QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 November 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 21 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: IN DEPTH – MLA DISQUALIFICATION – SC VERDICT

RSTV: IN DEPTH – MLA DISQUALIFICATION – SC VERDICT Introduction:             The Supreme Court has confirmed the disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs whose revolt triggered the collapse of the Janata Dal Secular-Congress government and the subsequent takeover by the BS Yediyurappa-led BJP in the state. But the court has cancelled the former Karnataka Assembly Speaker …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 21 November 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 21 November 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: National Register of Citizens (NRC). Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019. Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Labour Code on Industrial Relations 2019. New Code on Wages. Smart Safety Surveillance, or 3S, programme.   GS Paper 3: Patent Prosecution …

New Code on Wages

Topic covered: Schemes for the vulnerable sections of the society.   New Code on Wages   What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features of the new code, need, significance, need for uniform wage across the country.   Context: The Centre will soon notify the rules that will create the mechanisms to fix a …

Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key provisions in the Bill and its significance.   Context: Parliament has passed the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) …

Insights into Editorial: India’s growth hinges on cooperative federalism

Insights into Editorial: India’s growth hinges on cooperative federalism     Introduction: In the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index released last month, India ranked 63, an impressive jump from its lowly rank of 142 in 2014. Yet, there is anecdotal evidence of investors being frustrated by venality, indifference and corruption at the operating …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 November 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 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: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1) India’s fiasco to convert its …

7) Explain Mahatma Gandhi’s model of Trusteeship. What significance does it hold in contemporary corporate governance? Explain.(250 words)

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7) Explain Mahatma Gandhi’s model of Trusteeship. What significance does it hold in contemporary corporate governance? Explain.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: Mahatma Gandhi discussed corporate …

6) Effective counter-terrorism requires a more comprehensive strategy. It requires a constant process of evaluation and adjustment. Comment in the light of India’s “zero tolerance” policy on terrorism.(250 words) 

Topic:  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. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 6) Effective counter-terrorism requires a more comprehensive strategy. It requires a constant process of …

5) The depleting lake resources lead to not only disturbed hydrology but also loss of local ecology. Analyse with suitable examples. (250 words)

Topic:Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5) The depleting lake resources lead to not only disturbed hydrology but also loss of local ecology. Analyse with suitable examples. (250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: The article presents a detailed case study of deteriorating ecology at Sambhar Lake.  Key demand of the question: One must …

4) The goal of gender justice goes beyond the precincts of the courts. Analyse in the backdrop of recent Sabarimala controversy.(250 words)

Topic:Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 4) The goal of gender justice goes beyond the precincts of the courts. Analyse in the backdrop of recent Sabarimala controversy.(250 …

3) What is parliamentary privilege? Are these parliamentary privileges defined under law? Discuss their significance. (250 words)

Topic: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3) What is parliamentary privilege? Are these parliamentary privileges defined under law? Discuss their significance. (250 words) Indian polity by Lakshmikant Why this question: The question is straightforward from the static portions of the GS paper II, …