QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 02 December 2019

  QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 02  December 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 Summary – 02, December 2019

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB Summary – 02, December 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2: Inner Line Permit (ILP). Australia’s points-based visa policy. INSTEX – Instrument In Support Of Trade Exchanges. GS Paper 3: Antibiotic resistance. Facts for prelims: Jnanpith Award. Kulasekarapattinam in Tamil Nadu. Operation ‘Clean Art’.   GS Paper 2 Topics …

Kulasekarapattinam in Tamil Nadu

Kulasekarapattinam in Tamil Nadu: Why in News? Union Government is planning to set up a new rocket launch pad here. Background: At present, the Indian Space Research organisation (ISRO) has two launch pads at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDCC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Jnanpith Award 2019

Jnanpith Award: Context: Eminent Malayalam poet Akkitham has been chosen for 55th Jnanpith Award for the year 2019. About: Instituted in 1961. Eligibility: Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour.

INSTEX – Instrument In Support Of Trade Exchanges

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   INSTEX – Instrument In Support Of Trade Exchanges What to study? For Prelims: What is INSTEX? Stakeholders involved. For Mains: Why is it being setup? Benefits for participants, implications on other countries? How would US react to …

Inner Line Permit (ILP)

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   Inner Line Permit (ILP) What to study? For Prelims: Features of ILP system. For Mains: Concerns and implications …

ISRO PSLV-C47 launched

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. ISRO PSLV-C47 launched What to study? For Prelims and mains: Overview of the PSLV- C47 launch, about Cartosat series, different orbits and difference between GSLV and PSLV. Context: India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 has launched Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites into Sun Synchronous orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Centre …

New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty)

Topics Covered: 1. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) What to study? For prelims and mains: Key features, significance, targets and the need for the treaty, overview of INF treaty. Context: Russia has observed that there was no longer enough time …

Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY)

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) What to study? For Prelims: PMMY- key features. For …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 02 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 02 December 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: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- …