INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 07 January 2020

INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 07 January 2020 Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1 State can regulate minority institutions. 2. Eighth Schedule. 3. NetSCoFAN   GS Paper 3: 1. Indian Data Relay Satellite System. 2. National Disaster Relief Fund.   Facts for Prelims: 1. ‘Zo Kutpui’ festival. 2. Great Indian Bustards (GIB). …

NetSCoFAN

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. NetSCoFAN What to study? For Prelims and Mains: NetSCoFAN- objectives and significance. Context: Union Health Minister has launched NetSCoFAN, a network of research & academic institutions working in the …

Eighth Schedule

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Eighth Schedule What to study? For Prelims: Eighth schedule. For Mains: Need for and significance of recognition of languages.  Context: A case for including Tulu in the Eighth Schedule. Why Tulu should be given a place in eighth schedule? Tulu is …

State can regulate minority institutions

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. State can regulate minority institutions What to study? For Prelims and Mains: All about minority status and constitutional provisions related. Context: In an important judgement which could have bearing on running of all government-aided minority educational institutions across the country, the Supreme Court …

Insights into Editorial: What Railways restructure means

Insights into Editorial: What Railways restructure means Context: Cabinet has approved the merger of its eight services into one:  The Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS). The decision to merge the services is to ensure that officers put railways first instead of their service which had become the case under the present system. This is in …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 7 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 7 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 – 2   Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, …

Discuss the technological and financial challenges that India has to overcome in the translation of the successes in the unmanned space missions into manned space missions.

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5. Discuss the technological and financial challenges that India has to overcome in the translation of the successes in the unmanned space missions into manned space missions.(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: Four pilots from …

“ICT is becoming the facilitator of socio-economic development in rural India”, Elucidate.

Topic:  Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. 4.“ICT is becoming the facilitator of socio-economic development in rural India”, Elucidate.(250 words) Insights On India Why this question: …

What are the different types of cropping patterns prevalent in India? Discuss the diversity of cropping pattern across the country.

Topic:  Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. 3. What are the different types of cropping patterns prevalent in India? Discuss the diversity of cropping pattern across …

Increasing the total area of forests is vital for India to meet its Intended nationally determined contributions under the ambit of Paris agreement 2015.Discuss.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 2. Increasing the total area of forests is vital for India to meet its Intended nationally determined contributions under the ambit of Paris agreement 2015.Discuss. (250 words) Indian Express Why this question: India, as part of its contribution to the global fight against climate change, has …

Discuss the case of Cyber bullying across the Lifespan of Education:, explain the issues and Interventions required to overcome it from family and schooling.

Topic:  Basics of cyber security 1. Discuss the case of Cyber bullying across the Lifespan of Education:, explain the issues and Interventions required to overcome it from family and schooling.(250 words) Indian Express Why this question: The question is straight forward and is around discussing the case of Cyber bullying. Key demand of the question: …

Why has the U.S. crippled the functioning of the WTO? Discuss in detail the reasons for US actions and efforts to revive the appellate body.

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 2. Why has the U.S. crippled the functioning of the WTO? Discuss in detail the reasons for US actions and efforts to revive the appellate body.(250 words) The Hindu Why this question: The U.S. decisions making the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body dysfunctional. Thus the …

India, facing the double burden of malnutrition, has taken several steps to address it and in spite of the progress made, there are still challenges facing India in the fight. Explain why and also suggest suitable steps that need to be assimilated in India’s efforts.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 1.  India, facing the double burden of malnutrition, has taken several steps to address it and in spite of the progress made, there are still challenges facing India in the fight. Explain why and also suggest suitable steps that …