Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 13 August 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 13 August 2019 Relevant articles from PIB: GS Paper 2: Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   National Youth Awards   What to study? For prelims and mains: About the awards- criteria and other related key facts.   …

Certification of seeds to be made mandatory

Topics covered: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.   Certification of seeds to be made mandatory   What to study? For prelims and mains: Mandatory certification- need, issues, challenges and significance.   Context: The Centre is planning to mandate uniform certification of seed …

Iron ion battery

Topics Covered: Awareness in technology and development of new technology.   Iron ion battery   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features of Iron Ion battery, significance and advantages over other traditional batteries.   Context: IIT Madras has fabricated a rechargeable iron ion battery and registered initial success.   Key facts: The rechargeable …

State-Run Oil Marketing Companies to Buy Biodiesel Made From Used Cooking Oil

Topics Covered: Awareness in technology and development of new technology.   State-Run Oil Marketing Companies to Buy Biodiesel Made From Used Cooking Oil   What to study? For Prelims: RUCO- features. For Mains: Need for regulation of used cooking oil and uses of used cooking oil.   Context: The government has launched a ‘Repurpose Used …

Govt. to launch ‘Uber for tractors’ app to aid farmers

Topics covered: e-technology in the aid of farmers.   Govt. to launch ‘Uber for tractors’ app to aid farmers   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, the need for and significance of the app.   Context: India’s agriculture ministry has developed a farm equipment rental app-‘Über for tractors’- for Indian farmers.   …

International Youth Day

Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   International Youth Day   What to study? For prelims: About IYD- related key facts. For mains: Need for skilling youth, challenges, concerns and measures needed.   Context: International Youth Day (IYD), observed on August 12, is an awareness …

National Conference on e-Governance adopts ‘Shillong Declaration’

Topics covered: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   National Conference on e-Governance adopts ‘Shillong Declaration’   What to study? For prelims: Overview of Shillong declaration. For mains: e- governance- potential, challenges in implementation and government efforts to promote.   Context: 22nd National Conference …

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

Topics covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: KVIC and its important functions, world tribal day, various tribal moments.   Context: Khadi and Village Industry Commission (KVIC) distributed as many as 50 leather kits and 350 Bee-Boxes with live bee …

National Youth Awards

Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   National Youth Awards   What to study? For prelims and mains: About the awards- criteria and other related key facts.   Context: National Youth Awards for excellent work and contribution in different fields of development and social …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ARTICLE 370- ABROGATION AND IMPLICATIONS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- ARTICLE 370- ABROGATION AND IMPLICATIONS Introduction: In an announcement with massive repercussions for Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah announced in Rajya Sabha that the government has repealed Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to J&K. The government also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 13 August 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 13  August 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: The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019

Insights into Editorial: The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019   Context: The both the houses of parliament passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 that provides for the establishment of authorities for the timely and effective administration and settlement of consumer disputes. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 seeks to strengthen the consumer rights and provides a mechanism …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 August 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13  August 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: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions …

7) In the context of Artificial intelligence, it is essential that technology should be evaluated both on the basis of its utility and the intention of its creator. Comment.(250 words)

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) In the context of Artificial intelligence, …

6) Bhagavat Gita advocates ‘detachment’ as an essential attribute for being successful in one’s duty. Is this virtue still relevant in today’s public administration? Discuss using suitable example and give your opinion.(250 words)

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 6) Bhagavat Gita advocates ‘detachment’ as an …

 5) In times when man has sent rovers to Mars and sent Spacecrafts beyond our solar system, why is there a resurgent interest in the moon? Discuss. (250 words)

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.  5) In times when man has sent rovers to Mars and sent Spacecrafts beyond our solar system, why is there a resurgent interest in the moon? Discuss. (250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question: The article discusses in detail the …