Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 16 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 3: Topics covered: Infrastructure- waterways.   Sagarmala   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, need for and significance of the programme.   Context: Government on Monday said it has created about 10,000 jobs under its ambitious ‘Sagarmala’ …

Blue flag project

Topics covered: Conservation related issues. Blue flag project   Context: The Union Environment Ministry has selected 12 beaches in India to vie for a ‘Blue Flag’ certification, an international recognition conferred on beaches that meet certain criteria of cleanliness and environmental propriety. These beaches are at Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Bhogave (Maharashtra), Ghoghla (Diu), Miramar (Goa), Kasarkod …

Why power costs vary, and uniform national rate is difficult to implement?

Topics covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   Why power costs vary, and uniform national rate is difficult to implement?   What to study? For prelims and mains: How power tariffs are determined? Need for uniform national rate and challenges therein.   Context: Few lawmakers have suggested that power tariffs should be uniform across the country so that …

Why Rajasthan HC judges don’t want to be called ‘My Lord’?

Topic covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Why Rajasthan HC judges don’t want to be called ‘My Lord’?   What to study? For prelims and mains: Evolution of the issue and why censure it?   Context: Rajasthan High Court resolved to censure the salutations “My Lord” and “Your Lordship” from …

Thirty Meter Telescope

Topics covered: Awareness in space.   Thirty Meter Telescope   What to study? For prelims and mains: TMT- objectives and significance, location.   Context: Thirty Meter Telescope Set to Begin Construction. Background: The mega telescope completed its design and development phase in 2009, but legal challenges from Native Hawaiian activists — who treasure Mauna Kea …

National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill 2019

Topics covered:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill 2019   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features of the Bill, about NIA and the need for enhanced powers.   Context: The Lok Sabha has passed …

Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy and conservation related issues.   Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: SATAT initiative- key objectives, significance and brief overview on CNG and CBG.   Context: The government has said that the SATAT initiative has the potential of addressing environmental problems arising from …

Sagarmala

Topics covered: Infrastructure- waterways.   Sagarmala   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, need for and significance of the programme.   Context: Government on Monday said it has created about 10,000 jobs under its ambitious ‘Sagarmala’ initiative during the last three years.   About Sagarmala: What is it? The Sagarmala project seeks …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 July 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 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 into Editorial: Tread with caution: on labour laws

Insights into Editorial: Tread with caution: on labour laws                                  Context: As a part of its ease of doing business initiative, the government will be subsuming a total of 44 labour laws into four codes — on wages, social security, industrial safety and welfare and industrial relations. The Four codes of Labour laws are: Code …

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

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 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: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. General Studies – 1 Topic: Salient features …

7) Mr. X worked in the human resources department that was interviewing applicants for a top job in a widget company. After reading many applications, one stood out way ahead of the others. Then he realized that he knew the applicant, Mr. Y. They had hung out together when they were teenagers. Mr. Y had been a wild kid and once was arrested for shoplifting and the possession of drugs. Mr. Y had completed mandatory counseling and, as far as Mr. X knew, Mr. Y had straightened out his life and had done well during the last twenty years. Mr. Y hadn’t indicated in his application that he had once been arrested and Mr. X feared that the company would never hire someone with a police record, no matter how minor or how long ago the offence was. Do you favor Mr. X revealing the information? (250 words)

Topic:case study 7) Mr. X worked in the human resources department that was interviewing applicants for a top job in a widget company. After reading many applications, one stood out way ahead of the others. Then he realized that he knew the applicant, Mr. Y. They had hung out together when they were teenagers. Mr. …

6) Untreated waste water poses a threat to both human health and the aquatic ecosystems. Explain the statement with examples.(250 words)

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6) Untreated waste water poses a threat to both human health and the aquatic ecosystems. Explain the statement with examples.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The article discusses the threats posed by untreated waste water on human health and aquatic health. Key demand of the question: …