QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 07 November 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 07 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 Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 07 November 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 07 November 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: Office of Profit. National Registry of Voluntary Organ Donors. BIMSTEC.   GS Paper 3: Core Investment Companies (CICs). Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs). Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill.   Facts for prelims: Thiruvalluvar. Shaala Darpan portal. …

Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill

Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the law. For Mains: Controversial provisions, concerns associated and ways to address them.   Context: President Ram Nath Kovind has …

Core Investment Companies (CICs) 

Topic covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Core Investment Companies (CICs)    What to study? For prelims and mains: CICs- significance, challenges and their regulation.   Context: RBI panel proposes stricter rules for core investment companies. The recommendations were made by the Working Group to …

BIMSTEC

Topic covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.   BIMSTEC   What to study? For prelims and mains: BIMSTEC- members, objectives, significance and need for reforms.   Context: First ever ‘BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave will be held at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.   Significance: The Conclave will explore the …

National Registry of Voluntary Organ Donors

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   National Registry of Voluntary Organ Donors   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features of the act, recommendations made by the committee and issues associated with organ transplants.   Context: The Punjab …

Office of Profit

Topics covered:  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Office of Profit   What to study? For Prelims: What is office of profit and how is it determined? For Mains: Criticisms and controversies surrounding, ways to address them.   Context: President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected a petition demanding …

Insights into Editorial: Amending and updating the 1981 Air Act will help in the battle against pollution

Insights into Editorial: Amending and updating the 1981 Air Act will help in the battle against pollution Context: As Delhi’s Air Quality Index crosses 500, the national capital has officially entered the public health emergency category. Schools have been shut, children are complaining of breathing problems. The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority declared a …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 November 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07  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: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.  1) Do you think marriage …

7) Define work culture. Explain in what way work culture is shaped through the observations and experiences of the individual in the work place. Illustrate with suitable examples.(250 words)

Topic:  Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 7) Define work culture. Explain in what way work culture is shaped through the observations and experiences of the individual in the work place. Illustrate with suitable examples.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Key demand of the question: Explain what work …

6) Livestock is the lifeline of the Indian Agro-based economy, in this context Discuss the role that Livestock plays in the socio-economic life of India. (250 words)

Topic: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. 6) Livestock is the lifeline of the Indian Agro-based economy, in this context Discuss the role that Livestock plays in the socio-economic life of India. (250 words) The hindu   Why this question: The tariff clauses …

5) What do you understand by Chhattisgarh model for disposal of agri-waste? Explain how it offers a solution to the pollution crisis.(250 words)

Topic:   Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. . Disaster and disaster management. 5) What do you understand by Chhattisgarh model for disposal of agri-waste? Explain how it offers a solution to the pollution crisis.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article explains in what way Chhattisgarh model for disposal of agri-waste offers a …

4) Are the Indian states proficient enough to make laws on National Security? Remark. Also, deliberate upon the debatable provisions of the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill that may render the legislation vulnerable to legal challenges. (250 words)

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. 4) Are the Indian states proficient enough to make laws on …