QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 October 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 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: Prize for peace: On Nobel for Ethiopia PM

Insights into Editorial: Prize for peace: On Nobel for Ethiopia PM   Introduction: List of Nobel Prize winners of this year: Medicine: William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza of the US and Britain’s Peter Ratcliffe award this year for discoveries on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability, paving the way for new cancer treatments. …

One Nation One FASTag

Topics Covered: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.   One Nation One FASTag   What to study? For Prelims: Key features and overview of the scheme. For Mains: Benefits, challenges in implementation and significance of the scheme.   Context: One Nation One FASTag scheme inaugurated recently. The government has already announced that FASTags will …

Microbial fuel cells

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Microbial fuel cells   What to study? For Prelims and mains: What are microbial fuel cells, how they work, significance and potential applications?   Context: Microbial fuel cells have been installed at a zoo …

IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO)

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO)   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key findings, reasons for slowdown and measures proposed.   Context: IMF’s 2019 World Economic Outlook (WEO) has been released.   India- specific observations: India retains …

Kurds

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Kurds   What to study? For Prelims: Who are Kurds and Where is Kurdistan? For Mains: Why are they under attack and what led to these attacks, what is the way out?   Who are Kurds? At …

Global Hunger Index

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Global Hunger Index   What to study? For Prelims: GHI- key facts, Performance of India and other countries. For Mains: GHI- findings on India, concerns and challenges, remedies.   Context: The 2019 Global Hunger Index report has been released. The GHI ranks …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TRANSGENDER PERSONS BILL

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- TRANSGENDER PERSONS BILL Introduction:             The bill seeks to empower the transgender community by providing them a separate identity. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, seeking to define transgender and prohibit discrimination against them, was introduced in the Lok Sabha two years ago. Amid din, five members participated in the …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 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: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial …

7) Do you think it is imperative that India’s legal prowess be applied to the situational complexities of space exploration? Discuss in the backdrop of world’s first space crime.  ( 250 words)

TOPIC: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 7) Do you think it is imperative that India’s legal prowess be applied to the situational complexities of space exploration? Discuss in the backdrop of world’s first space crime.  ( 250 words) The hindu Why this …

6) What is a randomised controlled trial in the context of research that won the Nobel Prize in Economics 2019? Why is it so popular? Explain. Also discuss few criticisms of randomised controlled trials. (250 words)

Topic:Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6) What is a randomised controlled trial in the context of research that won the Nobel Prize in Economics 2019? Why is it so popular? Explain. Also discuss few criticisms of randomised controlled trials. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: …

5) The fate of the Kurds is a parable for the future of West Asian geopolitics. Analyse.(250 words)

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 5) The fate of the Kurds is a parable for the future of West Asian geopolitics. Analyse.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article explains in detail who are the Kurds, and why is Turkey attacking them in northern …

4) Active participation of the multiple stakeholders in defence manufacturing can help make the Indian defence industry more competitive. In the context of this statement explain the role of greater inclusion of indigenous technology in building robust defence system.(250 words)

Topic:   Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Active participation of the multiple stakeholders in defence manufacturing can help make the Indian defence industry more competitive. In the context of this statement explain the role of greater inclusion of indigenous technology in …

3) Review of its State Science and Technology Councils (SSTC) Programme by the government of India is a step forward in decentralization of the agenda of science and democratization of access to science and its methods, which was long overdue. Comment.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 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. 3) Review of its State Science and Technology Councils (SSTC) …