Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 22 August 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 22 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.   NISHTHA– National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement   What to study? For prelims: Key features of the initiative. …

CITES — Washington Convention

Topics covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   CITES — Washington Convention   What to study? For Prelims and mains: CITES- key facts.   Context: A resolution calling for Japan and the European Union (EU) to close their legal domestic ivory markets was not adopted …

SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’

Topics covered: Infrastructure- energy.   SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’   What to Study?  For Prelims and Mains: Meaning, significance and potential of roofto solar energy, challenges therein.   Context: SARAL – ‘State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index’ was recently launched. The Index evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop development. SARAL …

NISHTHA- National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement

Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   NISHTHA– National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement   What to study? For prelims: Key features of the initiative. For mains: Need for and significance.   Context: Union HRD Minister launches NISHTHA to build capacities …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 August 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22  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- SPEED BUMP FOR AUTO SECTOR

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SPEED BUMP FOR AUTO SECTOR Introduction:             Automobile sales in India witnessed its sharpest decline in nearly 19 years in July, dropping 18.71 per cent, rendering almost 15,000 workers jobless over the past quarter. As per data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers vehicle sales across categories, including passenger …

Insights into Editorial: Something special: On Narendra Modi’s Bhutan visit

Insights into Editorial: Something special: On Narendra Modi’s Bhutan visit Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two day visit to Thimphu affirmed a long-standing tradition between India and Bhutan, where the leaders of both countries have given visiting each other a major priority early in their tenures. Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined a new blueprint for …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 August 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22  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: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.   General Studies – …

7) “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.” – Aristotle. Critically analyse the relevance and significance of the statement.(250 words)

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7) “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.” – Aristotle. Critically analyse the relevance and significance of the statement.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications   Why this question: The question is based on the statement made by …

6) Discuss the contributions of the following moral thinkers of the world: Plato Aristotle.(250 words)

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 6) Discuss the contributions of the following moral thinkers of the world: Plato Aristotle.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is straightforward and is about discussing the contributions of the moral thinkers. Key demand of the question: Explain in detail …

5) What is money laundering? Examine the recent policy efforts by the Government of India to tackle the problem.(250 words)

Topic: Money-laundering and its prevention. 5) What is money laundering? Examine the recent policy efforts by the Government of India to tackle the problem.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: The CBI’s case is that the INX Media allegedly flouted the conditional FIPB approval, and brought in over ₹305 crore of FDI against the approved inflow …

4) Do you think Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution, which guarantee the right to equality and the right to live with dignity, are violated by having different legal age for men and women to marry in India? Debate with suitable justifications. (250 words)

Topic:Salient features of Indian Society, Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Do you think Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution, which guarantee the right to equality and the right to live with dignity, are violated by having different legal age for …

3) One Country, Two Systems” – Hong Kong’s Transformation since the handover has been a crisis of democracy. Thus, critically examine the recent uproar in demand of democracy in Hong Kong and the impact it is manifesting in the south Asian political setup. (250 words)

Topic:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3) One Country, …

2) Do you agree that the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act could prove catastrophic for fundamental rights? Is sacrificing liberty for national security justified? Discuss and provide for your opinion.(250 words)

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 2) Do you agree that the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act could prove catastrophic for fundamental rights? Is sacrificing liberty for national …

1)  “Kashmir needs a new leadership emerging from the development narrative of the 21st century, not the separatist themes of the 20th century.” Comment. (250 words)

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1)  “Kashmir needs a new leadership emerging from the development narrative of the 21st century, not the separatist themes of the 20th century.” Comment. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question:  Th article discusses the need for new …