Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 08 October 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 08 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: Sedition law. National e-Assessment Scheme (NeAC). Larger pictorial warnings.   GS Paper 3: All you wanted to know about Nobel Prizes. Stubble burning.   Facts for Prelims: eDantseva.     GS Paper 2:   Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical …

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: The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has launched an advanced Air Quality Early Warning …

National e-Assessment Scheme (NeAC)

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   National e-Assessment Scheme (NeAC)   What to study? For Prelims and mains: NeAC- key features, need for and significance.   Context: National e-Assessment Centre of IT Department inaugurated recently. …

Larger pictorial warnings

Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   Larger pictorial warnings   What to study? For Prelims: Statutory backing to pictorial warnings. For Mains: Need for larger pictorial warning, it’s impact and significance.   Context: A new study has shown that large health warnings on tobacco packets with plain packaging can be highly effective in conveying …

Sedition law

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Sedition law   What to study? For Prelims: What is Sedition? IPC 124? For Mains: Concerns over this law and it’s misuse, need for scrapping of this law.   Context: Recently, a Bihar court directed the filing of an FIR …

Insights into Editorial: In search of the Wuhan spirit

Insights into Editorial: In search of the Wuhan spirit Context: The coastal town of Mamallapuram (aka Mahabalipuram) has pipped the sacred city of Varanasi to host the historic informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.   The historical Buddhism connection is being capitalised well with statutes of Buddha seen at …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 08 October 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 08 October 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 Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 08 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 08  October 2019 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE General Studies – 1 Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the …

7) With India facing an economic slowdown, it is a superlative time to instrument agricultural reforms for the restoration of the economy. Analyse.  (250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 7) With India facing an economic slowdown, it is a superlative time to instrument agricultural reforms for the restoration of the economy. Analyse.  (250 words) The hindu Why this question: One of the world’s fastest-growing economies, India, is now facing …

6) Confusion with respect to manner of deportation of those left out of the NRC exercise could cast a shadow over the “best of the best” of ties between India and Bangladesh. In such a situation analyse areas of bilateral relations that need attention? (250 words)

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 6) Confusion with respect to manner of deportation of those left out of the NRC exercise could cast a shadow over the “best of the best” of ties between India and Bangladesh. In such a situation …

5) Establishment of strong rapport with West Asian Kingdoms could safeguard India’s oil and gas assets against threats from Pakistan. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5) Establishment of strong rapport with West Asian Kingdoms could safeguard India’s oil and gas assets against threats from Pakistan. Elucidate.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article describes that Pakistan is heavily in …

4) Religious trusts have been historically known to be repositories of wealth donated by disciples and followers. In such a context do you think allowing religious trusts to invest in start-ups could catalyse the ecosystem? Analyse.(250 words)

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 4) Religious trusts have been historically known to be repositories of wealth donated by disciples and followers. In such a context do you …

3) Urgent and fresh debate on the need to repeal the sedition law, for it has no place in a vibrant democracy is the issue at the hour. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) Urgent and fresh debate on the need to repeal the sedition law, for it has no place in a vibrant democracy is the issue at the hour. Discuss.(250 words) The hindu   Why this question: …

2) Famines were not new to India but the apathy of colonial rulers made it worse. Critically analyse the colonial response to famines in India. (250 words)

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues 2) Famines were not new to India but the apathy of colonial rulers made it worse. Critically analyse the colonial response to famines in India. (250 words)   Why this question: The question is based on …

1) The first two decades of the twentieth century created conditions for the emergence of socialism in Indian setting. How did the socialist ideas sway the national movement from within Congress and outside it? Discuss. (250 words)

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues 1) The first two decades of the twentieth century created conditions for the emergence of socialism in Indian setting. How did the socialist ideas sway the national movement from within Congress and outside it? Discuss. (250 …