Insights Daily Current Affairs Video on YouTube Channel

Insights Daily Current Affairs Video on YouTube Channel In an effort to provide quality current affairs on YouTube to reach wider audience and to help those who have difficulty in reading or accessing newspapers, we are going to publish daily current affairs videos on our YouTube Channel from tonight. These current affairs videos are mainly …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UNITED AGAINST TERROR FUNDING

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- UNITED AGAINST TERROR FUNDING Introduction:             The Enforcement Directorate said it has attached over a dozen assets in Jammu and Kashmir in a terror financing case against Pakistan-based terrorist and chief of the globally banned Hizbul Mujahideen, Syed Salahuddin. The central probe agency issued a provisional order under the Prevention of …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 14 October 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 14 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 1: Chalukya dynasty.   GS Paper 2: UNSC Reforms. Asian Development Bank (ADB). G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance.   GS Paper 3: C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration. International Day for Disaster Reduction.   Facts for prelims: Rashtriya …

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Topic: Disaster and disaster management.   International Day for Disaster Reduction   What to study? For Prelims: About the International Day for Disaster Reduction- theme, significance. For Mains: All about Sendai framework and its significance.   Context: International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed on October 13th. Theme: Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption …

C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration   What to study? For Prelims: About Athe declaration, it’s features and significance. For Mains: Why cooperation at global level is necessary? Challenges and ways to address them.   Context: ‘Clean Air Cities Declaration’ was unveiled at the C40 World …

G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance   What to study? For Prelims: About the Alliance and it’s objectives. For Mains: Need for and significance of the alliance.   Context: India has joined the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) G20 Global Smart Cities …

UN Security Council

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   UN Security Council   What to study? For Prelims: About UNSC- composition, objectives and functions. For Mains: Role and significance of UNSC, need for UNSC reforms, why India should be given permanent membership?   Context: India and Sierra Leone seek to expand bilateral …

Chalukya dynasty

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Chalukya dynasty   What to study? For Prelims: Recent findings and their significance, Chalukya- spread, ruling, key features and cultural contributions.   Context: Inscriptions found on an ancient temple at Huligemmana Kolla near Pattadakalu in …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 October 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 14 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 into Editorial: E-cigarette ban prevents a disease from becoming life-threatening

Insights into Editorial: E-cigarette ban prevents a disease from becoming life-threatening Introduction: Smoking-related diseases rank among the greatest public health problems of the last century. Smoking, it is feared, will kill around a sixth of the world’s population in the 21st century. Needless to say, tobacco is the cheapest source of nicotine. Therefore, pure nicotine …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 14 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: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1) Post- Independence, integration and unification …

7) Corporate Firms with a better balanced gender ratio are better governed and deliver superior results. Do you agree? Discuss in the context of relevance of gender diversity in corporate governance. (250 words)

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 in International Relations and Funding; Corporate Governance. 7) Corporate Firms …

6) Mangroves can act as first line of defence against coastal flooding. Elucidate. ( 250 words)

TOPIC: Important Geophysical Phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. Disaster and Disaster Management. 6) Mangroves can act as first line of …

5) Lithium-ion batteries are the edifice of the wireless technology revolution. In this context discuss their significance and challenges facing these rechargeable Lithium Batteries.(250 words)

TOPIC: 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. 5) Lithium-ion batteries are the edifice of the wireless technology revolution. In this context discuss their significance and challenges facing these rechargeable Lithium Batteries.(250 words) The hindu Why …

4) Discuss the correlation between mothers’ education and the nutrition levels of children and its overall impact on well-being of children. (250 words)

Topic: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. 4) Discuss the correlation between mothers’ education and the nutrition levels of children and its overall impact on well-being of children. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: A recent Pan-India study of 1.2 lakh children …

3) As per Article 81, the composition of the Lok Sabha should represent changes in population. But it has remained more or less the same since the delimitation carried out based on the 1971 Census. Why is it so? Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:  Parliament and State Legislatures—Structure, Functioning, Conduct of Business, Powers & Privileges and Issues Arising out of these. 3) As per Article 81, the composition of the Lok Sabha should represent changes in population. But it has remained more or less the same since the delimitation carried out based on the 1971 Census. Why is …

2) Post-Independence, apart from extreme poverty, illiteracy, a ruined agriculture and industry, the structural distortions created by colonialism in Indian economy and society made the future transition to self-sustained Growth much more difficult. Comment.(250 words)

Topic:   Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 2) Post-Independence, apart from extreme poverty, illiteracy, a ruined agriculture and industry, the structural distortions created by colonialism in Indian economy and society made the future transition to self-sustained Growth much more difficult. Comment.(250 words) Post- independence India by Bipin Chandra Why this question: The question aims …