QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 July 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 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: 23 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 23 July 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Swadesh Darshan scheme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance of the scheme, Important …

e-cigarettes

Topics Covered: Issues related to health and Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   e-cigarettes   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: e-cigarettes- concerns, effects on health, need for regulation, challenges associated and measures needed.   Context: Government’s proposal to ban e-cigarettes and …

National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

Topic covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the National Medical Commission bill. For Mains: MCI- issues, performance, concerns and need for superseding.   National Medical Commission Bill: …

Chandrayaan 2

Topics covered: Awareness in space. Chandrayaan 2   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key objectives, significance, payloads of the mission.   Context: With the successful launch of India’s Moon mission Chandrayaan-2, all eyes are now on September 7 when the lander and rover modules of the spacecraft will make a soft landing on the …

Biofuels

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Biofuels   What to study? For Prelims: National Biofuel Policy- key features, classification of biofuels. For Mains: Biofuels- significance, policies for their promotion and challenges therein.   Context: The Government has allowed the direct sale …

Swadesh Darshan scheme

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Swadesh Darshan scheme   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance of the scheme, Important circuits and overview of their locations and geographical significance.   Context: Ministry of Tourism under the …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 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: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. General Studies – 1 Topic: Salient …

6) Enumerate the significant elements of India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)? Explore the methods of financing for meeting the objectives of India’s INDC. (250 words)

Topic:Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6) Enumerate the significant elements of India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)? Explore the methods of financing for meeting the objectives of India’s INDC. (250 words) Reference

5) Enumerate the different missions launched for exploration of Moon by various space organisations. What are the challenges associated with long plight missions? How ISROS’s Chandrayaan-2 is different from other similar missions launched by different countries?(250 words)

Topic:Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing newtechnology. 5) Enumerate the different missions launched for exploration of Moon by various space organisations. What are the challenges associated with long plight missions? How ISROS’s Chandrayaan-2 is different from other similar missions launched by different countries?(250 words)  The hindu

4) The recent passage of the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill by the Lok Sabha has reignited the debate on the future of important institutions in India. In this context, discuss the controversial provisions of the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill. To what extent, it effects the independent functioning of Information commissions?(250 words)

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 4) The recent passage of the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill by the Lok Sabha has reignited the debate on the future of important institutions in India. In this context, discuss the controversial provisions of the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill. …

3) Exclusion of people from the final National Register of Citizens in Assam may lead to humanitarian crisis. Elaborate. Critically analyze the status of stateless people in the light of Article 21.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3) Exclusion of people from the final National Register of Citizens in Assam may lead to humanitarian crisis. Elaborate. Critically analyze the status of stateless people in the light of Article 21.(250 words) The hindu