NATGRID

Topics covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges.   NATGRID   What to study? For Prelims: NATGRID- features. For Mains: Significance, need for and criticisms.   Context: The ambitious National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project will be operational by December 31, 2020.   What …

What is deposit insurance?

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   What is deposit insurance?   What to study? For Prelims: What is Deposit Insurance? How is it regulated? For Mains: Reforms needed.   Context: With the failure of the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank reigniting the debate …

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.   Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: The scheme- features, significance, need and potential? …

Uighur detention camps

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Uighur detention camps   What to study? For Prelims: Who are Ulighurs and why are they unhappy with the Chinese government. For Mains: Ethnic conflicts in China and its relevance for the world.   Context: For some …

Plague

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. Plague   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Plague- causes, symptoms and prevention.   Context: Two people in Beijing were recently diagnosed with the pneumonic plague, which is known to be the most deadly version of the disease.   What is the plague? The plague is a disease caused by …

Rani Lakshmibai

Topics Covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.   Rani Lakshmibai   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Rani Lakshmibai- legacy and related facts, What is Doctrine of Lapse?   Context: 19th November 2019 marks the 191st birth anniversary of Rani Lakshmibai.   …

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 20 November 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 20 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 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDO-GERMAN ECONOMIC TIES

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDO-GERMAN ECONOMIC TIES Introduction: India and Germany signed multiple pacts and joint declarations of intent and exchanged agreements after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in New Delhi. The agreements were inked for cooperation in fields such as space, civil aviation, maritime technology, artificial intelligence, …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20 November 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20  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: Role of women, women empowerment 1) “In theory, India’s position on abortion is …

7) The recent judgment of the Supreme Court that brings the office of Chief Justice of India under the realm of the Right to Information Act will boost the people’s pursuit for transparency and accountability. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Right to Information. 7) The recent judgment of the Supreme Court that brings the office of Chief Justice of India under the realm of the Right to Information Act will boost the people’s pursuit for transparency and accountability. Elucidate.(250 words) The hindu Why this question: Recently, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of …

6) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code should be the preferred option for resolution of bad loans, not the last resort. Debate.(250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code should be the preferred option for resolution of bad loans, not the last resort. Debate.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article provides for a detailed analysis of the recent Supreme Court’s verdict in the …

5) Educated mothers are the best nutritional interventions to cure the problems of stunting and wasting among children. Comment. (250 words)

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 5) Educated mothers are the best nutritional interventions to cure the problems of stunting and wasting among children. Comment. (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The article brings out the highlights of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) …