global consulting firm Mercer …

Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2019

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2019   What to study? For Prelims: About the festival and its key features. For Mains: Significance of the festival, key challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the country and measures to address …

UNNATEE (UNlocking NATional Energy Efficiency Potential)

UNNATEE (UNlocking NATional Energy Efficiency Potential)   What to study? For Prelims: About BEE, UNNATEE. For Mains: India’s energy demands, need for enhancement of efficiency.   Context: Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has developed a national strategy document- UNNATEE (Unlocking NATional Energy Efficiency potential)– for accelerating energy efficiency in India.   Significance: The strategy document …

World Consumers Day

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.   World Consumers Day   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: WCD- significance, theme, features and CPA.   What is it? 15 March is World Consumer Rights Day …

Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM)

Topics Covered: Indigenization and development of new technology.   Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of MPATGM.   Context: In a major boost for Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired indigenously developed, low weight, fire and forget Man Portable …

West Nile virus (WNV)

Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   West Nile virus (WNV)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: WNV- causes, spread, transmission, symptoms, prevention and treatment.   Context: Health Ministry takes stock of the public health measures for controlling West Nile Virus. A section of the media has reported that a seven year old …

India Energy Modelling Forum

India Energy Modelling Forum   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About IEMF- objectives, functions and significance.   Context: First Workshop on India Energy Modelling Forum was recently Held. Organized by: NITI Aayog and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the support of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Organized under …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 15 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: 15 March 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 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:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. General Studies – 1 Topic-Salient features …

8) Mahatma Gandhi always supported the idea of the “purity of means”, in this context do you think it is unethical for a military officer to mislead the enemy? Discuss in the backdrop of recent Air strikes on Balakot and role played by wing commander of India who was capsized by the enemy country.(250 words)

Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world 8) Mahatma Gandhi always supported the idea of the “purity of means”, in this context do you think it is unethical for a military officer to mislead the enemy? Discuss in the backdrop of recent Air strikes on Balakot and role played by wing …

7) “The relationship between disaster and development depends on the development choices made by the individual, community and the nation”. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic: Disaster and disaster management 7) “The relationship between disaster and development depends on the development choices made by the individual, community and the nation”. Discuss. (250 words) Reference The hindu Why this question: The question is in the backdrop of recent incidence of foot over bridge that collapsed in Mumbai. The incidence hints at …

6) “Climate Change has made healthcare a bigger concern for vulnerable communities”.Analyse the above statement in the light of recently released UN Environment Programme’s Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) report.  (250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment./ Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 6) “Climate Change has made healthcare a bigger concern for vulnerable communities”.Analyse the above statement in the light of recently released UN Environment Programme’s Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) report. (250 words) NewIndianexpress Reference Why …