Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 06 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 06 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:   ‘PAHAL’ scheme    What to study? For prelims and mains: key features and significance of the scheme.   Context: Estimated savings/benefits of Rs. 59,599 crore upto March, 2019 under ‘PAHAL’ scheme.   Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh (PaHaL) scheme: Aims to reduce diversion …

New Code on Wages

Topic covered: Schemes for the vulnerable sections of the society. New Code on Wages   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features of the new code, need, significance, need for uniform wage across the country.   Context: The Union Cabinet has cleared the new version of Code on Wages Bill, which seeks to define …

National Grid

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   National Grid   What to study? For Prelims: What is National Grid? UTs out of it, capacity and cross border transmissions. For Mains: Significance and the need for National Grid, India’s energy demands and the role of National Grid in fulfilling these demands.   Context: The FM has promised a …

2019 “State of the Education Report for India: Children with Disabilities”

Topic covered: Issues related to Education. 2019 “State of the Education Report for India: Children with Disabilities”   What to study? For prelims and mains: key highlights of the report, concerns and measures needed for upliftment.   Context: The 2019 “State of the Education Report for India: Children with Disabilities” has been released by the …

‘PAHAL’ scheme 

‘PAHAL’ scheme    What to study? For prelims and mains: key features and significance of the scheme.   Context: Estimated savings/benefits of Rs. 59,599 crore upto March, 2019 under ‘PAHAL’ scheme.   Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh (PaHaL) scheme: Aims to reduce diversion and eliminate duplicate or bogus LPG connections. Under PaHaL, LPG cylinders are sold at …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- VENEZUELA CRISIS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- VENEZUELA CRISIS Introduction:             A woman was shot dead and dozens injured in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, in clashes between opposition supporters and pro-government forces. Tear gas and water cannon were fired by the military amid rival demonstrations. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for a series of strikes to force President …

Insights into Editorial: Lessons from Bhutan

Insights into Editorial: Lessons from Bhutan                                                           Context: Bhutan has recently announced a policy wherein Bhutan’s teachers, doctors and other medical staff will earn more than civil servants of corresponding grades. The new salary scales will benefit about 13,000 teachers and doctors. This is …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 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: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream …

7) Why does self-control sometimes fail to act as an internal system of restraint? Illustrate with suitable examples. (250 words)

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service 7) Why does self-control sometimes fail to act as an internal system of restraint? Illustrate with suitable examples. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based on the concept of self-control. Key demand of the question: Explain in detail what is meant …

6) Establish the co-relation between Ethics and Emotional Intelligence.(250 words)

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 6) Establish the co-relation between Ethics and Emotional Intelligence.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based on the concept of emotional intelligence. Key demand of the question: Explain in detail the concept of EI and in what way …

5) What is Public Distribution System (PDS)? discuss its basic objective in India and explain how has coming of Aadhaar changed the functionality of PDS.(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) What is Public Distribution System (PDS)? discuss its basic objective in India and explain how has coming of Aadhaar changed the functionality …

4) Subsidies are often criticised that instead of offering solutions to the problems they themselves become a problem. In the light of the above statement discuss the issues surrounding the subsidy system 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) Subsidies are often criticised that instead of offering solutions to the problems they themselves become a problem. In the light of the …

3) What do you understand by inheritance tax? Do you think the reintroduction of such a tax would serve as a measure to prevent the concentration of income and wealth in the hands of a few? Discuss.(250 words)

Topic: Government Budgeting. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 3) What do you understand by inheritance tax? Do you think the reintroduction of such a tax would serve as a measure to prevent the concentration of income and wealth in the hands of a few? Discuss.(250 words) …

2) “The U.S.-Iran conflict is often portrayed in the media as one that involves two flawed actors struggling for supremacy on a complex West Asian stage”. Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 2) “The U.S.-Iran conflict is often portrayed in the media as one that involves two flawed actors struggling for supremacy on a complex West Asian stage”. Critically analyse.(250 words) The hindu   Why this question: More than a year …

1) Discuss the Role of handicrafts in Indian Economy. What are the specific challenges that they face and how can they be addressed?(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Culture, Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 1) Discuss the Role of handicrafts in Indian Economy. What are the specific challenges that they face and how can they be addressed?(250 words) Yojana April 2019 – Magic of Gifted Hands: Empowering Handicraft Artisans Why this question: …