QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 November 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 28 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: 28 November 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 28 November 2019 Table of contents:   GS Paper 3: What are starred questions? QS Indian University Rankings. Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities (CBDR–RC).   GS Paper 3: Contract for the web. Emission Gap Report. Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative.   Facts for prelims: Trachischium …

Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy and conservation related issues.   Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Initiative   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: SATAT initiative- key objectives, significance and brief overview on CNG and CBG.   Context: SATAT initiative has the potential of addressing environmental problems arising from stubble burning. The viability is based …

Emission Gap Report

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Emission Gap Report   What to study? For Prelims: Key findings. For Mains: Challenges present and ways to address them.   Context: The annual United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) flagship Emissions Gap Report has been released.   What is the “Emissions Gap”? Also called as …

Contract for the Web

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   Contract for the Web   What to study? For Prelims: What is World Wide Web? How is it regulated? For Mains: Overview and significance of the contract.   Context: Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of …

Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities (CBDR–RC)

Topics Covered: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests   Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities (CBDR–RC)   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Meaning, significance and the need for CBDR- RC.   Context: The Union Cabinet has approved India’s approach for the 25th Conference of Parties …

QS University Rankings

Topics Covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   QS University Rankings   What to study? For Prelims: Indicators and top performers. For Mains: Significance of the rankings and ways to improve the higher education system.   Context: QS World University Rankings for Asia has been …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BRICS: FOCUS ON TERRORISM

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- BRICS: FOCUS ON TERRORISM Introduction: BRICS member states have urged for concerted efforts to fight terrorism in accordance with the international law. The declaration at the end of the 11th BRICS summit stressed on the need to tackle the misuse of information and communication technologies for terrorist activities and combating illicit …

Insights into Editorial: What is Consumer Expenditure Survey

Insights into Editorial: What is Consumer Expenditure Survey Context: Recently, the government announced that in view of “data quality issues” the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation had decided not to release the results of the all-India Household Consumer Expenditure Survey conducted by the National Statistical Office (NSO) during 2017-2018. It asserted that any findings …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 November 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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: Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Ethics …

7) In light of rapidly changing societal dynamics, examine the role of educational institutions in shaping the future of children especially when rise in crime among children has lately been observed. (250 words)

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. 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) In light of rapidly changing societal …

6) India being one of the most flood affected nations in the world requires strong and healthy coordination between Centre and States for long term flood management. Analyse.(250 words) 

Topic:Disaster and disaster management. 6) India being one of the most flood affected nations in the world requires strong and healthy coordination between Centre and States for long term flood management. Analyse.(250 words)  Financialexpress   Why this question: The article highlights the fact that Floods constitute 52% of all natural disasters in India. Thus the …

5) Constitutionally, India is a political community whose citizens avow the idea of the nation as a civic entity, transcending ethnic differences, explain the statement in the backdrop of controversies around the citizenship bill.(250 words)

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 5) Constitutionally, India is a political community whose citizens avow the idea of the nation as a civic entity, transcending ethnic differences, explain the statement in the backdrop of controversies …

4) “For achieving the desired objectives, it is necessary to ensure that the regulatory institutions remain independent and autonomous.” Discuss in the light of the experiences in recent past.(250 words)

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 4) “For achieving the desired objectives, it is necessary to ensure that the regulatory institutions remain independent and autonomous.” Discuss in the light of the experiences in recent past.(250 words)  Indian polity by Laxmikanth Why …

3) Discuss the role that National Commission for Women in India is able to play to strategize and tackle the problems that women face at both public and private spheres. Give reasons in support of your answer.(250 words)

Topic:Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 3) Discuss the role that National Commission for Women in India is able to play to strategize and tackle the problems that women face at both public and private spheres. Give reasons in support of your …

2) Discuss the key features of PMAY and explain in what way they can incentivise India’s construction and real estate sector to reduce its traditional obsession with affluent home buyers in the cities.(250 words)

Topic:   Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2) Discuss the key features of PMAY and explain in what way they can incentivise India’s construction and real estate sector to reduce its traditional obsession with affluent home buyers in the cities.(250 words) Reference …