Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 20 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 20 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 3: Topics covered: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.   Schemes …

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation related issues.   IUCN Red List of Threatened Species   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Categorization of IUCN red list, features and criteria, recent additions from India to the list.   Context: The latest update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature …

Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2019

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the bill, NHRC and SHRC. For Mains: Human Rights related issues.   Context: Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) …

Chandipura virus:

Topics covered: Issues related to health.   Chandipura virus:   What to study? For prelims and mains: About the virus, symptoms, effects and prevention.   Context: Chandipura virus detected in Gujarat.   What is it? Named after the Maharashtra village where the virus was first discovered, the likely vector (carrier) of the virus is the …

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2019   What to study? For prelims and mains: AERA- key features, composition, functions and recent amendments proposed.   Context: Rajya Sabha recently passed the Airports Economic …

Government e Marketplace (GeM)

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance, e-applications, models, successes, limitations and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   Government e Marketplace (GeM)   What to study? For Prelims: About GeM and it’s features. For Mains: Significance and the need for GeM.   Context: A government meeting …

Schemes to support organic farming in the country

Topics covered: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.   Schemes to support organic farming in the country   What to study? For prelims and mains: Organic …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 20 July 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 20 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 Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20 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:Urbanization and its problems 1) India’s urban water …

5) India’s own manned space mission, Gaganyaan, is scheduled to be launched by 2022. In this light, discuss the achievements of previous global space missions. What are the possible spin-offs for India through Gaganyaan.(250 words)

Topic:Science and Technology; Space Technology 5) India’s own manned space mission, Gaganyaan, is scheduled to be launched by 2022. In this light, discuss the achievements of previous global space missions. What are the possible spin-offs for India through Gaganyaan.(250 words) Indianexpress Indianexpress

3) “Draft NEP wants critical thinking and Creativity to be treated as the cornerstone of intellectual development”. In this light, what are the recommendations made by Kasturirangan committee. What measures have been taken by government to ensure critical thinking and creativity.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies 3) “Draft NEP wants critical thinking and Creativity to be treated as the cornerstone of intellectual development”. In this light, what are the recommendations made by Kasturirangan committee. What measures have been taken by government to ensure critical thinking and creativity.(250 words) The hindu

2) Discuss the controversies surrounding the office of speaker in India. Suggest measures to make the office of speaker impartial and independent. Should it be modeled on the lines of office of British speaker?(250 words)

Topic: Indian Polity 2) Discuss the controversies surrounding the office of speaker in India. Suggest measures to make the office of speaker impartial and independent. Should it be modeled on the lines of office of British speaker?(250 words) Laxmikant: Indian Polity

1) India’s urban water crisis calls for an integrated approach. Discuss the importance of wetland conservation in urban areas? Write a note on importance of involvement of local communities in water conservation efforts.(250 words)

Topic:Urbanization and its problems 1) India’s urban water crisis calls for an integrated approach. Discuss the importance of wetland conservation in urban areas? Write a note on importance of involvement of local communities in water conservation efforts.(250 words) Deccanherald Reference