Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 November 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 05 November 2019   Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: Skills Build Platform. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Agreement on Reciprocal Logistics Support (ARLS).   GS Paper 3: NBFC liquidity norms. Navic.   Facts for prelims: ICEDASH and ATITHI for improved customs clearance. Polypedates bengalensis.     GS …

Navic

Topics covered: 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. Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Navic   What to study? For Prelims: Navic and its key features. For Mains: Significance, applications and potential of …

NBFC liquidity norms

Topics Covered: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   NBFC liquidity norms   What to study? For Prelims: about the new norms. For Mains: Need for and significance of these norms.   Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced ‘liquidity management framework’ for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs). The …

Agreement on Reciprocal Logistics Support (ARLS)

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Agreement on Reciprocal Logistics Support (ARLS)   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features, need for and significance of ARLS.   Context: India and Russia are finalising a defence agreement that will simplify interoperability and enable military …

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of RCEP. For Mains: Why India refused to sign?   Context: In the recently held Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Thailand, India decided not to finalize the RCEP …

Skills Build Platform

Topics Covered: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders   Skills Build Platform   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the programme.   Context: Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launches Skills Build platform in …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 November 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 05 November 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: What is ‘IndiGen’ project that is sequencing Indian genes?

Insights into Editorial: What is ‘IndiGen’ project that is sequencing Indian genes?          Context: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)  conducts Whole Genome Sequencing of over 1,000 Indians for Biomedical Applications The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has conducted Whole Genome Sequencing of 1,008 Indians from different populations across the country. …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 November 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05  November 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: women empowerment. 1) Economic upliftment is one of the most enabling elements to …

7) Do you think mere amendment of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) act, 1981 will aid the fight against pollution in the country? Critically analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 7) Do you think mere amendment of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) act, 1981 will aid the fight against pollution in the country? Critically analyse.(250 words) Indianexpress   Why this question: The article explains that amending and updating the 1981 Air Act will help in …

6) Secular stagnation is generally confused with technological stagnation as both would lead to slow growth in the long term. Explain how the two are interrelated? What needs to be done? Discuss.(250 words)

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6) Secular stagnation is generally confused with technological stagnation as both would lead to slow growth in the long term. Explain how the two are interrelated? What needs to be done? Discuss.(250 words) Reference Why this question: The term “secular …

5) Discuss the possible effect that Naga peace process would have on the neighboring States. Also, comment on the role played by the NSCN-IM in resolving the issue. (250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 5) Discuss the possible effect that Naga peace process would have on the neighboring States. Also, comment on the role played by the NSCN-IM in resolving the issue. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The …

4) With the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations concluding, estimate India’s associated concerns in being a part of the RCEP due to which India preferred to stay out of the trade pact. Discuss the way forward.(250 words)

Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) With the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations concluding, estimate India’s associated concerns in being a part of the RCEP due to which India preferred to stay out of the trade pact. Discuss the way forward.(250 words) The hindu Why this …

 3) To what extend has proximity to water transport or railways influenced timber exploitation? Explain with examples from India.(250 words)

Topic:  Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world.  3) To what extend has proximity to water transport or railways influenced timber exploitation? Explain with examples from India.(250 words) Indian Geography by Majid Hussain Why this question: The question is based on the Timber industry …

2) Australia is a major supplier of wool but not a major supplier of finished woolen garments, why? Analyse the aspects leading to such a trend.(250 words)

Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world. 2) Australia is a major supplier of wool but not a major supplier of finished woolen garments, why? Analyse the aspects leading to such a trend.(250 words) Human and Economic geography by Goh Cheng Leong Why …