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 …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 21 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 from ancient to modern …

Stagflation is said to happen when an economy faces stagnant growth as well as persistently high inflation. Is India facing stagflation? Analyse with suitable justifications for your answer.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 7. Stagflation is said to happen when an economy faces stagnant growth as well as persistently high inflation. Is India facing stagflation? Analyse with suitable justifications for your answer. (250 words) Indian Express Why this question: Last week, Finance Minister …

One of the parameters of assessing societal development of a country is the extent to which there has been penetration of information and communications technology (ICT); in this regard explain what do you understand by digital divide? What are its implications? Suggest measures to overcome it.

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 6. One of the parameters of assessing societal development of a country is the extent to which there has been penetration of information and communications technology (ICT); in this regard explain what do you understand by …

Carbon market has been a major contentious issue at Madrid climate talks, dividing the developed and developing world. What is the concept? Why was it felt necessary? And what are the major points of disagreement? Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Carbon market has been a major contentious issue at Madrid climate talks, dividing the developed and developing world. What is the concept? Why was it felt necessary? And what are the major points of disagreement? Analyse. (250 words) Indian Express Why this question: Almost halfway through the …

India is amongst those nations which have neither signed nor acceded to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. In this context discuss the chief apprehensions of India with respect to the statute and functioning of International Criminal Court.

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. 4. India is amongst those nations which have neither signed nor acceded to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. In this context discuss the …

India-Australia have in recent worked for the Logistics Support Agreement, a key agreement for both the countries. In this context, comment on the relations between India and Australia.

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. India-Australia have in recent worked for the Logistics Support Agreement, a key agreement for both the countries. In this context, comment on the relations between India …

“For India to realize its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and economic aspirations, population stabilization should be a national priority”. Elucidate.

Topic:  Population and associated Issues  2. “For India to realize its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and economic aspirations, population stabilization should be a national priority”. Elucidate. (250 Words) PIB Why this question: The NITI Aayog is to draft a roadmap for achieving population stabilization in collaboration with the Population Foundation of India (PFI). Key demand …

“Most of the art and architectural remains that have survived the ancient and medieval Indian times have been religious in nature”, Discuss with suitable examples.

Topic:   Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. “Most of the art and architectural remains that have survived the ancient and medieval Indian times have been religious in nature”, Discuss with suitable examples. (250 words) Reference: Class XI NCERT – Medieval India by R S Sharma Why …

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 21 DECEMBER 2019

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 21 DECEMBER 2019 Table of contents: GS Paper : 2 1. Future Skills. 2. National Population Register (NPR). 3. Chabahar Port. 4. United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).   GS Paper 3: 1. EChO Network. 2. European Green Deal.   Facts for Prelims: 1. Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP). GS Paper  : …

European Green Deal

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. European Green Deal What to study? For Prelims: Overview and features of Green Deal. For Mains: Significance and the need for the deal. Context: On the sidelines of recently concluded annual Madrid Climate talks, the European Union came up with an announcement on additional measures it would on climate change. It …

EChO Network

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. EChO Network What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key features and significance of the Network. Context: Indian Government has launched a network to encourage cross-disciplinary leadership- Called EChO Network. Aim: To identify gaps in …