Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 11 April 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 11 April 2019 Relevant articles from various News Papers:   Paper 1: Topics Covered: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.   Jallianwala incident   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Jallianwala Bagh incident- overview, impacts and outcomes, …

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: Softening its …

Black holes

Topics Covered: Awareness in space.   Black holes   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Blackholes- origin, composition, why study them and significance of their study.   Context: The first photograph of a black hole was revealed by scientists recently.   What is a black hole? A black hole is an object in space …

Deadly drug-resistant fungus’ India connection

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Deadly drug-resistant fungus’ India connection   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Candida Auris- concerns, effects and need for proper monitoring. Context: The killer germ, a fungus called Candida auris, has showed up …

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Topic covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   International Finance Corporation (IFC)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: IFC- composition, objectives, functions and significance,   Context: US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a group of fishermen and a Gujarat village panchayat in a suit against the US-headquartered …

International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   International Maritime Organisation (IMO)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Overview of new rules and their significance, IMO- composition, objectives and functions, FAL convention. Context: International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has launched new rules to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and …

Jallianwala incident

Topics Covered: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.   Jallianwala incident   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Jallianwala Bagh incident- overview, impacts and outcomes, why do you think the UK should apologize now?   Context: British Prime Minister Theresa May has reiterated …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 April 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 11 April 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 …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 April 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 10 April 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 into Editorial: Maldivian wave

Insights into Editorial: Maldivian wave                                          Context: A massive victory for Maldives President Ibu Solih’s Maldives Democratic Party in Parliament and the return of ex-president Nasheed to active politics as a MP will boost India’s strategic outreach in its Southern neighbourhood where China has been attempting to make inroads. President Ibu Solih’s Party (MDP) …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 April 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 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) Discuss the significance of power of persuasion in Public services. (250 words)

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7) Discuss the significance of power of persuasion in Public services. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon Why this question: The question is about discussing the significance of power of persuasion in Public services. Key …

6) Discuss the recent developments with respect to CRISPR technology also bring out the ethical concerns associated to it.  (250 words)

Topic : Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 6) Discuss the recent developments with respect to CRISPR technology also bring out the ethical concerns associated to it.  (250 words) Reference why this question: For the first time, four lizards have been genetically modified using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool. …

5) What do you understand by Currency chest? Discuss its need and significance in the context of Indian economy.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5) What do you understand by Currency chest? Discuss its need and significance in the context of Indian economy.(250 words) Economictimes why this question: Recently The Reserve Bank of India came out with guidelines for banks to set up new …

4) The antimicrobial resistance is turning into a global concern. Discuss the possible causes for the Candida Auris rampage and suggest what should be done to overcome the issue.(250 words)

Topic :  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health. 4) The antimicrobial resistance is turning into a global concern. Discuss the possible causes for the Candida Auris rampage and suggest what should be done to overcome the issue.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The drug-resistant fungus “Candida Auris” has sickened …

3) Discuss the matters with respect to which a Bill needs prior consent of the President before it is introduced in Parliament.(250 words)

Topic : Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3) Discuss the matters with respect to which a Bill needs prior consent of the President before it is introduced in Parliament.(250 words)   Why this question: The question is straight forward from the basics of the polity. Demand of the …

2) Critically analyse why the Gandhian concept of “village republics” could not find place in original constitution with regards to Panchayati Raj Institutions. (250 words)

Topic:Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2) Critically analyse why the Gandhian concept of “village republics” could not find place in original constitution with regards to Panchayati Raj Institutions. (250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is in the context of Gandhi’s concept of democratic decentralization and why …

1) The tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh is a shameful scar on British Indian history. Comment. (250 words)

Topic:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) The tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh is a shameful scar on British Indian history. Comment. (250 words) Timesofindia Why this question: The question is in context of 100th anniversary of the tragic incident  of Jallianwala Bagh. Recently …