INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 16 DECEMBER 2019

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 16 DECEMBER 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Breast Milk Banks. 2. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). 3. Odisha- JAGA mission. GS Paper 3: 1. Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS) 2. Namami Gange. 3. Sustainable Development Cell for Environmental Mitigation Measures. Facts for Prelims: 1. …

Sustainable Development Cell for Environmental Mitigation Measures

Topics Covered:Conservation related issues. Sustainable Development Cell for Environmental Mitigation Measures  What to study? For Prelims: Composition and objectives of the cell. For Mains: Implications and significance of the establishment of the cell. Context: The Ministry of Coal has decided to establish a ‘Sustainable Development Cell’. For Prelims: About the cell: Objective: To promote environmentally …

Namami Gange

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Namami Gange What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the project, About Namami Gange Programme, NGC. For Mains: Significance of the project and issues associated with the cleaning of river Ganga. Context: Review meeting of the National Ganga Council was recently held. For Prelims: …

Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS)

Topics Covered:Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS) What to study? For Prelims: Features of GIMS. For Mains: Need for and significance of the platform. Context: Government testing GIMs, its secure messaging App. For Prelims: About Government Instant Messaging …

Odisha- JAGA mission

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. Odisha- JAGA mission What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the mission, about Jaga mission. For Mains: Significance …

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY)

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. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key Highlights of the PMMVY, funding and beneficiaries, …

PIB- Breast Milk Banks

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. PIB- Breast Milk Banks What to study? For Prelims: What are Breast Milk Banks? For Mains: Need for significance. …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 December 2019

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 16 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: Not many lessons learnt from water planning failures

Insights into Editorial: Not many lessons learnt from water planning failures Introduction: Following the massive water crisis across India in the summer of 2019, the Central government hurriedly launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA), a time-bound, mission-mode water conservation campaign to be carried out in two phases, across the 255 districts having critical and over-exploited …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 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: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Formal recognition of land rights allows …

Formal recognition of land rights allows for cleaner cities and better living conditions for slum dwellers. Examine.

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Formal recognition of land rights allows for cleaner cities and better living conditions for slum dwellers. Examine. (250 Words) Indian Express  Why this question: Slums are an omnipresent reality for most of the major cities of India and various efforts have been made by the government to …

Is Indian law on the freedom of religion flawed? Critically comment.

Topic: Indian Constitution – features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure; basics of cyber security 1. Is Indian law on the freedom of religion flawed? Critically comment. (250 words) The Hindu Centre The Hindu Centre Why this question: The Supreme Court has referred to a 7 judge- bench a clutch of review petitions challenging its …