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, …

5) Discuss the need of a strong agriculture/veterinary patent regime to augment India’s agricultural research and development sector, also, analyse how it can prove to be a road map for agricultural technology transfer and commercialization?(250 words)

Topic:  Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. 5) Discuss the need of a strong agriculture/veterinary patent regime to augment India’s agricultural research and development sector, also, …

4) With the Naga peace process approaching the final twitch, explain the prominence of an early settlement of the time’s old issue. Deliberate the key demands of the Centre and the Nagas.(250 words)

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) With the Naga peace process approaching the final twitch, explain the prominence of an early settlement of the time’s old issue. Deliberate the key demands of the Centre and the Nagas.(250 words) The hindu Why this …

3) India drew up its national plan of action for countering AMR in 2017, Trace the progress of the programme made so far. Also, do you think it has reached a state of ‘limited successes? If so, why? Analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3) India drew up its national plan of action for countering AMR in 2017, Trace the progress of the programme made so far. Also, do you think it has reached a state of ‘limited successes? If …

2) Analyse “Beti Bachao Beti padhao scheme” from the prism of social empowerment.(250 words)

Topic:  Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 2) Analyse “Beti Bachao Beti padhao scheme” from the prism of social empowerment.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The question is straightforward and aims to evaluate the aspects of social empowerment benefits of the Beti Bachao Beti padhao scheme. Key demand of the question: One must bring out …

1) Religious and linguistic diversity are integral to the growth and development of our society. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1) Religious and linguistic diversity are integral to the growth and development of our society. Elucidate.(250 words) Hindustantimes Why this question: The article explains how religious and linguistic diversity are integral to the growth and development of our society. And in what way we must preserve them. Key …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 October 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 October 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: Vigilance Awareness Week. Eligibility Criteria for Grant of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna Status. New guidelines released for peritoneal dialysis services. Who are the developing countries in the WTO?   GS Paper 3: IndiGen Genome project. UNEP Colombo Declaration. GS …

UNEP Colombo Declaration

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   UNEP Colombo Declaration   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Nitrogen- natural cycle, pollution and ways to prevent it, South Asian Nitrogen Hub, About Colombo declaration, INMS ans INI.   Context: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) member states recently adopted the “Colombo Declaration” which …

IndiGen Genome project

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   IndiGen Genome project   What to study? For prelims: What is genome sequencing and how is it done?  For Mains: Significance, need and challenges to the project.   Context: Details of the IndiGen Genome …

New guidelines released for peritoneal dialysis services

Topics Covered: Issues related to health.   New guidelines released for peritoneal dialysis services   What to study? For Prelims: What is Peritoneal dialysis. For Mains: Concerns and challenges present, need for govt intervention.   Context: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has come out with a set of guidelines for establishing peritoneal dialysis services …

Eligibility Criteria for Grant of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna Status

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Eligibility Criteria for Grant of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna Status   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Eligibility Criteria for Grant of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna Status, implications and significance.   Context: Government …

Vigilance Awareness Week

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   Vigilance Awareness Week   What to study? For Prelims: CVC- eligibility, appointment and removal. For Mains: Corruption- issues, challenges and ways to prevent.   Context: Vigilance Awareness Week to be observed from 28th October to 2nd November. Theme of the Vigilance Awareness Week: “Integrity- A way …

Insights into Editorial: RCEP Explained: Opportunity, fears in regional trade deal

Insights into Editorial: RCEP Explained: Opportunity, fears in regional trade deal   Context: Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal attended Bangkok for the eighth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting. The meeting, which is likely to be the last one at this level, is expected to work out the unresolved issues in the negotiations on the …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 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: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different …