[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 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: Investment models. General Studies – 1 Topic:Indian Geography 1) Why Assam is prone to …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 19 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 19 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 2: Topics covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   One Stop Centre Scheme   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, need …

What is a whip?

Topics covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. What is a whip?   What to study? For prelims and mains: Whip- meaning, need, misuse and the need for reforms.   What is it? A whip in parliamentary parlance is a written order …

Ramanujan Machine

Topics covered: Awareness in S&T. Ramanujan Machine   What to study? For prelims and mains: Ramanujan Machine- features, how it works? And what are Conjectures?   Context: Scientists from Technion — Israel Institute of Technology have developed a concept they have named the Ramanujan Machine, after the Indian mathematician.   What is it? It is …

Ebola virus

Topics covered: Issues related to health.   Ebola virus   What to study? For Prelims: Ebola- the disease, spread, causes, treatment and vulnerability. For Mains: Epidemics- spread, global concern and joint efforts in this regard.   Context: Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has been declared as a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).   …

Paramarsh scheme

Topic covered: Issues related to education. Paramarsh scheme   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the scheme.   Context: The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched ‘Paramarsh’ – a University Grants Commission (UGC) scheme.   About Paramarsh: The scheme is for Mentoring National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) Accreditation …

PMUY

Topics Covered: Schemes for the vulnerable sections of the society.   PMUY   What to study? For Prelims: PMU- key features. For Mains: PMUY- objectives, features, significance and measures needed to sustain the momentum.   Context: The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) has been a huge success since its launch on May 1, 2016 and …

One Stop Centre Scheme

Topics covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   One Stop Centre Scheme   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features, need for and significance of the scheme.   Context: The Government of India is implementing One Stop Centre …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 July 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SINGLE TRIBUNAL FOR RIVER WATER DISPUTES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SINGLE TRIBUNAL FOR RIVER WATER DISPUTES Introduction:             India has seen protracted river water sharing disputes in recent years. Depleting groundwater, drying rivers and increasing demand for water have led to long legal wrangles between warring states. But very soon, India might have a single national tribunal — the Inter-State River …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ANTI DEFECTION LAW AND KARNATAKA POLITICAL CRISIS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ANTI DEFECTION LAW AND KARNATAKA POLITICAL CRISIS Introduction: Political defections aren’t anything new and not something that the BJP alone should be held accountable for in the two southern states Goa and Karnataka, as well as in the Rajya Sabha where four out of six TDP members resigned and joined the …