QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 December 2019

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 19 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: Disha Bill: What are the highlights of Andhra Pradesh’s new law?

Insights into Editorial: Disha Bill: What are the highlights of Andhra Pradesh’s new law? Context: Andhra Pradesh Assembly passed the Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill 2019 (Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law Amendment Act 2019) to award death sentences to convicts in rape cases within 21 days. The Disha Bill provides for awarding death sentence to criminals found …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 19 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: Role of women and women’s organization; social empowerment 1. Women may struggle to …

Women may struggle to close the gender pay gap as technology reshapes the global economy, with women’s jobs more likely to be replaced by robots while men dominate emerging sectors. Examine.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization; social empowerment 1. Women may struggle to close the gender pay gap as technology reshapes the global economy, with women’s jobs more likely to be replaced by robots while men dominate emerging sectors. Examine. (250 words). Deccan Herald Live Mint Why this question: India has been ranked 112th …

Modern sensibilities cannot take root in a nation that allows regressive beliefs to thrive. Comment.

Topic: poverty and developmental issues; Social empowerment; 2. Modern sensibilities cannot take root in a nation that allows regressive beliefs to thrive. Comment. (250 words) Telegraphindia Why this question: Nearly 107 people have been killed in witch-hunting incidents in Assam since 2011, parliamentary affairs Chandra Mohan Patowary told the Assembly during a discussion on various …

The Right to Information Act’s role in fostering a more informed citizenry and an accountable government has never been in doubt ever since its implementation in 2005. Critically discuss.

Topic: Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information. 1. The Right to Information Act’s role in fostering a more informed citizenry and an accountable government has never been in doubt ever since its implementation in 2005. Critically discuss. (250 words) The Hindu Indian Express Why this question: RTI has been a revolutionary legislation …

Refugee situations continue to increase in scope, scale, and complexity in the “decade of displacement”. In light of this statement, the Global Refugee Forum is an opportunity to translate the principle of international responsibility-sharing into concrete action. Discuss

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 2. Refugee situations continue to increase in scope, scale, and complexity in the “decade of displacement”. In light of this statement, the Global Refugee Forum is an opportunity to translate the principle of international responsibility-sharing into concrete action. Discuss (250 words) Indian Express Unhcr Why …

The performance of United Nations Security Council has not been as envisaged due to the long pending reforms called for by many emerging economies including India. Critically Examine.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 3. The performance of United Nations Security Council has not been as envisaged due to the long pending reforms called for by many emerging economies including India. Critically Examine.  (250 words) The Hindu The Wire Why this question: A special meeting of the permanent members …

As the Prime Minister advises states along the river to shift focus from Namami to Arth Ganga, it is clear that the Ganga cannot be restored by only pollution-abatement measures. Discuss.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 1. As the Prime Minister advises states along the river to shift focus from Namami to Arth Ganga, it is clear that the Ganga cannot be restored by only pollution-abatement measures. Discuss. (250 words) Down To Earth Why this question: Recently, the Ganga Council headed by …

Disputes are best resolved when you know what you want, can communicate it clearly, understand what someone else wants, and come to favourable terms for everyone. Elucidate.

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 1. Disputes are best resolved when you know what you want, can communicate it clearly, understand what someone else wants, and come to favorable terms for everyone. Elucidate. (250 words). Ethics by Lexicon Get pocket Why this question: The article discusses in detail …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 18 DECEMBER 2019

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 18 DECEMBER 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper 1: 1. Gender parity index. 2. AMRUT mission.   GS Paper 2: 1. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). 2. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). 3. Global Refugee Forum.   GS Paper 3: 1. National Broadband Mission (NBM). GS Paper :1 Topics …

Gender gap index

Topics Covered: Women related issues. Gender gap index What to study? For Prelims: Highlights of the report and performance of various countries. For Mains: Significance of the findings, gaps and ways to address them.   Context: Global Gender Gap Report 2020 has been released by the World Economic Forum. For Prelims and Mains: About Global …

AMRUT mission

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. AMRUT mission What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the scheme. For Mains: Need for and significance of the scheme. Context: Unable to meet set targets for urban renewal in 500 cities, the Centre has decided to extend the mission …

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

Topics Covered: Schemes for the vulnerable sections of the society. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) What to study? For Prelims: PMU- key features. For Mains: PMUY- objectives, features, significance and measures needed to sustain the momentum. Context: CAG report raises concerns about Ujjwala scheme. Concerns raised: There is the issue of low consumption, diversions and …

Global Refugee Forum

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Global Refugee Forum What to study? For Prelims: What is GRF, about compact on migration? For Mains: Concerns of immigrants, challenges and ways to address them. Context: First ever Global Refugee Forum is being held in Geneva, Switzerland. Jointly hosted by United Nations Refugee …

National Broadband Mission (NBM)

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. National Broadband Mission (NBM) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the mission. Context: The union government has launched the National Broadband Mission (NBM). What is NBM? The mission will facilitate …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 December 2019

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 18 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 …