QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 September 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28  September 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: 28 September 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 September 2019 Table of Contents:   GS Paper 2: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Framework to sustain India’s 100% ODF status. UNGA 2019.   GS Paper 3: Unitary taxation system for MNEs. IMD World Digital Competitiveness ranking 2019.   Facts for Prelims: UN Global Climate Action Awards. Kaizind 2019. Malabar …

IMD World Digital Competitiveness ranking 2019:

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.   IMD World Digital Competitiveness ranking 2019:   What is it? Now in its third year, the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking measures the capacity and readiness of 63 …

Unitary taxation system for MNEs

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   Unitary taxation system for MNEs   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Unitary taxation- need, Significance, challenges and outcomes.   Context: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its Trade and Development Report 2019 has …

UNGA 2019

Topics Covered:   UNGA 2019   What to study? For Prelims: Roles, functions, composition and objectives of UNGA. For Mains: Significance and the need for reforms.   Context: The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is currently on at the UN headquarters in New York.   What is UNGA? Popularly known as …

Framework to sustain India’s 100% ODF status

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.   Framework to sustain India’s 100% ODF status   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of ODF status and SBM-G. For Mains: Significance and challenges in maintaining the status, need for sustained …

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 

Topics covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Citizenship (Amendment) Bill    What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Bill, Citizenship Act 1955, Citizenship- acquisition and types available. For Mains: Issues over the Bill, why NE States oppose to this bill?   Context: Citizens backed by various …

Insights into Editorial: The National Population Register, and the controversy around it

Insights into Editorial: The National Population Register, and the controversy around it                      Context: In the backdrop of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam excluding 19 lakhs among the 3.3 crore who had applied, the resurrection of the National Population Register (NPR) project has …

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 September 2019

[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28  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: Social Issues, Urbanization, their problems & remedies .Government policies and interventions for development …

7) Throw light on the significance of road development in restructuring India’s infrastructure scenario. Discuss while suggesting way forward to handle the current issues.(250 words)

Topic:  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 7) Throw light on the significance of road development in restructuring India’s infrastructure scenario. Discuss while suggesting way forward to handle the current issues.(250 words) Livemint Why this question: Recently, After a robust FY19—the year preceding general elections—the pace of activity has slowed down. Year till date …

6) Artificial Intelligence is the new oil, the new factor of production. Like the industrial revolution, it will transform every sector. Elucidate with subsequent examples.(250 words)

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 6) Artificial Intelligence is the new oil, the new factor of production. Like the industrial revolution, it will transform every sector. Elucidate with subsequent examples.(250 words) Downtoearth Why this question: Technology is the key to build a thriving, resilient world, especially in …

5) Can India Achieve the UN Goal Of Gender Equality By 2030? What are the steps and measures that can be taken on-ground to determine the way forward?(250 words)

Topic:   Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 5) Can India Achieve the UN Goal Of Gender Equality By 2030? What are the steps and measures that can be taken on-ground to determine the way forward?(250 words) Reference Why this question: A report compiled by Equal Measures 2030, found that not a single country …

4) The increase in global temperatures and the associated natural disasters will make millions of people climate refugees. Analyse the statement in the light of recently released IPCC report on  Ocean and Cryosphere and suggest the way forward.(250 words)

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 4) The increase in global temperatures and the associated natural disasters will make millions of people climate refugees. Analyse the statement in the light of recently released IPCC report on  Ocean and Cryosphere and suggest the way forward.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The latest report, …

3) Providing basic needs as well as freedoms to the people shall go hand in hand for the holistic development of the country. Elucidate. (250 words)

Topic: 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. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 3) Providing basic needs as well as freedoms to the people shall go …

2) Why is Chabahar Port important to India? Discuss in detail its geopolitical significance.(250 words)

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 2) Why is Chabahar Port important to India? Discuss in detail its geopolitical significance.(250 words) Economictimes Why this question: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met along the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s 74th session in New York. The leaders especially mentioned operationalization of Chabahar …

1) Explain the significance “Affordable Housing for All” in the economic development and well-being of India.  (250 words)

Topic: Social Issues, Urbanization, their problems & remedies .Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes. 1) Explain the significance “Affordable Housing for All” in the …