Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 May 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 May 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:   Economic Census   What to study? Fo Prelims and Mains: What is Economic Census, who conducts and coordinates, uses and significance.   Context: The 7th Economic Census -2019 is being conducted by MoSPI to provide disaggregated information on various operational and …

India joins global initiative to combat online extremism

Topic covered: Cyber security related issues.   India joins global initiative to combat online extremism   What to study? For prelims and Mains: key features, need for and significance of the initiative.   Context: India has joined a major global initiative ‘Christchurch call to action’ to combat terrorism and extremism online; and make internet a …

Services Trade Restrictiveness Index

Topic covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Services Trade Restrictiveness Index   What to study? For Prelims: key features of STRI. For Mains: Concerns and issues raised by India.   Context: Union Commerce ministry has found problems with the current method of Services Trade Restrictiveness …

Artemis Mission

Topic covered: Awareness in space.   Artemis Mission   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Ke features, objectives and significance of the mission.   Context: NASA’s next mission to the Moon will be called Artemis. The mission was named Artemis after the Greek mythological goddess of the Moon and twin sister to Apollo, namesake …

Project ‘SPARROW-CBIC’

Project ‘SPARROW-CBIC’   Context: Online writing of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) in SPARROW (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window) has been launched for over 46,000 Group B & C officers of Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), working in its various formations all across the country. Background: Online writing of APARs …

National Testing Agency

National Testing Agency   About NTA: In pursuance of the Budget Announcement 2017-18, the Union Cabinet, in November 2017, approved creation of the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country.   Constitution: NTA will be chaired by an …

Economic Census

Economic Census   What to study? Fo Prelims and Mains: What is Economic Census, who conducts and coordinates, uses and significance.   Context: The 7th Economic Census -2019 is being conducted by MoSPI to provide disaggregated information on various operational and structural aspects of all establishments in the country. Implementing agency: MoSPI has partnered with …

Download: InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 57 to 60

  Download InsightsIAS Revision Tests for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam – 2019: Tests 57 to 60   Following are the compilations of Revision Tests 57 to 60 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 help …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 May 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 May 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: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and …

7) What do you understand by online extremism?  Discuss the relevance of ‘Christchurch call to action’ recently seen in news to combat the same.(250 words)

Topic:  Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 7) What do you understand by online extremism?  Discuss the relevance of ‘Christchurch call to action’ recently seen in news to combat the same.(250 words) Reference Why this question: India recently joined the global initiative to combat extremism online The …

6) What is Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery? Discuss its objectives. Also explain the role played by India.(250 words)

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 6) What is Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery? Discuss its objectives. Also explain the role played by India.(250 words) Reference Why this question: Recently India has been unanimously chosen as co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal …

5) List down the objectives of India Cooling Action Plan. Explain how it is a bold response to addressing India’s future cooling needs while neutralizing its impacts. (250 words)

Topic :  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation. 5) List down the objectives of India Cooling Action Plan. Explain how it is a bold response to addressing India’s future cooling needs while neutralizing its impacts. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The author in the article discusses in detail how new plan for cooling technologies is …

4) While Life expectancy at birth refers to the average number of years an individual is expected to live, given mortality rates, India is experiencing a paradox of life expectancy increasing with increasing age. Discuss the causes of such a paradox and give your opinion.(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4) While Life expectancy at birth refers to the average number of years an individual is expected to live, given mortality rates, India is experiencing a paradox of life expectancy increasing with increasing age. Discuss the causes of such a …

3) Discuss how Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) is a vision for the empowerment of deprived sections? What are its objectives? Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic: 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. 3) Discuss how Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) is a vision for the empowerment of deprived sections? What are …

2) Discuss the objectives, composition and significance of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis far do you think the commission has been successful in addressing the issues of the vulnerable section? Comment. (250 words)

Topic: 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. 2) Discuss the objectives, composition and significance of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis far do you think the commission has …

1) Discuss the contributions of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar to the social reform movements with a special emphasis on the contributions made by him through literature.(250 words)

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 1) Discuss the contributions of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar to the social reform movements with a special emphasis on the contributions made by him through literature.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The question is in the light of …