Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 10 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 10 April 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:   ‘Veer Parivar App’:   Context: President Ram Nath Kovind recently launched ‘Veer Parivar App’, a mobile application for families of CRPF personnel killed in the line of duty. The application will act as an interface between the Central Reserve Police Force …

CRISPR Technology

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology. Ethical Issues involved.   CRISPR Technology   What to study? Static Part: All about CRISPR technology and how it works? Dynamic and Current: Recent developments, significance of the technology, concerns associated and ethical concerns associated.   Context: For the first time, four …

New state of matter

Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications.   New state of matter   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About the new state and its significance.   Context: Scientists have found a new state of physical matter recently. The new state is solid and liquid at the same time. Atoms can exist …

Currency chest

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Currency chest What to study? For Prelims: Currency chest- features. For Mains: Need and significance.   Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests.   The guidelines: Area of …

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 …

‘Veer Parivar App’:

‘Veer Parivar App’:   Context: President Ram Nath Kovind recently launched ‘Veer Parivar App’, a mobile application for families of CRPF personnel killed in the line of duty. The application will act as an interface between the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) authorities and the next of kin of the slain personnel. It will render …

Download: InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 21 to 24

  Download InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 21 to 24   Following are the compilations of Revision Tests 17 to 20  which we are posting under our 75 Days Revision Plan -2019. One document has ONLY Questions and another one has both questions and solutions. We hope these documents will …

Insights into Editorial: Privacy in the age of sunshine laws

Insights into Editorial: Privacy in the age of sunshine laws Context: A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has finally concluded hearing a crucial appeal (after being nine years in cold storage) under the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005. One of the three crucial questions raised in this case pertains to whether judges are …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 April 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: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. General Studies …

7) What are the various components of organization’s work culture? What are the key issues that need to be addressed in any organization to create a more developmental and performance oriented culture. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic:  Probity in Governance: Work culture 7) What are the various components of organization’s work culture? What are the key issues that need to be addressed in any organization to create a more developmental and performance oriented culture. Discuss. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is about discussing various components of …

6) The UK is attempting a radical redesign of the internet through the release of white paper on ‘online harms’, in this context discuss the significance of such regulations in the current era of technology.(250 words)

Topic :  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. 6) The UK is attempting a radical redesign of the internet through the release of white paper on ‘online harms’, in this context discuss the significance of …

5) Discuss the possible long-term psychological effects of interaction with social machines. Suggest what needs to be done to overcome these challenges?(250 words)

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5) Discuss the possible long-term psychological effects of interaction with social machines. Suggest what needs to be done to overcome these challenges?(250 words) Livemint why this question: In the era of rapid proliferation of smart home devices, the article analyses the psychological …

4) The United States recently moved Iran’s elite military ­Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist. DO you think these are new methods of increasing economic and political pressure on the regime in Tehran? Discuss.(250 words)

Topic : Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 4) The United States recently moved Iran’s elite military ­Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist. DO you think these are new methods of increasing economic and political pressure on the regime in Tehran? Discuss.(250 words) Economictimes …

3) Critically analyse the continued suspicion of political parties in the integrity of the EVM system. (250 words)

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 3) Critically analyse the continued suspicion of political parties in the integrity of the EVM system. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article provides for a detailed analysis of concerns and  about alleged tamperability of ECI-EVM that have been raised frequently by the politicians. Questioning the …

2) What are the different institutional arrangements in India to promote cooperation between the Centre and States? Critically analyse the role of Inter-State Council to enhance cooperative federalism in India.(250 words)

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 2) What are the different institutional arrangements in India to promote cooperation between the Centre and States? Critically …