QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 July 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 04 July 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 …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 04 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 04 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 2: Topic covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders   North East Venture Fund (NEVF)   What to study? For prelims and mains: Objectives, funding …

Section 124

Topic covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Section 124   What to study? For prelims and mains: Section 124, need for, concerns and alternatives available.   Context: The Union government has no plans to repeal sedition law as it is needed to …

Section 375 of the IPC

Topic covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Section 375 of the IPC   What to study? For prelims: about POCSO, Section 375. For mains: need for gender neutrality, associated concerns, challenges and measures needed.   Context: Defending India’s gender-specific rape law under …

Launch-abort test 

Topic covered: Awareness in space. Launch-abort test    Context: NASA recently carried out a successful test of a launch-abort system for the Orion capsule designed to take U.S. astronauts to the Moon.   About Launch Abort System (LAS): It is designed to activate in the event of a rocket malfunction, on the pad or in flight.  …

Henley Passport Index

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Henley Passport Index   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Passport Index- features, performance of various countries and significance of the index.   Context: Henley Passport Index 2019 has been released. The Index is based on data provided by the International Air …

UN Palestine refugee agency

Topic covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UN Palestine refugee agency   What to study? For prelims and mains: UNRWA- functions, funding, significance and challenges.   Context: India pledges to contribute USD 5 million in 2019 to UN Palestine refugee agency.   Background: India has increased its annual financial contribution …

Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019:

Topic covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019:   Context: Parliament passes the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019. Key features: The Bill provides for reservation of teaching positions in central …

Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)   What to study? For prelims and mains: TIES- key features, challenges faced by exporters and significance and the need for support.   Context: The Department of Commerce has approved financial assistance …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- POLITICAL PARTIES UNDER RTI

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- POLITICAL PARTIES UNDER RTI Introduction: The PIL was filed in the Supreme court arguing that political parties registered with Election Commission to be brought under RTI Act.  The public interest litigation filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, wants political parties registered under section 29A of Representation …

Insights into Editorial: Imitation registry: on Nagaland NRC

Insights into Editorial: Imitation registry: on Nagaland NRC Context: The Nagaland government has initiated a move to implement its own version of citizenship register, albeit only for indigenous communities of the state. The exercise to prepare the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) will start from 10 July and will be completed in 60 …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 04  July 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: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution …

7) What do you mean by ‘white collar crimes’? If poor and illiterate are more vulnerable to be corrupt, why do the rich and educated people become corrupt? Suggest measures to stop corruption by the rich and educated people? (250 words)

Topic: challenges of corruption. 7) What do you mean by ‘white collar crimes’? If poor and illiterate are more vulnerable to be corrupt, why do the rich and educated people become corrupt? Suggest measures to stop corruption by the rich and educated people? (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is …

6) “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly. While bad people will find a way around the laws” – Plato.” Critically analyse this statement in the light of the functioning of the Civil servant in a democracy. (250 words)

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity 6) “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly. While bad people will find a way around the laws” – Plato.” Critically analyse this statement in the light of the functioning of the Civil servant in a …

5) Hidden hunger is a major challenge for India. Discuss the statement in the light of recent Global Hunger Index and also elaborate on India’s effort to achieve food security.(250 words)

Topic:  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; economics of animal-rearing. 5) Hidden hunger is a major challenge for India. Discuss the statement in the light of recent Global Hunger Index and also elaborate …

4) Discuss the key features of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and evaluate its contributions in promoting organic farming in India.(250 words)

Topic:  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; economics of animal-rearing. 4) Discuss the key features of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and evaluate its contributions in promoting organic farming in India.(250 words) Vikaspedia …

3)  Discuss the impact of Digitalization on Healthcare Services Performance and analyse the trends and evaluate the various challenges posed by it.(250 words)

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3)  Discuss the impact of Digitalization on Healthcare Services Performance and analyse the trends and evaluate the various challenges posed by it.(250 words) Livemint Why this question:  India’s apex drug regulator, the Central Drugs Standard Control …

2)  The effectiveness of Government measures in recent times have indicated a decline in child labour in India. Will this lead to complete eradication of child labour in India? Critically analyse.(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)  The effectiveness of Government measures in recent times have indicated a decline in child labour in India. Will this …