Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 12 October 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 12 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: What election manifestos must do, why they matter? Kanyashree scheme. RCEP: Opportunity, fears in regional trade deal.   GS Paper 3: NASA ICON Mission. ‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ (CCIT). Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).   Facts for …

In News- Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

Topics Covered: Disaster and management.   In News- Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)   What to study? For Prelims: composition, objectives and significance of CRDI. For Mains: Disaster preparedness and the need for information sharing and collaboration between various agencies.   About CDRI: A platform where knowledge is generated and exchanged on different aspects …

‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ (CCIT)

Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   ‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ (CCIT)   What to study? For Prelims: CCIT- key facts. For Mains: Significance and the need for convention, terrorism- threats, concerns and need for international cooperation in curbing.   Context: Vice President appeals to …

NASA ICON Mission

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. NASA ICON Mission   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the mission, why study ionosphere?   Context: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a satellite ICON to detect dynamic zones of Earth’s Ionosphere. The satellite Ionosphere Connection Explorer (ICON) was launched from …

RCEP: Opportunity, fears in regional trade deal

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   RCEP: Opportunity, fears in regional trade deal   What to study? For Prelims: Overview and key features of RCEP. For Mains: Significance and concerns expressed by India, way ahead.   Context: Eighth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting is being held in Bangkok.   What is …

Kanyashree scheme

Topics Covered: Women and women related issues.   Kanyashree scheme   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Scheme. For Mains: Significance and performance of the scheme. Context: The state government of West Bengal is setting up Kanyashree University in Nadia district and Kanyashree colleges across the state so as to empower girls. …

In News- What election manifestos must do, why they matter?

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   In News- What election manifestos must do, why they matter?   What to study? For Prelims: Guidelines on Election Manifesto, statutory backing. For Mains: Why political parties come up with Election Manifesto? Need …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 12 October 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 12 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: 12 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 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 – 2 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests …

7) In the context of Emotional Intelligence, discuss the relevance of “Emotional well -being”, how can one bring about psychological well-being in life? Illustrate with suitable examples.(250 words)

TOPIC: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 7) In the context of Emotional Intelligence, discuss the relevance of “Emotional well -being”, how can one bring about psychological well-being in life? Illustrate with suitable examples.(250 words) Timesofindia

6) Whether a man accumulates material or moral wealth, he does so only through the help or cooperation of other members of society. Has he then the moral right to use any of it mainly for personal advantage? Discuss in the light of idea of Trusteeship propounded by Mahatma Gandhi.(250 words)

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6) Whether a man accumulates material or moral wealth, he does so only through the help or cooperation of other members of society. Has he then the moral right to use any of it mainly for personal advantage? Discuss …

4) “Prevention is better than cure”. Appreciate the statement in the context of fighting disasters. Also, discuss the role that the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure can play in addressing this aspect.(250 words)

TOPIC: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 4) “Prevention is better than cure”. Appreciate the statement in the context of fighting disasters. Also, discuss the role that the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure can play in addressing this aspect.(250 words) Indianexpress

2) Experts and analysts agree that it is a good idea to make Informal Summits such as Wuhan as a regular feature of diplomatic exchanges between India and other countries. Discuss the impact of such meets highlighting importance.(250 words)

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 2) Experts and analysts agree that it is a good idea to make Informal Summits such as Wuhan as a regular feature of diplomatic exchanges between India and other countries. Discuss the impact of such meets highlighting importance.(250 words) Indianexpress