QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 November 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 22 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: 22 November 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 22 November 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 2: MLA’s citizenship revoked for hiding foreign visits. K12 Education Transformation Framework. Arundhati Swarna Yojana. Intensified Mission Indradhanush.   GS Paper 3: Avian botulism. Budapest Convention on cyber security.   Facts for prelims: Prithvi-II missile. Bacteriophages. GS Paper 2:   …

Avian botulism

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Avian botulism   What to study? For Prelims: What is Avian botulism? For Mains: The sambhar tragedy, causes and how to prevent such incidents?   Context: Avian botulism is said to be the reason behind the deaths of 18,000 birds in and around Rajasthan’s …

Arundhati Swarna Yojana

Topics Covered: 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   Arundhati Swarna Yojana   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of the scheme. For Mains: Need for and …

K12 Education Transformation Framework

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   K12 Education Transformation Framework   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the programme.   Context: Microsoft rolls out its K12 Education Transformation Framework more widely in India.   Key features of …

MLA’s citizenship revoked for hiding foreign visits

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.   MLA’s citizenship revoked for hiding foreign visits   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Particulars of the Citizenship act, procedure for granting and revocation of citizenship.   Context: The home ministry has revoked the citizenship of Telangana MLA Ramesh Chennamaneni on the ground of misrepresentation …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA’S ACT EAST POLICY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA’S ACT EAST POLICY Introduction:             Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said India will consider whether its concerns and interests in trade in goods, services, and investments are being fully accommodated when he attends the meeting of the RCEP there. PM Modi is in Bangkok to participate in the 16th ASEAN-India Summit …

Insights into Editorial: Poshan Abhiyaan promises to revive traditional food systems

Insights into Editorial: Poshan Abhiyaan promises to revive traditional food systems                Introduction: India is home to millions of women and children who are undernourished. Malnutrition was the predominant risk factor for death in children younger than five in every state of India in 2017, accounting for 68.2 per cent …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 November 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 22 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 – 2 Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising …

7) Explain giving examples the relevance of Emotional intelligence in complex and challenging environment characterized by frequent policy changes.(250 words)

Topic:  Emotional intelligence. 7) Explain giving examples the relevance of Emotional intelligence in complex and challenging environment characterized by frequent policy changes.(250 words) Economictimes Why this question: The article brings out a brief discussion upon the topic of emotional intelligence and its bearing in general. Key demand of the question: One must explain the relevance …

6) What are the diverse ethical challenges confronting corporates today? How focus on corporate ethics and corporate governance can help in addressing these challenges? Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic: corporate governance. 6) What are the diverse ethical challenges confronting corporates today? How focus on corporate ethics and corporate governance can help in addressing these challenges? Elucidate.(250 words) Ethics by Lexicon publications Why this question: The question is based upon the concept and relevance of corporate governance. Key demand of the question: One must …

5) Discuss the scope & challenges of aquaculture in India.(250 words) 

Topic: issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5) Discuss the scope & challenges of aquaculture in India.(250 words)  Reference Why this question: The question is based on the aspects of aquaculture. Key demand of the question: One must present a detailed discussion on the scope & challenges of aquaculture …

4) Explain the principle of subsidiarity, its importance and discuss how the 73rd constitutional amendment act tries to achieve it.(250 words)

Topic:Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 4) Explain the principle of subsidiarity, its importance and discuss how the 73rd constitutional amendment act tries to achieve it.(250 words)  Indian Polity by Lakshmikant   Why this question: …

3) Give an account of the composition and functions of the Finance Commission as mentioned in the Constitution of India.(250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 3) Give an account of the composition and functions of the Finance Commission as mentioned in the Constitution of India.(250 words) Indian polity by Lakshmikant Why this question: …