INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 03 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 03 January 2020 Table of Contents: GS Paper 1: 1. Savitribai Phule. 2. Lord Curzon. 3. Northeast monsoon.   GS Paper 2: 1. Parliamentary Privileges. 2. Kalapani Territory.   GS Paper 3: 1. Indian Science Congress.   Facts for Prelims: MiG-27. Year of the Nurse and the Midwife …

Indian Science Congress

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. Indian Science Congress What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Indian science congress- theme, features and significance of such platforms. Context: 107th Indian Science Congress is being held …

Kalapani Territory

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Kalapani Territory What to study? For Prelims: Location of Kalapani. For Mains: The dispute and ways to address them. Context: Nepal and India are planning to resolve the Kalapani border issue through dialogue. India has clarified that the latest political map of India reflects the sovereign territory of India. …

Parliamentary Privileges

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Parliamentary Privileges What to study? For Prelims and Mains: All about Parliamentary Privileges, Privilege motion and privilege committee. Context: A Rajya Sabha member has filed a petition with the Chairman of the House seeking …

Northeast monsoon

Topics Covered: Important Geophysical phenomena. Northeast monsoon What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Meaning, impacts and significance. Context: The northeast, or winter, monsoon has ended on a high, with an overall surplus rainfall being recorded for the season. The year that just went by witnessed the rare meteorological coincidence of the northeast (winter) monsoon …

Lord Curzon

Topics Covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. Lord Curzon What to study? For Prelims: Reforms and key events during his rule. For Mains: Implications of his policies. Context: Bengal Governor Tweets About “Iconic” Lord Curzon Table, Gets Trolled. The table was apparently …

Savitribai Phule

Topics Covered: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. Savitribai Phule What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Key contributions. Context: Birth anniversary of Indian Social Reformer Savitribhai Phule is observed on January 3. Key facts: Born in Naigaon in Maharashtra on January 3, …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SDG INDIA INDEX 2019-20

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- SDG INDIA INDEX 2019-20 Introduction: NITI Aayog has recently released the second edition of Sustainable development goals India Index which comprehensively documents the progress made by all states and union Territories towards achieving the 2030 SDG targets. While Kerala has retained the top position in states, Bihar is at the bottom …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 January 2020

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 January 2020   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: Total tree, forest cover in India increased by 5,188 sq km

Insights into Editorial: Total tree, forest cover in India increased by 5,188 sq km     Context: The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, released the biennial “India State of Forest Report (ISFR)”. The report is published by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) which has been mandated to assess the forest and …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 3 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 3 January 2020 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:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their …

What do you understand by a civic technology? Discuss in what way they can pave the way towards more progressive and democratic political systems.

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 3.  What do you understand by a civic technology? Discuss in what way they can pave the way towards more progressive and democratic political systems.(250 words) Live Mint Why this question: The question is based on the concept of Civic technologies. Key …

Budget documents aid in understanding the intention of the government, its priorities, policies and allocation of resources, In this context discuss in detail the process of budgeting followed in India.

Topic:  Government Budgeting. Investment models. 2. Budget documents aid in understanding the intention of the government, its priorities, policies and allocation of resources, In this context discuss in detail the process of budgeting followed in India.(250 words) Indian polity by Lakshmikanth Why this question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper III. …

Health  is a critical  sector  for  achieving  overall equitable  human  development  in  the country ,In the Indian setup the idea of Public Private Partnership can bridge  the  investment  deficit  and  improve  the  efficiency  and  outreach  of  service  delivery. Explain.

Topic:  Government Budgeting. Investment models. 1. Health  is a critical  sector  for  achieving  overall equitable  human  development  in  the country ,In the Indian setup the idea of Public Private Partnership can bridge  the  investment  deficit  and  improve  the  efficiency  and  outreach  of  service  delivery. Explain. (250 words) Live Mint Why this question: To address shortage …

A consummation of flawed policy proposals, the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 will refine store and trade personal information. Do you agree? Analyse.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 1. A consummation of flawed policy proposals, the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 will refine store and trade personal information. Do you agree? Analyse.(250 words ) The Hindu Why this question: Article highlights the fact that …

The relative decline in America’s power coupled with the rise of new and old powers point to a structural churning in the post-Cold War order. Comment.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 3. The relative decline in America’s power coupled with the rise of new and old powers point to a structural churning in the post-Cold War order. Comment.(250 words) The Hindu  Why this question: Developments in 2019 suggest that the U.S.’s ability …

The CAA narrative is a watershed moment for the judiciary not to falter and for judges to undo the wrongs of the past. Explain in detail what is expected out of judiciary at this moment.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2. The CAA narrative is a watershed moment for the judiciary not to falter and for judges to undo the wrongs of the past. Explain in detail what is expected out of judiciary at this moment.(250 …