INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 12 DECEMBER 2019

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 12 DECEMBER 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 1: 1 .  Subramaniya Bharathiyar. GS Paper 2: 1 . Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme. 2 . The draft code on social security. GS Paper 3: 1 . Infrastructure Investment Trust. 2 . RISAT-2BR1. 3 . Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC).   GS Paper 1: …

Navic

  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.   Navic What to study? For Prelims: Navic and its key features. For Mains: Significance, applications and potential of Navic.   Context: US Congress has consented to designate India’s …

RISAT-2BR1

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. RISAT-2BR1 What to study? For Prelims and mains: Features of RISAT- 2BR1, about PSLV and GSLV.   Context: India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its fiftieth flight (PSLV-C48), has successfully launched RISAT-2BR1 along with nine commercial satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. This is PSLV’s 50th successful mission and the …

Infrastructure Investment Trust

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- roadways. Infrastructure Investment Trust What to study? For Prelims: Features of InvIT, about NHAI and Bharatmala. For Mains: Need for and significance of InvIT. Context: Cabinet authorises NHAI to set up Infrastructure Investment Trust and monetize National Highway projects.   About the Infrastructure Investment Trust: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will set …

Subramaniya Bharathi

  Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Subramaniya Bharathi What to study? For Prelims: Famous literary works. For Mains: Contributions to social reforms.   Context: Dec 11 is the birth anniversary of Subramanian Bharati.   About Subramaniya Bharathiyar: He was a …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 12 December 2019

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 12 December 2019   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 preliminary exam 2018. It is not …

Insights into Editorial: Lok Sabha passes Citizenship Bill amidst Opposition outcry

Insights into Editorial : Lok Sabha passes Citizenship Bill amidst Opposition outcry Context: The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) that seeks to give citizenship to refugees. The purpose of this bill is to give Indian citizenship to illegal migrants of 6 communities (Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, and Parsi) belong to Pakistan, …

Insights into Editorial: Climate warnings: On unmet emission goals

Insights into Editorial : Climate warnings: On unmet emission goals Context: Perhaps the most pressing and important crisis facing the international community today is climate change. Leaders from more than 200 countries have gathered in Madrid for the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that runs …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 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: Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and …

7. Explain how Big data can play a significant role in enhancing our capabilities to manage disasters. (250 Words)

  Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 7. Explain how Big data can play a significant role in enhancing our capabilities to manage disasters. (250 Words) HAL Archives Why this question: The question is pertaining to the role of Big data in …

6. Embracing the new dogma of globalization without a cost-benefit analysis is equally dangerous, examine in the backdrop of India not joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). (250 Words)  

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 6. Embracing the new dogma of globalization without a cost-benefit analysis is equally dangerous, examine in the backdrop of India not joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). (250 Words)   The Hindu   Why this question: The …

5. Imports from China have curbed capacity creation and utilization over time. Do you think India’s bane is its non-competitiveness? Analyse with relevant illustrations. (250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Imports from China have curbed capacity creation and utilization over time. Do you think India’s bane is its non-competitiveness? Analyse with relevant illustrations. (250 words) Business Line Why this question: The question seeks to examine the levels of competitiveness …

4. The Citizens’ Charter is an ideal tool of administrative transparency and accountability, yet it has its own limitations. Classify the limitations and suggest measures for greater effectiveness of the Citizens’ Charter. (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. 4. The Citizens’ Charter is an ideal tool of administrative transparency and accountability, yet it has its own limitations. Classify the limitations and suggest measures for greater effectiveness of the …

3. While there is reason to be concerned about delays in rape trials, a Hyderabad like solution is out of the question. Critically examine.(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. 3. While there is reason to be concerned about delays in rape trials, a Hyderabad like solution is out of the question. Critically examine.(250 Words) The Hindu   Why this …

2. In the conditions of the current political crisis in Iraq, remark on India’s stakes in Iraq and comment on what should be India’s role in invigorating its bilateral connections with Iraq. (250 Words)

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 2. In the conditions of the , remark on India’s stakes in Iraq and comment on what should be India’s role in invigorating its bilateral connections with Iraq. (250 Words) The Hindu Why this question: The question is amidst the Political …

1. While discussing the salient features of the Bhakti movement in the medieval period, elucidate on its role in the growth of regional languages in India. (250 Words)

  Topic: Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. While discussing the salient features of the Bhakti movement in the medieval period, elucidate on its role in the growth of regional languages in India. (250 Words) Ancient India Old NCERT History by R …