INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 30 DECEMBER 2019

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 30 DECEMBER 2019 Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Instrument of Accession. 2. Parliamentary standing committees.   GS Paper 3: 1. What is deposit insurance? 2. UN backs Russia on internet convention. 3. The India State of Forest Report 2019.   Facts for Prelims: 1. Longest single …

What is deposit insurance?

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. What is deposit insurance? What to study? For Prelims: What is Deposit Insurance? How is it regulated? For Mains: Reforms needed. Context: FinMin, IRDAI seek insurance for bank deposits above Rs 1 lakh. The requests comes in the aftermath …

Parliamentary standing committees

Topics covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Parliamentary standing committees What to study? For prelims and mains: Parliamentary standing committees- roles, need, functions and significance. Context: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has referred the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, which seeks …

Instrument of Accession

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Instrument of Accession What to study? For Prelims: Overview of IoA. For Mains: Significance of IoA and challenges it posed. Context: From 2020, people in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will have a public holiday on October 26 for …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 December 2019

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 30 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: THE BIG PICTURE- CENTRE- STATE RIGHTS

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- CENTRE- STATE RIGHTS   Introduction: Some of the opposition-ruled states have declared they will not implement the changes in the Citizenship Act. Kerala, Punjab, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh have claimed they will block implementation of the CAA in their states. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has also indicated that his government is …

Insights into Editorial: Atal Bhujal Yojana — Why a scheme for groundwater

Insights into Editorial: Atal Bhujal Yojana — Why a scheme for groundwater Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Atal Bhujal Yojana on the occasion of 95th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The Central Government has allocated Rs. 6000 crores for this scheme. According to government, the Atal Bhujal Yojana has been …

EXCLUSIVE – INSIGHTSIAS INTENSIVE PRELIMS BOOSTER (IPB) TEST SERIES – 2020

INTENSIVE PRELIMS BOOSTER (IPB) TEST SERIES – 2020   Preliminary Exam, the very initial round of UPSC CSE Examination, poses a myriad of challenges to the aspirants. Even the experienced candidates fail to make their mark in this round of examination. The panacea to this very problem lies in taking tests that equip you to …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 30 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 …

you enter your friend’s apartment to visit her, the watchman asks you to provide your details such as name, address, contact information, purpose of visit,your signature etc, then he calls your friend over intercom and verifies about you for the sake of security reasons, likewise don’t you think the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 also is aimed at the protection and security of larger society? Critically examine while presenting suitable justifications for your stand.

Topic:  Case study based 2.  you enter your friend’s apartment to visit her, the watchman asks you to provide your details such as name, address, contact information, purpose of visit,your signature etc, then he calls your friend over intercom and verifies about you for the sake of security reasons, likewise don’t you think the Personal …

The new citizenship law goes against Gandhi’s idea of civic nationalism. Critically examine.

Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators 1. The new citizenship law goes against Gandhi’s idea of …

India has achieved remarkable success in unmanned space missions till date; with Gaganyaan it has now ventured into manned space missions Discuss the significance of the Gaganyaan mission to India, what are the major challenges in the manned mission to space? Explain.

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 3. India has achieved remarkable success in unmanned space missions till date; with Gaganyaan it has now ventured into manned space missions Discuss the significance of the Gaganyaan mission to India, what are the major challenges …

What do you mean by shadow banking system? How does the crisis in the shadow banking industry affect the common man? Explain.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 2. What do you mean by shadow banking system? How does the crisis in the shadow banking industry affect the common man? Explain. (250 words) Reference: Why this question: The question is based on the concept of Shadow banking and …

A refreshed ‘Digital India’ programme will play critical role in the pursuit of $5 trillion economy. Comment.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 1. A refreshed ‘Digital India’ programme will play critical role in the pursuit of $5 trillion economy. Comment.(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The question is in the context of Finance Minister’s announcement on waiver of Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) …