RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RECIPROCAL TRADE POLICY

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- RECIPROCAL TRADE POLICY Introduction: Highlighting the prinicple of reciprocal access to global market, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has said that if Indian companies are not allowed to participate in businesses or opportunities emerging in any country then India will also not allow those countries to participate in India. He …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 23 DECEMBER 2019

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 23 DECEMBER 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 1: 1. Winter Solstice. 2. ‘Nagpur Resolution: A holistic approach for empowering citizens’   GS Paper 2: 1. Arunachal teachers’ transfer, posting policy. 2. Section 144 CrPC. 3. Military Space Force. 4. Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC).   GS Paper 3: …

National Mathematics Day 2019

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. National Mathematics Day 2019 What to study? For Prelims and Mains: National Mathematics Day- facts and significance. Context: National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on December 22. …

Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC) What to study? For Prelims: IOC- key facts. For Mains: India’s involvement in the organization, need, significance and challenges. Context: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has voiced concern over the Citizenship Amendment Act and the verdict in the Ayodhya …

Military Space Force

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Military Space Force What to study? For Prelims: Space force- composition and functions. For Mains: Space force- the idea, concerns, challenges and the need for free outer- space. Context: United States President Donald Trump has signed the 2020 …

Section 144 CrPC

Topics Covered:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. Section 144 CrPC What to study? For Prelims: What is Section 144? Who and why it is imposed? Implications? For Mains: Concerns, challenges and ways to address them. Context: “Section 144 CrPC” was recently widely invoked by police forces across the country in order to contain the …

Arunachal teachers’ transfer, posting policy

Topics Covered:Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Arunachal teachers’ transfer, posting policy What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key features and significance of the policy. Context: Arunachal has approved the Arunachal Pradesh Teachers Transfer & Posting Policy, 2020, which …

‘Nagpur Resolution: A holistic approach for empowering citizens’

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. ‘Nagpur Resolution: A holistic approach for empowering citizens’ What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Overview and significance of the resolution. Context: The ‘Nagpur Resolution – A holistic approach for empowering citizens’ has been adopted at the end of …

Winter solstice 2019

Topics covered: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Winter solstice 2019 What to study? For Prelims and Mains: All about Winter Solstice- its occurrence, why …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 December 2019

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 23 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 …

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- BAN ON E-CIGARETTES

RSTV: POLICY WATCH- BAN ON E-CIGARETTES Introduction: Parliament has passed Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Bill, 2019. Rajya Sabha passed The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage, and Advertisement) Bill, 2019  by a voice vote after 4 hours of discussion. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 27th …