Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 14 August 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 14 August 2019 Relevant articles from PIB:   Operation Number Plate   Context: Railway Protection Force (RPF) Launches “Operation Number Plate” across Indian Railways.   What is it? The aim is to identify and verify all vehicles parked in Railway premises, circulating area, parkings and even in the ‘No …

RBI regulatory sandbox

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   RBI regulatory sandbox   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Regulatory sandbox- meaning, features, need and significance.   Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued the final framework …

Haryana Administrative Tribunal

Topics covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Haryana Administrative Tribunal   What to study? For prelims and mains: Administrative tribunals- composition, establishments and issues with their functioning.   Context: Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association has suspended work indefinitely since a notification came out on July 24 for setting-up the Haryana Administrative …

Negative rate policy

Topics covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Negative rate policy   What to study? For prelims and mains: What is negative rate policy? Why is it used? Pros and cons?   Context: Negative rate policy – once considered only for economies with chronically low inflation …

Stubble burning

Topics Covered: Conservation and pollution related issues.   Stubble burning   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Crop burning- why, concerns, effects on environment and health, their regulation and the need for a comprehensive policy on this.   Context: Through the various efforts under the Central Sector Scheme on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for …

Partial credit guarantee scheme to PSBs

Topics covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Partial credit guarantee scheme to PSBs   What to study? For prelims and mains: The scheme- need, challenges present and significance.   Context: In pursuance of the announcement made in the Union Budget 2019-20, the Government has issued …

Operation Number Plate

Operation Number Plate   Context: Railway Protection Force (RPF) Launches “Operation Number Plate” across Indian Railways.   What is it? The aim is to identify and verify all vehicles parked in Railway premises, circulating area, parkings and even in the ‘No Parking’ areas for longer duration.   Need: The unidentified vehicles are considered as a …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 August 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14  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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- DEFIANT TAIWAN, ADAMANT CHINA

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- DEFIANT TAIWAN, ADAMANT CHINA Introduction: Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen rejected the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call for unification under a “one country, two systems” approach. Tsai said her island of 23 million people would never accept the approach proposed by Beijing. One country, two systems refers to a framework similar to …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 August 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14  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: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and …

7) Explain the relationship between attitude and behaviour. Do you think training can change attitude of people towards weaker sections of the society? 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) Explain the relationship between attitude and behaviour. Do you think training can change attitude of people towards weaker sections of the society? Discuss. (250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications   Why this question: …

6) What do you understand by persuasion? Discuss the significant role played by it in public life.(250 words)

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 6) What do you understand by persuasion? Discuss the significant role played by it in public life.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based on the concept of persuasion. …

5) Proactive participation of state governments is one of the best possible ways to battle Maoist insurgency in the country. Analyse.(250 words)

Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. 5) Proactive participation of state governments is one of the best possible ways to battle Maoist insurgency in the country. Analyse.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The question …

4) Palm oil easily constitutes over two-third of India’s burgeoning vegetable oil import and amidst such huge demand sustainability of palm oil Industry in India lingers to face many tests. Analyse.(250 words)

Topic:  Agriculture, 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. 4) Palm oil easily constitutes over two-third of India’s burgeoning vegetable oil import and amidst such huge demand …

3) The recent floods of catastrophic dimensions have ravaged many states in the country, don’t you think this has proved the rejection of Gadgil panel report to be a costly error for people and environment? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 3) The recent floods of catastrophic dimensions have ravaged many states in the country, don’t you think this has proved the rejection of Gadgil panel report to be a costly error for people and environment? Critically analyse.(250 words) Livemint   Why this …

2) Rural tourism not only contributes to tourism industry but also creates local economic growth and overall sustainable development. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 2) Rural tourism not only contributes to tourism industry but also creates local economic growth and overall sustainable development. Discuss.(250 words) Chapter 2. Rural Tourism in India, Kurukshetra: April 2019 Issue Why this question: The question is based on the …

1) Access to credit is a human right, essential for the poor to create self-employment and income. In the backdrop of the above statement discuss the role played by microfinance institutions and explain whose interests are microfinance institutions serving today?(250 words)

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1) Access to credit is a human right, essential for the poor to create self-employment and income. In the backdrop of the above statement discuss the role played by microfinance institutions and explain whose interests are microfinance …