Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 23 September 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 23 September 2019   Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL. AISHE report. PACEsetter Fund programme.   GS Paper 3: Head on Generation (HOG) technology. Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).   Facts for …

Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Disaster and disaster management.   Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) What to study? For Prelims: PDNA- Features. For Mains: Need for and significance of PDNA in planning.   Context: The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) recently organised a one day National workshop …

Head on Generation (HOG) technology

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Head on Generation (HOG) technology   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Features and significance …

PACEsetter Fund programme

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   PACEsetter Fund programme   What to study? For Prelims: What is it? Overview. For Mains: Significance and the need for this fund, why promote off- grid clean energy?   …

AISHE report

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   AISHE report   What to study? For Prelims: Key findings of the report. For Mains: Concerns, challenges ahead and measures to address them.   Context: All India …

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL   What to study? For Prelims: What is RPL? For Mains: Need for and significance …

Insights into Editorial: Why has India banned e-cigarettes?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: Why has India banned e-cigarettes? Context: The Union Cabinet approved the promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement) Ordinance, 2019 with immediate effect. As a result, anyone violating it will be imprisoned …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA- SOUTH KOREA: STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA- SOUTH KOREA: STRATEGIC PARTNERS Introduction:             Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a two visit to South Korea. He holded a summit meeting with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in which is the second such meeting between both the leaders. Relations …

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 16 SEPTEMBER 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) SECURE SYNOPSIS: 16 SEPTEMBER 2019 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23  September 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 General Studies – 1 Topic: Salient features of …

7) Discuss the significance of Transparency, Participation and accountability through an Open Government.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues …

6) Examine the role of “reducing food loss and waste” in achieving sustainable development goals. Also, discuss the role of women in reducing food loss and waste and suggest different approaches to the same. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: food security. 6) Examine the role of “reducing food loss and waste” in achieving sustainable development goals. Also, discuss the role of women in reducing food loss and waste and suggest different approaches to the same. (250 words) Reference Why this question: The question …

5) “The Indian Ocean is one of the fingerprints of global warming”, critically examine the statement with suitable justifications. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5) “The Indian Ocean is one of the fingerprints of global warming”, critically examine the statement with suitable justifications. (250 words) …

4) In wake of PM’s ongoing visit to US, critically discuss the current INDO-US relations and examine how it is a great opportunity to “reaffirm the strategic partnership” between the two countries.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 4) In wake of PM’s ongoing visit to US, critically discuss the current INDO-US relations and examine how it is a great opportunity to “reaffirm the strategic partnership” between …

3) What are E-cigarettes? Discuss the associated concerns and relevance of the recent ban placed on them by the government of India.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3) What are E-cigarettes? Discuss the associated concerns and relevance of …

2) Explain the concept of ‘office of profit’. Discuss the underlying principle for including ‘office of profit’ as criterion for disqualification.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2) Explain the concept of ‘office of profit’. Discuss the underlying principle for including ‘office of profit’ as criterion for disqualification.(250 words) Economictimes Why this question: In a recent move, The Centre …

1) What do understand by Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current? Explain in detail its relations with warming up of Indian Ocean.(250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1) What do understand by Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current? Explain in detail its relations with warming up of Indian Ocean.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: Since the past 15 years, Atlantic Meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) has been weakening …