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

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 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 Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 October 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Institutes of Eminence (IOE) scheme. Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).   GS Paper 3: Organoids. Block Chain Technology. Fly ash.   Facts for prelims: Sarayu river. Kyarr.   GS Paper 2:   Topics covered: Indian Constitution- …

Fly ash

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Fly ash   What to study? For prelims: What is fly ash, how is it produced and where it can be used? For mains: Concerns associated with its contamination, what needs to be done and legislative measures necessary.   Context: Supreme Court seeks response from the …

Block Chain Technology

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology.   Block Chain Technology   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Blockchain technology- what is it? How it operates? Concerns and potential. Context: The Tea Board of India is keen to harness latest technologies such as blockchain to help end-consumers track the …

Organoids

  Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Organoids   What to study? For Prelims: What are Organoids? Features. For Mains: Applications and ethical concerns.   Context: We’ve heard a lot in the last few years about organoids, the so-called “brains …

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: With political positions …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- COMMON TEST FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- COMMON TEST FOR HIGHER EDUCATION Introduction:             Once approved by the ministry if Human Resource and Development , the National Testing Agency , NTA is all set to conduct a common admission test for 15 central universities of the country for the next academic session . Till now the the Central …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FIGHT AGAINST MALNUTRITION

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- FIGHT AGAINST MALNUTRITION Introduction:             In a bid to tackle malnutrition, government is developing an Atlas to map the crops and food grains grown in different regions of the country so that nutritious protein rich food in local areas can be promoted. The ministry of Women and Child Development in association …

Insights into Editorial: Good report card: On ease of doing business

Insights into Editorial: Good report card: On ease of doing business Context: World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking released. 10 top improvers are Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Togo, Bahrain, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kuwait, China, India, and Nigeria. India bagged 63rd position this time (2019) out of 190 countries marking an improvement of 14 places from its …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1) Religious and linguistic diversity are integral …

7) What are Nano pharmaceuticals? Discuss their key features and elucidate on the role played by them in extending the economic life of proprietary drugs. (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. 7) What are Nano pharmaceuticals? Discuss their key features and elucidate on the role played by them in extending the economic life of proprietary drugs. (250 words) Livemint …

6) What are Organoids? Discuss the role played by them in helping to understand diseases better. Also explain ethical challenges associated with them.( 250 words)

TOPIC: :  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6) What are Organoids? Discuss the role played by them in helping to understand diseases better. Also explain ethical challenges associated with them.( 250 words) The hindu Why this question: Recently, at Neuroscience 2019, the Society for Neuroscience’s 49th annual meeting, …