QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 July 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 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: 25 July 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 25 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.   Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019   What to study? For prelims: Key features of the bill. For …

Pension scheme for small retail traders and shopkeepers

Topics covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Pension scheme for small retail traders and shopkeepers   What to study? For prelims and mains: key features …

How lightning strikes?

Topics covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.   How lightning strikes?   What is lightning, and how does it strike? It is a very …

What are sovereign bonds, and what are their risks and rewards?

Topics covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   What are sovereign bonds, and what are their risks and rewards?   What to study? For prelims and mains: Sovereign bonds- uses, need, significance and challenges?   Context: The government has announced its plans to raise a portion …

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

Topics covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)   What to study? For Prelims: Features of PMBJP and Janaushadhi Suvidha. For Mains: Health facilities for the underprivileged- need and efforts by the government, generic medicines …

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 Code on Wages Bill, 2019 Introduced in Lok Sabha. The bill will amalgamate the Payment …

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana or DDU-GKY

Topics covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.   Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana or DDU-GKY   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, …

PRASAD scheme

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. PRASAD scheme   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key Objectives and significance of the scheme.   Context: To implement the PRASAD scheme a Mission Directorate has been set up in the Ministry of …

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019

Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019   What to study? For prelims: Key features of the bill. For mains: Need for amendments, concerns associated and other associations issues.   Context: Lok Sabha passes the …

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- ONE NATION ONE RATION CARD

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- ONE NATION ONE RATION CARD Introduction: ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme, which will allow portability of food security benefits, will be available across the country. This means poor migrant workers will be able to buy subsidised rice and wheat from any ration shop in the country. Currently Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 July 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25  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: Disaster and disaster management General Studies – 2 Topic: Issues relating to development and …

7) What is persuasion? What role does it play in public life? Discuss.(250 words)

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7) What is persuasion? What role does it play in public life? Discuss.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based on the theme of persuasion. Key demand of the …

6) Designing a sustainable and inclusive transport systems in urban India is the need of the hour. Elucidate. (250 words)

Topic:  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 6) Designing a sustainable and inclusive transport systems in urban India is the need of the hour. Elucidate. (250 words) Livemint   Why this question:  The article talks about Carpooling as an idea that needs regulatory intervention in India. Forcing us to think over the need to …

5) Highlight development perspective to disaster management with focus on disaster management in riverine regions.(250 words)

Topic:  Disaster and disaster management. 5) Highlight development perspective to disaster management with focus on disaster management in riverine regions.(250 words) National policy on disaster management. IGNOU Notes on Disaster Management. Why this question: The question aims to analyse the development angle possible in riverine regions that are hit by disasters. Key demand of the …

4) Discuss the concept of community-based Disaster Management and highlight its principles and challenges.(250 words)

Topic:Disaster and disaster management. 4) Discuss the concept of community-based Disaster Management and highlight its principles and challenges.(250 words) National policy on disaster management. IGNOU Notes on Disaster Management. Why this question: The question is directed to evaluate the significance of community-based Disaster Management. Key demand of the question: The answer must discuss in detail …