Insights Into Editorial: Why is it taking so long to label fast food?

Insights into Editorial: Why is it taking so long to label fast food?   In News: The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) unveiled a new study which showed that salt and fat in an array of “junk food” was well above proposed regulatory thresholds. The packaged and fast foods analysed were chips, savouries, pizzas …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 25 DECEMBER 2019

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 24 DECEMBER 2019 Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Swadesh Darshan scheme. 2. “Run Through Files” mechanism. 3. Universal Postal Union (UPU).   GS Paper 3: 1. Atal Bhujal Yojana (AJY). 2. Chief of Defence Staff.   Facts for Prelims: 1. “Oxygen Parlour” At Nashik Railway Station …

Chief of Defence Staff

Topics covered: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. Chief of Defence Staff What to study? For prelims and mains: CDS- need, roles and functions, practice so far and significantly. Context: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved the creation of a chief of defence staff (CDS). About CDS: He will be the single-point military adviser …

Atal Bhujal Yojana (AJY)

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Atal Bhujal Yojana (AJY) What to study? For Prelims: Atal Bhujal Yojana- Objectives, funding and implementation, CGWA. For Mains: Groundwater crisis- reasons, challenges, concerns and solutions, various efforts by the government. Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Topics Covered: Important international institutions. Universal Postal Union (UPU) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: UPU- objectives, functions and significance. Context: The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the ratification of the Tenth Additional Protocol to the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).  What is UPU? Established by the Treaty of Bern …

“Run Through Files” mechanism

Topics Covered: Governance, transparency and accountability. “Run Through Files” mechanism What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of RTF. Context: To ensure that important government matters don’t get delayed owing to conflicting hierarchical and departmental priorities, the Haryana government has introduced a “Run Through Files” mechanism in the Centralised File Movement and …

Swadesh Darshan scheme

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Swadesh Darshan scheme What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Features and significance of the scheme, Important circuits and overview of their locations and geographical significance. Context: The Cabinet approves the release of funds for 10 …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- HURDLES IN SPEEDY JUSTICE (CONTEXT- RAPE & SEXUAL ASSAULT)

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- HURDLES IN SPEEDY JUSTICE (CONTEXT- RAPE & SEXUAL ASSAULT) Introduction: Less than a fortnight after the gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad , the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has approved a bill which proposes death penalty in cases of sexual abuse of women. It also seeks completion of …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 December 2019

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 25 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 Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 25 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 Architecture …

Cleared by the Cabinet, the Personal Data Protection Bill is due to be placed in Parliament. How does it propose to protect personal data, how is it different from previous draft, and why is it a subject of debate? Discuss in detail.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 6. Cleared by the Cabinet, the Personal Data Protection Bill is due to be placed in Parliament. How does it propose to protect personal data, how is it different from previous draft, and why is it …

Do you think National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) detrimental for the secular nature of India? Critically Analyse.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 5. Do you think National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) detrimental for the secular nature of India? Critically Analyse. (250 words) India Today Why this question: The question is …

There is poor coverage of mental health services, lack of awareness, and the stigma attached to mental disorders in the Country. In the set context discuss the challenges and concerns associated with mental health in the country.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4. There is poor coverage of mental health services, lack of awareness, and the stigma attached to mental disorders in the Country. In the set context discuss the challenges and concerns associated with mental health in the country. (250 …

Governments recent decisions have affected India’s international standing amidst such circumstances do you think India stands the risk of isolation? Analyse.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3. Governments recent decisions have affected India’s international standing amidst such circumstances do you think India stands the risk of isolation? Analyse. (250words) Business Standard  Why this …

Russia is looking forward to India concluding a new Free Trade Agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), in this context discuss the prospects that India can have going forward with EAEU.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 2. Russia is looking forward to India concluding a new Free Trade Agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), in this context discuss the prospects that …