RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- REGULATING NEWS ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- REGULATING NEWS ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS Introduction:                                 The Information & Broadcasting Ministry has proposed to introduce a new set of regulations to replace the archaic Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act, 1867 that governs the registration of print and publishing …

Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB Summary 07 December 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB Summary 07 December 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2: Data Protection Bill. Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG). GS Paper 3: Odisha’s Kalia to be merged with PM- KISAN. Head on Generation (HOG) technology. Neutrino project. Adaptation fund. GS …

Adaptation fund

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Adaptation fund What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the fund.   Context: The latest data show that since 2010, the Adaptation Fund has directed $532 million to 80 …

Neutrino project

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Neutrino project What to study? For prelims and mains: Neutrino project, significance and what are neutrinos? …

Head on Generation (HOG) technology

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Head on Generation (HOG) technology What to study? For Prelims and mains: Features and significance of …

Odisha’s Kalia to be merged with PM- KISAN

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) GS Paper 3:   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.     Odisha’s Kalia to be merged with …

Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) What to study? For Prelims and mains: About AsESG, SSC and Asian elephant.   Context: The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) 10th Asian Elephant Specialist Group …

Data Protection Bill

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Data Protection Bill What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the bill. For Mains: Concerns and issues.   Context: Cleared …

[MINDMAP] – Towards AIDS Free India

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[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 December 2019

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 07 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 – 2 Topic: Indian Constitution …

7) The concept of Citizens’ Charter enshrines the trust between the service provider and its users. What aspects should be covered by an ideal Citizen’s Charter? Do you think Citizen’s Charter should also be made compulsory for government organizations?  (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Citizen’s Charters 7) The concept of Citizens’ Charter enshrines the trust between the service provider and its users. What aspects should be covered by an ideal Citizen’s Charter? Do you think Citizen’s Charter should also be made compulsory for government organizations?  (250 words) Why this …

6) What is Blue Water Force? Discuss the significance for India as she aspires to be a net security provider in the Indian Ocean region.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Various Security Forces, Agencies & Their Mandates. 6) What is Blue Water Force? Discuss the significance for India as she aspires to be a net security provider in the Indian Ocean region. The Indian Express   Why this question: Mankind’s progress has had unintended …

5) Indian and Palestine relations are old and time tested. India’s development assistance for Palestine has been consistent and has grown over the years. Discuss. What are the irritants in the relations? What are the measures needed to strengthen ties?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations. 5) Indian and Palestine relations are old and time tested. India’s development assistance for Palestine has been consistent and has grown over the years. Discuss. What are the irritants in the relations? What are the measures needed to strengthen ties? …

4) Women SHGs have emerged as vibrant community institutions of the poor. Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. 4) Women SHGs have emerged as vibrant community institutions of the poor. Examine. Hindustan Times Why this question: The question is based on …

3) Despite its transformative potential, the mid-day meal scheme is perceived as charity, not a civic responsibility. Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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. 3) Despite its transformative potential, the mid-day meal scheme is perceived …

2) Punishments must reinforce people’s faith in the rule of law, not undermine it. Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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. 2) Punishments must reinforce people’s faith in the rule of law, not undermine it. Comment. The Hindu The …

1) Internet has emerged as a potent tool that can lead to socio- economic empowerment. In the light of this, is right to internet a good idea? Critically comment. (250 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Indian Constitution – features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure; basics of cyber security 1) Internet has emerged as a potent tool that can lead to socio- economic empowerment. In the light of this, is right to internet a good idea? Critically comment. (250 …

Insights Current Affairs (05 December 2019) Revision Through MCQs

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[Insights into Editorial] National shame: On gender sensitisation

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights into Editorial: National shame: On gender sensitisation   Recent Issue: The outrage expressed in Parliament over the Hyderabad gangrape-murder of a veterinary doctor must translate into actions that make a tangible difference to women’s safety. Some MPs like Jaya Bachchan overshot their ambit by …